The first six weeks of the Premier League haven’t disappointed, action packed games, upsets and some fantastic goals have all been present thus far in the season. Gameweek 7 looks likely to continue this desirable trend, with Chelsea playing host to Arsenal in a mouth watering fixture as the weekend’s undeniable highlight. ‘Super Sunday’ also lives up to its name this week with two potential 4th place challengers (debatably), Manchester United taking on Everton and the surprise package of the season Southampton taking a trip to White Heart Lane to try and continue their remarkable run of form.
With so many great fixtures to look forward to it can be difficult to decide on what changes, if any, to make to your Fantasy Team. Whether you have made a disappointing start this far in or you’re leading the way by a far, it’s still early days and all to play for. So without further ado, here are Gameweek 7’s tips:
Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 7 Tips
Leonardo Ulloa (£5.9m) – It’s a tough call between Ulloa and Southampton star Pellè for your striking options. Both have very similar point totals so far (Ulloa 38, Pellè 37), both have surpassed any early expectations set of them and both have found a knack for hitting the back of the net. There are two obvious advantages for picking Ulloa, he costs £5.9m, substantially less than his counterpart. Secondly, this gameweek Leicester have Burnley, who haven’t scored since the first game of the season and seem in disarray and The Saints have Tottenham away. Ulloa this week, at a lesser price seems the logical pick.
Nathan Dyer (£5.7) – The likes of Di Maria might tempt you but at extortionate prices (£10.m, for Di Maria) you may be left looking for cheaper alternatives. If that’s the case, Nathan Dyer is your man. 33 points already this season and this week Swansea are facing a Newcastle team who are facing an extremely difficult period. These two factors will hopefully combine to form some points on the board, should you choose the Swansea winger.
Julián Speroni (£5.0m) – If you prefer to distribute your budget on firepower up front (as many do), then a cheap keeper is a necessity. Speroni has amounted 27 points so far this season, the most out of any keeper in the league. Against a Hull team full of new signings away this weekend, it certainly won’t be easy for the Palace keeper, but such a low price you don’t have much to lose if you pick him for your team.
Dejan Lovren (£5.4m) – Nearly a quarter of FPL managers have selected the Liverpool defender but his lack of points makes him a player to avoid at this stage. West Brom at home this weekend could be the final straw for many if he fails to keep a clean sheet for an underperforming Liverpool side. It might just be worth taking the gamble of taking him out of your team early.
Per Mertesacker (£6.0m) – Arsenal have had 1 clean sheet in their first six games. Chelsea away looks to be a fixture where anything could happen, but Chelsea goals are close to a certainty after last years 6-0 victory over the Gunners. Per Mertesacker is certainly a threat in the air for Arsenal, but from corners they simply aren’t converting chances at the moment and unfortunately for the well liked German International, it looks like a week to drop him from your team.
David De Gea (£5.4m) – Man United’s defence still looks way off, although improving. Everton have had a slow start to the season, but a lack of goals isn’t really the problem with 12 in 6 being scored. If Everton can score 3 against a strong Chelsea back line then there is every chance De Gea will be beaten at least once when the pair meets.
Also a quick note, Diego Costa’s fitness may come into question. However, don’t make the mistake I and many other managers made removing him from your team earlier in the season. Instead wait, (if possible), until Mourhino himself says he can’t play, otherwise you might be needlessly removing the best player out of your team!
*All these suggestions are based on FantasyPremierLeague.com*
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