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Gameweek 12 Preview
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The North London derby provides the centre-piece of another captivating instalment of the most unpredictable, exciting spectacle in the world. Juggling Fantasy and Friends, Exams and Eriksen, the girlfriend and Giroud is a very difficult, underrated ability. We are here to ease your stress and provide you with a few solutions. Last week’s team amassed 98 points and we will be looking to be around there again. Check out our shrewd moves article below this for those wanting an ace against their rivals.
 
 
Bournemouth vs Newcastle
 
Just a single point separates these two teams in the battle to escape the bottom 3, and both have won just one of their last 5 games in the league. Both teams will desperately be looking for a win in the hope of building some distance between themselves and the drop-zone in order to ease some of the psychological pressures and gain momentum going forward. Newcastle have been a little unlucky recently and that should change this weekend.
 
Prediction: 0 – 2
Players to watch: Wijnaldum, Mitrovic
 
 
Leicester vs Watford
 
Expect goals galore in a game that features all of the Premier League’s top 3 goalscorers; Jamie Vardy, Odion Ighalo and Riyad Mahrez. Keep an eye on the Vardy side-plot as he could do one better than Daniel Sturridge by scoring in 9 consecutive games if he gets onto the scoresheet in front of the home crowd. The two surprise packages of the season won’t disappoint.
 
Prediction: 3 – 1
Players to watch: Vardy, Ighalo, Mahrez
 
 
Manchester United vs West Brom
 
Both teams are defensively sound and lead the way in terms of clean sheets (West Brom’s 6 clean sheets is bettered only by United’s 7). Both teams also seem to have difficulty in front of goal, with United having failed to score in 3 of their last 4 games and West Brom averaging less than a goal per game this season. Martial should start through the middle and could be the difference.
 
Prediction: 1 – 0
Players to watch: Martial, Mata
 
 
Norwich vs Swansea
 
With captain Russell Martin suspended due to a red in the previous game, an erratic Norwich backline could be the perfect platform for Swansea to get their season back on track. There may be a few squad changes, as Bafetimbi Gomis must surely have fluffed his last chance.
 
Prediction: 1 – 2
Players to watch: Ayew, Redmond
 
 
Sunderland vs Southampton
 
The Black Cats will look to bounce back after a humiliating game against Everton in which they were hit for 6. This will be no easy task against a Southampton side that have been so impressive recently. Hard to look past Koeman’s men.
 
Prediction: 0 – 3
Players to watch: Pelle, Tadic, Mane
 
West Ham vs Everton
 
This one could be a nail-bitter! West Ham have been unpredictable but if Payet and co. start well, the offensive nature of both sides might lead to a high scoring game. We expect Everton to just edge it on form. It is becoming difficult to ignore the Toffee assets.
 
Prediction: 2 – 3
Players to watch: Payet, Lukaku
 
 
Stoke vs Chelsea
 
With Chelsea having returned to winning ways against Dynamo Kyiv in the Champions League, can they get revenge against the team that knocked them out of the League Cup? Defeat at the Britannia Stadium will see Jose Mourinho reach 7 league losses in a season for the first time in his managerial career ….. and we’re not even a third of the way through the season!
 
Prediction: 0 – 1
Players to watch: Willian
 
 
Aston Villa vs Manchester City
 
Just a week into his spell at Aston Villa, Remi Garde will face a mammoth of a challenge trying to overcome the title-favourites. Does the new manager have an ace up his sleeve? With Arsenal facing an in-form Spurs team, City will want to ensure that they open up a gap should Arsenal fail to collect all 3 points. I expect goals in this game; unfortunately for Villa fans, I can only see the goals going one way.
 
Prediction: 0 – 3
Players to watch: Sterling, Bony, De Bruyne
 
Arsenal vs Tottenham
 
This North London derby rarely disappoints and neutrals will be treated to one hell of a battle. Both teams are in good form and will be desperate for the points. Arsenal will look to maintain pace with City, and Spurs will be looking to keep up the pressure on Manchester United in the battle for the 4th spot. History does not favour Spurs though, as they have won just once in their last 22 derbies at the Emirates Stadium. Should Alli and co. pip their rivals, it will lead to the entire league taking notice. Arsenal should just about having enough to overcome their fiercest competitors.
 
Prediction: 2 – 1
Players to watch: Ozil, Giroud
 
 
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace
 
Very little separates these two teams on the log. Liverpool are just a point ahead of Palace, both teams have scored the same number of goals in the league thus far (12), and Palace have conceded just one goal fewer than Liverpool (11 and 12 respectively). Palace have some dangerous wide-men and could look to exploit Liverpool lack of natural width. However, Klopp looks to be turning things around at Liverpool, the German yet to taste won his last 3 games in all competitions.
 
Prediction: 1 – 1
Players to watch: Benteke
  

  
SHREWD MOVES GAMEWEEK 12 – FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE TIPS
  

November 05, 2015

  
Looking for an FPL differential or two? Then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s our Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 12 Shrewd Moves.
 
