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Saturday February 8
Manchester City v Leicester City
12.45pm GMT, Etihad Stadium, Manchester
City just about won 1-0 away to Sunderland on Tuesday night to stay three points behind the league leaders. They have won more home games and scored more home goals than any other team. They have taken 15 points from their last seven games and have kept clean sheets in four of those games.
Sergio Aguero is the City player to have for fantasy managers at the moment.
Leicester won 2-0 at home to Liverpool on Tuesday night to stay three points clear of City at the top of the table. They have won more away games and scored more away goals than any other team. They have taken 10 points in their last four games and have kept clean sheets in five of their last six.
After a barren spell both Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have come good again and are almost must haves for fantasy managers again while Leicester's defenders have done very well in recent weeks too.
This is a meeting of the top two and the best home record against the best away record and I think it will be a very close game, but City might just shade it to go top on goal difference.
Aston Villa v Norwich City
3pm GMT, Villa Park, Birmingham
Villa were beaten away to West Ham on Tuesday night and surely it's just a matter of time before their relegation is confirmed with a 10 point gap to 17th place. They have only won once in 11 home games and no other team has scored less goals at home. They have only won two league games so far this season and have failed to score in 10 of their 24 games.
I can't see any Villa players to recommend to fantasy managers.
Norwich lost at home to Spurs on Tuesday night and they're still only one place above the relegation zone. They have only won two of their 12 away games with only Sunderland conceding more goals on the road. They have lost their last four games and have conceded 14 goals in those games.
Steven Naismith is still an outside possibility for fantasy managers now that he's at a club where he will be first choice.
This is a game both teams need to win and I have a feeling Villa will be the ones to do just that.
Liverpool v Sunderland
3pm GMT, Andield, Liverpool
Liverpool lost away to Leicester in midweek and their chances of a top four finish have almost gone. They have only won four of their 11 home games and have conceded more goals than they have scored at home. They have only taken four points in their last five games and they failed to score in three of those games.
When Liverpool have done well recently Roberto Frimino has been their best performer for fantasy managers, but who knows when they will play well.
Sunderland were a little unlucky to lose at home to City this week and they have a tough run of games at the moment. No other team has lost more games or conceded more goals away from home. They have only taken one point from their last three games and haven't kept a clean sheet in 10 league games.
I can't see any Sunderland players making a lasting impression for fantasy managers.
Liverpool might be up and down this season, but surely they will get the better of Sunderland in this game.
Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion
3pm GMT, St. James' Park, Newcastle
Newcastle lost away to Everton on Wednesday night and they're still in the bottom three. Only Villa have won less games at home, but they have scored more than they have conceded on their own ground. They have only taken four points in their last seven games and they failed to score in four of those games.
Georginio Wijnaldum has been the outstanding fantasy performer in the Newcastle team and he has done all of his good work at home.
West Brom got a late goal to get a point at home to Swansea on Tuesday night. They have only won three of their 11 away games with only Newcastle scoring less goals on their travels. They haven't won in their last four league games, but they have only lost one of their last six.
I can't see any West Brom players to interest fantasy managers right now.
Newcastle need a win and I think they might just manage one in this game.
Tottenham Hotspur v Watford
3pm GMT, White Hart Lane, London
Spurs won 3-0 away to Watford on Tuesday night and moved up to third in the table. They have only won half of their 12 home games, but only City and Everton have scored more goals at home. They have won their last three league games and have taken 19 points from the last 24 available to them.
Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and all of Spurs' defenders are looking pretty good for fantasy managers at the moment.
Watford got a good point at home to Chelsea on Wednesday night to keep their place in the top half of the table. They have won as many games as they have lost away from home and have scored more away goals than home goals. They have only won once in seven league games and have failed to score in three of the last four.
Odion Ighalo is still the best of the Watford players for fantasy managers with Troy Deeney doing quite well too.
I think Watford will make a game of it, but Spurs will take the three points.
