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EPL Game-week 33 Fantrax Player Picks

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Six games left. Lots to play for still in this full weekend of EPL action.

Anthony Martial - Manchester United - Premier League
Manchester United and Anthony Martial are back home, where he likes to score.
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We are back to some sort of EPL normalcy for a few day at least.

There are still six games left, and while Liverpool has clinched the title, there remains a lot still to be decided on both ends of the table.

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Saturday, 4 July 2020

Sunday, 5 July 2020

Monday, 6 July 2020

Prices are pre-update prices from NMA-blog-Yahoo11

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Goalkeepers

Martin Dubravka (NEW vs WHU, $12.73): Newcastle are significantly better at home and continue to look solid overall. West Ham, despite a good showing against Chelsea, have only scored 12 goals on the road this year.

David de Gea (MUN vs BOU, $10.52): United are playing well. They haven’t lost in 8 games, haven’t conceded more than one goal since January, and haven’t been scored on at home during that time. Bournemouth has only scored once since the restart.

Emilio Martinez (WOL vs ARS, $1.01): Yes Arsenal haven’t been scored on in two games, but Wolves have been one of the best teams since the restart, so this is more of a bet and investment in a cheap keeper who can make some saves.

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Defenders

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (MUN vs BOU, $13.04): Two assists in his last two games, plus two straight clean sheets. United have a good match-up, and AWB continues to get forward.

Charlie Taylor (BUR vs SHU, $8.07): Besides being blown out by Man City (and Taylor still had 8 points), Burnley have been solid at the back. Taylor provides a chance at another clean sheet and phantom points too.

Lewis Dunk (NOR vs BHA, $12.23) We get to see lineups for this one. Norwich just aren’t that good, and Dunk has been performing well.

Matt Ritchie (NEW vs WHU, $4.66): He sat out last game but should be back for this one. Keep checking the injury reports. He will be back to set-piece duty if he returns.

James Justin (LEI vs CRY, $2.71): He has filled in nicely for the injured Ricardo Pereira. Even without clean sheets, he is putting up points. Leicester need a win in a bad way. Even with two goals against, he scored six fantasy points, and as a defender getting forward there’s a chance for a big game.

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Midfielders

Willian (CHE vs WAT, $15.71) He continues to be Chelsea’s best player, and the Blues have a good match-up this week too. There is a little worry about rotation, but Chelsea are fighting to keep their top 4 spot.

Riyad Mahrez (SOU vs MCI, $18.53): He came on late for City against Liverpool, so I think he gets a start on Sunday. Besides Kevin De Bruyne, Mahrez has been the most consistent performer this year. Bernardo Silva, who also should get a start, is worth considering.

Bruno Fernandes (MUN vs BOU, $6.24) Please tell me you already have him...

Allan Saint-Maximin (NEW vs WHU, $8.19): Many of you had him last week, and if you did, nice work. We have been excited about him all year, and now his speed and direct running are turning into points. His three assists tripled his season total. He has a good match-up and is hot.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (LIV vs AVL, $5.42): I’m not sure how I’d get into this good match-up for Liverpool. I’m not wanting to spend too much on any of the big three up front because of the lack of time between games, but I feel like Liverpool may bounce back at home against lowly Villa. Ox, while inconsistent, also is capable of big games.

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Forwards

Anthony Martial (MUN vs BOU, $15.12): If you look back six games, you will notice a pattern. One game no goals, next game goal (or 3). He’s basically scoring every other game, and you’ll also notice that he has been scoring those goals at home. And since he didn’t score mid week and it was on the road, should we expect that pattern to continue with a home game? Add to this that United play Bournemouth who haven’t won since the restart.

Jamie Vardy (LEI vs CRY, $18.78) Okay, so he hasn’t scored since the restart, so this is a bit against what the stats would say, but how long will he stay quiet? I don’t want to miss out on the week where he gets things going again, and Palace is the sort of visitor to unlock the floodgates.

Harry Kane (TOT vs EVE, $13.49) He scored, but he also had a few called back. This tells me that he’s on target and ready for a big game.

Jarrod Bowen (NEW vs WHU, $3.72): Bowen had two assists in week 32. He continues to be one of West Ham’s key players as they fight to stay in the EPL, and he’s putting up consistent points. Newcastle have been playing solid, and West Ham are on the road, but Bowen still deserves a look.

Olivier Giroud (WHU vs CHE, $3.21): I think it’s his turn to get the start. West Ham have given up two goals in each of their three games since returning to play.

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How’s your team shaping up for the week? Who else is a must have for the week?

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