There’s another international break just around the corner, so it is crucial that Fantasy Football managers have a flyer this weekend. There is nothing worse than having a poor week in mythical management and having to stew over your mistakes while the Premier League takes a break. Luckily you can avoid all those problems and fly into the international week on the back of a massive points haul, courtesy of our trading room tips.
Incredibly, despite their long list of defensive injuries, Man Utd are the shortest price team to keep a clean sheet this weekend along with Southampton. Louis van Gaal’s side have a home game against Crystal Palace and that would make Patrick McNair an interesting gamble at a cost of just 4.4. The centre-back is likely to play with Johnny Evans, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Rafael and Marcus Rojo all unavailable and a clean sheet isn’t beyond the realm of possibility.
A safer option if you’re willing to slash out however is Southampton’s Nathaniel Clyne. The full-back has rewarded us before this season and is worth including at just 5.6. He has six clean sheets in 10 appearances, plus a goal and an assist to his name and this week Southampton take on Leicester – a side that have scored just one goal on the road all season.
Noticeably Stoke are well down on the list so save some money by ditching 5.6 man Ryan Shawcross, and after keeping three clean sheets in the first four games, Aston Villa have now conceded 15 goals in their last six. Avoid their defenders at all costs.
Going forward and there are eight strikers who are odds-on to find the onion bag this weekend. Robin van Persie, Radamel Falcao and Wayne Rooney represent Man Utd, Edin Dzeko and Sergio Aguero are there for Man City, with Graziano Pelle and Shane Long popping up for Southampton and Romelu Lukaku up there for Everton.
Only just making it into the top 10 is Saido Berahino and he’s the one we’re plumping for to lead the line this week. The Baggies striker has five goals in his last five games and was called up to the England squad for the two upcoming matches. If there was ever a chance to emphasise his claims for a starting spot it could be a home tie against Newcastle this weekend. He’s averaged well over six points in the last five gameweeks and we’re banking on a good return again.
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