Danny Rose or Ben Davies, which one starts for Spurs early tomorrow morning? These are the kind of decisions that can give a Fantasy Premier League owner fits. Especially when it's the match that kicks off the weekend and you have no clue who will get the nod. Meanwhile, you're trying to figure out will Riyad Mahrez finally get off this skid he's on? Will Jamie Vardy start, or will he get the rest his groin badly needs right now? Will Louis Van Gaal finally lose his job? What is the meaning of life? Why didn't I win the Powerball?!?!
Ok, so we can't really help you with a few of those questions. But the ones we can, we will do our best. First of all, you need to know which teams are traveling to which other teams this weekend, because without that, it's a bit difficult to decide who will have a great matchup. So, here are the matches this weekend:
Saturday, January 16th
Tottenham v Sunderland
Southampton v West Brom Albion
Sunday, January 17th
Monday, January 18th
Swansea City v Watford
Ok, so we know who is playing. Now the question is, who do we play in our lineups? There are some very tasty matchups this weekend for some big name players. Manchester City and Leicester City have very winnable matchups, and those matches could become blowouts. Chelsea takes on an Everton side that is missing a lot of players due to injury.
Then you have Liverpool and Manchester United....a match that could end 0-0 or 4-4, depending on what names LVG draws out of his magic hat. I'm waiting for the day when it tells him to play Martial at CDM and Memphis at waterboy. It's going to happen.
Since we weren't able to give you a players pick post this week, here is a quick look at who I believe will be the best team you could field this weekend:
With that said, here are the lineups I will be running with for this weekend:
De Gea, Kolarov, Alderweireld, Fuchs, Yaya Toure, Ozil (V), Alli, Mahrez, Payet (C), Lukaku, Ighalo (bench: Butland, Bardy, Sagna, Baines)
Forster, Baines, Fuchs, Smalling, Cabaye, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Payet, Silva, Vardy, Ighalo