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Player picks Game week 13

Hopefully not “unlucky 13” for the NMA players

Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League
Hatty or blank this week?
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First up: To all of you celebrating USA Thanksgiving, have a great holiday with friends and family!

David Ge Gea

The league’s best defense plays one of the weakest attacks on the road.

Hugo Lloris

Facing a WBA side in free fall with Gary Megson in charge, Spurs must expect a clean sheet.

Kyle Walker

Walker is in very good form, and with City holding so much possession, he is getting in areas to add attacking points.

Pascal Gross

The gift that just keeps on giving. Gross now has 3 goals and 5 assists in the 12 league games. With hindsight, he’s a FPL must, but I’m afraid to say even in my most recent wildcard I didn't pick him.

He faces a rampant Manchester City side, and the big away win is expected. However, the Terriers have already beaten the red side of Manchester, so while City are a class all of their own right now, an upset is not impossible.

Xherdan Shaqiri / Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

If you don’t believe that Palace are displaying better form, then Shaq gives you a real differential pick. He has 1 goal and 3 assists in his last 3.

Choupo-Moting meanwhile seems to be holding the Stoke City forward position. Facing a side with no clean sheets this season, he is a pretty obvious pick.

Eden Hazard

The Belgium star has reached white-hot form. Though facing a tough fixture, Hazard has the ability to exploit a home side that won’t man mark him.

Wilfried Zaha

Zaha is possibly in the form of his career so far, and he is the main man in the Eagles attack. There is spirit in Roy’s men right now, and Zaha seems the most likely to score against a Stoke side that don’t look that likely to get a clean sheet.

Riyad Mahrez and Demarai Gray

I really like these two playin behind Vardy at Leicester City. With time, I can see them forming their own Lite version of the Golden Triangle.

Mahrez is well proven and looking more like the player of the league version. Gray is a talent, one who, if he can keep developing, can earn a place in the England World Cup squad.

Philippe Coutinho and Mohammed Salah

Coutinho is a player from the top draw who is getting better so it’s no wonder the mighty Barcelona and PSG were keen to make a deal in the summer. He makes the game look easy at times. Salah is this season’s fantasy favorite in midfield, now with 4 goals in his last 2 games.

It’s a tough game this week: An in form Chelsea visits with a fully fit Kante in their midfield whose job it will be to neutralize Coutinho's influence. The champ’s won’t close up shop, and that should mean a great game to watch. Great games to watch involve goals, so the Liverpool duo can prosper once again.

Christian Eriksen / Dele Alli / Heung-Min Son

I’m betting against WBA and despite the problems the side have had with packed defences at Wembley, I’m saying there is a 3-4 goal win this week for Spurs.

David Silva, Raheem Sterling, Leroy Sane and KDB

It seems nothing can come close to stopping them right now, so it’s not impossible for all to return goals and assists. With Sterling and Sane they can even do so from the bench.

Paul Pogba

Boy did United miss their main man in midfield. So full of self confidence, he is starting to make the mark that this is his team. Home to Brighton this week, he is a must in Fantrax and daily play games. With games against Arsenal and City in the next few weeks, the decision In FPL is tricky. In addition the challenge is to fit him in with all the options in the position.

Callum Wilson

Any player who has just scored a hatty must be in the mix. Wilson was a player whom many fantasy managers enjoyed last season and he is now straight in the conversation for the much wanted hot 3rd forward spot in our FPL sides.

With Swansea this week and Burnley, Southampton and Palace to follow before AFC Bournemouth heads to Old Trafford he has a lovely run of games.

Alvaro Morata

Morata is a player who impresses one minute then doesn't the next despite having some great ability. His recent form gets him into our picks in a game where I think Chelsea will score.

Jamie Vardy

If you don’t know Mr Vardy’s wife is currently in the jungle where she may eat Kangaroo testicles and put her hands into boxes of snakes and bugs. They say while the cat’s away, the mice will play, and I like a sharp-looking Vardy to grab his own headlines this week at West Ham.

David Moyes is up against it at the Hammers, even with Stuart Pearce in camp. The fans are not enthused with the appointment, and as always it doesn't take much for them to show their frustration. The trio f Vardy, Mahrez and Gray looks a handful to me; I can see them scoring a couple on the break this week.

Romelu Lukaku

The big man ended his goal scoring drought and can add to his golden boot chase this weekend. A very strong captain choice in FPL.

Harry Kane

For over 12m in FPL we want a more consistent scorer of goals. On top with a strapped hamstring I’m not so sure how fit Harry is right now. Still, it’s home to a WBA side in a mess. If we are sure he is fit, then he is a must, and it’s between him and Lukaku for captain.