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Saturday October 14
Liverpool v Manchester United
12.30pm BST, Anfield, Liverpool
Liverpool were pegged back in their last game after leading 1-0 at Newcastle and had to settle for a point which saw them drop back to seventh in the league. They are unbeaten at home so far with only United conceding less goals at home. They have only won once in their last four games though and they conceded nine goals in those games with only Palace and West Ham conceding more goals.
Phillippe Coutinho looks like the Liverpool player most likely to do it for fantasy managers at the moment with Sadio Mane injured while Mohamed Salah is well worth considering too.
United brushed Palace aside in their last game to move only one goal behind City on goal difference at the top of the table. They are unbeaten away from home with only City and Swansea conceding less goals on their travels. They're still unbeaten with only City scoring more goals and no other team conceding less.
Romelu Lukaku still looks like the most likely candidate for fantasy managers in the United team with all of their defenders and keeper doing very well too as well as Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
I think this is going to be a very close game and the most likely outcome is a draw.
Burnley v West Ham United
3pm BST, Turf Moor, Burnley
Burnley won 1-0 away to Everton in their last game and that win moved them into the top six. They have only won once at home so far with only Palace scoring less goals at home and only United conceding less. They have only lost once in their opening seven games with only the top two conceding less goals and they have kept clean sheets in three of their last four games.
Stephen Ward has been the outstanding player in the Burnley team for fantasy managers while Nick Pope is a good option in goal at a good price as long as Tom Heaton remains injured.
West Ham got a very important 1-0 win at home to Swansea last time out to move themselves out of the bottom three. They have lost three of their four away games with only Liverpool and Palace conceding more goals on their travels. After losing their first three games they have taken seven points from their last four and kept clean sheets in three of them.
Chicarito has been the best of the West Ham players so far for fantasy managers, but his overall return has been a little disappointing while their defenders have done well in their last few games.
I don't think there will be too much in this game and Burnley might just win by the only goal of the game.
Crystal Palace v Chelsea
3pm BST, Selhurst Park, London
Palace lost their last game 4-0 away to United and they're firmly rooted to the foot of the table without a point from their seven games. They have lost all of their home games and they're the only team not to have scored at home so far. They have scored less goals and conceded more goals than any other team so far and unless their form changes quickly they will continue to break all the wrong Premier League records.
I can't see any Palace players to recommend to fantasy managers, but that could change over the next few weeks as Wilfried Zaha looks set to return from injury.
Chelsea lost at home to City in their last game and they're already six points behind the two Manchester clubs. They are one of the three teams with a 100% record on the road with only City and Spurs scoring more away goals. Despite losing two of their first seven games they are still in the top four and they will be expected to win their next three games.
If Alvaro Morata isn't fit to play the best fantasy choices in the Chelsea team are probably Eden Hazard, Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso.
I can't see anything other than more pain for Palace in this game with Chelsea winning with a few goals to spare.
Manchester City v Stoke City
3pm BST, Etihad Stadium, Manchester
City won their last game away to Chelsea to stay just above United at the top of the table on goal difference. They have taken seven points from their three home games with only United scoring more and conceding less goals at home. They are the top scorers with no other team conceding less goals so far and they have scored 17 goals in their last four games without conceding any.
With Sergio Aguero injured Gabrille de Jesus looks like he could be a very good choice for fantasy managers with David Silva, Kevin de Bruyne, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling and City's defenders and keeper all very good options too.
Stoke got a late winner in their last game at home to Southampton for their first win in five games. They haven't won away from home yet and their chances of changing that in this game aren't great. They have only one clean sheet so far and their defensive injuries could make this a long game for them.
I don't see any Stoke players who might make a difference for fantasy managers at the moment.
This could be a tough game for Stoke and I think City should be far too good for them.
Tottenham Hotspur v Bournemouth
3pm BST, Wembley, London
Spurs won easily away to Huddersfield in their last game to move up to third in the table. They still haven't won a league game at home and they have already dropped more points at home this season than they did in all of last season. They have taken 10 points and scored 10 goals in their last four games with only the top two scoring more and conceding less goals so far.
Harry Kane is on fire for fantasy managers at the moment with six goals in his last three games with Christian Eriksen, Ben Davies, Kieran Trippier and Dele Alli all very good choices too.
Bournemouth got a good point at home to Leicester in their last game, but only Palace are below them in the table. They have lost all of their away games so far with only Palace and Arsenal scoring less goals on their travels. They have lost five of their seven games with only Swansea and Palace scoring less goals.
Charlie Daniels hasn't done too badly for fantasy managers, but it's a risk to pick a Bournemouth defender.
