Thursday, 18 January 2018

Gameweek 24 - Daily Fantasy Premier League Tips


Starting 11 is a new Daily Fantasy Premier League football game and app, which has become extremely popular amongst the FPL community since August 2017, as managers get to pick a brand new fantasy team each week, without the headache of managing a season-long team.

As always, this week’s picks are suitable for all fantasy football game formats and will suit most scoring systems, so we hope you find good use for them, whether you’re playing Fantasy Premier League, or daily fantasy games over at Starting 11.

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Safe Pick - Romelu Lukaku vs Burnley (A)


Romelu Lukaku marked his return to the Manchester United starting line-up during Gameweek 23 with a goal in the 3-0 win against Stoke City.

Manchester United’s opponents this week are Burnley, who have seen their clean sheets dry up of late, having only kept their opposition out once during their last 5 Premier League games.

Now rested after a short break through injury, Lukaku will be aiming to rediscover the form we saw earlier in the season.






Differential - Jamie Vardy vs Watford (H)


With a lovely fixture run between now and the end of the season you may start finding Jamie Vardy featuring regularly across all fantasy formats.

This week’s fixture is no exception as Leicester take on Watford who haven’t managed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 10 Premier League games.

Having scored 9 goals this season and supported by the inform Mahrez, Vardy will find himself getting chances on Saturday.






Midfielders


Safe Pick –  Kevin De Bruyne vs Newcastle (H)


The first name on Pep Guardiola’s team sheet?  Kevin De Bruyne can still boast a starting place in all 23 Premier League games so far this season.

After the thrilling 4-3 defeat to Liverpool on Sunday, Manchester City will be looking to hit back this weekend and the unfortunate side to face them is Newcastle United.

Still topping the Premier League assist table with 11, De Bruyne is building on the reputation he built last season as the most creative midfielder in the league.






Differential Pick – Xherdan Shaqiri vs Huddersfield (H)


Shaqiri finds the way into my midfield differential pick even after the 3-0 defeat to Manchester United on Monday night.  I thought Stoke were unlucky not to score in the game, particularly Shaqiri who was denied by the incredible David De Gea.

Stoke looked impressive at times on Monday and with a new manager at the helm, this is a good opportunity for Stoke to end their losing run.

A great run of fixtures starts on Saturday at home to Huddersfield who haven’t won a league game in their last 5 and are now only 4 points off the drop zone.



Defenders


Safe Pick – Marcus Alonso vs Brighton (A)


There is more value in this man than most midfielders - racking up those clean sheet points while he roams around his opposition penalty area and takes on some set piece responsibility.

Chelsea's opponents on Saturday are Brighton who have only scored 2 goals in their last 4 games.

The Blues may have forgotten how to score goals, but with 5 clean sheets in 6 games they sure know how to defend.







Differential Pick – Jonny Evans vs Everton (A)


After being linked with the likes of Arsenal and Manchester City during the January transfer window I expected to see Jonny Evans out of the West Brom match day squad.  However, proving that players can fulfil their potential whilst surrounded by transfer speculation, Evans went on to score and also kept a clean sheet during Gameweek 23.

With 2 clean sheets in 4 games and taking on an Everton side who have lost their way again, West Brom will be aiming to keep another clean sheet on Saturday.






Goalkeepers


Safe Pick – David De Gea vs Burnley (A)


Those clean sheets have returned for Manchester United, 3 now in their last 3 games.

On Saturday, United travel to Turf Moor to take on Burnley who have only found the back of the net once during their last 3 games.

After reaching as high a 4th in the Premier League, Burnley are now 13 points off their dream Champions League football.  It looks like a difficult second half of the season for the Clarets.






Differential Pick –  Matthew Ryan vs Chelsea (H)


As I touched on earlier, Chelsea have forgotten how to score and for that reason Ryan is my differential goalkeeper this week.

Brighton themselves may be searching for a win, but having kept 3 clean sheets in their last 6 games they are a solid option at the back.

Ryan may not make it into many Starting 11 teams this weekend but with Morata suspended, the Brighton shot stopper could be a great gamble pick.




CAPTAIN PICK

My Starting 11 captain this week has to be Kevin De Bruyne, as on Saturday I expect a reaction from Manchester City.

12 points is still in my opinion an impossible task for the chasing pack, however Pep Guardiola will be keen to immediately eradicate memories of their defeat last weekend.

Newcastle could be in for a torrid afternoon with de Bruyne causing havoc.  How many assists will the Belgian chalk up this time?

Whatever you decide, I hope you’ll join us this Gameweek by downloading the FREE Starting 11 app in the App Store or the Google Play Store.