Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Daily Fantasy Football Tips - Gameweek 22




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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 – Salah vs Brighton (A)


Who else, but Mo Salah? 

Now playing centrally and leading the Liverpool attack, Salah has scored six goals and provided three assists during his last six league games.

This week Liverpool travel to Brighton to face a side that has only kept one clean sheet in eleven games and with Matt Ryan away on international duty, it looks like the Seagulls could be there for the taking as Liverpool look to bounce back from their defeat against Man City.

Differential Pick - Wood vs Fulham (H)

Are two goals in two games enough to create a mini-bandwagon?  Possibly not when we are talking about a Burnley striker. However, Wood certainly has a good run of fixtures to continue his form.

After conceding 47 goals this season, Fulham are sitting second from bottom in the Premier League.

With the wounds still fresh from an embarrassing FA Cup third round defeat to League Two Oldham last weekend, morale will be low which in turn makes Wood a worthy differential picks this week.











Midfielders


Safe Pick - Eriksen vs Manchester United (H)

Four wins from his first four Premier League games has been a fantastic start for Manchester United legend and new manager Ole Gunner Solskjaer, however in true Manchester United fashion those wins have come from attack rather than defence.

Only one clean sheet has been attained during those four win.  During their last game Newcastle certainly had chances and were in the game for large spells.

Eriksen may not have been catching all the headlines due to Son’s form, however that’s not Eriksen's style. The Danish midfielder quietly ticks away in providing attacking returns.  He has four goals and one assist from his last four games and could cause havoc to United's back line.

Differential – Nasri vs Arsenal (H)

For absolutely no reason other than it making an excellent headline, this week’s differential midfield differential pick is ex-Arsenal player Samir Nasri. He could make his Premier League debut for the Hammers on Saturday.

Arsenal haven’t kept a clean sheet now during their last five league games and despite the impressive 4-1 and 3-1 wins against Fulham and Burnley respectively, there was also the 5-1 defeat at the hands of Liverpool.

You just know Nasri will want to do something against his old club!





Defenders


Safe Pick – van Dijk vs Brighton (A)

After losing to title rivals Manchester City, followed by their elimination from the FA Cup (albeit with a weak side), some would suggest that the wheels are about to fall off at Liverpool.

I expect Liverpool to steady the ship and given their favourable fixture list they can cement their place at the top of the Premier League.

First up is the away tie against Brighton and despite losing Lovren to injury in the FA Cup, I can’t help but remind myself that this Liverpool team have only conceded ten league goals all season.

Differential – Pereira vs Southampton (H)

After starting the game against Everton as a right winger on New Year’s Day, and not for the first time this season, fantasy football managers got excited at the prospect of a defender providing attacking returns.  In addition, we can't look beyond him regularly being deployed in advanced positions.

Southampton look appalling at times and despite fooling some of us into considering Danny Ings after wins vs Arsenal and Huddersfield, Southampton have failed to win any of their last three league games, as well as throwing away a 2-0 lead in the FA Cup against a weakened Derby Country, only to draw the game 2-2.






Goalkeepers


Safe Pick – Kepa vs Newcastle (H)

After Chelsea’s two clean sheets during their last two games against Crystal Palace and Southampton, their shot stopper Kepa now has ten clean sheets this season.

Up next is a home fixture against the Toon Army who have only scored once during their last four games, which bodes well for Chelsea's back line.

Differential – Etheridge vs Huddersfield (H)

After the clean sheets and penalty saving heroics during the season’s opening three Gameweeks, Etheridge was the unlikely man to own. This unfortunately followed on with only one clean sheet from his next fifteen games.

After producing two clean sheets and a penalty save from his last three games, Etheride may have become viable again.

Cardiff next host a dejected Huddersfield Town, who have lost their last eight league games – as well as being knocked out of the FA Cup to Championship side Bristol City.




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