DEFENCE: John Stones, Everton – £5.4m (Home v Crystal Palace)
After conceding eight goals at home to both Arsenal and Chelsea, Everton boss Roberto Martinez appears to have discovered the secret to keeping things tight at the back, and it’s John Stones.
The young defender returned to the side at West Brom last weekend, and subsequently helped his side register a clean sheet for which he was also awarded two bonus points. Everton face a couple of tough fixtures after Palace at home, but Sunday should guarantee points.
MIDFIELD: Christian Eriksen, Tottenham – £7.9m (Home v West Brom)
Tottenham’s Great Dane grabbed his first goal of the season and three bonus points in the draw at Sunderland, and providing he comes through the Europa League trip to Belgrade unharmed (and perhaps unused) then he should sparkle against a poor West Brom side.
On his day Eriksen can be a devastating attacking talent, and you’d have thought that he’ll get the chance to demonstrate his abilities against one of the weaker outfits in the division.
FORWARD: Graziano Pelle, Southampton – £7.6 (Away v Swansea)
Last week’s tip-off that the Italian forward would shine didn’t turn out to be such a bad one, and after his two goals against Newcastle the frontman will have Swansea in his sights.
Pelle looks to be a forward who’ll go on little goalscoring runs rather than be a prolific hitman, and so back him to shine just as Swansea’s good start to the season gets a little trickier.
THE OUTSIDER: Ander Herrera, Manchester United – £7.3m (Away v Leicester)
Goals from the centre of midfield are something that Manchester United haven’t had for a while now, and although Ander Herrera’s strike in the win over QPR won’t be the beginning of a prolific run for the Spaniard, it will at least give him confidence.
Herrera is one of the less celebrated of United’s new arrivals, but creativity from midfield could be crucial in a tricky looking contest at Leicester.
THE CAPTAIN: Romelu Lukaku, Everton – £9.0m (Home v Crystal Palace)
With Manchester City facing Chelsea and Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United all being given tough away games, it could pay to put your trust is Everton’s Belgian battering ram for their clash with Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Wait and see what happens in the Blues’ Europa League clash with Wolfsburg first (and then pick one of the usual suspects if the worst occurs), but after his goal at West Brom last weekend Lukaku is up and running for the season, and when’s he’s on form there are few better in the division.