Liverpool vs Sheffield United
Sheffield United haven’t looked the same defensively with without Dean Henderson and will also be without Jack O’Connell for the rest of the season. SHU have conceded the joint 6th highest shots on target (19) this season and conceded the 7th most shots in total (52). Salah is a great captaincy option as he has had the most shots inside the box (19) this season and has a xGI of 4.35, the highest in a game for a midfielder.
Aston Villa vs Leeds
Leeds have been poor defensively this season, conceding 8 goals this season and have conceded the most shots inside the box (49). Ollie Watkins (5.9m) and John Mcginn (5.5m) both look like excellent value options. Grealish (7.1m) has recorded 2.57 shots inside the box per 90 this season and has had 28 penalty box touches, with only Sterling and Salah having more.
Brighton vs West Brom
Brighton have looked much more free scoring this season, as Maupay (6.6m) has started well (4 goals, 1 assist). Maupay has had 5 big chances this season and has the third highest xGI of 4.04 for strikers. Brighton have had the 4th most big chances this season (10), whilst West Brom have conceded the second most big chances this season (12).
Wolves vs Newcastle
Wolves narrowly missed out on European football this season, meaning Wolves players are more attractive FPL options as they are less prone to rotation due to less games. Nelson Semedo (5.5m) looked very dangerous and should’ve scored against Fulham if it weren’t for a fantastic save from Areola. Semedo has recorded 29.87 final third touches per 90, highlighting how advanced Semedo plays as a wing back, only TAA and Robertson have had more.
Fulham vs Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace have a strong run of fixtures ahead, including Fulham (a), Leeds (h), Newcastle (h) and West Brom (a) in their next 6 games. Wilfred Zaha (7.2m) is a standout option and has shown how explosive he can be, scoring a brace against Manchester United. The Crystal Palace talisman has scored 3 goals and has had 8 shots in the box this season and at this price bracket, only Harvey Barnes (7.1m) has had more attempts in the box (11) than Zaha. In addition, Zaha is registered as a midfielder on FPL but is leading the line with Jordan Ayew in a 4-4-2, making Zaha a better FPL option.
West Ham vs Manchester City
Raheem Sterling (11.5m) is owned by just 6.4% of managers and is arguably the perfect differential for a premium FPL asset. The English international impressed against Leeds, returning a healthy 9 points and had the second most 30 penalty box touches this season, with only Salah having more (42), highlighting that Sterling has been getting into dangerous positions. Manchester City however have had a poor start to the season, dropping 2 points away to Leeds and a freak result at home to Leicester. Despite this, it has only taken 5.4 minutes for city to create a chance, which is very encouraging, as only Liverpool have bettered this (5 mins per chance).
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Last modified: 24th October 2020