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Week 33 Fantasy EPL Pre-Deadline Chat

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Not many weeks left so the choices matter more than ever.

Can the seasons young star get back in the goals this week?
Can the seasons young star get back in the goals this week?
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The weeks are running low and the battle to finish as high in the global rankings along with the private battles mean as Fergie once said "it's squeaky bum" time.

In recent weeks the majority of us have considered betting against Newcastle United as a good idea.  Coming into this week the magpies have lost 5 in a row scoring just once and conceding 9 times.  This week they host a Tottenham side winles and scoreless in 2 games themselves.

In the theme of whoever plays Newcastle many of you are holding Harry Kane in your side and/or tempted to add Christian Eriksen.  Kane is scoreless in 2 while Eriksens fantasy points have dropped off in the spring of 2015.  I do fancy one or both of Spurs obvious attackers will provide a decent return this week but I'm not as excited as I would have been 4-5 weeks ago.  Also a point worth noting is the return of captain Fabricio Coloccini.  They are a better side with him in and maybe it isnt the prize fixture we think.

Elsewhere I see value in Chelsea this week.  True Manchester United are in as good a form as anyone bar Arsenal but many of the reasons for the form are absent for this one.  Danny Blind is out at LB, as is Michael Carrick in midfield.  Both have made a huge impact in the recent results.  Finally Wayne Rooney playing up front could also be under danger with rumours of Robin Van Persie/Radamel Falcao starting up top.  If so we are back to the side that looked so flat around Christmas.  Adding to that young Paddy Mclair will be at CB.  Paddy has done ok but this is a big test for him and Chris Smalling has yet to show signs of being a good communicator.

Chelsea have been well off the boil bar the awesome Eden Hazard but for all of the critics complaints they have been winning.  There will be one more Chelsea showing of power before the season ends.  I hope its not this week but I'd be surprised if Chelsea don't at least end the Red Devils run of wins.  Hope I'm wrong.

Final point is the need for Leicester City in a great run of form themselves to take advantage of a Swansea side both safe and missing their two best forwards.  A point is a must and really anything other than a win would be less than than aim for the weekend.  Could big Robert Huth be at the start of a goalscoring run from set plays?

We have no early game this week so no rush in picking our sides.  I hope to follow my own advice and try and avoid temptation to make major last min changes after Yahoos performances in the last couple weeks.

Lets chat

Simon