EPL Round 36 Sunday Preview

Round 36 of the Premier league moves into Sunday, with some big fixtures on offer and four of the top six in action.

There’s action to be had a PlayON as well, with plenty of Daily Fantasy competitions to get involved with. To try and help move you towards the top of those competitions, I have cast my eye over the games and picked out my best plays.

Leicester v Arsenal

No win for either side in the last two, but Leicester still remain in the top half and Arsenal still in the hunt for a top four finish. Both will be looking to get a win here though to maintain those positions.

The sides have faced off 25 times in the history of the Premier League. Of those, the Gunners hold a 16-2 record, with seven draws. There have been some closer results in recent times, with a win each in the last two and a 4-3 epic the game before that.

I’m probably leaning towards the visitors, but I can see both teams finding the net, so space for players on both sides in your PlayON teams.

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The return to form of Jamie Vardy (£15.2m) has seen him move to an average of 1800, the best in this game by nearly 400.

Sixteen goals for the term now, Vardy shapes as the biggest goal threat for the Foxes.

Value Pick

Picking up two goals to go with his defensive stats, Shkodran Mustafi (£6.7m) has scored at over 100 for PlayON owners, solid value for his price.

If he finds another attacking stat here, he shapes as a steal.

Burnley v Man City

The good form on City’s side is expected but Burnley are in form themselves, unbeaten in four and taking a good point at Chelsea last out. City have overcome the two tougher hurdles in Spurs and United, but still have three more teams to beat if they are to take out the title.

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An assist against United last out, Raheem Sterling (£17.5m) now has 17 goals and 14 assists for the season, which sees him average 1730, the best on offer here by a long way.

Firing in the attacking stats with regularity, he has to be first name on your teamsheet!

Value Pick

Two goals and assists for the season pushing his average towards 1000, Aymeric Laporte (£8.1m) shapes as good value for his price, which is hard to find in a City side full of guns!

A good shot for a clean sheet here, a potential sneaky attacking stat will push his score massive.

POD Pick

City massive favourites in this, so there’ll be no love for Clarets players. But the Citizens do often concede the odd consolation goal in these types of games and Burnley have snuck some surprise results on big sides in the past.

In either of those scenarios, you could do worse than looking at Jeff Hendrick (£7.4m), who bagged against Chelsea last out.

Man United v Chelsea

Not often you can say both of these sides come into a game winless in two, but that is the situation here. Chelsea currently occupy the final top four spot, with United three points back.

Both sides have been in the Premier League for its entirety, so have faced off 53 times. Of those, the Blues hold a narrow 18-15 advantage in terms of wins. Equally close in the last five, with two wins apiece and a 2-2 draw back in October.

Always hard to back a winner in a match of this magnitude, so I’m looking at players on both sides.

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Three goals and two assists in the last four is not a bad return for Eden Hazard (£16.4m), who averages over 1500, almost 350 better than anyone else in this.

Sixteen goals, 13 assists for the season, the Belgian will be the biggest threat to United, especially in their recent form.

Value Pick

At a basement price, Ashley Young (£6.4m) averaging 830 is value for money.

Not too many attacking stats in there, so a solid base scoring level to pay with which could go big if he snags a goal or assist in this.

Another round down, and just two weeks left to go for the season. Plenty still to play for though, both in the league and at PlayON. Get picking now at https://playon.co/en/lobby/Football and be sure to check back in for rounds 37 and 38.

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