EPL Gameweek 36 – Who To Pick, Risk, Avoid in Your Fantasy XI

Are you ready for another great weekend of Premier League football? We start this evening with a feisty London derby (West Ham vs Spurs), in which Tottenham must win to maintain the pressure on Chelsea. It will also be a double gameweek for Arsenal and Southampton, so be aware of who you pick for your Fantasy XI. Here is our weekly round-up with suggested picks, players you might want to risk or you should definitely avoid. Help yourself.


Gary Cahill – Chelsea’s defence seems to be in a better place after a few rather disappointing weeks. The prospect of a home game against Middlesbrough might be the right time to pick such a strong player like Cahill. He also scored last week…

Jamie Vardy – His goal at West Brom last week gave him a boost with the Foxes now safe in a mid-table position. Leicester’s manager also stressed how fit Vardy is at this point of the season and having him in your XI with the team facing Watford home could be a good idea.

Dele Alli – He’s a must-pick, given his recent form (19 fantasy point in his last three games, when Tottenham always kept the clean sheet). Spurs are forced to win again, to keep track of Chelsea, and their trip to West Ham will be a tasty Friday night fixture. Will you trust him for your midfield?


Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal have a double gameweek, facing Man United at the Emirates on Sunday, and Southampton away on Wednesday. Sanchez has scored only one goal in his last three games, but this could be his weekend. Are you going to pick him and take a risk?

Gylfi Sigurdsson – Swansea are under pressure and desperately need some points to try to catch Hull City. The Icelandic midfielder has been doing well lately, although The Swans will face Everton on Saturday. To risk or not to risk him, this is the question.

David De Gea – This would be a no brainer, if only Man United weren’t traveling to the Emirates this weekend. Ok, not that Arsenal have been so impressive lately, but Mourinho’s team still seem to easily distract when defending. The choice is yours, my dears.

Philippe Coutinho – He struggled with some discomfort but was back in training this week. He is expected to make it for this weekend’s game, although I would still see him as a risky pick these days. Up to you.


Sergio Aguero – It’s not clear whether the Argentinian striker will be able to recover after his injury at Boro last week. Don’t pick him, for now.

Gareth McAuley – So here’s a not-so-funny story. He used to be a points-machine, he’s not anymore. WBA have not kept a clean sheet in their last four gameweeks and will travel to Burnley this weekend. Just leave him alone for now.

Wilfred Zaha – He had a few solid gameweeks, although he has recently gone quiet and I wouldn’t think about him as a top pick for this long gameweek.

Marco – @Marco_Lorenzi
Italian music lover, living the London life. Addicted to football, #FPL, @PadovaCalcio fan. Work with @matchdayfantasy. All views expressed are my own.

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