Friday, 29 November 2019

FPL - Who do you need ahead of GW14 & 15?

The Premier League returned after the International break and did not disappoint. As the calendar creeps towards December, the tough winter schedule really starts to take shape as we head into two game weeks in 3 days. FPL managers have some tough decisions to make so Dave Black takes a look at the games ahead.

With a midweek round (GW15) following in such short proximity, it makes sense to look at both sets of fixtures this week. Last week was very good for Jamie Vardy owners whilst Aguero and Sterling owners were tearing their hair out for differing reasons. Mo Salah got a much needed rest whilst Jose Mourinho gave new hope to owners of Spurs' attacking players, even if the defence has more questions than ever.

We're sticking with the Wish list theme for this week but taking both sets of games into account. These are 11 players that I'd want in my team with the two fixtures taken into consideration.

Goalkeeper

I've given the gloves to Nick Pope (£4.7m) this week. I'm hoping Burnley's home game with Crystal Palace will see a clean sheet whilst the midweek home game with Man City should be a chance to pick up some save points if nothing else.

Defenders

Once again Trent Alexander-Arnold earns his place in the selection. He was a late substitute during Liverpool's Champions League clash with Napoli so he should be well rested for the upcoming double header. Liverpool have two home games, starting with Brighton this weekend and out of form Everton on Tuesday.

Ben Chilwell (£5.8m) is the Leicester representative in our back line as the Foxes go hunting for a 5th successive clean sheet. Home games with Everton and Watford suggest a 6th and 7th are not out of the question.

I never thought I'd say this, but John Lundstram (£5m) is basically a must pick. The reality here is that Lundstram is listed as a defender on the game but essentially plays in attacking midfield. With 6 points on offer for a defender goal it's too big of a risk to leave him on your bench - and he is the top scoring defender in the game. Three goals, two assists and five clean sheets. Ignore him at your peril.

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