With Liverpool having the easiest set of fixtures amongst the double GW teams, we’re
going with Mignolet (5.4) to stand tall between the sticks for us this week. The Reds
have picked up a decent 3 clean sheets in their last 5 games, and look most likely to
secure atleast one more from their two games.
Alternatives: Stoke’s Begovic (4.8) is our alternative pick for keeper as they take on
Sunderland at home.
In the absence of their frontmen, Chelsea have been forced to go for a more defensive
style of play lately, as evident by their 1-0 victories in the last 2 GWs. Keeping that in
mind we have opted for the defensive combo of Ivanovic (7.5) and Azpilicueta (6.1) at
the back. Both are in good form and offer plenty of attacking threat on the flanks.
While we are on the topic of double GW teams, Leicester’s Schlupp (4.5) makes the cut
as they take on bottom placed Burnley first, before welcoming Chelsea to the King
Power Stadium later in the week.
Finally, Cresswell (5.6) and Shawcross (5.3) are our last two picks as they take on QPR
and Sunderland respectively.
Alternatives: Liverpool’s Skrtel (5.9) and Crystal Palace’s Bruce (4.0) are other options to
consider in defence.
If there is any player who picks himself for this week, it is Chelsea’s Hazard (11.3). The
Belgian has been in explosive form off late, with 3 goals and 2 assists in his last 4 games,
and has been the main attacking outlet for the Blues in the absense of Costa and Remy
From the other double GW fixtures, Liverpool’s Sterling (8.5) and Henderson (6.7) are
the other obvious picks that we’re going with. Both have been in good from with each
having picked up a goal and assist in their last two games. Hull City’s Elmohamady (4.9)
on the other hand is a less obvious choice, having scored just once in his last 5 games.
But we think having some Hull coverage in this double GW would be wise.
Finally, Crystal Palace’s Bolasie (5.7) returns to the team from last week inspite of
drawing a blank last week. The Eagles take on a struggling Hull side who have conceded
a whopping 8 goals in their last 3 games.
Alternatives: Chelsea’s Fabregas (9.4) and Liverpool’s Coutinho (7.8) are really good
alternative options to consider in light of their recent attacking displays.
We’ve gone for very light double GW coverage up front this time, seeing how most of
the double GW teams dont have a standout inform striker in their ranks. Among those
Vardy (4.6) is the best option to consider having picked up an impressive 2 goals and 2
assists in his last 4 games.
From the regular fixtures, Aguero (12.6) and Benteke (7.5) have been in top form for
their respective teams. Benteke has exploded on the scene with 5 goals in his last 3
games alone (not to mention his brace against Liverpool in the FA cup semis), and will
offer plenty of threat to a shaky City defence.
Aguero on the other hand is back to his goal scoring ways again, with 3 goals in his last 2
games, and will be looking to get on the scoresheet again as they take on Villa at home.
Alternatives: Chelsea’s Drogba (6.0) will be leading the line this week, and could turn out
to be an excellent differential option for your team. Manchester United’s Rooney (10.9)
is another option to look out for as they take on Everton this week.