Fantasy Premier League: GW7 Dream Team

GW6 was a horrific one for most FPL managers, with most highly priced assets failing to produce the goods.

This combined with late clean sheet losses to Crystal Palace, Wolves and Brighton leaving a very low average, until Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Heung Min Son combined once again on Monday evening.

On paper there are a few favourable games to attack this week, however in a crazy season, there are no gimmes.

Wolves vs. Crystal Palace: Romain Saiss (5.3)
The first game of the FPL weekend is on Friday evening as Wolves host Crystal Palace.

Wolves have claimed seven points in their last three games, however they have scored just three times in this period.

Raul Jimenez has scored two of the three and is always a reliable option.

Romain Saiss has been playing out of position in recent weeks and has managed to score 22 points in Wolves decent little run.

Other options
Raul Jimenez (8.5)
Wilfried Zaha (7.3)

Sheffield United vs. Manchester City: Raheem Sterling (11.6)
Manchester City will be looking to record a third win of the season when they travel to face Sheffield United on Saturday.

Raheem Sterling is City’s highest point scorer so far this campaign and you’d back him to build on his two Premier League goasl.

Phil Foden represents excellent value at 6.6 and given the injuries in the side, he is expected to continue.

Kevin de Bruyne himself is back from injury and is another who will be highly sought after.

Other options
Phil Foden (6.6)
Kevin de Bruyne (11.5)

Burnley vs. Chelsea: Christian Pulisic (8.3)
Chelsea have won just two of their first six league matches this season; however they will fancy their chances at a Burnley season who have struggled themselves.

Christian Pulisic scored a hat-trick in the fixture last term and is fit again having sustained an injury in pre-season.

Ben Chilwell has made an excellent start to his Chelsea career and is another good option here at less than 6.0.

Other options
Ben Chilwell (5.8)
Kai Havertz (8.4)

Liverpool vs. West Ham United: Sadio Mane (12.0)
Liverpool haven’t been near their best this campaign yet, however have four wins from six and are favourites to defend their title.

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah remain the two best options for Liverpool, even if owners of the later were frustrated in the win over Sheffield United.

Both were rotated in the mid-week Champions League tie and will both return to the XI fresh for the visit of West Ham.

Defensively Liverpool have struggled this season and the towering Tomas Soucek will be a threat from set pieces for the visitors.

Other options
Mohamed Salah (12.4)
Tomas Soucek (4.9)

Aston Villa vs. Southampton: Danny Ings (8.5)
Two sides who have made good starts to the season meet at Villa Park as Southampton travel to face Aston Villa.

Danny Ings has built on his excellent 19-20 campaign and already has 41 points this term, a record only bettered by Harry Kane, Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Patrick Bamford.

Jack Grealish scored just one point in the 3-0 defeat to Leeds United; however on another day he could have returned double figures.

Grealish remains an excellent option, as does his new team mate Ross Barkley who represents excellent value at 6.0.

Other options
Jack Grealish (7.3)
Ross Barkley (6.0)

Newcastle United vs. Everton: Allan Saint-Maximin (5.3)
Everton were beaten for the first time at Southampton last weekend and face a difficult trip to Newcastle on Sunday.

Allan Saint-Maximin remains Newcastle’s best player; however has returned in just one match this season.

I’d expect him to score points here though, against an Everton side that have numerous defensive absentees.

Other options
James Rodriguez (8.0)
Callum Wilson (6.5)

Manchester United vs. Arsenal: Marcus Rashford (9.5)
Since the international break Manchester United have looked very good and they will be favourites against an Arsenal side that is struggling slightly.

Marcus Rashford scored a hat-trick off the bench in midweek; however has just one assist in his last eight matches against the Gunners.

Despite this record, his form in 2020 has been impressive and at 9.5 he looks the best option here.

Bruno Fernandes is another who will return after midweek rotation and you’d fancy him to return well.

Other options
Bruno Fernandes (10.5)
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (11.7)

Tottenham vs. Brighton: Harry Kane (10.9)
Tottenham have probably been the best side this season, however they have dropped stupid points at home which have cost them.

The Heung Min Son Harry Kane partnership has been ridiculously good so far and owning at least one is an absolute must ahead of the visit of Brighton.

Son and Kane are the only two players to have scored over 50 points this season and both are well into the 60’s!

Other options
Heung Min Son (9.5)
Sergio Reguilon (5.6)

Fulham vs. West Brom: Aleksandar Mitrovic (5.8)
Both Fulham and West Brom look destined for relegation this season with the pair yet to win in their six games.

Fulham have claimed just one point and have been awful defensively, conceding another two at home to Crystal Palace last weekend.

Aleksandar Mitrovic on paper is the best FPL option of the two sides, despite the fact he has just two goals this season.

Other options
Ademola Lookman (5.0)
Karlan Grant (6.0)

Leeds United vs. Leicester City: Stuart Dallas (4.5)
The final fixture of the FPL week see’s two of the top six meet as Leicester City travel to face an impressive Leeds United.

Leeds United have conceded just twice in their last four matches and despite some defensive injuries look solid at the back.

Stuart Dallas and Luke Ayling are Leeds best defensive picks, however the latter is likely to feature as a CB once again.

Jamie Vardy and Patrick Bamford have enjoyed excellent seasons, with both scoring six already.

Other options
Jamie Vardy (10.0)
Patrick Bamford (5.9)

GW7 Dream Team:
(3-5-2): Ilan Meslier; Reece James, Romain Saiss, Max Kilman; Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, Heung-Min Son, Sadio Mane, Christian Pulisic; Harry Kane, Patrick Bamford

GW6 Dream Team:
(4-3-3): Matt Ryan (2); Tariq Lamptey (1), Andrew Robertson (2), Max Kilman (2), Joao Cancelo (5); Jack Grealish (1), Mohamed Salah (C)(4), Raheem Sterling (2); Harry Kane (5), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (1), Raul Jimenez (9)
Total: 34, GW Average: 48

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