Fantasy Premier League Tips: Midfielders for Gameweek 23

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Ross Barkley

The highly talented youngster has not retained his old sublime form that has earned him good reputation and attractions from big clubs. Barkley is fully fit now however has not gelled back to his attacking flair, leaving Roberto Martinez cracking his head. Everton are losing pace from the thrilling top four battle as key players don’t perform well. This weekend, The Toffees travel away from home to face the rejuvenated Crystal Palace who is currently managed by former Magpies boss, Alan Pardew. The opponent’s midfield are totally organized plus strong-willed, therefore the 21-year old is expected to have a tough time at Selhurst Park. Barkley has the potential to develop to the finest young talents in Europe but requires time to evoke his mesmerizing form. To be left out from the fantasy premier league squad.

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Stewart Downing

Without a doubt, the England international has turned around his career path which was gradually collapsing with dynamic and impactful performances for West Ham United. The 30-year old winger has registered seven assists plus found the back of the net five times this campaign. Downing ran riot against Hull City in the previous Premier League match, scoring via a well-taken goal, hence will look to prolong his sublime form this Saturday. The former Middlesbrough midfielder will be returning to Anfield alongside teammate Andy Carroll, who both failed to impress under Kenny Daglish. Conversely, The Reds have sealed their goalpost fairly well lately, two cleans in a row because of the commanding defensive trio. The Merseyside Reds will ensure Stewart Downing and his attackers have a quiet afternoon. Can the dazzling winger use his nimbleness to sneak pass the Liverpool defense, a 50/50 question.

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Santi Cazorla

The Spaniard endured mixed fortunes in the opening half of the campaign, yet have shoved away his below par displays recently and ensured Mesut Ozil remains tight-tipped for a first team spot.  The former Malaga man was on rampage mode against Manchester City in the previous Premier League fixture, making no mistake from the spot kick plus delivering an inch perfect ball for Olivier Giroud, who finished with a flick of the head. The Gunners are slightly worried regarding the fitness level of another key player, Alexis Sanchez but are optimistic that Cazorla’s spectacular run of play can help them adapt short spell without the Chilean winger. The midfielder, who can shoot from either foot, is expected to dominate the heart of midfield when Arsenal welcome the stuttering Aston Villa to The Emirates this weekend.

Star Picks

Oscar – The young wizard for The Blues ran riot against Swansea City, bagging home a deserving brace.

Christian Eriksen – The former Ajax playmaker was once again the saviour when Spurs beat Sunderland last weekend.

Raheem Sterling – The most exciting player for The Reds this season is predicted to continue his outstanding form.

Cesc Fabregas – The Spaniard has contributed 15 assists this season, being a crucial piece for Mourinho’s quality puzzle.

Dusan Tadic – The Serbian has been influential for The Saints this campaign.

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