The Chef's Core Four daily fantasy picks for Sunday's Gameweek 7 contests
Posted by @FFPundits_Dale
7:52pm Sep 30 2017
Top fantasy picks from Arsenal, Liverpool and Everton for Super Sunday’s fixtures
Super Sunday is upon us ladies and gentleman and we have 3 exciting Premier League fixtures from which to make our Starting 11 line-ups from.
With this in mind, I’ll be giving you, our wonderful readers, the Chef’s Core 4 players that will feature in my Starting 11 team.
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Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal
The Chilean forward has been brought back into the fold slowly by Arsene Wenger after an extended summer off playing in the Confederations Cup, much to the dismay of fantasy managers (and Arsenal fans) around the world.
Last season, Alexis was the ultimate points magnet and was a must own for any fantasy football team – scoring 24 goals and creating 10 assists.
Sanchez looked lively last time out against West Brom; hitting the bar with a free- kick which his team-mate Alexandre Lacazette put away for a goal from the rebound.
It’ll not be long before the Chiliean is amongst the points again across all fantasy football games, delivering huge hauls for fantasy managers who stick by him.
He could well be the star man on Sunday against Chris Hughton’s Brighton and Hove at the Emirates and is a premium candidate for the Starting 11 captains armband.
Sadio Mané – Liverpool
The explosive winger has been banned for two Liverpool’s last Premier League outings and my how they’ve looked lost without him.
Mané seems to be playing closer to goal this season and his partnership with Bobby Firmino and Mohamed Salah was starting to bear fruit before his red card dismissal against Manchester City in Gameweek 4.
Liverpool face a tricky trip to Newcastle in Sunday’s 4:15pm kick-off, but it’s a game that historically has given us lots of goals and some of the best games the Premier League has seen.
Who can forget when Stan Collymore netted the late winner in an epic 4-3 encounter back in 1996.
If this game is to deliver goals for Liverpool, then I’d expect the Senegalese international to be involved in most of their attacking output.
He already has 3 goals to his name this season in the 4 games he has started – with 9 shots at goal and all coming inside the box, he’ll be the first name in my Starting 11 team for Sunday’s contests.
Gylfi Sigurðsson – Everton
Let’s not shy away from the fact that Everton have been awful in the opening 6 rounds of Premier League fixtures – having won just two games against Stoke and Bournemouth.
However, that being said, their performances have to turn around at some point and where better to start than against Burnley at home, in Sunday’s 2:15pm afternoon kick-off.
Gylfi Sigurdsson is another name who on his day can be a points machine and whilst it it may seem a gamble based on current form, the Icelandic attacking midfielder should offer you a safe yet differential pick on Sunday’s Starting 11 contests.
I suspect Burnley will happily let Everton have the lion’s share of possession and will look to hit the Toffees on the break, so with this in mind, I expect Siggy to be amongst the attacking returns this Sunday.
Sead Kolašinac – Arsenal
Since losing to Liverpool 4-0 in August, Arsenal have pushed through the gears and are now looking solid at the back resulting in 3 clean sheets, which included a valiant effort in their goalless draw with Chelsea.
They face a Brighton team who look compact and difficult to break down so far this season, but can sometimes flatter to deceive when going forward.
For this reason and with the return of Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal are my banker for a clean-sheet and Kolasinac is my best pick of the defenders.
I have chosen Kolasinac because of what he offers going forward – if deployed in the left wing-back role, then the Bosnian defender operates more like a winger (similar to Marcos Alonso) and offers a better potential attacking return than say Laurent Koscielny.
As mentioned, with the return of Alexis Sanchez to the left-side of Arsenal’s attack, I expect Kolasinac to see plenty of the ball, which will hopefully lead to attacking fantasy returns and a clean-sheet, I hope.
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