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DEFENCE: Cesar Azpilicueta, Chelsea – £6.0m (Home v Aston Villa)
Not as heralded as some of his teammates, and as a result a lot cheaper too, Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta has nonetheless turned into Mr. Reliable for Jose Mourinho.
He’s started all five of his club’s Premier League games so far and completed the full 90 minutes in all of them, and that’s despite many tipping that summer signing Felipe Luis would go ahead of him in the pecking order.
MIDFIELD: Morgan Schneiderlin, Southampton – £5.8m (Home v QPR)
The one man who tried to force his way of Southampton who wasn’t successful must be feeling pretty content with life at the moment, as Saints start their campaign brilliantly and head into this winnable looking clash with QPR in extremely high spirits.
Morgan Schneiderlin has been key to that impressive form, and having added some fine goals to his game this season he’ll be looking to get on the mark again as his side host the R’s.
FORWARD: Leonardo Ulloa, Leicester – £5.7m (Away v Crystal Palace)
So it turns out that you all saw Leicester 5 Man Utd 3 too then, and it wasn’t just a weird dream?
Leonardo Ulloa certainly saw it, and was key to the remarkable action as his two goals took his tally to five for the season so far. Ahead of a few winnable games for a talented and underrated Leicester side, he could be a man to bank on.
THE OUTSIDER: Mame Biram Diouf, Stoke – £6.4m (Home v Newcastle)
Coming in at a little more expensive than Ulloa but which much less ownership, Mame Biram Diouf has made a solid start to his Stoke City career, scoring goals against Manchester City and QPR.
As the inexplicable Bojan Krkic phase dies down for many, it might be work transferring your allegiance to the Senegalese forward ahead of their Monday night meeting with Newcastle.
THE CAPTAIN: Diego Costa, Chelsea – £11.0m (Home v Aston Villa)
We switched allegiance from him last weekend and managed to get a goal out of Romelu Lukaku, but it just makes sense to put your trust back in Diego Costa ahead of Aston Villa’s visit to Stamford Bridge.
Astonishingly, over 60% of Fantasy Premier League players now have the part-Brazilian, part-Spanish, part-goal getting monster in their team.
The other 40% aren’t having good seasons.
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The trouble with pesky competitions like the Capital One Cup – which still sounds like an employee of the month award – is that they can easily get in the way of your Fantasy Premier League team’s progress.
They can affect the mood of teams in the real thing too, and as such Everton’s week suddenly doesn’t look as rosy as it did when Marouane Fellaini (£7.2m) headed in the third of their three goals in the convincing win at Swansea last Saturday.
The cup loss to Leeds in midweek saw the chances of David Moyes making this the season that he picks up a first trophy at Everton effectively reduced by 50%, and the question now has to be whether or not that’ll affect the Blues’ fine league form which has taken them to third in the table after five games.
All eyes will be on Goodison Park on Saturday then, as Everton seek to bounce back at the first time of asking by welcoming Southampton.
As fixtures go it is a pretty decent one to make your recovery from midweek misery, and if you can see them getting over the Elland Road loss quickly then expect the Blues to be flying come Saturday afternoon. With fixtures against Wigan and QPR to come in the immediate future too, it could be a good time to put your faith in Moyes’s boys to earn you points, with Fellaini the man most likely.
That said, Nikica Jelavic (£8.4m) is also primed to return here after missing the Swansea game and only appearing as a substitute against Leeds, whilst those who can afford Leighton Baines (£7.2m) will be getting a severely underrated defender who has already contributed a goal, two assists and two clean sheets this season. He could well be set to add to that tally at the weekend.
Across Stanley Park at Liverpool, things could just be about to change for the better.
Last weekend’s unfortunate loss to Manchester United brought an end to a tricky run of fixtures for Brendan Rodgers’ side, and although the midweek Capital One Cup win at West Bromwich Albion was achieved with a smattering of youngsters, it might just have restored somewhat of a feelgood factor amongst those at the club.
Norwich await in the Premier League at Carrow Road on Saturday, and with the Canaries having only found the net twice in their five league games this season – plus with winnable home games against Stoke and Reading on the horizon – it might just be the time to put your faith in Rodgers’ rearguard.
Injury and rotation issues mean that the only two defenders certain to start for Liverpool at the weekend are Glen Johnson (£6.4m) and Martin Skrtel (£6.0m), and with the pair offering the potential for assist and goal points respectively then either could be good additions. It is further forward where Liverpool could make their mark this weekend though, with Raheem Sterling (£4.6m) still an astute cheap choice and Luis Suarez (£9.4m) ready to fire back at a ground where he scored a hat-trick last season. Those now debating whether or not to stick with Carlos Tevez (£9.9m) could decide to switch to the Uruguayan.
Tevez and his Manchester City team-mates go to Fulham on Saturday, and with City far from certain to get a result there and clashes between Arsenal and Chelsea and Manchester United and Tottenham proving somewhat unpredictable, it might pay to look elsewhere for some points.
With apologies to Steven Fletcher (£7.2m) his goalscoring run has become impossible to ignore, and whilst climbing on board the Fletcher bandwagon has to come with the warning that Sunderland face City away next, this weekend’s fixture at home to Wigan could be the perfect one to see the Scot continue his scoring run.