Gameweek 25 preview

February 10, 2017

Arsenal v Hull
Man Utd v Watford
Middlesbrough v Everton
Stoke v Crystal Palace
Sunderland v Southampton
West Ham v West Brom
Liverpool v Spurs
Burnley v Chelsea
Swansea v Leicester
Bournemouth v Man City

It’s worth remembering that the next gameweek has a reduced schedule due to the League Cup final. No Manchester teams, no Arsenal and no Southampton. And then don’t forget gameweek 28 with the potential for no Manchester teams, no Arsenal and no Southampton. No Stoke, no Spurs, no Boro, no Sunderland and no Leicester. No Liverpool. No Burnley, no Watford…and no Chelsea.

So be careful. This week the Manchester teams in particular offer very tempting transfer options. But for two blank weeks in four…?

City will definitely get a hatful against Bournemouth. That defence are plummeting Bournemouth into a relegation fight, conceding, on average, between two and three goals a game. I notice a few Buckets managers have taken the punt on Gabriel Jesus, which definitely paid off last weekend. He’ll no doubt see his ownership and value increase ahead of this game too. And Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling have two goals and five assists between them in the last three matches.

Watford travel to Old Trafford and they haven’t triumphed there since 1978. Watford may have won two on the bounce, but United are on a 15 game streak without losing. They’ve the most affordable defence of the top six and Zlatan’s on 11 in 14. Still only in 2.7% of teams, and £0.7 million cheaper than his starting price is Henrik Mkhitaryan. He’s finally repaying the transfer fee, starting every game and having an increasing influence upon them.

But for two blank weeks in four…?

And dare you sell Alexis Sanchez?

Or keep him. For two blank weeks in four?

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