Premier League Preview: 5th May

premier league picks gameweek 37

Round 37 of the Premier League rolls into Sunday, with three games coming at you. Rolling with it, the team at PlayON are back with plenty of Daily Fantasy offerings for the day, as always.

With just one round left after this one, your chances to take home the cash prizes are running out. To help you make the most of one of the remaining chances, I have picked out my best DFS plays across the games to help set you apart from the competition.

Chelsea v. Watford

No win in two for both sides and just two wins each over the last five outings. Chelsea currently occupy the final top four sport, while Watford sit just inside the top half of the table.

Just 11 meetings in the Premier League for these two, of which the Blues have won seven and drawn two. One of the two Hornets’ wins was a 4-1 pasting in the second half of last term, but Chelsea gained revenge for that with a 2-1 win on Boxing Day.

The stats favour the hosts here, but Watford have scored in each of the last five against them so don’t discount their players for PlayON purposes as well.

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Missing the last three games through suspension, Hornets skipper Troy Deeney (£10.6m) will return in this one and bring his 1700 average with him. That’s nearly 200 more than his closest competitor in this game.

Nine goals and five assists for the season, I make him the biggest goal threat for the visitors.

Value Pick

Still priced low, but getting a good run of late, Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£6.5m) is worth the price for a 740 average that is diluted by some low minute sub appearances.

Eyes on the teamsheets – if he starts, lock him in!

Huddersfield v. Man United

Bottom side Huddersfield come into this one from a continued string of losses, which isn’t overly surprising given their position. Slightly more surprising is that United come here in almost as poor form, with just four points over their last five. Are the wheels falling off for Solskjær?

These two have faced off three times before at this level. The Terriers shock the Red Devils 2-1 in the first fixture last season, but United have comfortably won the next two.

A United win is all I can see for this one as well, so it is their players I will be looking to for my PlayON squads.

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With Lukaku injured and likely to miss this, the pressure rests on the shoulders of Paul Pogba (£13.5m) and his average of 1120.

He has been quiet of late, but we know what he can do when he is in form, as his 13 goals and ten assists for the season shows. Not a bad game to get your form back, facing off against the bottom placed side.

Value Pick

A fifth assist of the season last out saw Luke Shaw (£5.7m) score 1000. The average of 850 is solid value at his rock bottom price.

Not much risk in taking a punt on him at that price.

POD Pick

A bit part season and an average down around 680, a few players will overlook Juan Mata (£5.4m). However, the midfielder did play, and score, against Chelsea last out, scoring at 1700. If he gets another start here, the low price makes him worth the risk to snag a genuine POD.

Arsenal v. Brighton

As in the prior game, form on both sides here is not great. Arsenal have one win from five, which is not helping their top four aspirations, while Brighton have two draws over the same period.

Three meetings previously, which have produced one win each and a draw back in December. Even though form is bad, you have to back the Gunners in for this one. Home players for PlayON it is then.

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With 19 goals and seven assists for the season, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£16.6m) certainly knows where the goal is.

Two in his last three suggest he is in form. Definitely worth a look here against a struggling Seagulls side.

Value Pick

Averaging over 1000 for less than £7m, Shkodran Mustafi (£6.7m) has supplemented a few cleans sheets with a couple of goals.

A good pick up at the price, especially when Brighton present a good chance of another clean sheet.

POD Pick

The average has dropped way off, which will keep the ownership of Lucas Torreira (£5.5m) down. He has made his way back into the starting lineup however, and scored way above his average last out.

If he can recapture some of his early season form again now he’s seeing the minutes, he could serve as a nice POD for your side.

 

And just like that, Sunday is over. Just one more game to come on Monday night, but it’s a massive game in terms of the title race, so be sure to check back in for that preview.

For now though, head to the Lobby and enter your Sunday teams.

Good luck!

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