Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 13 marks the end of an eventful international break. Gameweeks after international breaks are always more appreciated. The return to management of the ‘Special One’ makes this gameweek even more interesting.
Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 13 Picks
Picking the right goalkeeper is a difficult task in most weeks. This week, that seems even trickier. A case could be made for Bernd Leno, however, you should remember the brittle defence infront of him that has made the German shot-stopper the goalkeeper with the most saves in the Premier League this season. Southampton will likely lose at the Emirates due to their dire form, but such a leaky Gunners defence is likely to concede at least once.
For those looking for a left-field punt, Sheffield United’s Simon Moore could prove to be an intriguing option. He will likely start for this week only as Dean Henderson is ineligible to face his parent club, Manchester United. However, if Sheffield United can win with a clean sheet, nine points could come your way.
Trent Alexander-Arnold‘s attacking prowess could come into the fore at Selhurst Park this weekend when Liverpool face Crystal Palace. Liverpool’s inability to keep clean sheets this season, though, could be an issue.
John Lundstram is probably in everyone’s team by now but this week he should be given the start. Sheffield United have every chance of springing a surprise against Manchester United.
Héctor Bellerín completed 90 minutes for the first time this season last week. He has a great chance to do well this week. In full flow, the Spaniard is one of the best attacking right-backs in the Premier League
Kevin De Bruyne is a really strong contender for the armband this week. Against his old side, Chelsea, the Belgian will be looking to make an impact. He is in great form as well, scoring a couple of goals and also bagging an assist for Belgium against Cyprus on Tuesday night. One thing to keep in mind, though, is that De Bruyne has only scored once against Chelsea in nine matches against them.
Raheem Sterling is another great pick this week. Chelsea under Frank Lampard have been really offensive and that approach will likely see them concede a few goals against the champions. Sterling’s form in front of goal at the moment could be a problem for the Blues.
Sadio Mané has a dicey looking away fixture at Crystal Palace this week. Fixtures have not had an impact on the Senegalese this season though as he has amassed a tally of seven goals and four assists.
Leicester City assets should provide solid points this week as well. By now, most FPL managers probably have at least one of their midfielders. James Maddison and Youri Tielemans have proved to be steady sources of FPL points this season.
Despite having one of the toughest fixtures of the season, a goal from Tammy Abraham is not out of the question.
Even though Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has only scored once in his last five matches in the Premier League, one cannot ignore him at home to the side that shipped nine goals against Leicester just a few weeks ago. Alexandre Lacazette is also worth considering.
Fantasy Premier League Top Picks
- Kevin De Bruyne (£10.2)
- Raheem Sterling (£12.0)
- Sergio Aguero (£12.0)
- Jamie Vardy (£9.6)
- Sadio Mané (£12.1)
- Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.2)
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.0)
- John McGinn (£5.8)
- Héctor Bellerín (£5.4)
- Alexandre Lacazette (£9.3)