Duke’s EPL DFS Preview for Sunday’s three-match slate…
Sunday Funday is backkkk!! I’ll say this right upfront. I will not be available throughout the day in chat. It’s my daughter’s first birthday party, and apparently, there is a football game going on, as well. So, I’ll jump in for the early session, but that will likely be my last appearance of the day.
Speaking of fun days, Saturday is off to a fun start!
Almiron popped for 30.28. Joe Willock and Minamino, who we talked about in the chat, each scored goals. We should be cashing all over the place. Hopefully, the day ended well for you!
Sunday, we have three games on the slate. Let’s get to it.
To the desert…
EPL DFS GAME THOUGHTS
Wolves fans had to be losing their mind after they went behind Arsenal. It was more of the same and unfortunately what they were getting used to but their players battled back to pick up three crucial points. The goals came on either side of halftime with Neves burying his penalty and Moutinho banging one home from 30 yards. It wasn’t an overly encouraging performance. They only scored after David Luiz was sent off and Arsenal were down to ten, then nine men. It’s important to note that Neves’ penalty came off some slick movement from Jose up front to get in behind the back line and win the penalty. That would be the positive I’d take away.
Leicester are better with a forward up front. Iheanacho got the start and rewarded his manager with a goal. Fulham are not easy to play against, and Leicester were defending for large parts of the game, but they easily picked up the three points and should come in the more confident squad for this match.
Typically, these are low scoring affairs, and without the likes of Vardy and Jimenez, it could be more of the same.
Lately, this has been a two-leg fixture to bring home the Premier League title. Liverpool are by no means out of the title race, and three points here would be huge for them to kick on to close out the season. Currently, they are seven off the lead, but City has that extra game in hand. One thing I can’t help but notice is how big of a cry baby Klopp has become lately. It’s something new every week. This week, he’s mad that Man City players had COVID, and they moved some games around to get healthy. Apparently, that was some major advantage??
Not for nothing, but Liverpool haven’t scored at Anfield in three matches. The match before was a 1-1 draw to West Brom. One game feels like a fluke. After two games, you start to ask questions. Four games now without much production, and you wonder what the hell is going on.
The issue always comes down to team news. I wish we knew exactly who was going to play so we could calibrate appropriately. The key to this form has been the partnership of Stones and Dias. They have solidified this back line and allowed the eight players around them to attack with reckless abandon. Attack they have.
Liverpool have had their way with City at home, but those two in the back change everything. Coupled with Henderson moving to the backline and the new players not settling quick enough to start this game and somehow in a game with this much attacking talent, it’s the back 3 diamonds of CB/GK that give the edge to City.
Stones/Dias/Ederson >>> Henderson/????/Alisson
There are definitely levels to this game, and Chelsea have catapulted into a different stratosphere since the arrival of Tuchel. I would like to see them create more clear-cut chances, but they are doing enough to win games, and most importantly, keeping clean sheets by holding possession for the vast majority of games. This game, in particular, should see Chelsea at or around 80% possession.
Sheffield do not bunker against good teams, but they do stay very compact and allow possession in areas that won’t hurt them. Well, that’s the plan at least. Against the top 6, they’ve won one and lost seven with a negative goal differential at -8. They’ve only lost one of those games by more than a goal, and that came against….Chelsea in a 4-1 loss at Stamford Bridge.
I’m struggling to see how Sheffield scores in this match unless it’s from the penalty spot. Knowing that, one should be enough, and I do expect Chelsea to bag at least one here.
EPL DFS PLAYS
- Neto – WOL – $8.4k Cash/GPP
- Salah – LIV – $8.4k GPP
- Mahrez – MCI – $7.5k Cash/GPP
- Sterling – MCI – $7.8k Cash/GPP
- Werner – CHE – $6.9k GPP
- Hudson-Odoi – CHE – $7.4k If in wing back role
- Maddison – LEI – $9.1k Cash/GPP
- Gundogan – MCI – $7k Cash/GPP
- Mount – CHE – $8.7k Cash/GPP
- Barnes – LEI – $6.7k GPP
- Kovacic – CHE – $3.8k Cash/GPP
- Foden – MCI – $8.1k Cash/GPP
- Fleck – SHU – $5.3k GPP
- Jorginho – CHE – $4.5k GPP
- Moutinho – WOL – $4.9k Cash/GPP
- Henderson – LIV – $3.7k GPP
- Alexander-Arnold – LIV – $6.4k Cash/GPP
- Justin – LEI – $4.7k Cash/GPP
- Alonso – CHE – $6k Cash/GPP
- James – CHE – $6.2k Cash/GPP
- Pereira – LEI – $4.5k GPP
- Semedo – WOL – $4.6k GPP
- Bogle – SHU – $4.2k GPP
- Patricio – WOL – $4.4k Cash/GPP
- Ramsdale – SHU – $3.8k Cash/GPP
- Mendy – CHE – $5.6k Cash/GPP
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