The Manchester Derby is rightfully stealing all the primetime matchup headlines, however after their biggest win in recent memory Arsenal host a very cheeky Everton squad, and across-town Mr. Klopp seeks to direct Liverpool to his first career English victory. So let's dive right in:
Petr Cech (Arsenal, $5,400) - As previously mentioned, Arsenal will be feeling utterly fantastic after perhaps their most important victory in the previous 3-5 seasons with their defeat of German powerhouse Bayern Munich midweek in Champions League play. Cech is no secret and isn't cheap but sometimes that should serve as even more assurance as to his upcoming performance. Buoyed by the huge week of uplifting emotion, look for Arsenal and Cech to get the victory and clean-sheet.
Jack Butland (Stoke, $5,100) - Stoke has very sneakily be playing some really disciplined football the past few games and although we are not a big fan of them as a whole, you can always count on Stoke to run every kilometer at 150%, especially at home. Call it a hunch, but Butland should be very low owned and could easily get both the win and clean-sheet bonuses.
Simon Mignolet (Liverpool, $4,600) - There is a lot that can be said about Liverpool and how everyone is buying into the hype surrounding their new Manager, Jurgen Klopp, and they definitely have a good point. However, if there has been one man who has done a fantastic job in almost every match this season Mignolet is without a doubt the guy. Southampton are a very tough opponent who will come into Anfield knowing they have to stymy the initial cauldron of emotion, however we can easily see a low-scoring affair and a clean-sheet + victory are not at all unfathomable, worth the chance at this price.
Other options to consider: Brad Guzan (Aston Villa, $4,500), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham, $5,200).
Hector Bellerin (Arsenal, $5,200) - Arsenal are currently firing on all cylinders and Bellerin has been a major part of it. He was outstanding mid-week providing easily over five dangerous crosses as well as a pivotal assist on Arsenal's second goal to clinch the match vs. Bayern. He makes for a perfect pairing with Cech.
Jordan Amavi (Aston Villa, $4,300) - One of Tim Sherwood's few summer signings, Amavi was specifically brought in to fire in dangerous crosses aimed at large-and-in-charge striker Rudy Gestede and that's exactly what he'll be doing this weekend against a struggling Swansea side.
Ritchie De Laet (Leicester City, $3,600) - Little bit of a flyer here on Ritchie, however we've seen him get in on the scoring action in the past and with a high-flying affair this weekend hosting Crystal Palace he could provide some very nice value and maybe even an assist. Definitely a GPP play over cash.
Other options to consider: Alan Hutton (Aston Villa, $3,800), Daryl Janmaat (Newcastle, $4,200), Simon Francis (Bournemouth, $4,000).
Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City, $10,000) - Considering his price tag it's safe to say Mahrez won't be surprising anyone with his sensational play. With that being said, Leicester have been stunning all opposition at home this year and we don't expect them to stop this weekend which means Mahrez will 100% be in the action.
Dimitri Payet (West Ham, $9,300) - As we've been previously writing, Payet is looking like he's the best purchase of the summer window, with the exception of KDB. Until he stops performing we think you need to plug in him or Mahrez this week in order to keep up with the pack. Safe for GPP's and cash games.
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City, $9,000) - We hate to post three very expensive names at the top of our midfield recommendation list, but this week in particular we think you simply need to play two out of these three guy's. KDB was on point again this week firing the game winner for Man City in stoppage time so although he is absolutely killing it, be wary of some potential minute management as he played the full 90 minutes a few days ago in a VERY emotional win.
Other options to consider: Christian Eriksen (Tottenham, $8,400), Jeremain Lens ($6,700), Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle, $6,200)
Jamie Vardy (Leicester City, $9,800) - With 9 goals in his 9 Premier League appearances thus far this season, Vardy and Mahrez could easily be a 60+point combination. Vardy has continually answered the bell as he is scoring in every which way and although we have a great deal of respect for Alan Pardew and the Crystal Palace discipline, look for Vardy to pop in 1-2 goals.
Sadio Mane (Southampton, $9,400) - Southampton's most electrifying player has simply been outstanding for the last month in every big-time matchup. This weekend he will be playing in a very amped up environment against what's been a very suspect Liverpool back-four this season. Whether he gets on the score sheet or
not, Mane will be causing havoc all over the pitch and if he rises to the occasion yet again, he could prove to be a very nice Sunday play.
Saido Berahino (West Brom, $6,900) - Our sneakiest, yet favorite play of the weekend. Berahino has been a little magician up front for Pulis and West Brom ever since he burst onto the scene last season. Playing a Norwich squad that has given up goals in every single match this season, we see plenty of upside for Berahino especially at this value.
Other options to consider: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal, $11,700), Jermaine Defoe (Sunderland, $6,200), Anthony Martial ($8,700).
Cech | Bellerin, Amavi | Montero, Willian | Vardy, Berahino | Arnautovic
Lloris | Janmaat, Rose | Sterling, Wijnaldum | Bony, Defoe | Eriksen
That's all for this weekend's Premier League action, folks. Let us know who you're thinking of picking up, especially anyone we left off our list, and let's make some money!