The FA Cup took centre stage this weekend but don’t worry as Gameweek 21 has been slotted into the midweek and kicks off on Tuesday night with the deadline being 18:45.
At this particular stage of the season, fantasy teams may seem like they’re slipping into a similar template but different players will come to the fore and challenge for a spot in our sides to shake things up.
With this in mind, you’ll see a few new faces in the list below.
So without further ado, here is our weekly FFA Select XI, where we’ve chosen 11 players in a valid formation who we think will score highly this gameweek…
- Jack BUTLAND [NOR(H), 5.2m] – Stoke have kept 3 clean sheets in their last 4 home games and welcome Norwich in Gameweek 21. Butland has been more than a solid performer and remains a decent option between the sticks going forward.
- Ashley WILLIAMS [SUN(H), 4.8m] – Before the defeat to United, Swansea hadn’t conceded in the previous 3 games, with Williams collecting the maximum 3 bonus points on each occasion. If they can prevent Sunderland from finding the back of the net, another 9 point haul could be heading to Williams.
- Scott DANN [AVL(A), 5.8m] – Palace have kept 3 clean sheets in their last 5 games and next up they face a Villa side devoid of confidence. Dann is pricier than his team mates but if you have the budget, his additional goal threat could help secure a few more points. On the form that Villa have shown all season, it’s always worth backing their opposition.
- Chris SMALLING [NEW(A), 6.8m] – If Van Gaal continues to favour defensive solidity, Smalling could justify his high pricetag with further clean sheets but pressure is mounting for the experienced Dutch manager to give his side more creative freedom. Although, Smalling remains a good option for Gameweek 21 as United travel to Newcastle; Liverpool, Stoke and Chelsea are on the horizon.
- Gylfi SIGURDSSON [SUN(H), 7.0m] – Sigurdsson has shone under Curtis and could turn into a strong differential with an ownership of just 2.9%. Scoring in the United game, Sigurdsson had 3 shots and 3 key passes to top off a fine performance, which he’d be keen to build on against Sunderland.
- WILLIAN Borges Da Silva [WBA(H), 7.1m] – Chelsea are improving under Hiddink and fantasy assets could be slowly appearing. Arguably, Chelsea’s best player of the season (not that he has much competition), Willian turned in a goal and an assist against Palace and comes in at the very reasonable pricetag of 7.1m. He now has 4 assists in his last 4 games and has an ownership of just 9.6%.
- Marko ARNAUTOVIC [NOR(H), 6.7m] – Arnautovic’s pricetag has shot up in recent weeks (6.1m just before Christmas) from his goalscoring exploits (2 goals and an assist in his last 3 games) but it was brought to a halt by West Brom in GW-20. However, in the home encounter against Norwich, Arnautovic is sure to be a threat that will be difficult to neutralise.
- Mesut OZIL [LIV(A), 10.0m] – Ozil had another rare blank in GW-20 as Arsenal struggled to score past Newcastle but he did create 4 chances in the process. Travelling to Anfield and getting a result won’t be easy but Arsenal have lots of confidence and with Ozil on the pitch, chances are sure to come their way.
- Harry KANE [LEI(H), 9.8m] – Kane was another fantasy regular that blanked last weekend but he’s already put it behind him by scoring a pen against Leicester in the cup. Coming on as a sub, Kane should be raring to go from the start and will want to build on his impressive festive form (3 goals and an assist in 4 games).
- Sergio AGUERO (C) [EVE(H), 13.1m] – Aguero is looking back to his best; last week he scored against Watford whilst picking up the max. 3 bonus points and in the cup, Aguero inspired City to victory, with a matchwinning performance. With an ownership of 14.8%, the Aguero bandwagon has yet to take hold but another positive points haul could start an avalanche of transfers.
- Andy CARROLL [BOU(A), 6.4m] – Carroll’s one of the unluckiest when it comes to injuries and we can only hope that the worst is over. He’s scored 2 in 2 now and against Liverpool, Carroll had a terrific 5 shots on target. With Bournemouth conceding plenty of goals from set pieces, Carroll will be demanding plenty of service to ascert his aerial dominance.
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