Fantasy Football Hot Picks For The Weekend

The Premier League returns this weekend after the rather dull international break. What also returns are the hours of worrying about your Fantasy Football side.

So let’s have a look at who should be in and around your side come kick off on Saturday.

The Captain

Leading the line for Manchester City with six goals in three games, Edin Dzeko has made it look easy so far. The team visiting the City of Manchester Stadium on Saturday is Wigan Athletic. Despite an unbeaten start by both sides, you’d expect City to score a few and the way he’s been playing, you’d think the Bosnian international will get involved.

Honourable Mentions: Robin Van Persie, David Silva, Ashley Young

The Vice Captain

If in doubt, Wayne Rooney has to be worth a shout. Having scored in every game so far like his City counterpart, the United forward visits the Reebok Stadium in the early evening kick off on Saturday.  United have a habit of outdoing their neighbours and given that Manchester City scored three at Bolton and, the England forward could well be on the score sheet again. Bolton are not an easy side to roll over but it’s not hard to foresee United and Rooney winning well at Wanderers.

The Outside Bet

Players have a habit of doing well against their old club. For that reason, you can’t help but feel Joey Barton will be in the thick of the action on Monday night. He will be making his debut for QPR against Newcastle and it wouldn’t be a great surprise if he were to make an immediate impact for his new club.

Honourable Mentions: Grant Holt, Emmanuel Adebayor

Spot the 0-0

Everton and Aston Villa have been OK so far this season. They’ve both beaten Blackburn but both are yet to be properly tested. What’s more, they’ve lost major creative talents in their sides over the summer. Mikel Arteta left Goodison Park for the Emirates whilst Stewart Downing and Ashley Young headed for Liverpool and Manchester United respectively. Both sides might still be adjusting to this and the defences could well be on top in this one. It might be worth getting a defender from either of these sides into your team for the weekend.

Deadline Day Signing

Arsenal needed a new playmaker after the departures of Samir Nasri and Cesc Fabregas. It won’t be easy for Mikel Arteta to emulate what his fellow country man Fabregas did at the Gunners. However, he has a great opportunity to kick start his Arsenal career on Saturday afternoon against a Swansea side who shipped four in their first away game. As he’s priced less than some other playmakers and looking at Arsenal’s run of games over the next few weeks, he could become more than just a temporary addition to your side.