Spurs might not have won a home game yet, but I think that will change in this game.
Swansea City v Huddersfield Town
3pm BST, Liberty Stadium, Swansea
Swansea lost 1-0 away to West Ham last time out and they're in the bottom three even if it is only on goal difference. They have lost all of their home games with only Palace scoring less goals at home and only Watford conceding more. They have only won once so far with only Palace scoring less goals and they have failed to score in five of their seven games.
Lukasz Fabianski has done quite well for fantasy managers considering where Swansea are in the table while their defenders haven't done too badly and Tammy Abraham has done reasonably well at a good price.
Huddersfield lost 4-0 at home to Spurs in their last game and their good start to the season seems like a long time ago now. They have only lost one of their away games so far with only City and Swansea conceding less goals away from home. They haven't won in their last five games and they only scored one goal in those games.
None of the Huddersfield players have done much for fantasy managers in recent weeks and they have some tough fixtures coming up.
I think this will be a close game and it could well end in a scoreless draw.
Watford v Arsenal
5.30pm BST, Vicarage Road, Watford
Watford got a very late point away to West Brom in their last game and they are in eighth place level on points with Liverpool. They haven't won at home yet and have conceded more goals at home than any other team. They have only lost one game so far even if that was by six goals against City with only Palace and West Ham conceding more goals.
Richarlison de Andrade and Abdoulaye Doucoure have both done very well so far for fantasy managers with Kiko Femenia worth a shout too.
Arsenal won 2-0 at home to Brighton in their last game to move up to fifth and they're only outside the top four on goal difference. They haven't won away from home yet and they're one of only two teams who haven't scored away from home. They have taken 10 points from their last four games though and they didn't concede any goals in those games.
Alexander Lacazette, Sead Kolasinac and Nacho Monreal are the best fantasy performers in the Arsenal team so far with the rest of their defenders and Aaron Ramsey worth considering too.
I think this will be a very close game and Arsenal might just sneak it by the odd goal.
Sunday October 15
Brighton And Hove Albion v Everton
1.30pm BST, AMEX Stadium, Brighton
Brighton lost 2-0 away to Arsenal in their last game, but they're still two points clear of the relegation zone. They have won two of their three home games and the points they take at home could be the difference between staying up and going down. They have lost four of their first seven games and failed to score in four of them too, but they will still be happy with their start to life in the top flight.
Pascal Gross has been the best fantasy performer in the Brighton team, but most of his points came in just two games.
Everton lost 1-0 at home to Burnley in their last game and they find themselves level on points with Brighton after seven games. They have only one point and one goal from their three away games so far and only three other teams have conceded more goals on the road. They have lost four of their last five games and failed to score in those four games with only Palace and West Ham conceding more goals.
I can't see any Everton players to recommend to fantasy managers at the moment.
I think this will be another very close game and a draw is probably the most likely outcome.
Southampton v Newcastle United
4pm BST, ST. Mary's Stadium, Southampton
Southampton lost away to Stoke in their last game thanks to a late goal from Peter Crouch. They have only won once in their four home games and they failed to score in three of those games. They have only won once in their last five games and they failed to score in three of those games with only four teams scoring less goals.
Both Fraser Forster and Maya Yoshida have been by far the best fantasy performers in the Southampton team so far.
Newcastle came from behind to get a good point at home to Liverpool in their last game and they're sitting safely in the middle of the table. They have lost two of their three away games with only Palace and Arsenal scoring less away goals, but only City and Swansea have conceded less away goals. They have taken 10 points from their last five games and only conceded three goals in those games.
If he's fit to play Matt Richie is worth considering for fantasy managers while Jamaal Lascelles has done quite well too.
I can't see too many goals in this game and I think Southampton might just manage a narrow victory.
Monday October 16
Leicester City v West Bromwich Albion
8pm BST, King Power Stadium, Leicester
Leicester drew 0-0 away to Leicester last time out and they're only outside the bottom three on goal difference. They have lost two of their three home games and only four teams have conceded more goals at home. They haven't won in their last five games and they conceded eight goals in those games.
Jamie Vardy is the best fantasy choice in the Leicester team while Harry Maguire isn't the worst choice either.
West Brom looked to have taken all three points in their last game, but Watford grabbed a point with a late equaliser. They have lost two of their three away games and have conceded five goals in their last two games on the road. They haven't won in five games either, but they have kept clean sheets in three of their seven games.
I'm not too sure that West Brom players are the best fantasy choices at the moment with some tough games coming up.
I think Leicester should be good enough at home to take all three points.
That's it for this week.
See you next week.