Duke’s EPL DFS Preview for Tuesday’s two game slate…
What up?! Here is this week’s soccer content schedule.
M – article
T – article
W – article
Th – article
F – cheat sheet
Sa – article
Su – zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
We are rapidly approaching the end of the EPL season. Per usual, have a look at the table when deciding who to back. Check the golden boot standings. Check the assists chart. Who’s in the lead for clean sheets? That’s all these guys care about at this stage!
With that in mind, to the desert we goooooooo….
One thing is for sure, Man United will be rotating the side and/or making early subs. The win over Aston Villa locked up top 4 and most likely a 2nd place finish in the league. As we saw Harry Maguire limp off the field the notion had to hit home with Ole, health is more important than points at this time.
Ole prides himself as a man manager and it will take everything he has to keep the likes of Maguire and Fernandes on the bench. He needs to. The Europa League final is the only thing that matters for the remainder of the season.
For Leicester, only Jonny Evans is in doubt. Morgan, Barnes and Justin remain out and will miss the rest of the season. These points are crucial for Leicester. They’ve held on to 4th place thus far but Chelsea jumped them to take 3rd and West Ham are 5 points behind in 5th with just 3 games left to play this season.
With Man United’s game against Liverpool on Thursday, I would guess we see a rotated side. SofaScore has a completely rotated side.
It’d be wild to see Diallo get a start and the return of Juan Mata. McTominay and Cavani are key pieces. The side listed above isn’t bad at all but I would have the game as basically a pick em.
BENTEKE!!!! He made us money this weekend but remember, we need to take this game by game.
Southampton are struggling at the moment. The’ve lost 3 of 4 and have struggled without Danny Ings in front of goal. Oddly enough, Oriol Romeu might be the bigger miss in the middle of midfield. Ings could return for this match but Romeu likely needs another week or so. Bertrand is out and might not play the rest of the season.
The question for the manager is whether to make wholesale changes or stay the course. If getting smashed 3-0 by West Brom doesn’t send a shiver down your spine nothing will. Knowing him like I think I do, I expect a 4-4-2 with maybe one or two changes but mostly more of the same.
Palace finally picked up the big win after a tough run of games. Yes, I called the Benteke game and him scoring 2 minutes into the match certainly got my Saturday kicked off well! However, we were betting mostly AGAINST Sheffield, not for Palace. They created some chances and Benteke should have had at least 2 goals but this is a much stiffer test. No one is really jumping off the page begging me to play them from this Palace team.
With only 2 games and Southhampton being (slightly) the largest favorite we could see the ownership trend in that direction. United reserves are fairly cheap so I don’t know that price will be an issue. Pick your favorites and let it rip!
- Iheanacho – LEI – $9.5k
- He cannot stay off the scoresheet.
- Eze – CP – $9k
- He showed out against Sheffield and scored one of the better solo goals of the year.
- Cavani – MU – $7.4k
- Redmond – SOU – $6.2k
- Benteke – CP – $7.5k
- Minamino – SOU – $5k
- Fernandes – MU – $10k
- Likely won’t play 90 but just a few goals off the golden boot and despearte to stay on the field.
- Tieleamns – LEI – $7.2k
- Sets – crossing machine. 21 over last 2.
- Ward-Prowse – SOU – $7.6k
- Mata – MU – $3.4k
- Maddison – LEI – $8.5k
- GPP upside with how much he’s been shooting lately.
- Van de Beek – MU – $3.7k
- Milivojevic – CP – $4.4k
- Shaw – MU – $6.1k
- Likely doesn’t start and Telles does not automatically slot in here.
- Telles – MU – $5.2k
- Very expensive and likely not on sets if Ferandes starts.
- Thomas – LEI – $4.1k
- Williams – MU – $3.9k
- Cash or GPP. Boy loves to get forward and whip a cross in.
- Walker-Peters – SOU – $4.5k
- Fofana – LEI – $3.1k
- Vestergaard – SOU – $3.2k
*All 4 viable!
- Schmeichel – LEI – $4.7k
- They concede goals but if United rotate heavily this is fine.
- McCarthy – SOU – $5.1k
- CP back to old CP?
- Henderson – MU – $4.9k
- Guiata – CP – $4.4k