Fantasy Football preview

Sky Sports Fantasy Football's Tim Clement looks at who is destined to rack up plenty of points this weekend

Last Updated: 03/10/13 at 17:12   

Daniel Sturridge (left) and Luis Suarez: Destined to impress

Daniel Sturridge (left) and Luis Suarez: Destined to impress

Liverpool's forwards look the obvious picks for Sky Sports Fantasy Football bosses this weekend as they host relegation favourites Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Luis Suarez (£9.9m) bagged a brace on his return to Premier League action to rack up 12 points while the game's highest scorer Daniel Sturride (£9.2m) claimed 18 with a goal, two assists and the Sky Sports man-of-the-match award.

With all of the 'big six' odds-on to win this weekend, selecting a captain is a difficult task but it is worth noting Suarez is considered the most likely player to net at 4/7 anytime and 13/5 for another brace at Sky Bet.

Finding cheaper options is the real challenge but Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey continues to defy his £5.7m price tag, with another 17 points last weekend seeing his total rise to 58, the second highest in the game.

Defender Dejan Lovren (£5.2m) follows with 46 after helping Southampton keep their fourth clean sheet of the season, with the Saints having a decent chance of adding to that tally when Swansea visit.

Tottenham are the only side to match that defensive record but look more likely to add to it when they host a West Ham side which haven't scored on the road this season.

Danny Rose (£4.7m) is the cheapest member of Spurs' backline and is contention to return from injury on Sunday, while Michael Dawson (£6.2m) is the safer bet having started all six games this term.

Paulinho (£6.6m) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (£5.5m) have also impressed for Spurs this season with goals and two MOTM awards apiece.

Across North London, Mesut Ozil (£8.8m) has predictably impressed with four assists plus a MOTM award in his first three games for the Gunners, while Olivier Giroud (£8.5m) has continued to flourish with the German's support, with four goals and two assists.

The Gunners travel to West Brom looking a rack up an incredible eighth successive win on the road, but their backline is perhaps less trustworthy having kept a solitary clean sheet.


Play Sky Sports Fantasy Football right now!


Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e was right to leave, but not just because of the money City were coming into. If I remember rightly he had a reasonable amount of chances to shine at City, but he never passed the bloody ball. Loads of aimless dribbles and 40 yard shots and not much else. I would say that if he had learnt to be a bit more of a team player he may have done better at City.

bright and edgy
Sturridge: Right to leave City

O

h! And.... has it gone in!?' Well John, it is quite literally your job to tell me, so stop phrasing it as a question.

ajsr1982
Eye On The Experts: John Motson

M

an who resembles bond villain complains about spies ....brillliant

mrjackson
Palace deny spying accusation

Footer 365

West Ham's Matt Jarvis thinks he may need to be more clever after Arsenal penalty incident

West Ham's Matt Jarvis says he may have to be "a bit more clever" after staying on his feet despite Bacary Sagna's foul.

Transfer news: Damien Duff already planning for life after Fulham

Damien Duff has confirmed that he will be leaving Fulham this summer and will be going in search of 'something new'.

Premier League: Harry Kane feels youngsters are crucial to Tottenham's cause

Harry Kane believes he and a number of fellow academy graduates are capable of holding down regular roles at Tottenham.

Mail Box

Fatigue No Excuse For Giroud Being Cr*p

We have a long mail on why Giroud isn't very good at all, plus some more thoughts on neutrality. Plus, who do you want out of you club this summer and Liverpool moving buses...

Will Liverpool Cope With Parked Buses?

That's the real problem they're going to face next year, says one Man United fan who's already looking forward to the end of this campaign. Plus, thoughts on neutrality...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property