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Staff Picks: Best EPL Fantasy Fixture, Week 7

We've taken a look at the Week 7 Premier League fixtures and picked our favorites for fantasy investment. Do you agree?

Can the high-flying foxes topple the Gunners to remain undefeated?
Can the high-flying foxes topple the Gunners to remain undefeated?
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Gavin (Gavin Wright) - Manchester United v. Sunderland

The Red Devils look an entirely different prospect with an in-form striker leading the line, and Sunderland are about as abject as any I've seen since the last time Derby County were in the Premier League. While Wayne Rooney continues to struggle with putting the ball in the back of the net, the arrivals of Anthony Martial and Memphis Depay are changing his role, and I think we'll continue to see Rooney follow Paul Scholes' career trajectory in terms of playing position as he ages. That's not a bad thing.

In any case, it's hard to see a situation where the Black Cats pose much threat to Louis van Gaal's men, and for that reason United should be looked to as a strong place to invest for Week 7. Longer term the schedule is more difficult, but if you're looking for a one-week investment you can't go wrong with David de Gea, Chris Smalling, Juan Mata, Memphis or Martial for your fantasy teams.

Roberto (Roberto Rojas) - Leicester City v. Arsenal

Fourth vs. Fifth. Will Leicester's undefeated run end against the Gunners? Arsenal are desperately looking for some points following their matches against Zagreb in the UCL and Chelsea over the weekend, both of which ended in defeats. Gabriel's red card has been forgotten as the FA reinstated the Brazilian defender and suspended Diego Costa, which could help Arsene Wenger's side. Alexis Sanchez will be looked to for another great fantasy match, as well as Riyad Mahrez.

Chris (Chris_Manfredi) - West Ham United v. Norwich City

West Ham is off to a high-flying start, tying for the most goals scored (13) with Leicester and behind only Manchester City in goal differential (+6). However, it has struggled in the supposed comforts of Upton Park with only one victory against two defeats, scoring a half dozen times while amazingly allowing six of its seven total tallies at home. Enter mid-table Norwich, seeing plenty of action on both sides of the field with nine goals scored (tied for fourth most) and 10 allowed (third most), while managing a surprisingly solid 1-1-1 away record with four goals scored and five allowed.

While you'd certainly have to favor Slaven Bilic's superior side, the Hammers' home woes and the Canaries' road friskiness have left the numbers looking pretty even. Add in the open style of both squads, this one really could go either way and should be plenty of fun, too. Pick freely from a plethora of strong options among West Ham's Diafro Sakho, Dimitri Payet, Cheikhou Kouyate, Mark Noble, Aaron Cresswell and Adrian along with Norwich's Nathan Redmond, Wes Hoolahan, Matthew Jarvis and Russell Martin. If you roll with John Ruddy (17 saves vs. 10 goals allowed), though, your bravery truly knows no bounds.

Zach (Kellz_86) - Tottenham Hotspur v. Manchester City

While not a traditional derby, this fixture has fast become a contentiously fought, explosive high stakes match. When the money first started flowing at the Etihad, Spurs were matched and fought City for Champions League Qualification. While City are now firmly ahead of Spurs in terms of squad, as we saw last week, they are prone to slip ups. This could be the perfect opportunity for Spurs to put the hammer down and damage City right after they were brought back down to earth. That is only if Spurs come ready, we all know what Aguero can do on his day.

Simon (Stall express) - Leicester City v. Arsenal

Leicester are unbeaten in 10 EPL games which is a club record. Arsenal are next up and not at their flowing best.

Teams that have caused the Gunners issues have sat deep and piled players right in front of Alexis Sanchez whenever he cuts inside. The Foxes are not a side who defend well. They don't defend in numbers and they don't seem to work well in defensive units. Further the overflowing confidence has come front bold, spirited attacking football.

All of that should mean more space but in behind the Leicester back line and more space in front of their back four, with the side stretched being urged on by a great home support. Despite their form the Foxes have no clean sheets this season and have conceded 2 in 3 of their 6 games. The fixture SHOULD suit Arsenal's strengths.

So, in theory if you can guess the Arsenal attack you should see fantasy points. Meanwhile, Leicester have been very good coming forward. 13 goals in 6 league games is a great record. With Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy they have two of the early seasons stars. What I love about them is not matter how the game is going they just keep on coming at you.

This game will be a great a watch and with end to end play a source of great fantasy points for attacking points.

Which fixture do you think will result in the most fantasy points? Where will you be investing for your team? Did we skip your top choice? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!