Stoke City v Everton
3pm GMT, Britannia Stadium, Stoke
Stoke were well beaten by United on Tuesday night and they've had a bad couple of weeks. They have won five of their 11 home games, but only Swansea and Villa have scored less goals at home. They have lost their last two games by the same 3-0 scoreline and have failed to score in their last three.
Stoke's defenders had being doing well until a couple of weeks ago and they're still a good bet for fantasy managers.
Everton won 3-0 at home to Newcastle on Wednesday night, but they're still in the bottom half of the table. They have only lost one of their 11 away games and only four other teams have scored more away goals. That win against Newcastle was only their second win in 11 games and they need to turn more of their draws into victories.
With Romelu Lukaku misfiring at the moment Riss Barkley looks like the Everton player most likely to succeed for fantasy managers.
This is a game which could go either way and I have a feeling it will end in a draw.
Swansea City v Crystal Palace
3pm GMT, Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Swansea got a point away to West Brom in midweek and they continue to move away from the dreaded drop zone. They have won four, drawn four and lost four of their home games, but only Villa have scored less goals at home. They have taken seven points from their last their games and have scored in each of their last five after a run where they found goals hard to come by.
Andre Ayew is still the Swansea player most likely to do something for fantasy managers with Gylfi Sigurdsson chipping in recently too.
Palace lost at home to Bournemouth on Tuesday night and their slide down the table seems to be gathering pace. They have won five of their 11 away games, but only three other teams have scored less goals away from home. They have lost their last five league games and have only scored two goals in their last seven.
With Palace's current form I can't see any of their players making a difference for fantasy managers.
I think this will be a very close game and both teams will probably be happy with a point.
Southampton v West Ham United
5.30pm GMT, St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton
Southampton got a very good point away to Arsenal in midweek to continue their recent good run. Only three teams have won more home games than Southampton and only two teams have scored more home goals than them. They have taken 10 points from their last four games and have kept clean sheets in all of them.
Southampton's defenders have done very well in recent weeks and are certainly worth considering for fantasy managers.
West Ham got the better of Villa on Tuesday night and they're only one point behind fifth placed United. Only three teams have won more away games and scored more away goals than West Ham. They have only lost once in their last 11 games and have won four of their last six
Michail Antonio and Enner Valencia are the West Ham players looking good for fantasy managers right now with Dimitri Payet capable of doing very well too.
I think this will be a very close game and the spoils will probably be shared.
Sunday February 9
Bournemouth v Arsenal
1.30pm GMT, Dean Court, Bournemouth
Bournemouth got a very good and important win away to Palace on Tuesday night to move themselves seven points clear of the bottom three. They have only won three of their 11 home games and have conceded more than they have scored at home. They have taken seven points from their last three games and have three clean sheets in their last seven.
Benik Afobe has looked the part since joining Bournemouth and could be worth a shot for fantasy managers while Marc Pugh and Charlie Daniels have looked good recently too.
Arsenal couldn't get past Fraser Forster on Tuesday night and could only draw 0-0 with Southampton as a result. Only Leicester have won more away games than Arsenal with only Leicester and Spurs scoring more goals on the road. They haven't won in their last four league games and haven't scored in their last three.
Arsenal's defenders have being doing well for fantasy managers recently and surely Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez will come good again soon.
Bournemouth will give Arsenal a rough ride, but I think Arsenal will get their first league win of 2016.
Chelsea v Manchester United
4pm GMT, Stamford Bridge, London
Chelsea could only draw away to Watford on Wednesday night and they're still in the bottom half of the table. They have won as many games as they have lost at home with only Everton conceding more goals at home. They are unbeaten in eight games in the league and have kept clean sheets in four of those games.
Chelsea's defenders have done well in recent weeks and are worth considering for fantasy managers as well as Diego Costa.
United looked good in winning 3-0 at home to Stoke in midweek and they're not giving up hopes of a top four finish yet. They have lost four of their 12 away games and have conceded as many goals as they have scored away from home. They have taken 10 points from their last five games and have kept clean sheets in three of their last six.
Both Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial are looking good for fantasy managers at the moment along with United's defenders.
Both teams could do with a win in this game, but a draw is the most likely outcome.
That's it for this week.
See you next week.