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Steem Fantasy Premier League - Gameweek 6 Preview

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acidyo
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Welcome to week 6 of the Steem Fantasy Premier League. The game week closes Friday 20th September at 6pm UTC.




Fixtures

Friday 20th September


Southampton V Bournemouth

Saturday 31st August


Leicester V Spurs
Burnley V Norwich
Everton V Sheffield Utd
Man City V Watford
Newcastle V Brighton

Sunday 1st September


Crystal Palace V Wolves
West Ham V Man Utd
Arsenal V Aston Villa
Chelsea V Liverpool


Key Games and Players

Two of the big six meet when Liverpool take on a revived Chelsea side who look dangerous up front with Abraham and Mount. However, the Blues weakness is their defense and the likes of Salah, Mane, and Roberto Firmino look set to give them a strong test. Chelsea's midfield could lose the battle and if so, Liverpool have a good chance of continuing their perfect start to the campaign.

Tottenham visit Leicester and this gives Jamie Vardy another chance to continue his excellent scoring record against the bigger clubs. Spurs, who were convincing winners last weekend, need to keep Leicesters star man quiet and hope that Son and Kane can continue their form.

Southampton have a home tie against Bournemouth and Gunn, the FPL's top scoring goalkeeper must fancy his chances of keeping another clean sheet against a side The Saints have an excellent record against.

After Norwich's great win last weekend, they travel to Burnley in good spirits and will be looking to star man Pukki to continue delivering up front. Cantwell, who is just £4.9m, looks a real bargain for managers with 2 goals and 2 assists to his name so far.

Manchester City must be looking for all three points against Watford and Kevin De Bruyne will surely start. Missing last weekend until the last half an hour, he is likely to get room to play and could be the provider for Aguero who was rested in the week.

Crystal Palace are home to Wolves on Sunday, the latter having played a Europa League on Thursday which could again intergere with their selections and energy levels. Wilfred Zaha, who has been quiet thus far this season, has the potential to capitalise and could be a good pick for the weekend.

Brighton visit Newcastle, two teams who neither score or concede too many goals, and this one looks like it could end up a goalless draw. If this is the case, Newcastle's Dummett could be the player to select from this fixture with the additional chance of him popping up with a header from a corner.

Arsenal threw away a two goal lead last weekend and host a weak looking Aston Villa. Aubameyang, who has been in fine goal scoring form, is a strong pick for fantasy league managers and looks set to add to his tally.

Manchester United visit a resilient West Ham team and are clearly not the side they once were. James is an injury doubt and this will add more responsibility on Rashford and Martial to come up with the goods.


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Transfers

Plenty of overlap in the transfer market this week and Mount and De Bruyne appear amongst the top 10 transferred in and out - managers clearly unsure as to their fortunes.

IN

Abraham easily tops the transferred in table following his hattrick last weekend and status as Chelsea's main man up front this season. Pukki is still being added by managers who are seemingly late to notice his efforts thus far, and there are also two Spurs players in the list following their 4 goal romp last weekend.



OUT

Amongst the top players subbed out this week are, perhaps surprisingly, Kane, Sterling, and Salah - surely they wont all have a bad week and could make some managers regret their decisions.




Good luck with your selections - don't forget to make them before Friday 6pm UTC.


This preview was written by @abh12345, follow him for more Football, Sports (@abh12345.sports), and other Steem content!

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