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Week 17 Fantasy Premier League Player Picks

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We've got a few lopsided-looking games looming this weekend, so here's a look at what teams' players you should consider loading up on along with a few other more independent picks for your fantasy squads.

After a brief hiatus, Vardy is back to scoring ways. Is he in your team this week?
After a brief hiatus, Vardy is back to scoring ways. Is he in your team this week?
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Week 17 Fixture List

Chelsea vs. Sunderland

Everton vs. Leicester City

Manchester United vs. Norwich City

Southampton vs. Tottenham Hotspur

Stoke City vs. Crystal Palace

West Bromwich Albion vs. AFC Bournemouth

Newcastle vs. Aston Villa

Watford FC vs. Liverpool

Swansea City vs. West Ham United

Arsenal vs. Manchester City

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My Best Bets for 2+ Goals: Tottenham, Manchester City, Leicester City, Arsenal, Everton

My Best Bets for a Clean Sheet: Tottenham, Stoke City, Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea

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Goalkeepers

Jack Butland (STO) - Seven clean sheets for the man on the side that sits 11th in the table. Consistent form has been proven great for what many consider as the next starting goalkeeper on the England national team. Let's see if his great form continues against Crystal Palace.

Petr Cech (ARS) - Another clean sheet, this time again Aston Villa, was enough to see the Gunners temporarily climb to the top of the table. Cech and his teammates are in excellent form heading into the match against Manchester City in the weekend, and you have to like his chances at getting a number of saves even if Arsenal fail to keep the Citizens off the score sheet.

Hugo Lloris (TOT) - Tottenham struggled last week and fell to only their second defeat of the season against Newcastle. The Spurs defense has been a big part of Tottenham's success this season, and they'll be motivated to get back on track this weekend.

Defenders

Toby Alderweireld (TOT) - As with Lloris, Alderweireld has been a very important member of the Spurs back line this season, and will look to be a major influence against his former team Southampton.

Aleksandar Kolarov (MCI) - One of the best left backs and fullbacks in general so far this season has proven yet again his fine form for the Manchester club, and while Arsenal will prove to be a big test, he has shown he has the quality to put up good points in high profile matches.

Scott Dann (CRY) - The center back had an amazing performance against Southampton and will look to build on his impressive season so far as Palace try to stop the Stoke City attack. His attacking threat should help him earn points even if the Eagles fail to keep a clean sheet.

Allan-Roméo Nyom (WAT) - Watford's defender was able to pick up an assist in a 1-0 victory against Sunderland last time out. He's been somewhat of an underrated defender in the league, so he may be a good differential against a Liverpool side that has looked a bit out of sorts recently.

Philipp Wollscheid (STO) - Despite the return of Ryan Shawcross, Wollscheid has kept his place in the starting lineup for Stoke. The Potters have not conceded a goal with this center back partnership, and will be hopeful of keeping the streak going against Crystal Palace.

Midfielders

Mesut Ozil (ARS) - 13 assists in 16 games speaks volumes about what a fantastic player the German is. He clearly has settled into the role of provider for the Gunners and is only getting better as time goes by. Will he continue against Manchester City? Don't bet against it.

Aaron Ramsey (ARS) - As you can tell, I think the Arsenal-City match is full of attacking potential. Ramsey was able to pick up a goal over the weekend against Aston Villa and looks to have picked up where he left off before his injury issues took him out of the starting lineup. He and Ozil form a deadly pairing in midfield.

Riyad Mahrez (LEI) - It's hard to believe this man was worth £500,000 and bought for that price just a few years ago. Surely his fine form is a major cause for the amazing story that is Leicester City. 11 goals and seven assists is just sensational for the Algerian and he'll be high on confidence for the match against Everton this weekend.

Philippe Coutinho (LIV) - The diminutive Brazilian has been great so far, despite some recurring injuries happening in the process. If Liverpool are going to get back on track, they'll need Coutinho to be at his best, and I see him doing well this weekend against Watford, despite the 2-2 draw against West Brom.

David Silva (MCI) - The return from injury for this Spanish magician was noticeable with their win against Swansea, can he do it against Arsenal with so much on the line? The Silva-Aguero partnership is almost impossible to deal with when both are on form, and KDB may also be in the lineup to cause problems too.

Eden Hazard (CHE) - With Jose Mourinho getting the sack, will there be a turnaround in Chelsea's form? Hazard hasn't been at his best this season but he could turn things around against Sunderland this weekend to make the decision look like the right idea.

Strikers

Sergio Aguero (MCI) - If he starts or not will be the real question, but surely he will make an impact nevertheless with his eye for goal. Maybe a little expensive to buy in this week, but as I mentioned I think there will be plenty of goals in this match.

Olivier Giroud (ARS) - The Frenchman got a goal again last weekend and he's looking for more. With an inconsistent backline for Man City, Giroud will be eager to add more to his goal tally with the service of Ozil and Ramsey.

Romelu Lukaku (EVE)- The matchup of the best strikers in the Premier League at the moment. Lukaku is currently halfway to breaking the consecutive games with a goal scoring record Jamie Vardy just set a few weeks ago. The big Belgian will look to make it 7 matches in a row against the Foxes.

Odion Ighalo (WAT)- His partnership with Troy Deeney is something amazing for the recently promoted Watford. Ighalo already has nine goals to his name, but can he do it in a big test against Liverpool? Given their defensive lapses in the past two weeks and Watford's good form at home, I like his chances of at least testing Simon Mignolet a few times.

Jamie Vardy (LEI) - Last week Vardy proved once again, against the defending champions, why he is the king of the hill at the moment as the top goalscorer, breaking records. He's seen a meteoric rise in 2015 and I'm sure he'll cause plenty of problems against Everton.

Harry Kane (TOT) - After a hot run of form, Kane has cooled off again somewhat recently. Tottenham won't want to repeat their losing performance from last week and will need to rely on their key goalscoring threat to get back to doing what he does best against Southampton.

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Which players are you considering for your teams this week? Share your thoughts in the comments!