Week 5 Fixture List
My Best Bets for 2+ Goals: Swansea City, Manchester United, Chelsea, Crystal Palace
My Best Bets for a Clean Sheet: Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Everton, West Brom
David De Gea (MUN) - With a new contract in his pocket, DDG is almost a must-start most weeks, but even more with a matchup against an overpowered Sunderland side that has scored only six goals this season and has been shut out two straight weeks.
Asmir Begovic (CHE) - Newcastle scored two goals in their first match of the season. Since then, they have put just one ball into the net, and that was against Watford last weekend. Begovic may not even have to make more than a few saves, but he's almost a lock for a clean sheet.
Tim Howard (EVE) - The Toffee's keeper has been in fine form so far, racking up 24 saves in six matches with only five goals conceded. With three clean sheets in five matches, he now faces a West Brom side that has only scored four times this season.
Phil Jagielka (EVE) - As stated with Howard, Everton has not allowed a goal in three of their last five matches. That's also how many times Jagielka has racked up double-digit points in Fantrax, while putting together some solid scores in the official game. Also always a threat on set pieces.
Chris Smalling (MUN) - With his partner Daley Blind likely being restored to CB this weekend, Smalling's scoring should return. He also is due a goal at this point, and Sunderland has been poor at defending corners this season.
Kurt Zouma (CHE) - After scoring a goal last week, he not only has clean sheet potential but he will be looking to grab a second goal in as many matches.
Nathaniel Clyne (LIV) - With three clean sheets in a row, Clyne has a solid matchup taking on a Aston Villa side that struggles to deal with attacking wingbacks. Clyne should be able to get in plenty of crosses and might even snatch an assist.
Riyad Mahrez (LEI) - At this point, I'm not even sure we should waste time posting his name in this column. He's a must-start, until he proves otherwise. Arsenal will have their hands full with the Algerian playmaker.
Dimitri Payet (WHU) - Norwich have not been the strongest side away from home, and Payet has been instrumental in the Hammers' hot start. Look for him to have another strong performance against an overmatched Norwich defense..
Yohan Cabaye (CRY) - After a great start, Cabaye has not factored into the officla BPL game much, although he continues to perform well in Fantrax. However, a matchup with Watford should provide the French midfielder an opportunity to have an influence, especially as this could be a wide-open affair between two teams pushing for a win.
Eden Hazard (CHE) - Hazard looked dangerous against Arsenal, and got that elusive first goal before the day was done. Now he gets to face a Newcastle side that have been eaten alive this season by wingers with pace. Not only is he a threat to grab a goal, but don't be surprised if Janmaat gets himself booked early--or even sent off yet again.
Callum Wilson (BOU) - Stoke City have yet to keep a clean sheet through the first six matches of the season, and Wilson has scored five goals in his past four appearances, including each of Bournemouth's last two at home. Look for that form to continue this weekend as he seeks to increase his scoring total for the season..
Anthony Martial (MUN) - After yet another goal on Wednesday in the League Cup, it is safe to say that Manchester United are getting their money's worth with the French youngster. Martial's confidence is sky high, and few would bet against him snatching yet another goal at the expense of a Sunderland defense that has conceded eight times in three away matches.
Diafra Sakho (WHU) - Coming off their slaying of Goliath last weekend, West Ham return home to face a Norwich City team that have allowed ten goals this season. With two goals in his last three matches, look for Sakho to try to continue the run. That is, if the Hammers can stop playing to their competition for once this season.
Jamie Vardy (LEI) - While it is a risk to play him against Arsenal, he has scored in each of the last three matches for the Foxes. Two of the five goals Arsenal has allowed this season came from Chelsea last week, but with two players suspended the Gunners will be a bit short handed. This match should be pretty open in terms of attacking play, and Vardy has a terrific shot at making it four straight with a score.
Sergio Aguero (MCY) - He's back, he's healthy, and although he is facing a Tottenham side that has been stingy on defense this season, no team has been terrorized by Kun Aguero more than Spurs. His ten goals against the side are the most against any European team in his entire career. He is getting the chances, he just hasn't been converting them. With his history against Tottenham, he should have the confidence to bag one this weekend.
While there is still plenty of time for me to tinker my lineup right out of a great week, here are the players I'm looking to take into action this weekend:
De Gea / Darmian / Sagna / Jagielka / Memphis / Yaya Toure / Mahrez (C) / Cabaye / Wilson / Aguero / Gomis (Official BPL)
De Gea / Darmian / Smalling / Sagna / Barkley / Cabaye / Payet / De Bruyne / Mahrez / Aguero / Martial / Vardy (Fantrax)
Will you be targeting one of these players for your fantasy team this weekend? Or do you have another name in mind that you think others should look at? Post in the comments section and share your opinions!