Monday, 8 January 2018

Gameweek 23 - Daily Fantasy Premier League Tips

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Safe Pick - Alvaro Morata vs Leicester (H)

Morata has received some criticism lately, after missing 5 big chances during his last 2 league games.  I personally like to look at the positives. He is continuing to get himself into those positions and with Hazard pulling the strings alongside him, more chances will come his way.

Their next opponents, Leicester, have conceded 9 goals in their last 5 league games and have only recorded 5 clean sheets all season.  I can see Morata proving his critics wrong on Saturday.

Differential - Glenn Murray vs West Brom (A)

West Brom are without their captain and, in my opinion, their best defender on Saturday.  Call it transfer rumours or call it a foot injury, his presence will be missed.

The man that can take advantage is Glenn Murray.  After scoring against Bournemouth in Gameweek 22, Murray will be looking to add to his goal tally. He will cause the Baggies problems and their win-less run may continue to persevere.


Safe Pick –  Heung-Min Son vs Everton H)

Often the 'forgotten man' as he is often overshadowed by Kane, Eriken and Alli.  Son has proven his importance to this Tottenham side by scoring 7 and providing 4 assists this season.

On Saturday, Spurs take on Everton who have lost both of their previous 2 games, in both of which they conceded twice.

With 2 goals and 2 assists in his last 3 games, Son gets the nod for me this week.

Differential Pick – Abdoulaye Doucoure vs Southampton (H)

With 6 goals since August, Doucoure is equal with Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane in the scoring charts.  This week Watford host Southampton, who have conceded 13 goals in their last 6 games.

With points scored on Starting 11 for passes and tackles, Doucoure is a valuable asset and could prove also to be a valuable differential for you on Saturday.


Safe Pick – Ben Mee vs Crystal Palace (A)

Burnley's defence has suffered lately from missing personnel and by experiencing a tough fixture run.  Well, with the return of Tarkowski last week plus a trip to Crystal Palace in Gameweek 23, I am expecting us to see the return of a clean sheet with that solid Burnley defence.

Having only conceded 19 goals all season, only the league’s top 3 sides can better their defensive record.

Differential Pick – Shane Duffy vs West Brom (A)

Brighton enter their fixture with West Brom having kept 3 clean sheets in their last 5 league games.
West Brom’s poor form has taken them to second from bottom in the Premier League, equal on points with bottom club Swansea City.

With their captain’s head turned elsewhere this is the time to take advantage, I expect a Brighton win on Saturday and for them to keep a clean sheet in the process.


Safe Pick – Thibaut Courtois vs Leicester (H)

11 clean sheets this season for the Chelsea shot stopper, including 4 in his last 5 outings.  In recent weeks I have backed Leicester’s attacking players, in particular Riyad Mahrez, however we all saw the decline in the Algerian's form last time he was linked with other clubs.

With the transfer window open, I think Mahrez will have his head turned again, weakening Leicester’s attack and handing Courtois his 12th clean sheet of the season.

Differential Pick –  Adrian vs Huddersfield (A)

After an impressive run of 3 clean sheets in 3 games, West Ham have now failed to shut out their opposition in their last 4.  However, Saturday’s trip to Yorkshire gives them the ideal opportunity to tighten up at the back.

Huddersfield have only managed to score 2 goals in their last 4 games.  I expect West Ham to keep them out again.


Morata will continue to get himself into the right positions, the chances will continue to be created, can the Spaniard find the back of the net this week?

Leicester have not been reliable defensively all season, even when they went on a winning run in early December, they continued to concede goals.

Sometimes you have to go with your gut and this week my gut says Morata will come good.

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