clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Staff Picks: Best EPL Fantasy Fixture, Week 16

We've taken a look at the Week 16 Premier League fixtures and picked our favorites for fantasy investment. Do you agree?

Alex Livesey/Getty Images
Roberto - Leicester City v. Chelsea

The game of the week for me is Leicester City hosting Chelsea on Monday night. The top of the table side taking on the struggling defending champions. Despite the qualification to the Champions League Round of 16 for Jose Mourinho's men, they are still barely keeping their heads above water in the Premier League. Losing to recently promoted Bournemouth for the first time proves that in a way giving only much more pressure for the Portuguese to keep his job.

Will the top goal-scorers Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez continue their fine form atop of the league and will such a good performance be enough to see them beat the defending champions? Cinderella stories are everywhere so far this season, so I'd imagine we won't see anything out of the ordinary with another Leicester win.

Chris - Tottenham Hotspur v. Newcastle

I don't see a standout fixture with respect to having a high likelihood of fireworks from both sides, but there are a few potential blowouts. Among those options, I'm going with Tottenham at home versus Newcastle. Quite simply, Tottenham is very strong at White Hart Lane (Manchester United is the only other side that has not lost at home this season) and despite this past weekend's win at St. James' Park over Liverpool, Newcastle is getting rocked on the road with a measly three goals scored against 18 conceded.

The Geordies have been shut out four times in seven away games and even when they've generally been unable to escape without embarrassment even when managing to score, suffering a 6-1 defeat at Manchester City and a 5-1 capitulation away to Crystal Palace. You'll have the usual Hotspurs stars (Toby Alderweireld, Christian Eriksen, Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris) on your radar but don't be shy about considering others such as Dele Alli, Erik Lamela, Danny Rose, Jan Vertonghen and Kyle Walker as well.

Simon - Manchester City v. Swansea City

Pretty easy one this week. Manchester City host a Swansea side in a mess. No manager, no form and facing a home side with more attacking weapons than any other side in the league. Got to fancy at least 3 home goals and maybe a clean sheet in this one even if Kun doesn't play. The hard part is knowing which players start and which rest. The fantasy points could be shared around the side so covering a handful of their players also makes sense.

Gavin - Aston Villa v. Arsenal

After a rousing display against Olympiakos in the Champions League on Wednesday, the Gunners will be high on confidence heading to Birmingham to take on the Villans. Despite their injury woes, Arsenal are still in the title hunt and will be eager to add another three points to their tally this weekend. Olivier Giroud is back in form and Aaron Ramsey has come back from injury with a bang as well, while Mesut Ozil has been the model of consistency in the Premier League this season.

It's been a bit of a mixed back so far for Remi Garde, with encouraging performances against Manchester City and Southampton bookending morale-crushing defeats against Everton and Watford. It's tough to know what to expect at Villa Park on Sunday, but betting on the more experienced French manager seems a good idea for your fantasy teams.