This could be a tricky weekend for fantasy premier league managers as several well-known contenders are unavailable due to FA Cup semifinals showdown. Joint top-clean sheet holder, Simon Mignolet, Arsenal’s towering number one David Ospina and veteran Brad Guzan is busy with cup quest. Whereas Southampton’s Fraser Forster is still struggling with a knee injury and Hugo Lloris remains doubtful.
Football is something that is vastly unpredictable, you can never deny that. Big Sam was thriving with victories when the season began and was enjoying the peak view of the table, somewhat shocking too. Now they are stuttering at the 9th position, 11 defeats, parallel to the amount of wins. Adrian was a decent contender for the dream team, couple of impressive performances plus has started each and every match for the Hammers. However, they are porous at the back lately, he seems to be picking the ball out of the net but does not deserve the liability. Rickety defending and lack of leadership at the defensive zone has slumped West Ham United in the second half of the season. This Sunday, they travel to the Etihad stadium to face a team swerving towards the wrong direction in the league. It looks to be the finest fixture for the Citizens to bounce back from their meek form, therefore the Spaniard needs to be dropped.
The Eagles are on a rhythmic roll, four wins in a row which includes an outstanding 2-1 victory over wounded Manchester City and last weekend’s 4-1 riot against Sunderland. The 35-year old shot stopper without a doubt is one of the key figures even before Alan Pardew took charge. The Argentinian who has made more than 350 appearances for the club, do hold six clean sheets this campaign. It’s a fairly a paucity figure yet he has contributed series of sublime stops all the way. This weekend, Crystal Palace host a team who are contrasting their bullish form, West Brom who have suffered four defeats in their previous five league matches. It would be the perfect moment to secure an empty net looking at the opponents’ poor run and the booming atmosphere of Selhurst Park.
One of the most prolific goal guardians in the league and the pillar for Spurs promising defensive record this campaign. The former France captain has missed the last two games due to knee injury but is expected to feature against Newcastle United this weekend. He is a fine example of age is only a number with heroic displays this season, hence cherry-pick him for the dream team and make no regrets.
Tim Howard – Two clean sheets in the last four matches and an inspiring display against Southampton recently, the veteran is nearing his old best.
David De Gea – The Spanish international has been a superlative choice, 10 empty nets this campaign.
Thibaut Courtois – The Belgian goalkeeper made string of solid saves to help Chelsea secure a rough triumph over QPR last weekend.
Joe Hart – The England number one had back-to-back waning defeats and is expected to have a comfortable afternoon against West Ham this Sunday.
Lukasz Fabianski – The Poland international made seven superb saves in the previous match.
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