DEFENDER: Ryan Bertrand – £5.8m (Home v Swansea)
A hiccup in the FA Cup won’t derail the Southampton train too much, and they’ll have the perfect opportunity to get back on track at home to Swansea City on Sunday.
The visitors will be missing the suspended Gylfi Sigurdsson and so much of their creativity will be absent, allowing for left-back Ryan Bertrand – who is now owned by more FPL bosses than teammate Nathaniel Clyne – to get forward even more than he usually does.
MIDFIELDER: Tomas Rosicky – £4.7m (Home v Aston Villa)
‘If you love football, you love Rosicky’ said Arsene Wenger after the win over Brighton, and the Frenchman is back loving the Czech midfielder after his return to the team.
The Gunners are bound to get chances at home to Aston Villa, and if you’re in need of a cheap midfielder then you could do a lot worse than a punt on the veteran.
FORWARD: Daniel Sturridge – £11.1m (Home v West Ham)
Brendan Rodgers is happy that he’s got his main forward back, and should you be too?
Daniel Sturridge really should be getting a mention in our ‘Outsider’ section, but you need to be below 5% ownership for that, and the number of players who pick a team at the start of a season and then never log into it again ensures that he’s still on 7.3%. With Diego Costa looking likely to miss three games, the return of the Liverpool man could hardly be better timed.
THE OUTSIDER: Dwight Gayle – £5.0m (Home v Everton)
The likes of Charlie Austin, Danny Ings and Harry Kane have found favour as cheap forward options this season, but what about Dwight Gayle?
The Crystal Palace man has scored three goals in Alan Pardew’s two league games in charge so far, and he’ll fancy his chances of grabbing more against an Everton side who have frankly been awful in recent weeks.
THE CAPTAIN: Alexis Sanchez – £11.5m (Home v Aston Villa)
It feels like a weekend in which the ownership of one or two key players will be crucial, and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez is certainly one of those.
The Chilean takes on Aston Villa at the weekend in just the sort of Emirates match he has been dominating this season, and with the absences or potential absences of others he looks to be the man to trust.