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Week 18 : Outs, Doubts, Ins, Outs

Merry Christmas everyone who celebrate it and hopefully a big scoring week for all of us, It's that time of the year again where rotation and players getting rested is very difficult to analyze so as for me I usually keep it safe these weeks to avoid falling in these traps, Good luck everyone!

Back to my best !
Back to my best !
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Below is a breakdown of what each of the categories means:

Out: Fantasy-relevant players who have been confirmed out for the week, either through injury or suspension

Doubt: Players facing the dreaded late fitness test, rotation concerns and those who are out of form/favor

In: The likeliest replacements for the Outs & Doubts

Win: Fantasy player to watch / my hunch pick of the week



Out:   Abou Diaby ,Arteta ,Bellerin , Gnabry, Koscielny,Ozil, Ramsey, Wilshere

Doubt: Walcott

In: Podolski ( Maybe) Rosicky

Win: Giroud

Arsene Wenger might rest some of his players before their game against West Ham on Sunday, So expect some few surprises in the starting 11 this week, He hinted that Chambers might get a rest and I would say that one of his strikers will get rested this week (Welbeck or Sanchez)



Aston Villa

Out: Baker, Richardson ( Suspension)


In: Hutton

Win: Benteke

The only player I can recommend from Aston Villa anytime is Benteke, He is on penalties and a guaranteed starter.



Out: Duff, Taylor, Ward

Doubt: Vokes


Win: Danny Ings




Doubt: Hazard

In: Oscar

Win: Oscar

Oscar got rested against Stoke and should be ready for the home against West Ham, Other possible rotation risks includes Azpilicueta and Diego Costa to save them for the next game against Southampton.


Crystal Palace

Out: McCarthy, Murray


In: Zaha

Win: Bolasie

Bolasie is in red hot form and is scoring good points in the last weeks so if you want a guaranteed starting midfielder who will score 10 pts then he is your answer.____________________________________


Out: Hibbert,Osman,Gibson

Doubt: Kevin Mirallas, McCarthy

In: Stones,Mirallas ( Maybe)

Win: Lukaku

I expect a much better performance from Everton this week after losing 3:0 last week so I expect Lukaku to start scoring soon and justify his 28m price tag.


Hull City

Out: Dawson,Diame, Huddlestone and Livermoore ( Suspended)

Doubt: Davies, McShane


Win: Abel Hernandez


Leicester City

Out:  Schmeichel, Upsone

Doubt: Wood


Win: Mahrez



Out: Glen Johnson, Joe Allen, Lovren, Borini ( Suspended)



Win: Raheem Sterling

Playing as a striker and will lead the line against Burnley, I expect Sterling to have plenty of chances and possibly a big scoring week.


Manchester City

Out: Dzeko, Aguero, Jovetic,

Doubt: Pozo


Win: David Silva


Manchester United

Out: Rojo, Shaw,Fellaini, Herrera, Blind

Doubt: Smalling

In: Di Maria ( Maybe)

Win: Robin Van Persie

I am not convinced that Di Maria is a certain starter for this game as he won't be able to play 2 games in 2 days, Manchester United will play against Tottenham on Sunday So I would surely rest him Friday so he can be ready for the game on Sunday especially he just got back from a hamstring injury.



Out: Taylor, Krul,Elliot,Santon,Tiote ( Banned)


In: Papis Cisse

Win: Papis Cisse

He usually scores against big teams and he might get the nod for this game, I expect Newcastle to score as well and he will be high on the list if they scored


Queens Park Rangers

Out: Yun, Taarabt,Faurlin


In: Mutch, Ferdinand

Win: Austin

Most of the QPR players can get rested so they can be fully fresh and prepared for the more important game on Sunday against Crystal Palace, You can easily find a very weak starting 11 against Arsenal on Friday but let's wait and see.



Out: Jose Fonte ( Suspended)


In: Dusan Tadic

Win: Graziano Pelle


Stoke City

Out:  Moses,Sidwell

Doubt: Crouch

In: Mama Diouf

Win: Mama Diouf

If Diouf starts as striker then I expect him to cause plenty of problems for the Everton defence, He is prices under 6 and almost a guaranteed starter either as a striker or on the left wing.



Out: Wickham ( Suspended)


In: Buckley

Win: Jordi Gomez


Swansea City

Out: N/A

Doubt: N/A

In: Montero,Siggurdson,

Win: Bony

Bony should be fresh and ready to continue his goal scoring streak against Villa, He is also on PK duties so there is every chance he can score big this week.


Tottenham Hotspur


Doubt: Ryan Mason

In:  Townsend ( Maybe), Soldado

Win: Soldado

I shouldn't be recommending Soldado as he has been so poor recently but I just got the feeling that he will score in this one.


West Bromwich Albion


Doubt: Victor Anichebe,Dorrans

In: Chris Brunt, Berahino

Win: Berahino


West Ham United


Doubt: Tompkins, Noble

In: Collins

Win: Downing


I am currently on Courtois, Ivanovic, Sakho, Coates, Sterling, Coutinho, Oscar, Fabregas, Soldado, Lukaku, Bony

Bench : Jones, Okore,Creswell, Nzogbia

Good luck everybody