Soak in this gameweek ladies and gents because it’s the only one we have for a good while with the second international break creeping up on us. For some it’ll be a time of reflection whilst for those lucky enough to still have their wildcard at their disposal, fingers may be caressing the triggers.
Anyway, let’s make the most of Gameweek 7 and there are some great matches to look forward to. This weekend, there’s no early kick off on the Saturday so we have to wait patiently until 3pm before the points start rolling in. Liverpool will be desperate to register a win in their home game against the Baggies, whilst Swansea host struggling Newcastle in the pick of the afternoon games.
In the evening kick off, Man City travel to Villa Park to build on their impressive away victory at Hull in Gameweek 6. Over to Sunday and the action starts bright and early at midday with United welcoming Everton to Old Trafford before two belters at 2.05pm. Spurs take on the Saints, whilst Chelsea battle Arsenal in what should be a keenly fought contest. West Ham vs QPR is the final match at 4.15pm, drawing a close to proceedings.
If you’re new to Fantasy Football Addict, this is our weekly segment where we choose 11 players in a valid formation to enter our Fantasy Football Addict Select XI for the upcoming gameweek. We look into the fixtures and form to see which players are most likely to score high.
So without further ado, here is our selection for the 7th gameweek of the season:
- Lukasz FABIANSKI [NEW(H), 5.0m] – Swansea have kept 3 clean sheets so far this season and could be on for a fourth when Newcastle arrive on Saturday afternoon. Newcastle are struggling to impress and are currently floundering in the relegation zone with only 3 points to their name. It won’t get any easier as they travel to a Swansea side who have conceded just the once at home this season.
- Paul KONCHESKY [BUR(H), 4.5m] – Despite arguably the hardest start to the season, Leicester have held their own and are currently sitting on a respectable 8 points. They haven’t been water-tight at the back but this is to be expected from the opposition they’ve faced. Next up they face Burnley though who seem like they simply can’t buy a goal right now.
- Santiago VERGINI [STO(H), 4.5m] – Sunderland have improved defensively of late with back to back clean sheets in the last two gameweeks. Vergini has been impressive at the back and was rewarded with the maximum 3 bonus points in his last outing against Swansea. Stoke aren’t the most clinical of sides scoring more than once on only one occasion this season and Sunderland could make it 3 clean sheets from 3 this weekend.
- Alberto MORENO [WBA(H), 5.6m] – Moreno has settled in at Liverpool very well and could be a fans’ favourite with his surging runs down the left. He was unfortunate in the Merseyside derby where a Jagielka rocket not only took away his clean sheet but prevented him from the bonus points he was set to accrue. West Brom have improved their form lately but Liverpool should be too strong for them at Anfield.
- Angel DI MARIA [EVE(H), 10.0m] – Di Maria failed us last week but we’re not ones to hold grudges. The Argentinian remains a true talent and with Rooney temporarily out of the picture, more weight will rest on his shoulders. Liverpool had countless chances against Everton last weekend (Balotelli had 10 shots himself), so United are bound to create opportunities, giving Di Maria a great chance to make up for last weekend.
- Dusan TADIC [TOT(A), 7.5m] – Southampton continue to rack up the wins and are in a very impressive run of form. This has a lot to do with their new arrivals who have settled incredibly well including Tadic. He has been influential in the Saints attack and with Mane’s addition, this appears to have freed him up even more. Tadic is a livewire and Spurs will have to watch him closely when they come face to face with the battling Saints.
- David SILVA [AVL(A), 9.0m] – Silva’s had an underwhelming season so far by his high standards but last weekend he reminded us of his talent as City put in an impressive attacking display. Whilst City scored 4 against Hull, Silva was responsible for creating two of them and remains the heartbeat of the City attack. With Vlaar still out of the picture, City will look to be ruthless once more as they seek to put the disappointment of Roma behind them.
- Raheem STERLING [WBA(H), 8.9m] – Despite drawing with Everton last Saturday, Liverpool were clearly the more dominant of the two Merseyside clubs. With question marks over Sturridge, we turn to the young talent of Raheem Sterling. With 3 goals and an assist so far this campaign, Sterling will be looking to add to this tally when he takes on the Baggies in Gameweek 7.
- Diego COSTA (C) [ARS(H), 11.1m] – As each week passes, Costa looks more and more like a season keeper. With 8 goals to his name already, it’s clear that his talent translates to the Premier League after firing Atletico to the La Liga title in 2013/14. You can guarantee that Wenger will be racking his brain figuring out a strategy to nullify Costa’s imminent threat.
- Sergio AGUERO [AVL(A), 12.2m] – We’re all too aware of the quality that Aguero possesses; all it takes is a chance and he’ll gobble it up. The only concern is his fitness having completed the full 90 only twice this season, surprisingly these were the only times he failed to score. When Aguero comes up against Villa on Saturday evening, he’ll only have one thing in mind and that is adding to his tally of 4 goals.
- Danny WELBECK [CHE(A), 7.2m] – Following his first ever Champions League hat-trick, Welbeck will be flying high with confidence. There is no better boost for a striker than a flurry of goals and Chelsea will have to be wary of this. We can expect Welbeck to use all of his energy and passion to be a nuisance up top and he might just add to his goalscoring run for Arsenal against the table toppers.
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Author Credit: Richard Lam
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