A mouthwatering set of fixtures this week in viewing terms if not FPL terms. Just a shame the dessert is another international break. But remember after this break we’ll have had 11 gameweeks , but the next 11 gameweeks are played up until January 1! So get learning those deadlines and be like an organised yoga instructor – plan ahead but be flexible.
As predicted last week most of the big names blanked, and this looks another tricky set of fixtures for the big clubs and players. Hopefully this lends itself to some good streaming picks!
Defender: Lascelles, Newcastle (BOU H)
Newcastle have hit the ground running defensively and Lascelles has been the key to that. Despite having King, Defoe and Wilson (sure to be a streaming pick in upcoming weeks) Bournemouth have had a poor start to the season and look unlikely to ruin a Benitez clean sheet.
Midfield: D Gray, Leicester (STO A)
Demarai Gray starred in last weeks win against Everton, wonder what Allardyce, Keys and Gray thought of a young Englishman being a chance by a Frenchman? Stoke look as likely to grind out a one nil win as they do to concede a hatful and Gray can take advantage.
Forward: A Gray, Watford (EVE A)
Try again with Gray! He didn’t start last week but Troy Deeney now has a three game suspension so whilst Deeney can go back to concentrating on advising players much better than him back Gray to pick on Everton. David Unsworth hasn’t had a new manager bounce and his club legend status looks about as relevant as the new Morrissey single. Watford have created chances by the bucketload in the two defeats to Chelsea and Stoke and can finally cash in against an Everton team on the back of an away tie in the Europa League.
*depending on the league sizes Lascelles might not be available so any Newcastle defender should be a good pick. Keep an eye on the Watford team news because if Gray is still looking like not playing maybe get in Sturridge whilst Mane and Coutinho are missing.
Good luck this week, tweet @fpldraftboss with your best streams and I’ll be back for the start of 11 gameweeks in 44 days after the international break.
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