Daily Fantasy Premier League Preview – Jan 3

fantasy premier league picks gameweek 25

After a big Saturday of action, the round 25 of the Premier League moves into Sunday, with a couple of big games coming at you.

The two games on offer feature four of the six teams to have won the title in the Premier League era, and one of the games could have a big impact on whether there’s a seventh different winner this season.

There’s also chances for you to be a winner, with plenty of Daily Fantasy offerings over at PlayON. To try and maximise those winnings, I have picked out my best players across the games to give your sides the edge.

Leicester v. Man United

They dropped their first points under Solskjær mid-week, but United showed good fight to come back to draw from 2-0 down. Leicester took a good point at Liverpool, but have just one win in five.

On paper, it will be tough for the Foxes to turnaround their form. From 25 meetings with the Red Devils they have lost 16 and only won two.

I have to back the visitors in for this one, but they still have just four clean sheets this season, so I can also make room in my PlayON side for the odd home player.


A goal in the comeback against Burnley means Paul Pogba (£13.2m) has two in two, nine goals eight assists for the season and at least a goal or assist in all but one of his last seven games under the new gaffer.

All of that combines to a PlayON average of 1875 and there are no signs of a slowdown from the Frenchman. Lock him in!

Value Pick

With only two goals, three assists for the season, Ander Herrera (£9.5m) still manages to average 1330 suggesting he has a solid base score.

Given a good chunk of game time under the new manager, if he pops up with a cheeky goal or assist here, the score would be well above his pricing.

Man City v. Arsenal

A shock loss to Newcastle last out gives this one even more importance in the context of the title race. Luckily for City, Liverpool also dropped points at Leicester. Arsenal held off Cardiff midweek, but have a couple of losses themselves in the last five.

From 43 previous matchups, the Gunners lead 23-10 in terms of wins, with ten draws. A lot of the Arsenal wins came from the earlier years of the Premier League, whereas City are actually unbeaten in the last five meetings.

Having already avenged the early season defeat by Chelsea, can they do the same to City here? Probably not, as I can see the Citizens coming into this fired up. I can see the visitors getting on the scoresheet though, so I’m not entirely writing their players off for PlayON purposes.


A goal and assist against Cardiff takes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£17.4m) to fifteen goals and six assists for the season.

If Arsenal are to get on the scoresheet, he’d be my best bet to do so. He is top dollar, which is a risk when playing a good side, but you’re also paying for an average of 1725. Big decisions.

Value Pick

One to watch the teamsheets for. Guardiola wouldn’t rule out Benjamin Mendy (£6.3m) returning to the side here.

If he does, the full back has six assists from his nine games this season and would likely look to bomb on again here. If he comes in and snags another assist, the score will be better than his average of 880 and well above his cost.

POD Pick

Some might be put off by the massive price tag and average average. But, bagging his 11th of the season against Newcastle, Sergio Aguero (£15.4m) just keeps scoring.

He has also provided eight assists for the term, showing the roundedness of his game.

Playing back to back 90 minutes shows he is back in good nick and will trouble the Gunners’ defence.


By the end of Sunday, we could know if it is finally Liverpool’s year. You will also know if you’re a winner with PlayON, but only if you head to the Games Lobby to enter those teams.

Good luck!