The weekend kicks off with a bang between two title hopefuls in possibly the most crucial North London Derby of all time. Kane v. Giroud, Ericksen v. Sanchez, Alli v. Ozil; the intriguing match-ups litter the pitch and most importantly both with will be without key defensive pieces: Koscielny and Cech for Arsenal, Alderweireld for Tottenham. There are seven matches that follow the Derby in what should prove to be an exciting Saturday in the Premier League. Sergio Aguero will look to carry his City attack in vengeance of their embarrassment against Liverpool.
Saturday, March 5th
Everton v. West Ham United
Manchester City v. Aston Villa
Newcaslte United v. Bournemouth AFC
Watford v. Leicester City
Sunday, March 6th
My Official FPL team: Schmeichel / Azpilicueta, Clyne, Dann / Alli, Ozil, Payet, Mahrez, Willian (V) / Lukaku, Aguero (C)
My Fantrax team: Courtois / Yedlin, Rangel, Kompany / Willian, Sigurdsson, Hazard, Silva, Milner / Aguero, Lukaku
If you're like me and lost your goalkeeper in Petr Cech, you'll be shopping for a replacement, Kasper Schmeichel at (£4.6) is a perfect candidate with an easy stretch of games ahead. Dele Alli (£6.0) still sits at a desirable price given the production he's put forth. James Milner (£6.5) has simply been resurgent under Klopp and a goal and assist against Manchester City last out showcases the form he's currently in. Benik Afobe (£6.1) is becoming a meaningful presence leading the Bouremouth attack and now can account for four goals in his past seven matches. Dame N'Doye (£4.8) should maintain his starting role with a goal at midweek. Robert Huth (£4.7) could give you a cheap exposure to the Leicester defense that has been accumulating many clean sheets since the New Year.
That's what I'm thinking about, how about you?