Joe Gomez had a difficult start to his life at Anfield, as he was initially behind Dejan Lovren and Joel Matip in the pecking order. However, injuries suffered by the duo have been very crucial for Joe Gomez, who has started getting a run of action in the first team. He has formed a remarkable partnership with Virgil van Dijk. It has helped others one of the biggest problems faced by Liverpool – a legal defence. Even with a lot of advantage in the title race, Liverpool were only able to register two clean sheets in the games before Gomez was introduced.
Since the introduction of the youngster, they have registered seven clean sheets in the last eight matches. The only occasion on which Liverpool failed to keep a clean sheet outside these games was in the Club World Cup semi-final. The attractive displays from the youngster have made him a great potential for the fantasy team. The 22-year-old has not been a common pick among fantasy football players. However, now is the time to have a serious consideration of the 22-year-old since Liverpool are keeping clean sheets at an alarming rate. Liverpool have all been about destroying opposition with a fast attack, but they are now great even at the back.
Jurgen Klopp’s extended their Premier League unbeaten record to 34 games after dispatching off struggling Watford on Saturday afternoon. The Reds currently sit on top of the league table – obviously – and other than having a beast of a season, there seems to be no team putting up a proper challenge against them.
The Pride of Merseyside last tasted defeated close to a year ago at the hands of Manchester City. After brushing off Pep Guardiola’s men earlier this season, it seems the crowd at Anfield will be confident in their team’s ability to do a double over the sneaky Mancunians.
However, a captain can provide a significant jump in points and this is especially important going into the international weekend. Players like Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are leading contenders to be named as the captain. Let us look at these options:
Raheem Sterling – Manchester City vs Wolves
Even though the England international suffered a drop in form, he has been able to come up with goals in three successive games. Despite being subjected to the rotation policy of Pep Guardiola, Sterling is a good pick to score in the game. This would have a positive impact on his ability to get points as a captain.
Norwich were able to come up with a huge shock during the weekend. The Canaries have a number of players who can potentially reap big rewards in the fantasy football table despite not costing a lot of money. Some of the value picks for the upcoming weekend are:
Gunn has managed to become the top scoring goalkeeper this season along with David de Gea. Crucially, he is slightly cheaper than the Manchester United goalkeeper. Bournemouth are in town this weekend and the unpredictable nature of the cherries could help Gunn pick up more points.
The EPL Fantasy Football is back this weekend. This week will see a host of fixtures in the Premier League and we will be reviewing the best picks.
From the man within the sticks, it always essential to pick a stopper most likely to keep a clean sheet, with a possibility of victory. This week Kepa the Chelsea stopper is our pick for the position as Chelsea host newly-promoted Sheffield United at the Stamford Bridge. (more…)