Daily Fantasy Premier League GW6: Hot picks

Last round Eden Hazard was the top dog. He scored three times against Cardiff and managed to get 18 points. A good number two was Ryan Fraser of Bournemouth with 17 points. Who will succeed this weekend?

The early match on Saturday is Fulham vs Watford. In order for fantasy players to be able to see line-ups for 4-5 matches, the early match is usually skipped in the big competitions, and this is the case this time too. In the Premier League, line-ups are published exactly one hour before the game starts. If you are having trouble finding the line-ups on time, you should check the teams twitter accounts, as line-ups rarely are late there.

We need a captain, but who?

SADIO MANÉ (14.6M) is the most expensive player in the 20,000 euro GTD competition this week. Having scored four goals in five matches, Mané is close to the top of the leader board in the league, and he really has shown excellent form. He was a bit unlucky not to get any goals against Tottenham, but was the architect behind Firmino’s goal. Some people felt that he deserved a fantasy assist for it, but because there was a clearance (and not a deflection) by Vertonghen before the ball found its way to Mané, it was ruled as not a fantasy assist. Fans of Mané (and other Liverpool players) should be a bit cautious though, as the schedule for the team is very tough and Jurgen Klopp could decide to do some rotation for the match against Southampton. After a tough Spurs encounter, Liverpool are about to play PSG in midweek in a very important Champions League game, and next week they will face Chelsea twice. Although the league cup fixture in midweek for sure is the prime target for rotations, we could see some this weekend too. Fortunately, Liverpool play on 4pm on Saturday, so it is possible to see who is going to start before committing to one or more of their attacking players. However, there is no guarantee that they will play the full 90 minutes. MOHAMED SALAH (13.8M) has started the season ok, but he is not firing on all cylinders. He has had some one-on-one chances lately that he has missed, which would not have happened last season. Right now, we do not recommend him as captain.

Many fantasy players will rely on EDEN HAZARD (13.9M) this time, as the Belgian now is on top of the goalscorer list for the season. We knew he was in great form, but Chelsea have been struggling to score a lot in games where they dominate possession. On Saturday, we got the ketchup effect! Worth noting is that Chelsea is not playing in the Champions League this midweek, as they have been “relegated” to the Europa League. This means they are less likely to rest players in the upcoming Premier League encounter. We would actually go as far as to say that it is very unlikely. Therefore, this is a good sales point for Hazard.

KUN AGUERO (14.2M) is leading the points table for attackers, but disappointed by not scoring against Fulham last weekend. We know the Argentinian tends to score a lot more at home, and against a team that defends a bit poorly, it was a perfect task for him, but he only managed to get an assist. Next up are Cardiff, another overish team, but it is an away match for Aguero. Maybe it is worth it to gamble on RAHEEM STERLING (13.8M) as captain, as he seems to be getting into great form.

Budget options

RYAN FRASER (8.2M) seems to have grown several sizes the last 12 months. He has been excellent lately, and scored twice against Leicester this past weekend. While it is not news that he drives well down that right side, it just looks to us like he suddenly is so full of confidence he could give Wilson and King a run for scoring the most goals for Bournemouth this season. Which nobody would have bet on before the season started, and perhaps not even now, but let us see how it plays out! In any case, we recommend putting him on your team for the away match against Burnley, as Burnley is not as good defensively as they were last season. At this price, he is definitely worth the gamble.

Once again, WILFRIED ZAHA (10.2M) showed how important he is to the Crystal Palace side, when he scored the winner against Huddersfield. He was back after missing the previous game due to a minor injury, and the effect was immediate. Two Huddersfield defenders tried to take him on, but he ran through them, got to the edge of the penalty box and put the ball into the top right corner. While the rest of the team did not impress all that much on that day, there should be possibilities to score again, when Newcastle visit Selhurst Park on Saturday. Just north of 10 million sounds like a reasonable pricing for the guy from the Ivory Coast.

Turnaround for the Leicester defence?

Saturday was a bad day for the Leicester defence, as they let in four goals on Vitality Stadium. We do not believe that it was a representative showing for the team however, and expect they have a fair chance of keeping a clean sheet this upcoming weekend. So far this season they have conceded nine goals on five matches, which is quite a lot, but bear in mind that Manchester City and Liverpool were amongst the opponents. And Bournemouth apparently…! The good news is that Leicester this time are up against Huddersfield, a team that has only scored twice in the league this season. JONNY EVANS (7.4M) came in from the bench on Saturday, but will surely start now that Morgan is suspended, and 7.4 is just very cheap. The towering HARRY MAGUIRE (9.2M) is always nice to have in case Leicester gets a corner, and then there is either RICARDO PEREIRA (9.3M) or BEN CHILWELL (8.6M) – both players with some offensive potential running down the flanks.