It’s one of the best days of the week for a number of reasons but this Saturday there are six Premier league matches from which to select a winning Daily Fantasy team. There’s an early kick-off at Goodison Park and a late one at the Liberty Stadium but everything else happens at 15:00.
- Everton vs Arsenal (12:45)
- Chelsea vs West Ham
- Crystal Palace vs Leicester City
- Watford vs Stoke City
- West Bromwich Albion vs Norwich City
- Swansea City vs Aston Villa (17:30)
Click the tabs below to see our selections for Mondogoal and DraftKings:
|Goalkeeper||Ben Foster||West Brom||£7.2m|
|Defender||Craig Dawson||West Brom||£8.1m|
|Defender||Christian Fuchs||Leicester City||£9.6m|
|Defender||Ashley Williams||Swansea City||£8.6m|
|Midfielder||Dmitri Payet||West Ham||£14.7m|
|Midfielder||Danny Drinkwater||Leicester City||£7.8m|
|Midfielder||Cheikhou Kouyate||West Ham||£6.4m|
|Forward||Marko Arnautovic||Stoke City||£7.7m|
|Goalkeeper||Ben Foster||West Brom||$3.9k|
|Defender||James Chester||West Brom||$2.3k|
|Defender||Christian Fuchs||Leicester City||$5.3k|
|Defender||Sebastien Pocognoli||West Brom||$2.0k|
|Midfielder||Dmitri Payet||West Ham||$8.4k|
|Forward||Marko Arnautovic||Stoke City||$5.4k|
|Utility||Danny Drinkwater||Leicester City||$3.3k|
|Utility||Cheikhou Kouyate||West Ham||$3.8k|
This is a line-up of fixtures which offers little in the way of obvious winner so let’s start at the top:
Everton vs Arsenal
Everton face Arsenal in what is yet another vital attempt by the Gunners to keep their title hopes alive but realistically that looks to be gone now. Arsenal are without a win in the league in five matches but they face an Everton side who have lost the lost two home league games. Arsenal score/concede 1.8/1.3 goals per game away from home while Everton average 1.93/1.73 at home so we should see some goals scored here.
Picks? As the early kick-off we would advise caution in entering competitions including this match but Ross Barkley, Mesut Ozil and Romelu Lukaku are always solid picks. Avoid defenders/goalkeepers unless you fancy Joel Robles to make alot of saves.
Chelsea vs West Ham
Chelsea have been dragging their tired old body up the Premier League table since the arrival of Gus Hiddink but face a West Ham team at Stamford Bridge in excellent form. The Hammers are in fifth place having won three games in a row but Chelsea are unbeaten in twelve league matches. Chelsea score/concede 1.8/1.47 at home and West Ham score 1.53/1.27.
Picks? This could be an all-action match but we don’t foresee too many goals and would be inclined to stick with midfielders such as Dmitri Payet, Bertrand Traore, Willian and Cesc Fabregas to accumulate some points.
Crystal Palace vs Leicester City
Most of the world appears to want Leicester to continue their unlikely journey to the Premier League title but Crystal Palace will be standing in their way on Saturday. Palace are without a win in twelve and although relegation doesn’t look like a possibility, the Eagles will want to get back to winning ways soon. Leicester are top of the league with two wins from two and no goals conceded; they score/concede an average 1.97/1.07 away from home while Palace average 1.07/1/4 at Selhurst Park.
Picks? We don’t like the look of any Palace players but Leicester can contribute any of their defenders/keeper along with Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy further up the field.
Watford vs Stoke City
Watford also need an change in fortunes to finish off the season with a flourish but Stoke are up in 9th place in the league and looking strong. The Hornets have just two wins from ten games and even Odion Ighalo has stopped scoring goals so prolifically. Stoke have won three from five but have also failed to win in two. Watford score/concede an average 0.87/0.80 at home while Stoke manage 1.00/1.33 on the road. We fancy a narrow away win.
Picks? We’re avoiding Watford players here but like the look of Stoke’s Erik Pieters and Marko Arnatovic in midfield and up front.
West Bromwich Albion vs Norwich City
This is the match which we feel is the strongest candidate for a home win; West Brom are in mid-table with three wins from four and they face a Norwich side without a win in ten and failing to score in the last two games. The Baggies score concede an average of 1.27/1.33 per match while Norwich average 0.80/2.13.
Picks? We wouldn’t normally fancy West Brom defenders but barring injuries, Craig Dawson and Jonny Evans will be cheap options along with Ben Foster in goal.
Swansea City vs Aston Villa
This game at the Liberty Stadium also looks like a home win as Swansea face a Villa side nine points from safety and effectively relegated already. Swansea are only just above the relegation zone though but have two wins from the last three including a win at Arsenal. The Swans score/concede 0.93/1.20 at home while their opponents average a poor 0.73/2.13 on the road.
Picks? Not many frankly but if you need a cheap defender there’s Ashley Williams or Federico Fernandez from Swansea; up front nether team offer much but in midfield Gylfi Sigurdsson is on good form for the Swans.