Saturday, 21 February 2015

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Midfielders for Gameweek 26


Drop


George Boyd

The 29-year old Scottish international is somewhat one of the most underrated stars in the league. He has been influential for The Clarets this season, registering four goals and two assists. His scintillating runs along the flanks and work-rate can never be looked down. Yet, he was below par against Manchester United last weekend. Burnley continue their thorny path against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this Saturday which would be a fiery battle, especially in the middle of the park for the struggling visitors. Boyd will need to face Nemanja Matic and the rock-solid defensive partners to get the job done.

Punt


Philippe Coutinho

The young Brazilian has been inspiring this season for The Reds as he repetitively starts up an attacking flair that gets the team surging upfront. A vastly admired player by the Anfield faithful looking at his enthusiasm as well as boundless energy, additionally he has penned a new 5-year deal with the club. However, he hasn’t been productive enough since that two inspiring assists against West Ham United. In the last three matches, including a narrow 1-0 victory over Bekistas, the former Inter Milan man looked more fatigue, effortlessly losing the ball once challenged by opponents.  It will never be a laidback encounter when The Reds travel to the St Mary’s Stadium to face Southampton this weekend. As a unit, they are holding on to their impressive revival since the new calendar year. Coutinho has to be more aggressive to handle robust players like Saido Mane, Victor Wanyama and possibly Morgan Schneiderlin who remains a doubt after picking up a knock. He has to find the rhythm as soon as kick off, he has the huge potential to do so. 

Hot


Mesut Ozil

The 26-year old midfielder is grabbing all the attentions by shoving away critics with impactful gameplay. The German international is no more the player who you can easily outmuscle, since returning from a lengthy injury, he has surged up him performance as well as physique. The Gunners are on fine string of form, moreover with the electrifying style of Santi Cazorla and the clinical passes from Ozil, they dominate the middle of the park spectacularly. The former Real Madrid playmaker has contributed two assists and two goals in his last three starts for Arsene Wenger. With this thriving momentum, he will be facing the revitalized Crystal Palace this weekend at Selhurst Park. It would be a skintight battle, yet looking at his commanding form, he could just prolong his assist and goal tally. A top notch midfielder who would be fruitful in the dream team!

Star Picks


Samir Nasri – The Frenchman is expected to prolong his sublime form that he displayed against Stoke City last weekend.

Santi Cazorla – The little tactician of The Gunners, who has overturned his season with mesmerizing form.

Angel Di Maria – The former Real Madrid star was rampage against Burnley last weekend and is expected to field another dominant performance at Liberty Stadium.

Raheem Sterling – The England international has recovered from injury and will feature against Southampton.

Eden Hazard – The mercurial winger has been a crucial star for The Blues tittle-challenging campaign.

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