Hello, hello! We hope you’re ready for another crazy match week of Premier League action. Last week, the main headlines involved City pummelling Palace and both Spurs and Liverpool hanging on in the dying minutes to preserve three points. All the big clubs won and we’ll look to Gameweek 7 to see if any of them will stumble.
With Agüero’s unfortunate taxi-ride car crash, we see that around 600,000 FPL managers have transferred the striker out of their squads. Morata has filled the void with almost half a million transfers in. Talk about a drastic shift of striking personnel.
- Differential pick: Coutinho (£8.9 at 6.6%)
- After his one goal and one assist against Leicester last weekend, Coutinho looks like a great option to bring in. We believe at least one Liverpool cover is enough, but who do you choose? Mané is back and Salah is in form as well. Going to be a fascinating fixture in Newcastle on Sunday.
- Captaincy pick: Kane (£12.5) & Lukaku (£11.7)
- The former is red-hot Harry at the moment. With a hat-trick against APOEL midweek, he’s up there for your captaincy bid. But so is Lukaku, who scored a brace in the Champions League as well. We’re thinking Lukaku gets the armband—based on Palace being United’s opponent and the fact that the Belgian enjoys scoring at Old Trafford.
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May all your arrows be green this weekend.
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Spurs 0 – 0 Swans
My oh my, Wembley is a tough nut to crack. Spurs did everything but score last weekend and came out with a goose-egg draw versus the Swans. Pretty boring match to be honest. We thought Mike Dean was a Spurs fan… a couple of pens should’ve been awarded (maybe).
It felt like Spurs tried to work the ball down the right flank only to settle for a mediocre cross. It was frustrating, to say the least. The stats were lopsided, but Swansea deserves a pat on the back for executing their defensive tactics to a tee. With their dense red kits, Swansea was a formidable brick wall that got in front of the ball and clogged up the top of the box.
This weekend, Spurs head to the London Stadium for a London derby against West Ham, which should be a way more open game. Look for Spurs to crack a West Ham side who have struggled to start the season. The Hammers are coming off two straight league clean sheets, however. I don’t see them parking the bus against Spurs though.
Gameweek 6 Predicted Scoreline:
Spurs 2 – 1 West Ham
Spurs: Alli, Kane
- Must have – Davies (£5.7)
- Yes, I did drop Kane. I don’t want to miss the Agüero train. Hopefully, I don’t miss the Kane train in the process. Davies will be back in the lineup this weekend. With all the chances he’s been creating, look for him to inject some lively play and feed the lads up front.
- Differential – Vertonghen (£6.0)
- This guy is nailed on week in and week out. With the uncertainty of Spurs rotating their fullbacks, Vertonghen will play and just might convert on one of those corner chances he keeps getting.
- Bargain – Trippier (£5.4)
- Tripps is still available at a discounted price. He assisted Alli this past week in the Carabao Cup, but will Aurier get the start this weekend? That unknown will haunt your FPL decisions if you’re considering him. Time will tell if he’s the true number one RWB.
- Avoid – Sissoko (£5.4)
- The strange mysterious of Sissoko. He starts and has the opportunity to prove his worth but doesn’t assert himself on the game. It’s puzzling. We really want to like this bloke.
Spurs are finding their groove and it’s fun to watch. September finally struck and Kane’s third successive August curse was instantly lifted. The England international has a treble of braces in his last four games played in all competitions. Red-hot form.
Spurs 3 – 0 Everton
Kane got his 100th goal for the club on a fluke cross that looked more like a heat-seeking missile. The possession stats were almost exactly 50-50 but it didn’t feel that way in the gameplay. Everton made unbelievable errors in critical areas while Spurs took advantage and looked dangerous with every chance they got. All-in-all a routine victory for a top four favourite.
We predict a Spurs’ blowout victory against Swansea and expect a clean sheet this Saturday, as the Swans are struggling to find where the goals will come from. Plus the back three of Alderweireld, Davinson Sánchez, and Vertonghen are starting to gel.
Spurs 3 – 1 Dortmund
Spurs’ midweek Champions League clash against Dortmund was an exciting back-and-forth showdown. Spurs countered Dortmund’s possessive attack and high defensive line with ease and expelled their Wembley hoodoo in the process.
We’re hoping to see this home performance carry over into the Premier League this Saturday versus Swansea. Davinson Sánchez at CB is looking rock solid, while Aurier had quite the debut at RWB. Both showed their muscle and ball retention skills and put on an impressive defensive display.
In what most people consider to be the group of death, Spurs are now in a great position out of the gate alongside Real Madrid. It will most likely come down to Dortmund and Spurs to see who moves on into the knockout stages, and Spurs drew first blood.
Gameweek 5 Predicted Scoreline
Spurs 4 – 0 Swans
Spurs—Kane (2), Alli, Llorente
Fantasy Premier League Guidance
- Must have – Kane (£12.4)
- With 6 goals in his last 4 games for club and country, he’s on fire. Bring him back into your squad if you can because he may keep this red-hot form going until at least Christmas.
- Bargain & Differential – Son (£8.0 at 1.0%)
- With many scoring midfielders being highly priced at above £8.5, Son could be a great differential pick. He started midweek in the Champions League because of Dele Alli’s ban, but look for him to get a start sooner than later in the Premier League. His goal against Dortmund was a thing of beauty.
- He’s too expensive to be a bench player and won’t get enough minutes to be an effective starter for your FPL squad. He may be a super sub for Spurs, but we don’t believe he has much fantasy value.
Wembley is a cruel beast. Spurs have to learn how to calm the ambition of visiting sides who rise to the challenge and play bigger than they are in the epic, historical stadium.
Against Burnley, Spurs decided to push for an insurance marker instead of call it a night and defend FIRST in stoppage time. Trippier looked out of sorts in the final minutes (as did the defence as a whole really) and Burnley’s new man Wood took advantage with a blue-collar finish.
Away at Everton this Saturday will suit the team as they look to get back to winning ways. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Spurs do better on the road than at home this season. Keep that in mind in regards to FPL. Everton is no push over however, and the Toffees will want to bounce back after a disappointing showing against Chelsea in GW3. Hopefully it’s an exciting match and a Spurs victory, but I see it being a draw… and history favours Everton:
Everton are unbeaten in nine of their last 10 home matches
against Tottenham in all competitions.
Predicted score line: Spurs 1 – 1 Everton
Spurs – Kane
Everton – Sigurdsson
- Stand-out performer: Alli (£9.5)
- Versus Burnley, Alli got down and dirty and finally pounded in his own rebound to put Spurs up 1–0. He was a threat all game and came out with 2 bonus points. However, his middle finger fiasco may affect his play with all the attention he’s getting from FIFA’s decision to open disciplinary proceedings.
- Look for him to channel this attention for the better. He thrives on controversy.
- Value for money: Kane (£12.4)
- Wow, he actually dropped in price… this only helps if you’d like to bring him in and lost a £0.1 elsewhere. He’s going to score. Let’s just hope it starts now.
- Differential pick: Dier (£5.0)
- Last week I said stay away. This week I say why not? Dier scored a beauty goal for England during the international break and he’ll be flying high from it. He’ll definitely be looking to get another chance to bury a peach on a corner this weekend.
- Avoid: Trippier (£5.4)
- With Aurier coming into the squad, Spurs have healthy competition in the RB position. Trippier might still be harbouring an injury and may see rotation.