There are just two Premier League games for Sunday after an action-packed Saturday, but there are still plenty of daily fantasy football competitions on offer at PlayON to keep it interesting.
There are plenty of player choices as well. To minimise your headaches, I have picked out the ones I like for the day’s games.
Wolves v. Burnley
Wolves followed up a good point against City with a win over West Ham, while last season’s overachievers Burnley remain winless this term after a loss to United.
The Clarets are notoriously low-scoring, even when winning, but usually keep it tight at the back. This season though, they have shipped over two a game on average. Does this bode well for the talent the home side have in midfield and forward positions then?
Wolves’ two big guns from round one in Neves (£7.5m) and Jiminez (£8m) have both been quiet since, with no goals or assists for either after the opening day. That said, they both average over 1100 PlayON points still and surely cannot stay quiet for too much longer.
While the two guns above have been hit and miss, the picture of consistency seems to be coming through Joao Moutinho (£7.4m). No real attacked stats, save for one assist, but the work rate has seen him sneak points though the likes of tackles, interceptions and chances created. Still averaging over 1000, if he pushes a bit further forward here, the potential for a big score exists.
The defensive vulnerabilities for Burnley this season have led to more action for Joe Hart (£7.5m). In his last two games, he has made a total of 15 saves, and his penalty save against United last round saw him score 2125 PlayON points despite losing 2-0. He’s another stopper to keep an eye on due to the potential for multiple save points even if his team may lose.
Everton v. West Ham
Four straight losses for the Hammers sees them occupy bottom place. Everton are unbeaten, but three of their four games have ended in draws, two of those from leading positions. They have also conceded in each game so both teams scoring is a likely outcome. Attacking stats appear to be on offer for both sides then.
Richarlison is suspended and Walcott is injured. That leaves a counterintuitive gun pick here then with Marko Arnautovic (£10.6m) my choice. I reckon Everton will win this, but they always look like conceding. Given the Austrian is the only one to score for the Hammers this season, he would be the logical choice to find the net if the visitors score. A daily fantasy average of 1280 when your team has lost four on the bounce is a pretty compelling argument for selection.
With a few outs for the Toffees, the job security of Morgan Schneiderlin (£6.7m) increases. He is never going to be the guy who brings home massive scores, but an average daily fantasy score of over 800 is great value for the price tag.
With the big gun forwards missing for the Toffees, there has never been a better chance for Cenk Tosun (£9.6m) to get off the mark for the season. Two assists so far, but a goal this weekend would see him go well above his current 960 average. The fact he has yet to score could work to keep ownership down and give the edge to owner.
Ready to pick the perfect team? Head to the Games Lobby to enter Sunday’s comps and then check back for the last game of the round on Monday.