Game Week 16 Tips
Game Week 16 Tips: First Thoughts
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As always, we like to take an early look ahead to the following set of FPL fixtures and with some juicy looking ties planned for the weekend of the 12th December, game week 16 will hopefully reward our thousands of followers.
The Watford Goal Machine
In form strikers Ighalo and Deeney will head to Sunderland this Saturday with the hope of adding more goals to their already impressive tallies. With both of these players finding themselves in the top 4 FPL strikers so far this season, they have almost put themselves in the bracket of ‘must have strikers’ – we did point out 2 weeks ago that this little run of fixtures for Watford would return goals and clean sheets and we got both in GW15.
The upcoming fixture against Sunderland is certainly not a forgone conclusion but Watford have been playing the a certain level of assurance and certainly do not look out of place in the Premier League under Quique Flores. A clean sheet is another good possibility and if you don’t have one of their two strikers then this could be the last week for a few where they have a real chance of adding to their goal tally. If you are looking for a Vardy replacement (as he goes on a tough run of fixtures) then you could do worse than one of these boys.
Man City Vs. Swansea
The news of Sergio Aguero’s injury upset many managers last week after they had made the investment to put him back in and so many of those managers would have carried him as a passenger through GW15 so the news that he should be fit and ready to play will be music to their ears as City prepare to take on Swansea this weekend. The Man City management will also be desperate to see him return following their 2-0 defeat at the hands of Stoke on Saturday as they need to sharpen their cutting edge.
The prediction that Silva and KDB would carve open Stoke may not have materialised but there is plenty to be hopeful about as we head in to game week 16. City have stuttered over the last few weeks but it has been that sort of season for many teams so far. Swansea, who started the season well, are now in free-fall and may find themselves managerless before the week is out as pressure continues to mount on Garry Monk who has now won only 1 in his last 11 games.
The usual suspects will be a force here and expect to see us promoting the likes of KDB and Sergio Aguero come the end of the week. This may be a game in which City can actually keep a clean sheet, something they have not managed since the 8th November in a 0-0 draw with Aston Villa. Kolarov and the cheaper Sagna would be the best defensive picks as City will be looking to get their season back on track.
Spurs Vs. Newcastle
Although Spurs struggled to break down a tough West Brom side and Newcastle ran out 2-0 winners at home to Liverpool at the weekend, there is plenty going for the home side in this encounter and we would argue that Newcastle are not out of the woods yet. Strangely, the win against Liverpool for The Toon will probably increase the pressure as now the fans will be expecting a big performance and some kind of result. Spurs had looked strong going forward prior to the WBA game and Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen will be looking to get amongst it once again. Dele Alli who found himself on the score sheet for the third time this season will be attracting the bargain hunters (just £5m) and although we don’t anticipate him being a huge goal scorer this season, there is certainly value to be had. We expect to see a win to nil for the home side in this one as Spurs get back to business.
Our other game week 16 thoughts:
The other fixtures that take our eye this week are Leicester Vs. Chelsea, Villa Vs. Arsenal and Liverpool Vs West Brom – we will be back later this week with a more comprehensive round up so be sure to check in then.
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