Gameweek 7 of the Premier League is upon us and we’ve picked out five players to target this week in fantasy.
The return of Bojan to fitness should bring joy to the hearts of not just Stoke fans but football fans everywhere. Before suffering a serious injury last season the diminutive playmaker looked to have finally gotten his career back on track under the tutelage of Mark Hughes. Last week in his first start of the season Bojan grabbed a goal and with Stoke at home to Bournemouth he is in about as favourable matchup as he is likely to get.
Vardy is one of the in-form players this season the fixture against Arsenal shouldn’t have fantasy players worried. Vardy’s biggest asset is his pace and with Gabriel’s one game suspension this means Vardy’s pace is going up against the lumbering Mertesacker. Add this to the lack of first choice defensive midfielders to shackle Mahrez and Vardy looks a solid bet find the back of the net.
If there has been one huge disappointment in fantasy this season it has been the performance of Eden Hazard. Hazard was supposed to be a fantasy jackpot maker who would churn out tons of points week after week. So far though this hasn’t happened. Over the last few weeks though Hazard and Chelsea have been improving and this week’s game against Newcastle is the perfect get right opportunity.
Hazard will be playing on the left flank up against Newcastle’s right back Jaamat. Any number of things about this duel should have fantasy players purring. Firstly, Jaamat started this season with some awful defensive performances such as week two’s game against Swansea where he saw red against Montero. Secondly, in the last few weeks Jaamat has been pouring forward on the attack having seven shots in the last two weeks three more than any other defender. For Hazard this adventurism means there will be lots of space to exploit when Chelsea get the ball. Everything points to week seven delivering fantasy liftoff for the Belgian superstar.
This season at home WBA have scored two goals all season with both coming in the same game against Chelsea. Plus away from home they have only found the net only two more times. In short the Baggies don’t score many goals. Given all this Everton’s shot stopper Howard looks like a smart choice to stick between the goalposts this week.
Very quietly this season the man affectionately known as Wessi has been playing quiet well. In an unfancied Norwich side Hoolahan has scored a goal and assisted four. This week Norwich head to Upton Park to face West Ham and I fancy the Canaries to get at least a draw here. The Hammer’s have pulled off some great results away from home against Liverpool, Arsenal and Man City but at home they have lost to both Leicester and Bournemouth. If like me you think Norwich pick up points here than Hoolahan is placed perfectly to grab fantasy points from the number 10 role.