After a start that surprised the most seasoned of Fantasy Managers, the reliable hitters are finally being determined. Mahrez, Vardy, Payet, Ighalo and Gomes have taken the season by storm and upset the apple cart. Price is no longer an indicator of player quality with the top scorers in each category comfortably under the 8.0m price bracket. As the season gains traction, we give you a list of players that could give you the edge over friends and rivals over the course of the next few Gameweeks of an unbelievably competitive season.
  
  
  
Deulofeu
 
Price/Ownership: £6.2m (0.4% ownership)
Next 3 Fixtures: West Ham (A), Aston Villa (H), Bournemouth (A)
Last 3 Gameweek Points: 1, 5, 13
 
With Everton running into a particularly juicy set of fixtures, the majority of managers have set their sights on Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley. An interesting alternative is the young Spaniard acquired from Barcelona. Having had to fight his way into the starting XI, Deulofeu has taken his opportunity spectacularly, scoring and providing 3 assists in his last two starts. With Martinez favouring a highly offensive system, expect Deulofeu to rack up the points heading into the festive period.
  
  
  
    
Joel Campbell
 
Price/Ownership: £5.0m (0.0% ownership)
Next 3 Fixtures: Tottenham (H), West Brom (A), Norwich (A)
Last 3 Gameweek Points: 0, 0, 8
 
Any time an Arsenal attacking asset can be acquired for 5.0m, interest should be taken. Whenever there are injuries, there are fresh options, and Joel Campbell is the latest. Even though he is categorized as a forward, his price tag allows managers the ability to splurge on the many midfield hitters. Don’t be deterred by the two “0” values, Campbell just started the last game and started well at that, coming in with an 8 point return. With a fantastic run of fixtures for the in-form Gunners, we see great value in the Costa Rican.
  
  
  
  
Ayoze Perez
 
Price/Ownership: £5.1m (1.6% ownership)
Next 3 Fixtures: Bournemouth (A), Leicester (H), Crystal Palace (A)
Last 3 Gameweek Points: 10, 2, 2
 
Perez blanked in the last two games thanks to an early red for his captain and a heroic display from Jack Butland. The Spaniard is a better option than Mitrovic now that he is deployed as a forward, because he is cheaper and doesn’t carry the card risk that the Serbian does. Ayoze produced a 10 point return against Norwich and was widely regarded as Newcastle’s best player against Stoke. With a few leaky defences coming up, we think it’s the perfect time to draft him in.
  
  
  
  
 
Marcos Rojo
 
Price/Ownership: £5.4m (1.1% ownership)
Next 3 Fixtures: West Brom (H), Watford (A), Leicester (A)
Last 3 Gameweek Points: 8, 6, 8
  
Since returning to the Manchester United starting XI, Rojo has kept three clean sheets consecutively. Combine this with his attacking potential (he registered an assist against Everton), his bonus point potential (picked up all three against Palace) and his price (1.1m cheaper than Smalling) and we think he is one of the best prospects in the game. The fact that he is only owned by 1.1% of managers will change soon.  
  
  
  
 
Willian
 
Price/Ownership: £6.8m (3.2% ownership)
Next 3 Fixtures: Stoke (A), Norwich (H), Spurs (A)
Last 3 Gameweek Points: 7, 1, 2
  
There might be sexier options to choose from at Chelsea, but the Brazilian has been one of the few bright sparks of the season. With Hazard’s form tailing off spectacularly, Mourinho needs goals and Willian will be urged to provide them. As I write this, he just picked up a goal and an assist in Chelsea’s Champions League game. Expect Willian to be in and around the box more and with set-piece duty to boot, he comes in at a very reasonable 6.8m.
  
  
  

Gameweek 11 Preview

What sort of entertainment can we expect week 11 to provide? With Manchester United, Arsenal, West Ham and Leicester all playing away from home this weekend, will the players we so regularly put our faith in bring home the points this week?
 
 
Chelsea vs Liverpool
 
The Headline of the greatest show on earth. The Special One vs The Normal One. Will it be the salvation of the Champions, or the kick-off of the Klopp era? With Chelsea reeling and Klopp having just recorded his first win as Liverpool manager, will momentum favour the visitors? Having overcome an injury-plagued Bournemouth by the narrowest of margins, this Liverpool side still needs work. However, with Benteke expected to start, he could fancy his chances against a Chelsea backline that has conceded nearly 2 goals per game on average. Don’t write Chelsea off just yet though. They tend to have an ace in the big games. Expect this to be close.
 
Prediction: 0 – 1
 
Players to watch: Benteke, Moreno
 
 
Crystal Palace vs Manchester United
 
Having rested key players in their League Cup defeat to Middlesbrough in midweek, a strong United will look to bounce back with a victory at Selhurst Park. Don’t expect Palace to do them any favours though. Pardew’s men have shocked many fans with their form this season, and don’t be surprised if they are pushing for the European spots as the season closes. Expect goals on both ends of the park but the Red Devils need to sort out their flanks as they are up against a few of the most dangerous wide-men around.
 
