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Game 31 Live Chat: Midweek Mayhem

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The games are coming fast and furious, so buckle up for the ride!

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Zlatan is back!
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We’ve got plenty of Tuesday and Wednesday games sandwiched between two weekends full of fixtures, so here’s hoping your favorite players won’t be rested when you’re counting on them to deliver fantasy glory.

Tuesday

Watford v. West Bromwich Albion

The Hornets kept a clean sheet with a 1-0 home victory over Sunderland, while Albion also posted a shutout in a 0-0 affair at Manchester United. Are we looking at another defensive struggle here or will things open up?

Leicester City v. Sunderland

After winning five times in their first 25 games this season, the Foxes will try to make it five straight victories under Craig Shakespeare. Speaking of streaks, Sunderland has not scored a single goal in its past five tries. On paper, this one looks lopsided, but as we know, games are played on grass.

Burnley v. Stoke City

Burnley allows less than one goal per game at home, while Stoke City averages scoring less than one goal per game away. If form holds, it’s looking like a real defensive struggle here.

Manchester United v. Everton

After serving a suspension which saw him miss the past two Premier League games (three if you count a blank game week for the Red Devils), Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns. Meanwhile, Paul Pogba will hope to feature following an injury absence. Having managed only four goals in its past five home affairs, Manchester United certainly needs an offensive spark.

Wednesday

Swansea City v. Tottenham

Spurs are fresh off an inspired 2-0 win at tough Turf Moor which made it their fourth straight victory. However, the Swans are unbeaten in their past four home games (three wins), so this match-up between 2nd and 17th place could prove a trickier than expected battle.

Arsenal v. West Ham

For those who are weary of hearing “Wenger Out” chants from North Londoners, you’ll have to turn off the volume.

Hull City v. Middlesbrough

An exciting relegation battle or a miserable one? Here’s hoping for the former!

Southampton v. Crystal Palace

Southampton has managed only one goal across its past three games and Manolo Gabbiadini remains injured. Meanwhile, only four teams have allowed more goals than Crystal Palace on the road. What gives?

Liverpool v. Bournemouth

The Reds boast the league’s highest power offense at home (39 goals), while only three teams have allowed more than the Cherries on the road (31 goals). Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and company are most definitely ready to roll.

Chelsea v. Manchester City

Definitely the mid-week marquee match-up, the schedule makers saved this one (along with Liverpool/Bournemouth) for last. The Blues are in a fairly comfortable first place, but have not kept a clean sheet in their past seven games and are coming off a shock 2-1 home loss to 16th place Crystal Palace. Meanwhile, the Citizens have scored at least two goals in each of their past four away games. Should be a real cracker!

What games are you looking forward to the most? How are your fantasy teams looking? Join in the comments below!