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Week 16 Fantasy Premier League Pre-Deadline Chat

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It's crunch time, as the deadline for your final changes for Week 16 bears down upon us. Come discuss your lineups with us as we count down to kickoff!

"Do you think we should let the lads score a goal this week?"
"Do you think we should let the lads score a goal this week?"
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Well, Champions League group stage matches are all over, and we now know who will be playing in the prestigious tournament....and who will be spending Thursday evenings in eastern Europe. It also means that for the next few weeks, we have nothing but Premier League matches ahead of us!

This weekend sees the action kick off with Everton traveling to Norwich City in the early match, and concludes when the team in first place takes on a lowly side on Monday afternoon.

Of course, that David v Goliath matchup that is Leicester City against Chelsea will see one team fighting to stay out of the drop zone, while the other looks to maintain their spot at the top of the table.

If you had read the previous paragraph two months ago and thought that Chelsea would be the team fighting to stave off relegation, you would have been laughed out of the room. Yet, here we are closing in on the halfway point of the season, and the Blues are still trying to right the ship, as they languish at the bottom of the table.

In between, we have plenty of questions. Will Manchester United finally score in a Premier League match? I've heard that it's happened before, but I'm starting to think it's one of those urban legends that gets repeated so many times that it's accepted as fact.

Will Arsenal have a full team when they take on Aston Villa, or will their bench be filled with Fatheads of former legends like Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp in place of the 24,873 players they have with injuries?

Finally, will West Ham United decide to try to win a match for once, or will they continue to sleepwalk like they're still in shock that Dimitri Payet is hurt and not coming back?

Of course, the biggest question is....who are you playing in your fantasy team this weekend? Here is the official Premier League contest Starting XI that I will be rolling out on Saturday:

David De Geat / Aleksandar Kolarov, Toby Alderweireld, Bacary Sagna / Yaya Toure, Mesut Ozil (C), Yohan Cabaye, Riyad Mahrez, Ross Barkley / Jamie Vardy, Odion Ighalo

Alright, let's discuss those final changes and prepare for a great weekend of Premier League action!