Sigurdsson has been one of Swansea’s most consistent performers this season and they have looked like a team that could survive relegation since the arrival of Paul Clement. Middlesbrough travel to the Liberty Stadium deep in the relegation battle and despite having a good defensive record, they don’t attack at all. This should allow a clever player like Sigurdsson to pick clever passes and chalk up a goal or an assist.
The Italian was in red hot form before picking up a groin injury. However, with the international break out of the way he has had sufficient time to recover and if he starts, we expect him to be back amongst the goals. Southampton are at home to Bournemouth who struggle to keep clean sheets so if the Saints are to get a goal, Gabbiadini is the most likely to grab one.
We’ve chosen Alfie Mawson as we feel Swansea will keep a clean sheet against Middlesbrough. Any defender going up against the lowest scorers in the league has every chance of keeping a clean sheet and that’s why we’ve gone for Mawson.
Chelsea tend to keep quite a few clean sheets and with Conte’s side at home to relegation-threatened Crystal Palace, Chelsea are highly likely to keep a clean sheet. We’ve picked out Alonso because he is likely to play a part in attacking moves on Chelsea’s part and could also get extra points for an assist or maybe even a goal.
It appears that the sacking of Claudio Ranieri has reinvigorated Jamie Vardy as he now has 3 goals in his last 4 matches for Leicester and he also managed to grab a goal off the bench for England against Lithuania. This is a hot streak that you don’t want to miss out on and with Leicester at home to a Stoke side without much to play for, Leicester should be able to capitalise and win this match with Vardy hopefully able to get a goal or two.
Our Fantasy football first team comes up to £74.7 million so there is plenty to spare if you want to add a few more flair players but we believe this side will get you the best value for money this game week.
Always a solid choice as a keeper who saves a fair amount of shots per game and with Burnley quite strong at home, despite facing Tottenham, he shouldn’t concede too many goals.
As one of our top five picks, we’ve gone for Alonso hoping he’ll keep a clean sheet and maybe grab a goal or assist.
Another one of our picks, Mawson’s Swansea face the lowest scorers in the league and there is a high possibility he will keep a clean sheet.
A constant starter for Watford we can see Prodl getting a clean sheet as they face rock-bottom Sunderland. After Middlesbrough, Sunderland are the lowest goal-scorers so if Watford keep Jermain Defoe quiet, they should be able to keep a clean sheet.
Sane will be involved in a game we think will get a few goals and the German international has popped up with a few important goals recently. A goal in this crunch game is not beyond him.
Another of our earlier picks, we expect Sigurdsson to get a few points against Middlesbrough.
Eden Hazard is the third highest scorer this season and with Chelsea facing a relatively straightforward match against Crystal Palace, the Belgian international is sure to have an influence on the match.
For similar reasons why we’ve gone for Sane is why Sanchez is in this team. As Arsenal’s main source of goals, should the Gunners score then the Chilean will definitely have a hand in the goal.
Should the Italian return to the starting line-up then we can see him scoring against a weak Bournemouth defence. Alternatively, if he doesn’t make the line-up, we recommend swapping him for Shane Long or a more risky alternative in Marcus Rashford.
The last of our top five picks, we see Vardy able to carry on his form against Stoke City.
It’s always good to have a flat track bully included in your team and with a home match against Crystal Palace, we can see Diego Costa getting a couple of goals against the relegation threatened side.
Seamus Coleman – Everton
Victor Moses – Chelsea
Petr Cech – Arsenal
Ander Herrera – Manchester United
Michail Antonio – West Ham
Chris Smalling – Manchester United
Phil Jones – Manchester United
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Manchester United
Paul Pogba – Manchester United
Matt Phillips – West Brom
Adam Lallana – Liverpool