The Headline Pick: Kevin De Bruyne – Brighton (H)
Manchester City have began to exhibit some type, with three consecutive Premier League wins, giving us confidence in investing of their premium property as soon as extra. Kevin De Bruyne needs to be the go-to from this Manchester City assault, with 90 minute performances a staple beneath Pep Guardiola.
De Bruyne has one objective and two assists over this improved spell for City, having created three massive possibilities. He was even seen enjoying superior and centrally at instances within the 3-1 defeat of his former membership Chelsea.
Manchester City have now scored six objectives of their final three video games, with De Bruyne additionally having spot-kick obligation to additional enhance his scores. Meanwhile, opponents Brighton are and not using a clear sheet on this spell, conceding two objectives on common per sport.
The Budget Pick: Calum Wilson – Sheffield United (A)
Callum Wilson has largely gone beneath the radar this season, regardless of being one of many prime performing price range forwards at our disposal. He’s second solely to Patrick Bamford in the case of worth, and dominates for factors per match.
Wilson now has 12 attacking returns from 14 appearances, amassing eight objectives and 4 assists. He’s an perfect price range enabler for anybody enjoying a Free Hit this week and he tends to take penalties for Newcastle United too.
The solely draw back for Wilson proper now could be his poor type over the festive interval, having not scored since Gameweek 14. It’s an excellent time to regain his scientific ending in opposition to Sheffield United this midweek although: the Blades are and not using a clear sheet all season.
The VAR Pick: Bruno Fernandes – Burnley (A)
Bruno Fernandes is shortly making his technique to legendary standing amongst fantasy managers, given his spectacular 8.1 factors per sport on this marketing campaign. He has a exceptional 11 objectives and eight assists this season, with penalties serving to these totals to rack up.
No participant has scored extra fantasy factors than Fernandes during the last 4 video games, the place he is among the many prime two gamers in essential metrics corresponding to photographs, massive possibilities and key passes. Manchester United have acquired six penalties this season, second to Leicester City. Burnley have conceded three.
The Sleeper Pick: Alexandre Lacazette – Crystal Palace (H)
Arsenal have been unstoppable in current weeks, turning their season round with 4 wins on the bounce. Alexandre Lacazette has been pivotal to that, scoring 4 of Arsenal’s 10 objectives over this time, regardless of simply beginning two video games.
Expect his type to now translate into extra constant minutes, with that brace in opposition to West Brom final time round doing wonders for his confidence. He’s second for photographs on course on this spell, with seven and has conversion charge from his 5 massive possibilities.
A London derby at all times makes for an attention-grabbing sport, with Crystal Palace experiencing combined fortunes themselves in current instances. They’ve conceded 11 objectives of their final 4 video games, however did present a glimmer of enchancment final trip with a 2-0 win in opposition to Sheffield United.
Back Arsenal to beat Crystal Palace at 1/2 in Gameweek 18.
The Wildcard Pick: Heung-Min Son – Aston Villa (A)
Our last decide for Blank Gameweek 18 goes to main fantasy factors scorer of the season Heung-Min Son forward of an away journey to Aston Villa. He definitely would not be the wildcard decide if it wasn’t for considerations over this sport going forward: Villa have closed their coaching floor this week as a result of a COVID-19 outbreak impacting their first group.
If this fixture does go forward, count on Son to prosper. He’s delivered two objectives and one help in his final 4 video games, taking him to 17 attacking returns for the season. If this sport does go forward, Villa are more likely to be fielding a weaker group to their first selection beginning XI, which may play into Spurs arms.
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