Gameweek 6 of the Premier League kicks off this weekend so it’s time to pick some players who will make the difference for your fantasy team this week.
Goalkeepers in fantasy don’t win games but they can definitely lose games. What every fantasy player needs is a cleansheet and with Watford going to Newcastle Gomes has a great chance of recording a shutout against a bottom of the table out of form side. So far this season Watford have shown that they are at the very least defensively solid conceding just four goals in fives games. Gomes won’t break the bank and he has looks a good bet for a cleansheet.
So far this season Amavi has been one of the best full backs in the league. He leads the division for inteceptions amongst defenders and is second to Ritchie De Laet amongst defenders for winning tackles. Even better Villa are playing WBA at home this week. Away from home Tony Pulis teams sit back deep and look to pick up a draw. For an attack minded full back like Jordan Amavi this means there will be plenty of chances to get forward into the opposition half and in fantasy terms this Amavi has a big points potential.
After missing the Champions League defeat to Juventus midweek Silva will be back in the hole behind the lone striker. In a home game against West Ham we can expect to see Man City dominate possession and play the game in the opposition’s half. This will make Silva key to Man City’s game plan as they will rely even more than usual on the diminutive Spaniard to unpick the Hammer’s defense with his passes.
Even this early in the season Sunderland’s away trip to Bournemouth is a relegation six pointer. With the arrival of Borini from Liverpool Defoe will be pushed inside into his favoured role as a striker. Already this season Defoe has looked good finding the back of the net five times and against a Bournemouth team that hasn’t looked great defensively he looks a great bet to find the net again.
There is always some danger in picking Walcott because, you never know who Wenger is going to pick to lead the line. With Girouds’s sending off in midweek though and Walcott’s goal surely Theo is going to get the nod against Chelsea. He has 11 goals in 11 starts and his pace could make a real difference against a Chelsea defense that looks creaky against pace.