Looking ahead to GW3 in the draft, we will round up the week just gone and make our recommendations for player picks and waivers in the weeks to come.
GW 2 Results
The player name indicates a goal, and player name in brackets indicates an assist.
Arsenal 2-1 Burnley
Lacazette (Ceballos), Auba (Ceballos), Barnes (McNeil)
Norwich 3-1 Newcastle
Pukki  (Cantwell), Shelvey (Longstaff)
Southampton 1-2 Liverpool
Ings, Mane (Milner), Firmino (Mane)
Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth
Douglas Luiz (Grealish), King (Wilson), Wilson
Brighton 1-1 West Ham
Trossard, Chicarito (Lanzini)
Everton 1-0 Watford
Man City 2-2 Tottenham
Aguero (KDB), Sterling (KDB), Lamela (Ndombele), Moura (Lamela)
Sheffield 1-0 Crystal Palace
Chelsea 1-1 Leicester
Mount, Ndidi (Maddison)
Wolves 1-1 Man U
Neves (Moutinho), Martial (Rashford)
Next week’s Fixtures
Highlighted below are all the fixtures over the next two weeks, we’ve highlighted the ones to keep an eye on, where we think there are returns to be made.
The three games we have identified as key opportunities next week are:
|GW3 Fixtures||GW4 Fixtures|
|Aston Villa v Everton||Southampton v Man U|
|Norwich v Chelsea||Chelsea v Sheffield|
|Brighton v Southampton||Crystal Palace v Aston Villa|
|Man U v Crystal Palace||Leicester v Bournemouth|
|Sheffield U v Leicester||Man City v Brighton|
|Watford v West Ham||Newcastle v Watford|
|Liverpool v Arsenal||West Ham v Norwich|
|Bournemouth v Man City||Burnley v Liverpool|
|Spurs v Newcastle||Everton v Wolves|
|Wolves v Burnley||Arsenal v Spurs|
Man United vs Crystal Palace
We can expect the usual front three for Man United to start at home against a poorly performing Crystal Palace side. Martial, Rashford and Lingard. The former two seem to be a threat every game, with Lingard looking much less impressive.
Daniel James is a potential starter who we think will pick up assists and goals.
Crystal Palace look devoid of ideas going forward and didn’t look sturdy at the back. Man United should have no trouble defending against Palace, with Luke Shaw having plenty of opportunities to get forward with Pogba also expected to be allowed attacking freedom.
Liverpool vs Arsenal
In recent history, this game has had a lot of goals. Usually there is a Liverpool victory but often a score draw.
Liverpool’s defence has looked shaky of late, and Arsenal’s front line are beginning to gel.
A scoreline of 3 – 2 or 4 – 2 is expected, so we aren’t banking on any clean sheets.
Spurs vs Newcastle
We can see this being a very comfortable victory for Spurs if Newcastle play anything like they have been in recent weeks.
Newcastle looked disorganised at the back against Norwich, with no real steel or imagination in midfield. Joelinton still seems like a quality player technically, but needs to get up to speed with the pace of the Premier League.
Spurs welcome back Son Heung Ming who was electric last season. Lucas Moura is also continuing his form from the back end of last season. For Spurs is seems to be a matter of how many goals can they score, and who will score them?
Christian Eriksen seems like he may be staying, if he starts, Spurs look much stronger. The bookies have Spurs at a 57% probability to keep a clean sheet – so we are expecting defensive returns.