A lot can change in a couple of weeks, 3 wins from 3 and Chelsea seem to have awoken from their slumber. Confidence can quickly return to a top side and although Chelsea will have to make do without the bulldog that is Diego Costa, they have enough midfield talent to push on.
Next up, they face a Newcastle side who just can’t seem to buy a win and they should be easy pickings for Mourinho’s side. The pressure is mounting on McClaren and it is unlikely to let up unless Newcastle manage to pull a rabbit out of the hat. Anyway, that’s enough talk of Chelsea and Newcastle.
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…
- Boaz MYHILL [EVE(H), 4.6m] – Pulis is some sort of magician when it comes to securing the backline and this is evident with West Brom. Myhill has picked up 4 clean sheets in the last 5 gameweeks and currently sits at the top of the goalkeeper rankings. The match against Everton could be a little tricky but another clean sheet can’t be ruled out for the budget keeper.
- Cesar AZPILICUETA [NEW(A), 5.9m] – With Chelsea on the up and Newcastle heading in the opposite direction, Azpilicueta takes the first spot in our defence. The ever reliable full back has picked up a goal and an assist so far this season and could also collect clean sheet points against a struggling Newcastle side.
- Chris SMALLING [SUN(H), 6.2m] – United have been leaking a few goals of late but they have the opportunity to turn this around when they host Sunderland at Old Trafford this weekend. Smalling seems to be the only secure pick with Darmian facing a little competition from Valencia whilst Blind is classed as a midfielder.
- Alberto MORENO [AVL(H), 4.7m] – Having played a key part in Liverpool’s attack against Norwich, creating 6 chances for team mates, Moreno could be set to keep his spot ahead of Gomez as Rodgers looks to address the slump. Nothing less than a win will help keep the vultures at bay as Rodgers fights for his job.
- Philippe COUTINHO [AVL(H), 8.1m] – The man who can save him is the talented Brazilian dynamo, Coutinho. He had a staggering 10 attempts on goal against Norwich and if he can continue in this vein, goals are sure to come.
- Alexis SANCHEZ [LEI(A), 11.0m] – Sanchez continues to struggle with attacking returns but the underlying stats keep managers (and us) clinging on. He’s a dangerous and explosive player and surely this drought won’t continue for much longer, especially against a Leicester side who haven’t kept a clean sheet all season.
- Dmitri PAYET [NOR(H), 7.8m] – Payet has proven to be an excellent acquisition for Bilic and is currently second in the midfielder rankings with 41 points from 6 gameweeks. As West Ham host Norwich, Payet will be looking to build on the 3 goals and 2 assists he already has to his name.
- PEDRO (C) [NEW(A), 9.5m] – Having scored in midweek, Pedro is also showing his worth as a summer transfer. With Hazard also looking to have his spark back, this will only benefit Pedro as the two look to cause the damage whilst Costa watches on from the sidelines.
- Riyad MAHREZ [ARS(H), 6.4m] – What can we say about this man? He’s simply a fantasy superstar, notching 5 double figure hauls in the opening 6 gameweeks of the season, leaving him on 58 points whilst everyone else trails in his dust. With 5 goals and 3 assists this FPL campaign, Arsenal will need to keep a very close eye on this potent attacking threat in Gameweek 7.
- Antony MARTIAL [SUN(H), 8.3m] – The Martial bandwagon is in full flow with his price shooting up by 0.3m since Gameweek 6, which is no surprise given his goalscoring antics. He has 3 goals in the league and picked up another midweek against Ipswich in the cup and against Sunderland, he has an excellent opportunity to continue this fantastic form.
- Sergio AGUERO [TOT(A), 13.2m] – Aguero was unfortunate to only pick up an assist against West Ham with a number of chances falling his way. However, he faces his favourite side next, having score 8 goals in 4 league starts against Spurs. Reading into stats like this could be a bit misguided but the fond memories may help Aguero rediscover his goalscoring touch.
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