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Staff Picks: Best EPL Fantasy Fixture, Week 10

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We've taken a look at the Week 10 Premier League fixtures and picked our favorites for fantasy investment. Do you agree?

The Manchester Derby is always a hotly contested affair. Who will go big?
The Manchester Derby is always a hotly contested affair. Who will go big?
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Chris (Chris_Manfredi) - Arsenal v. Everton

In the past three Premier League game weeks, Arsenal has scored 11 goals while Everton has allowed six, so you have to love the Gunners' chances at rousing the Emirates crowd with another offensive flurry. Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are on fire, Aaron Ramsey finally got on the score sheet, Theo Walcott is always a threat to explode and Santi Cazorla has been putting up fantasy numbers (particularly in Togga Perfect XI and less so in Fantrax though not at all in official BPL) despite managing little in the way of actual goals and assists.

Over the past seven league game weeks, Arsenal has kept a clean sheet five times while Everton has been shut out in four, another trend that points favorably to the home side. So feel free to roll with Petr Cech, Hector Bellerin, Laurent Koscielny and/or Nacho Monreal on the defensive end. I'm not saying you should field a full team of Gunners in your line-up -- Everton isn't Sunderland, after all -- but if you went with a handful or so, you wouldn't be anywhere close to crazy.

Charles (the orphanage) - Manchester United v. Manchester City

Well, this is the week that Manchester City travels to Old Trafford to play their crosstown nemesis Manchester United. City is a little banged up and uncertain with Kun Aguero, David Silva and Aleksandar Kolarov injured. They still have plenty of fantasy options with Kevin De Bruyne, Yaya Toure, Raheem Sterling and even Jesus Navas. Vincent Kompany is back and so is Pablo Zabaleta.

Louis van Gaal of Manchester United has being been doing a bit of rotation with their players and it's often hard to tell who will start each week. Will Anthony Martial continue to get the nod at center forward? Is Wayne Rooney really a winger? Will Ander Herrera continue to start in the spot behind the center forward? Oh and yes,who will the back four include other than Chris Smalling? It's a good thing United have, perhaps, the best goalkeeper in the premiership with David de Gea.

This is a great rivalry match and the atmosphere will sure be exciting. It's hard to tell what the fantasy implications might be coming out of this game. Good luck with your selections.

Gavin (Gavin Wright) - West Ham United v. Chelsea

West Ham have been giant-killers so far this season, taking out the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool. While some might argue that Chelsea haven't done enough to be in the conversation as giants so far this season, their reputation does still precede them, and there's been a slight improvement in their play the past couple weeks. The Blues have kept consecutive clean sheets against Aston Villa and Dynamo Kyiv, but it will be interesting to see how they fare against the likes of Dimitri Payet and Diafra Sakho on Saturday.

Willian has been the key man in attack for Chelsea, while Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas have shown glimpses of last season's form. Can Jose get his men back to top form for this crucial encounter? Will Eden Hazard be restored to the starting lineup in the Premier League? Regardless of the lineup we see trotted out, I think we're in for an attack-driven match full of fantasy potential.

Jason (jasonuk17) - Leicester City v. Crystal Palace

When the season started, you would have expected Leicester City vs Crystal Palace, at best, to be a mid-table matchup. Instead, both teams are currently fighting for that final European spot. With each side looking to get a result every time they take the pitch, this should be an entertaining match. It should also give us a chance to see how some big fantasy studs perform.

Jamie Vardy has scored in six consecutive matches, and as we discussed in the 5 Questions post, a seventh in a row would put him in very rare company. We will also look to see if his teammate Riyad Mahrez will finally return, after spending the past few matches on the bench.

For Palace, it's been Yohan Cabaye who continues to perform well for them. His form has been outstanding, and as their set-piece taker is always a threat to score. Yannick Bolasie will be asked to step up, as so far he has only scored once this season, and will need to score more for this team to truly contend.

Simon (Stall express) - Arsenal v. Everton

I cannot ignore the Gunners' form. The victories over a sequence of tough opponents will leave the side with amazing confidence. Everton don't convince me they can withstand the tide of Arsenal's attack.

If I only knew whether Theo Walcott or Olivier Giroud would start I be certain to pick them in Fantrax, the good thing with Togga I get to know. Maybe its Giroud's turn? Mesut Ozil is very well known as being a streak player. With goals and or multi assists in his last 3 in all competitions he is right in that period right now.

I suspect Aaron Ramsey is about to go on a run of performances next so he also tempts this week. Finally Santi Cazorla has been fantastic recently and that first pen of the season is overdue. In fact I'm not there is a bad pick and with the Manchester Derby it a great chance for the Gunners to take advantage with one more convincing home win.