Daily Fantasy Premier League Football Tips - Gameweek 16
Posted by @FFPundits_Drew
6:43pm Dec 7 2017
Fantasy football assets from Chelsea FC dominate our daily fantasy football picks for Saturday’s Premier League contests
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Safe Pick – Kane vs. Stoke (H)
Apparently scoring 2 goals in your last 3 games isn’t enough for some fantasy bosses?
The main issue for Harry Kane is the high standard he has set for himself over the past 2 seasons.
Stoke City travel to Wembley this week – a side who have conceded 30 goals in the Premier League already this season, with 10 of those coming in their last 5 league outings.
It’s also worth noting that Stoke City have kept just 1 clean sheet away from home this season, so is the stage set for Harry to prove his fantasy doubters wrong in Gameweek 16?
After the first 15 games of the 2016-17 season, Kane had scored just 7 goals, yet went on to win the Premier League Golden Boot award.
After the first 15 games of the current season, Kane has scored 10 – something to think about.
Differential – Vardy vs. Newcastle (A)
Leicester are starting to build some momentum since Claude Puel was handed the reigns and have now quietly moved into the top half of the Premier League table.
This week’s opponents are Newcastle United – a team who have lost 5 of their last 6 Premier League outings, conceding a staggering 14 goals during that period.
Jamie Vardy will be looking to add to his 7 goals for the season in Gameweek 16 and help make it 3 wins from 3, where team-mate Riyad Mahrez is also likely to help bolster Vardy’s Starting 11 fantasy returns.
Safe Pick – Hazard vs. West Ham (A)
A magical performance by Eden Hazard in Gameweek 15 (against Newcastle United) saw the Belgian wizard score twice, to take his goal tally to 5 for the season.
In my opinion, the worst team in the league right now are West Ham United – having already conceded 32 goals this season, including 4 to Everton in Gameweek 14, I don’t expect Chelsea to struggle in putting 3 or 4 past the The Hammers in Gameweek 16.
With Hazard likely to pick up where he left off last weekend, Hazard should be the first player in your line-up this weekend, with large Starting 11 fantasy returns looking likely once again against a poor West Ham outfit.
Differential – Gross vs. Huddersfield (A)
This man has featured in my articles a lot this season as he continues to deliver steady fantasy returns, bagging 3 goals and 5 assists from 15 games for Brighton.
For Saturday’s Gameweek 16 fixture, Brighton will travel North to Huddersfield Town – a team who, under David Wagner, are now on a losing streak which stretches to 4 games, conceding 13 (yes, thirteen) goals in as many games.
With the ability to open up a defence and create chances for team-mate Glenn Murray, as well as having set-piece responsibility, I believe Gross will reward his fantasy owners once again this weekend with healthy returns on Starting 11.
Safe Pick – Alonso vs. West Ham (A)
He could have scored against both Swansea and Newcastle – in fact, he probably should have scored, as the Chelsea ‘defender’ was practically playing alongside Eden Hazard at times throughout the game.
I don’t expect West Ham to offer much threat to Chelsea’s back-line in Saturday’s London derby with the Hammers, which in turn means Alonso is likely to get an opportunity to roam forward once more.
With 27 shots on goal already this season, I believe more goals for the Spaniard are imminent and it would not surprise me to see ‘GOALONSO’ featuring on twitter again this weekend.
This is the perfect match-up for Chelsea in Gameweek 16 in my opinion, with plenty of goals looking likely and dominant possession for the Blues almost a guarantee.
Differential – Sakho vs. Bournemouth (H)
A few months ago, suggesting a Crystal Palace defender would have been considered madness and probably got me fired, however, slowly but surely, Roy Hodgson is steadying the ship.
Their opponents, Bournemouth, have scored only 2 goals in their last 3 Premier League outings and striker Callum Wilson has looked poor since his hat-trick vs Huddersfield back in Gameweek 12.
With 2 clean-sheets in their last 2 games, I expect us to see clean-sheet number 3 in Gameweek 16, but does anyone dare to select a full Crystal Palace defensive stack on Starting 11?
Safe Pick – Courtois vs. West Ham (A)
After looking at Saturday’s fixtures, for me the clean-sheets come from Chelsea this week due to the awful form of West Ham.
Chelsea have kept 3 clean-sheets in their last 5 Premier League outings, with the Belgian stopper benefiting from a solid defensive unit in front of him – especially since N’Golo Kante returned from injury and Andreas Christensen replaced an error-prone David Luiz.
With both Andy Carroll and Chicharito injured, it seems unlikely there will be any significant goal-threat from the Hammers in Saturday’s 12:30pm kick-off.
Differential – Gomes vs. Burnley (A)
Burnley have built a reputation for themselves amongst fantasy bosses this season due to their defensive returns, however, going forward, they are not so clinical.
Having scored only 14 goals all season, I expect Sean Dyche and Co. to be more worried about keeping Richarlison from putting the ball in their net, than scoring goals of their own.
Watford’s switch to 3 at the back seems to suit them of late, recording 2 clean-sheets in the 4 games since the tactical change by Hornets boss, Marco Silva.
Eden Hazard was my captain on FPL and Starting 11 last week and I see no reason to make any drastic captain changes for Gameweek 16’s fixture schedule.
The Belgian is in fantastic form and taking on the worst defence in the Premier League this Saturday, which to us fantasy managers, seems an opportunity too good to be true.
This fixture has all the signs of a big win for Chelsea and if Hazard can replicate last weeks magical form, fantasy bosses should expect generous returns from the Belgian again come 2:30pm Saturday afternoon.