This is the last weekend before the second international break, so enjoy the EPL action while you can. There’s another huge Saturday of fixtures, culminating in a top 4 clash between Chelsea and Man City in the late kick off. Earlier Tottenham travel to Huddersfield having won all three of their away games this season. Man United host Crystal Palace amongst the Three O’Clock fixtures, which could see plenty of goals. Finally we have our first triple header of the season on Sunday, so be sure to get your entries into those Moneyball contests. There’s plenty of options to choose from so let’s try find those key picks to win some cash! EPL fantasy tips
Morata ($9,800 FWD)
Picking the right options in the huge clash between Chelsea and Man City will be crucial, and selecting the third highest scoring player so far this season seems like a reasonable bet. Morata has scored a whopping 6 goals from just 8 shots on target, proving how clinical he is in the final third. Chelsea have had the edge over City in recent years and the home advantage may pay dividends in this game. With Aguero ruled out, Morata could be the man to take control of this contest.
Silva ($8,500 MID)
It certainly won’t be one way traffic in the late kick-off, and Man City have scored 17 goals in their past 3 games. It’s hard to see them not scoring, and David Silva has been central to their success so far. He has 6 assists and 6 big chances created, but also averages nearly 80 passes per game. Add that on top of his crosses, fouls drawn and passes intercepted and he becomes a critical Moneyball scorer for your side. Even if he doesn’t score himself he still scores well for your side!
Richarlison ($5,600 FWD)
I keep carrying on about this bloke but he really is that good! He averages 15 points per game thanks to his all round efforts. Not only does he have 2 goals and 9 shots, he has won 8 tackles, made 4 clearances and drawn a crazy 17 fouls! An away fixture against West Brom will give him a chance to get on the scoresheet again, having notched away to Swansea last week. He’s still cheap and remains great value for your weekend Moneyball squad.
Lukaku ($11,100 FWD)
It would be rude of me not to mention Lukaku given he’s scoring every time he steps foot on a football pitch. Not only that, United host Crystal Palace who are yet to even gain a single point this season. City beat them 5-0 last week and it could be a similar scoreline this Saturday. Mkhitaryan is also a great option in your midfield, in fact loading up on United players is probably your safest bet of all! Given the plethora of quality forward options available to you, using your flexible spot for a third forward seems like a wise move this weekend.
Lemina ($4,500 DEF)
I’m going slightly left field for the defensive pick this week. Sure you can safely bank on a Manchester United clean sheet, but that only scores 4 points and they’re fairly expensive. Mario Lemina is playing in central midfield but is classified as a defender. Averaging 11 points per game he scores well all round, and Southampton are very hard to breakdown. Stoke haven’t been in the best attacking form of late and Lemina has another chance to post a solid score this Saturday! A nice differential.