Fantasy Football Tips – Saturday January 9th

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Every day we bring you what we think are some sensible selection options based on today’s upcoming matches; we’re not going to promise that these are guaranteed winners because if we could do that we’d all be millionaires by now. These players are all solid picks based on recent stats and their next opponents so check them out.

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It’s an FA Cup weekend so following Exeter City vs Liverpool on Friday evening there are a number of fixtures on Saturday; we’re entering Mondogoal’s FA Cup Freeroll which features the following games:

  • Arsenal vs Sunderland
  • Doncaster Rovers vs Stoke City
  • Eastleigh vs Bolton Wanderers
  • Manchester United vs Sheffield United
  • Wycombe Wanderers vs Aston Villa


Our Pick (3-4-3)

Goalkeeper David de Gea Manchester United £7.8m
Defender Chris Smalling Manchester United £7.8m
Defender Kieran Gibbs Arsenal £7.3m
Defender Glen Johnson Stoke City £8.2m
Midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri Stoke City £7.0m
Midfielder Mesut Ozil Arsenal £15.1m
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey Arsenal £11.6m
Midfielder Juan Mata Manchester United £9.7m
Forward Marko Arnautovic Stoke City £6.9m
Forward Olivier Giroud Arsenal £10.6m
Forward Wayne Rooney Manchester United £7.0m
Total Price – £97,800,000


There look to be three shoe-ins for victory on Saturday for Arsenal, Stoke City and Manchester United and so our team is entirely based there. In defence we have United’s David de Gea in goal behind Chris Smalling (Man United), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal) and Glen Johnson (Stoke City).


Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey occupy two of the midfield spots and they are accompanied by Stoke City’s Zherdan Shaqiri and United’s Juan Mata. We’re slightly reliant on team selections going our way here especially in the cases of Mata and Ramsey.


Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud is (hopefully) our banker up front and we’re hoping Wayne Rooney can recover some form against Sheffield United. Stoke City’s Marko Arnautovic has been a reliable points score in recent weeks and should grab some more against Doncaster Rovers.

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