The most popular league in the world comes back to action after the International Break. And with it, the fans are excited to watch their favorite teams go head to head, make plans with friends, play fantasy football & indulge in the world that is the English Premier League.
Although there are no high profile clashes this weekend, the premier league continues to throw up a thriller in the unlikeliest of games. League leaders Liverpool seem comfortable and play Newcastle at home. Manchester City travels away to Norwich in a game that could turn out to be a goal-fest. Frank Lampard’s Chelsea has a tricky trip to Wolves. However, all eyes will be on the Manchester United vs Leicester game which promises to be the most exciting of all. The foxes are currently above United in the third place with 8 points with the reds battling many injuries & bad form.
Major Injury Updates –
A hamstring strain to Emerson Palmieri puts the blues in a bad position as the left-back has been in fine form. Antonio Rudiger (Knee) also is not quite ready to return to action. With Paul Pogba (ankle) and Anthony Martial (thigh) facing late fitness tests, the Red Devils are in need of a goal scorer. Aaron Wan-Bissaka was forced to withdraw from international duty with a back complaint. Mauricio Pochettino is sweating over the fitness of some of his biggest stars with Giovani Lo Celso (hip) joining Tanguy Ndombele (thigh) and Ryan Sessegnon (hamstring) on the treatment table. Granit Xhaka (Achilles) and Lucas Torreira (knock) are in doubt for the weekend’s clash with the Hornets, leaving a gaping void in Arsenal’s midfield. Even with John Stones (thigh) and Benjamin Mendy (knee) on the Etihad treatment table, Manchester City has looked flawless at the back. But an unfortunate knee injury to French defender Aymeric Laporte leaves Pep Guardiola with cause for concern. In good news, Gabriel Jesus is expected to return after missing the last two matches with a thigh issue.
Top Fantasy Picks –
Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Kevin De Bruyne, Mohammed Salah, Sadio Mane, Mason Mount, Richarlison, Teemu Pukki, Tammy Abraham, Ashley Barnes