With a tough Premier League fixture list this week as Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City all face each other, fantasy football players are on the lookout for shrewd singings to add to their team this weekend.
Here are my picks for this week:
Mohamed Salah (9.2m)
Despite his penalty miss against Huddersfield, he still managed to bag himself an assist in the process. Adding that to his already impressive 5 goals and 3 assists, he has been involved in 60% of his team’s goals in the first 2 and half months of the season.
Fresh from a goal in the Champions League on Wednesday night, He will be full of confidence going up against an anxious West Ham United backline who have conceded 19 goals already this seasons – which is the 3rd worst for the division.
Glenn Murray (5.7m)
Has scored 3 goals in 2 gameweeks and will be very confident going into the game against Swansea City. Since coming into the Brighton side in gameweek 9, he has taken the most shots on target in the opposition box of any striker in the league with 5 of the 6 being on target.
He is seen as the focal point of the team and will come up against a Swansea side who have lost 4 out of the last 5 games at the Liberty Stadium.
Jamaal Lascelles (4.7m)
Since being given the captaincy, Jamaal Lascelles has really stepped up to the plate since the season began. Having notched 2 goals already this season coupled with the fact that Newcastle have only conceded 9 all season, 4 of which are at home, this gives Lascelles a great chance to keep a clean sheet and a potential chance of bonus points.
They face a goal shy Bournemouth side who are struggling down in the relegation zone scoring only 6 goals and conceding 8 away from the Vitality stadium.
Ahmed Hegazi (4.7m)
After such a blistering start to his career in the Premier League with a goal and 2 consecutive clean sheets, Hegazi and his West Brom teammates who were so resilient at shutting teams out last season have so far failed miserably this term.
Hegazi has only had 1 clean sheet since gameweek 5 and with Huddersfield seemingly playing their better football at home, it looks likely another clean sheet wipe-out for Hegazi and co.
Crystal Palace defenders
Crystal Palace have suffered a horrendous start to the season having lost 8 out of their opening 10 games and conceding a whopping 21 goals in the process.
Unsurprisingly, they have not kept a single clean sheet this season and this weekend come up against high-flyers Tottenham Hotspur who humbled European champions Real Madrid on Wednesday night and Harry Kane is back fit again. Its looks as though it’s going to be a long day ahead at Wembley for the Eagles.
Joe Hart (4.4m)
Many must have thought before the season started that 4.5m for such a established international goalkeeper would have seemed like a no-brainer especially given West Ham’s transfer activity.
This seems to have backfired so early on as Hart has only managed to keep 3 clean sheets in 10 rounds of matches.
This weekend, they host a very attack minded Liverpool team who have been scoring goals freely this season. Bearing in mind last season’s 4-0 defeat at the Olympic Stadium and West Ham’s woeful away form in the Premier League, a clean sheet is not likely to be on the cards for Joe Hart.