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Fantrax EPL GW-16 Player Picks

Another game-week with a quick turnaround

Trent Alexander-Arnold - Liverpool FC - Premier League
Trent Alexander-Arnold is in good form |
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GW-15 squeezed into midweek, and as this article is being written, it has not concluded. Given the possibility of players getting injured or suspended during those midweek fixtures, managers are encouraged to check the latest status of players before finalizing their lineups!

Note: Article written prior to GW-16 price calculations.


Our one early fixture is Palace hosting Liverpool, so we Fantrax managers should be able to see those two lineups confirmed in the countdown hour to our deadline.

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EPL GW-16 Fantrax Fixtures

Date MATCH TIME (GMT)
Date MATCH TIME (GMT)
Dec 9 (Sat) Crystal Palace vs Liverpool 12:30
Dec 9 (Sat) Brighton vs Burnley 15:00
Dec 9 (Sat) Manchester United vs Bournemouth 15:00
Dec 9 (Sat) Sheffield United vs Brentford 15:00
Dec 9 (Sat) Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Nottingham Forest 15:00
Dec 9 (Sat) Aston Villa vs Arsenal 17:30
Dec 10 (Sun) Everton vs Chelsea 14:00
Dec 10 (Sun) Fulham vs West Ham United 14:00
Dec 10 (Sun) Luton Town vs Manchester City 14:00
Dec 10 (Sun) Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle United 16:30

Goalkeepers

Andre Onana ( $13.40, Man Utd vs Bournemouth )

While Onana may have made some mistakes in the UCL, he has been quite solid in league games. With Bournemouth in good form recently, we can anticipate Onana making crucial saves and, hopefully, securing a victory with a clean sheet.

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Martin Dubravka ( $1.40, Tottenham vs Newcastle )

The fixture may pose a challenge, but I am confident that Dubravka has the ability to fill in for the injured Nick Pope. Despite the loss to Everton, Newcastle’s goalkeeper has proven to be an asset in Fantrax in the past, so he’s a risk worth considering at Dubravka’s bargain-basement price.

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Caoimhin Kelleher ( $1.40, Crystal Palace vs Liverpool )

If you remain uncertain about Dubravka’s fixture, Kelleher is another option within a similar salary range. Kelleher secured his first clean sheet in the midweek game and is eager to build on that performance this weekend.

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Defenders

Teden Mengi ( $7.32, Luton Town vs Man City )

Mengi is enjoying an exceptional season, and his impressive performances are evident in Fantrax, with several double-digit hauls in recent games. Man City has three draws and one loss in the last four games. Hosting a slumping City is an opportunity for Luton Town. If you’re considering allocating resources to other positions, also contemplate Gabriel Osho ($3.73).

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Valentino Livramento ( $2.94, Tottenham vs Newcastle )

Livramento, stepping in for the injured Dan Burn, is delivering exceptional performances on the field. Demonstrating his full potential, there’s a possibility that he continues to start even after Dan Burn’s recovery. Secure him for your squad now at a low entry price before the opportunity slips away!

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Trent Alexander-Arnold ( $13.24, Crystal Palace vs Liverpool )

Typically, I don’t invest heavily in defense, but TAA has shown that he offers more than just defensive skills. Serving as the primary free-kick/corner taker and making incisive forward runs, TAA has emerged as one of the standout players in the league!


Midfielders

Mohammed Kudus ( $6.34, Fulham vs West Ham )

After a period of adjustment to a new team and environment, Kudus has begun to reciprocate the trust placed in him by his manager. He has been granted opportunities to start, delivering double-digit points in three out of the last four games. Given his reasonably low salary, he is certainly a player worth considering!

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Anthony Gordon ( $15.53, Tottenham Hotspur vs Newcastle Utd )

Gordon has played a crucial role in Newcastle’s maintaining current position despite a significant injury crisis. With five goals and two assists in the last eight games, he continues to show growth. Keep an eye on him during midweek, as he is currently managing a minor injury issue.

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Pablo Sarabia ( $4.27, Wolves vs Nottingham Forest )

Sarabia accumulated close to 20 points in the midweek match, despite not registering any goals or assists. He might not be a widely chosen player, but his favorable fixture and reasonable salary range make him a sensible option.


Forwards

Phil Foden ( $15.39, Luton Town vs Man City )

While the Hatters may not be easy adversaries in their home stadium, there remains optimism for opposing attackers as Luton has conceded in every match since the start of the season. If you have a larger budget, Erling Haaland ($24.97) is another option, and depending on the recovery status, you may consider Doku ($10.63).

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Joao Pedro ( $11.12, Brighton vs Burnley )

Pedro may not have a consistent starting spot for Brighton, but he consistently delivers when given the opportunity, even coming off the bench. He has been in excellent form recently, so let’s see if he can maintain it against the struggling Burnley!


Stats and info for this article were sourced from premierleague.com and fantrax.com.

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What holes do you have in your Fantrax sides? What barn-door buys are you now reconsidering? Who’s on your watch-list who isn’t mentioned above? Please log in and talk to us in the comments below!

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