Togga Perfect XI | PXI – GW06 picks

Fantasy football is frustrating. After 5 weeks of mediocrity, it feels like I may be better off throwing in the towel. Netflix and chilling on match day is sounding better by the day instead of watching how my selections don’t work out. But such is the life of a fantasy football player and as Gloria Gaynor once sang, I will survive!

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  • West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspurs
  • Burnley vs Huddersfield Town
  • Everton vs Bournemouth
  • Manchester City vs Crystal Palace
  • Southampton vs Manchester United
  • Stoke vs Chelsea
  • Swansea vs Watford
  • Leicester vs Liverpool
  • Brighton vs Newcastle
  • Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion

Stay Away From

Leicester vs Liverpool

I’m not too sure what to make of Liverpool anymore. Since the 4-0 win over Arsenal, Liverpool has not won in 4 games, conceding 9 goals along the way. And as fate would have it, their most recent defeat was at the hands of Leicester in the League Cup. Leicester is not faring any better, having only won once in the league so far. But they do have a good record against Liverpool, having beaten Liverpool in 3 of their past 4 meetings. All signs seem to point to a match that is impossible to call.

Take Note

Manchester City vs Crystal Palace

Pretty much everyone will be focused on the Manchester City starting lineup. Palace are winless and SCORELESS after 5 games and Manchester City is sharing the lead at the top of the table with their neighbours. Ignore this match at your own peril.

Honourable Mentions

  • West Ham United vs Tottenham Hotspurs
  • Everton vs Bournemouth

Both match-ups offer some interesting differential picks if you’re looking at a way to climb up your league.

 

GK

  1. Ederson (MCI) – Pretty obvious. At home against a team that hasn’t won and hasn’t scored. Do you really think this is the match the Palace breaks their duck?
  2. Pickford, Jordan (EVE) – Conceded 4 against Manchester United but yet only posted a -2 points total, he should be better against Bournemouth who has yet to score away from home. And he should be able to pick up some points from saves as well.

 

DEF

  1. Otamendi, Nicolas (MCI) – He has posted some impressive points returns, double digits in all weeks but 1. With a goal against Watford, his confidence should be sky high.
  2. Kompany, Vincent/Walker, Kyle (MCI) – Kompany is back in training and should make it to the starting lineup on Saturday. But if he doesn’t, Walker is a good alternative if you want to load up on Manchester City’s defenders.
  3. Davies, Ben (TOT) – This will be a game time decision. He picked up an ankle injury but is forecasted to make it back for Saturday’s game. Hard to ignore the top scoring defender in PXI if he’s in the starting lineup. But Vertonghen could fill your fantasy spot if you are insistent on a Spurs defender.
  4. Lascelles, Jamaal (NEW) – Newcastle are now sitting fourth in the table after 3 straight wins. Lascelles has contributed 2 goals, as a centre-back! And Newcastle does have a very winnable match-up against Brighton.
  5. Naughton, Kyle (SWA) – A promising home match against Watford who are travelling after a 6-0 drubbing by Manchester City.

 

MID

  1. De Bruyne, Kevin (MCI) – No doubt at the top of everyone’s list for this weekend. There is no way to omit him from your squad.
  2. Silva, David (MCI) – Again, if you feel like loading up on Manchester City players, he should be your next choice after KDB.
  3. Sigurdsson, Gylfi (EVE) – Although he has yet to repay my faith in him, Everton’s run of matches against the top teams (@MCI, @CHE, TOT, @MUN) has ended and against Bournemouth would be the perfect time for him to regain his status as a fantasy points machine.
  4. Alli, Dele (TOT) – He has a 3 match UEFA ban hence rotation will not be affecting him. A definite starter against West Ham.
  5. Ritchie, Matt (NEW) – Ritchie has been raking up the assist points and should do well against Brighton.

 

FWD

  1. Aguero, Sergio/Jesus, Gabriel (MCI) – No doubt who should be in your squad, but I wouldn’t say no if you had both.
  2. Salah, Mohamed (LIV) – The mind says stay away, but the Liverpool fan says Salah is the only bright spark in the entire team. Against a leaky defence like Leicester, I might take a risk and go with him.
  3. Kane, Harry (TOT) – Another player whom the fantasy gods seem to have abandoned, but against the joint worst defence in the entire league, I would be willing to give him one more game.

 

Uncertain about your squad? Or maybe you would like your squad to be rated? Just post your provincial squad in the comments and The Titan will try his best to advise and answer all your queries.

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About FF Victorious Secret 13 Articles

FF_Victorious Secret has been holding down a full-time job while juggling his passion for fantasy football for over 10 years.
His fantasy football results are mediocre at best, having never won the league but coming close on a couple of occasions.
His endeavours in fantasy football mirrors the real-life performance of the team he supports – Liverpool FC

4 Comments

  1. My current squad:
    GK: Pickford DEF: Walker, Tarkowski, Davies, P.Jones. MID: Ritchie, KDB, Eriksen, Silva FWD: Rooney, Aguero

    Should I be loading up on MCI players? I’m a little hesistant about P.Jones as well

    • Davies could be a doubt.why not choose another man c defender? I wonder if sigurdsson would be better than Ritchie. Rooney,could be a differential pick but there are perhaps more obvious choices such as lukaku,Salah and firmino

  2. GK: Hugo Lloris
    DEF: Azpilicueta, Koscielny, Davies, Stones
    MID: Alli, Henderson, Mata, Young
    ATT: Richarlison, C. Wood

    Really struggling with getting quality players for my midfield and attack that are not already taken. My defense doesn’t seem to be a problem since I also have Moses and Jones on the bench. But who can I bring in for hendo? And is Mbemba worth bringing in for the points?

  3. Fabianski; Walker, Mendy, Otamendi, Alonso; De Bruyne, D. Silva; Sigurdsson, Ericksen; Aguero, Jesus

    Is Fabianski a good differential choice, and should I rethink Otamendi with the other two City players in my lineup?

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