Prediction: 1 – 3
 
Players to watch: Martial, Mata, Cabaye
 
 
Manchester City vs Norwich
 
City came away with a rather satisfying point against their neighbours last weekend. Expect them to be dominant against a Norwich side that have conceded 21 goals. With big-hitters Silva and Aguero side-lined, it could pay to take a punt on City differentials (somewhat differentials, anyway) Bony and Sterling.
 
Prediction: 4 – 0
Players to watch: Kolarov, Sterling, De Bruyne
 
 
Newcastle vs Stoke
 
Don’t expect too many goals in this bottom half of the league clash. With Newcastle’s lack of discipline and Stoke’s physical approach to games, expect the referee to have a busy day handing out cards. A difficult game to predict.
 
Prediction: 1 – 1
 
Players to watch: Wijnaldum, Bojan
 
Swansea vs Arsenal
 
Swansea started off the season like a house on fire, but the results have since faded away. Arsenal will look to overcome their injury woes and take maximum points from this game in order to overthrow Manchester City at the top of the table. Might be a close game, with Arsenal just about having enough to overcome the hosts. Sanchez and Ozil the difference. And no, we didn’t say you should bench Andre Ayew.
 
Prediction: 1 – 2
 
Players to watch: Sanchez, Ozil, Giroud
 
 
Watford vs West Ham
 
Two teams that have perhaps defied expectation. West Ham have scored an impressive 22 goals, a tally bettered only by Manchester City. They will once again look to their talisman Payet to help them overcome a stubborn Watford side. Ighalo and co. are not to be taken lightly and the match of the weekend might well come from Vicarage Road, a place we are learning, where points are earned.
 
Prediction: 1 – 2
 
Players to watch: Ighalo, Payet
 
 
West Brom vs Leicester
 
All eyes will be on Jamie Vardy as he attempts to join Ruud van Nistelrooy and Daniel Sturridge as the only players to have ever scored in 8 consecutive Premier League matches. To get there he will have to go through an unbelievably solid West Brom backline that have kept 6 clean sheets already. This is going to be very interesting but we have a feeling Ranieri’s men will just about get the job done.
 
Prediction: 0 – 2
 
Players to watch: Vardy, Mahrez
 
 
Everton vs Sunderland
 
Sunderland have only found the back of the net 6 times in 10 games. This may provide some comfort to Roberto Martinez considering his team’s defensive injuries. Lukaku and company will look to punish a visiting defence that have leaked nearly two goals per game on average. With a decent run of fixtures, it may be time to turn to Everton’s well-priced stock.
 
Prediction: 3 – 0
 
Players to watch: Lukaku, Barkley
 
 
Southampton vs Bournemouth
 
With Bournemouth’s injury woes, I really cannot see them taking any points from this game. They have the worst defense in the league and with prolific-goalscorer Callum Wilson expected to be side-lined for the rest of the season, Bournemouth have been dealt a cruel blow. Southampton however, look to have no problem in front of goal. Goal threats come in multiple forms from this team, with players like Pelle, Mane and even Van Dijk capable of getting onto the score sheet in any game.
 
Prediction: 5 – 0
 
Players to watch: Pelle, Mane, Van Dijk, Tadic
 
 
Tottenham vs Aston Villa
 
Bottom of the table Aston Villa make the trip to White Hart Lane to face an in-form Spurs team. Tottenham haven’t lost any of their last 5 games (3 wins, 2 draws). Aston Villa on the other hand, have lost all of their last 5 games, and 8 out of 10 in total. The new defensively sound Spurs should cruise to victory here. Spurs defenders might soon become essential and Harry Kane is beginning to look more interesting by the minute.
 
Prediction: 4 – 0
 
Players to watch: Kane, Dembele, Eriksen
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Here are our predictions for players we expect to bring home the points this weekend! On our bench we have: Butland, Barkley, Cedric and Galloway
 
Our captain's choice is Romelu Lukaku, with Pelle as VC. Good luck fantasy managers!

Gameweek 11

Sed has won 5 out of 6 gameweek predictions thus far which is surprising as his fantasy side is last among the analysts. Think anything will change, now that new pundit Akhil has joined? You'll just have to wait and find out!
Sed's List:
 
1. De Bruyne
2. Mane
3. Bony
4. Martial
5. Rose
 
cheeky Punt...
Sigurdsson
 
Total:
Thesh's List:
 
1. Sterling
2. Kolarov
3. Giroud
4. Berahino
5. Cabaye
 
cheeky Punt...
Mitrovic
 
Total:
Suhail's List:
 
1. Van Dijk
2. Eriksen
3. Payet
4. Vardy
5. Lukaku
 
cheeky Punt...
Rondon
 
Total:
Akhil's List:
 
1. Pelle
2. Kane
3. Barkley
4. Sanchez
5. Coleman
 
cheeky Punt...
Deulofeu
 
Total:
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Gameweek 10 Preview
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