Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 23: Forecasting Good Fixtures

Welcome to a new feature on our Fantasy Premier League cover, in which we try to give you teams with the best fixtures in the upcoming games and the players that could benefit from this run.

The English top flight this season has been rather unpredictable in terms of results, but one of the things that have remained rather consistent this year are players keeping their form.

This term, we saw Jamie Vardy break the Premier League record of scoring in 10 games by making it 11, while Romelu Lukaku has himself been in a eight-game scoring streak.

Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil also racked up points in 11 games in succession as well, albeit be a goal or a couple of assists.

So as we look ahead to which clubs could benefit from an easier fixture list, we can have the ease of mind that their consistency will continue, and they will perform even better in games they are expected to win.

Here are THREE teams and which players could benefit in the next several games.

Everton

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After a Goodison Park clash with Tottenham and two away games against Manchester City and then Chelsea, Everton have the opportunity to pick up their first win of 2016 when they host Swansea City this weekend.

The Swans are struggling so far this season despite their 1-0 victory over Watford during the weekend, and could be overturned by a free-scoring Toffees on Sunday.

But even better news, after that the Everton will then face Newcastle (Home), Stoke City (Away), and West Brom (Home) in their next three… before a Merseyside derby against Liverpool which could also be a cracker.

Romelu Lukaku (9.2), Ross Barkley (7.2), Gerard Deulofeu (6.1) are the main men that could rack up some points during this run. Leighton Baines (6.1) is a high value risk in defence, but the Toffees’ mediocre defensive record makes us reluctant in suggesting the England left-back.

West Bromwich Albion

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Early in the season, West Bromwich Albion were the go to team if you wanted points in defence. But after collecting six clean sheets in their first 10 games, the Baggies have been breached in every game except one since then.

However, Tony Pullis’ men face three out of the four bottom clubs in their next three games, with Aston Villa and Swansea City travelling to the Hawthornes before a trip to St. James’ Park against Newcastle United.

This brings any of their starting defenders into contention, but Jonny Evans (4.8) is a great option due to his rather kind price tag. Goalkeeper Boaz Myhill (4.7) is also a decent route into their back line, but with Ben Foster (4.9) now fit there may be a swap between the sticks. With their attack faltering, only invest in the back for now.

West Ham United

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West Ham United face rampant Manchester City this weekend… so how could this be considered a good fixture?

Well if you haven’t watched the English top flight this season, then you wouldn’t know that the Hammers have been walking over all the top clubs so far… already beating the Citizens at the Etihad 2-1 back in September.

But the City game apart, the Irons go on to play Aston Villa (Home), Southampton (Away), Norwich (Away), and Sunderland (Home) in their next four, making their Fantasy assets in demand.

Dimitri Payet (8.0) looks to be the most obvious candidate, but their defence are worth a mention after keeping four clean sheets in the last eight games. James Collins has become a consistent starter and is priced at just 4.3, but if you want a defender with attacking returns, Aaron Cresswell (5.6) is you guy. Enner Valencia (6.8) is a differential option up front, being their only fully fit striker.