Daily Fantasy Premier League Football Tips for Gameweek 6
Posted by @FFPundits_Dale
4:24pm Sep 21 2017
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Safe Pick – Sergio Aguero
With a hat-trick against Watford in Gameweek 5, Aguero simply must be the first name on your team sheet this week.
Pep has finally decided that he doesn’t need to pick between Gabriel Jesus and Aguero, and to devastating effect. Both of Aguero’s assists this season have been to Jesus.
City host Crystal Palace who have yet to keep a clean sheet, but did only allow one goal in three of their five matches.
Considering the Citizens’ form at the moment, you can’t imagine any side denying them a goal – they’ve scored five, four, and six goals in their last three matches.
Differential – Joshua King
You want a differential? Here’s one: a forward who has yet to score in the EPL this season.
Granted, King did score a winner in extra-time this week against Brighton to advance in the Carabao Cup and he also looked good for Norway against Azerbaijan in September as he won and converted a penalty.
He has more total shots and more shots inside the area than some other potential differentials in Jamie Vardy, Chris Wood, and Jesé, and is level on both with Chicharito.
This weekend, he takes on an Everton side that has allowed 10 goals in 4 games since their Gameweek 1 clean sheet.
Safe Pick – Henrikh Mkhitaryan
The Armenian attacking mid has five assists in five EPL matches and got his first goal of the season last weekend against Everton.
He appears to be set to be one of the EPL’s top threats after showing plenty of promise last season, but scoring only four goals.
He visits the south coast this weekend as United take on Southampton. United should dictate play, providing plenty of opportunities to get Mkhitaryan on the score-sheet again.
Differential – Robbie Brady
Brady provided the 91st minute assist that earned Burnley a draw against Spurs in Gameweek 3 and provided another in Gameweek 5 as Burnley drew against a top four side again, this time at Anfield.
With Chris Wood joining Burnley and scoring two goals in his first three appearances they could form an effective partnership.
Burnley host Huddersfield at the weekend who have had mixed results away from home – beating Palace 3-0 in Gameweek 1 and losing 2-0 away to West Ham in Gameweek 4.
Safe Pick – Nicolas Otamendi
Otamendi has started every match so far for City, so there’s little rotation risk, and nabbed a goal in City’s 6-0 rout of Watford in Gameweek 5.
They host Crystal Palace this weekend who, of course, have yet to score a goal in the EPL this term.
Differential – Kiko Femenia
Yes, he shipped six to City last weekend, but that appears to be the anomaly amidst a string of positive performances, including three straight clean sheets and an assist.
Femenia has yet to pick up a yellow, which also has led to higher points totals. Watford take on Swansea at home this weekend, who have only managed two goals in five Gameweeks.
Safe Pick – Ederson
For all the reasons mentioned above for his teammate Nicolas Otamendi, Ederson is a safe bet to make it two clean sheets in a row.
Surprisingly, Crystal Palace are seventh in shots, despite not scoring any, so Ederson could pick up some save points as well.
Differential – Lukasz Fabianski
Swansea’s keeper has saved the most shots in the EPL so far. They host Watford this weekend, who have been held scoreless in two of their five matches.
Swansea, for their part, have three clean sheets in five, including against Spurs last weekend.
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For Gameweek 6, it’ll be wise to start with Aguero and make a switch if he is somehow stunted by Palace (perhaps to his strike partner, Gabriel Jesus).