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Week 18 : Outs, Doubts, Ins, Outs

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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

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Arsenal

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)

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Aston Villa

Out: Baker, Richardson ( Suspension)

Doubt:

In: Hutton

Win: Benteke

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

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Burnley

Out: Duff, Taylor, Ward

Doubt: Vokes

In:

Win: Danny Ings

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Chelsea

Out:

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.

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Crystal Palace

Out: McCarthy, Murray

Doubt:

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.____________________________________

Everton

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.

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Hull City

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

Doubt: Davies, McShane

In:

Win: Abel Hernandez

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Leicester City

Out:  Schmeichel, Upsone

Doubt: Wood

In:

Win: Mahrez

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Liverpool

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

Doubt:

In:

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.

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Manchester City

Out: Dzeko, Aguero, Jovetic,

Doubt: Pozo

In:

Win: David Silva

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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.

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Newcastle

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

Doubt:

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

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Queens Park Rangers

Out: Yun, Taarabt,Faurlin

Doubt:

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.

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Southampton

Out: Jose Fonte ( Suspended)

Doubt:

In: Dusan Tadic

Win: Graziano Pelle

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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.

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Sunderland

Out: Wickham ( Suspended)

Doubt:

In: Buckley

Win: Jordi Gomez

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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.

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Tottenham Hotspur

Out:

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.

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West Bromwich Albion

Out:

Doubt: Victor Anichebe,Dorrans

In: Chris Brunt, Berahino

Win: Berahino

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West Ham United

Out:

Doubt: Tompkins, Noble

In: Collins

Win: Downing

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

Bench : Jones, Okore,Creswell, Nzogbia


Good luck everybody

Mo