Daily Fantasy Premier League Football Picks - Blank Gameweek 31
Posted by FFPundits
10:47am Mar 15 2019
Are the Bournemouth FC pair the perfect duo for daily fantasy in Gameweek 31
There are 3 Premier League fixtures in this Saturday’s contest on Starting 11, as West Ham look to bounce back from their defeat to Cardiff when Huddersfield visit the London Stadium.
Free-to-play and cash games are available every single Gameweek on Starting11.io and here’s a look at some players to consider from the 7 Premier League games this Saturday.
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The Hammers face a Huddersfield side that have failed to score a single goal or register a big chance in any of their last 4 away trips, firing just 9 efforts on target, so there’s hope for a Lukasz Fabianski clean sheet.
Diop appears the standout option for the double-up on West Ham defence, having played 90 minutes in every Premier League game from Gameweek 3 onwards this season, while the other 3 spots in the back four have seen some rotation.
Leicester shipped a consolation goal to Fulham last weekend but didn’t allow their opponents a single big chance during the game and only 4 teams have conceded fewer goal attempts (34) across the last 4 Gameweeks.
Since the turn of the year, no defender has created more chances than Ricardo Pereira (17), while only Kolasinac (4) and Robertson (5) have delivered more than his 3 assists.
Nathan Aké faces Newcastle this weekend, on the back of Bournemouth’s 2-0 away win over Huddersfield.
The Cherries have kept clean sheets in 3 of their last 6 home matches and only Chelsea conceded fewer big chances across those matches (2 to 6).
Although he hasn’t been too impressive in recent matches, Felipe Anderson has been directly involved in 12 goals this season (8 goals, 4 assists) and will hope to return to form when bottom of the league Huddersfield visit the London Stadium.
Fraser has amassed a tally of 6 goals and 10 assists this season, with each of his goal involvements coming against teams outside of the ‘top six’.
Newcastle have only shipped 6 goals across their last 4 away matches but only 4 teams have conceded more than their 14 big chances in that time.
Maddison has provided assists in each of his last 2 home fixtures, producing a total of 5 goals and 6 assists this season.
80 chances created by the Leicester midfielder is more than any other player has managed this campaign, just edging ahead of Hazard (74) and Fraser (67).
The Foxes have scored 6 goals across their last 3 matches, with only Arsenal (8) and Liverpool (9) producing more.
Almirón joined Newcastle in January, following a successful season in the MLS league, where he returned 13 goals and 11 assists in 37 appearances.
In 4 Premier League starts, the 25-year-old has taken 11 goal attempts and created 8 chances; bettered by only Rondón and Pérez amongst teammates and he could be a strong differential for the visit to Bournemouth this weekend.
Jamie Vardy has found the back of the net 5 times in the last 5 Gameweeks; a tally matched by only Sterling and Mané, with no player scoring more.
His 6 efforts on target in that time ranks joint-sixth best, with Lukaku and Sterling topping the charts with their 9 efforts each.
The Foxes face a Burnley side that have conceded 10 goals in their last 4 matches; matched by only Fulham, Cardiff and Watford, with no side shipping more.
Following a 2-0 defeat to Cardiff, where Arnautovic was introduced at half-time, you’d expect changes for West Ham this weekend and a possible start for the Austrian this time around.
The forward has 5 goals and 2 assists in 9 starts at home this season and his tally of 18 shots on target is at least 8 more than any teammate managed, while only Anderson (26) and Snodgrass (36) produced more than his 15 attempted assists.
Wilson bagged a goal and assist on his return to action last weekend to take his total up to 20 goal involvements from 22 appearances this season.
Between Gameweeks 1 and 21, prior to injury, the 27-year-old registered a tally of 18 big chances; matched by only Kane and Aubameyang, while Salah (19) was the only player to record more.
With no ‘top six’ side in action this Saturday, there’s a lack of traditional big hitters and the captaincy decision appears wide open.
But if he’s named in the starting XI, Marko Arnautovic could prove to be a great punt for the armband, given his strong home record for West Ham and the favourable meeting against bottom of the league Huddersfield.
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