EPL Fantasy Tips for Gameweek 7
The seventh round of EPL is just around the corner and if last weekend’s fixtures are anything to go by, we could be in for another exciting round of English top-flight. While it’s always nice to see some high scoring fixtures in the Premier League, especially if your favourite team is the one distributing goals, for us, it’s even better if the team scoring goals have our fantasy player involved.
Will GW 7 be our time to shine is something we can only guess, yet we can prepare our roster for the fixtures ahead of them.
After a solid performance from Pope last week, we are switching back to Lloris, who will defend Tottenham’s net against Southampton. While we were not too impressed with how Tottenham have played so far, Lloris should be capable of producing more points here, or at least have a better chance of doing so than Pope against Aston Villa.
Alternative players: Kasper Schmeichel, Adrian
Rarely do we swap out players quickly after acquiring them, but seeing how impressive Otamendi performed last week, it’s hard not to see he will surely get more minutes compared to Oleksandr Zinchenko which is why we decided to swap the two players.
Joining Otamendi in the back, we will once again welcome van Dijk from Liverpool and Cathcart from Watford. Van Dijk failed to impress so far, with the sole exceptions being gameweek one and four, with all other rounds ending with him gaining only two points. That being said, we will stick with him and hope he can start bringing us more points sometime in the near future. Cathcart was not in our team since gameweek four, however, we feel like it’s his time for him to shine here. He and Watford will take a visit to Wolverhampton, and while Watford suffered a huge 8:0 defeat at the hands of Man City last week, we can’t see that happening again here, seeing how Wolves are far from being in form and their firepower is still somewhat “iffy”.
Alternative players: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Cesar Azpilicueta, Serge Aurier
In the midfield, we have Perez, El Ghazi, Cantwell and Mane. Perez and Leicester will host Newcastle, El Ghazi and Aston Villa will visit Bournemouth, Cantwell will join Pukki in their travel to clash with Crystal Palace, where we could see Norwich produce a couple of chances to bounce back from their 0:2 defeat against Burnley, and we will hope Cantwell will be involved in Norwich’s goal scoring opportunities like he already was in three games so far into the season.
Standing next to them, we have El Ghazi who will help Aston Villa against Burnley at Villa Park. EL Ghazi has played well so far into the season, yet it was his assist last week against Arsenal that made us trust him over Neves to continue with his good form and produce something here as well.
Alternative players: Mohamed Salah, Mason Mount, Wilfried Zaha
We will enter the GW 7 with the same three attackers like the last gameweek, meaning we are welcoming back Pukki, Barnes and Aguero.
Pukki has not scored a goal last week against Burnley, which was disappointing to see. That being said, we do not see any reason for concern, seeing Norwich are clashing with Crystal Palace who are not exactly what you would call a strong defensive team. We believe Pukki can produce at least one goal here. Barnes failed to score for Burnley in their win 2:0 over Norwich last week. Nonetheless, it’s hard to exclude Barnes as one of the players who can score a goal against Aston Villa.
Our 11th man and captain for gameweek 7, we have got Aguero. Manchester City will take a visit to Everton next gameweek following an impressive 8:0 win over Watford, and if the Sky Blues can produce anything similar this week against Everton, they should enjoy another high goalscoring win. For the same reason, we decided to avoid picking any Everton defenders this gameweek. The question is, however, will Aguero be involved in any of Man City goals. Seeing how he scored at least one goal in each of the six fixtures so far, it’s safe to assume he will do so again here, then again he scored only once against Watford.
Alternative players: Tammy Abraham, Jamie Vardy, Joshua King
In our substitutions, we have got Pope, Neves, Digne, and Coleman.
With that, we come to a close with our overview of our Fantasy team ahead of gameweek seven. It’s hard to exactly say what do we expect to see next round, seeing how many things seem to be 50/50. Cathcart might not play and the same can be said for Mane, who could skip his next fixture against Sheffield Utd. We will hope Norwich can bounce back and win a game, with Pukki and Cantwell doing most of the work and for Man City to continue dominating the league, with Aguero upfront. It will be interesting to see how this gameweek plays out and while we hope for our team to impress, I also wish you all good luck on your venture into next round of EPL.