The coming weekend will feature GW 13 of the Premier League and FPL. The GW will kick off on 27th November, 6 pm IST, featuring Arsenal taking on Newcastle United at the Emirates. This week’s FPL deadline is Saturday 27th November, 4:30 PM IST.
Without further delay, we head straight into this article with the top team news for the game week. While the player updates are from the pre-game press conferences from the managers.
Team News (Players doubtful/unavailable for the game week)
Arsenal: Granit Xhaka – unavailable.
Chelsea: Ben Chilwell, Romelu Lukaku, Mateo Kovacic, N’Golo Kante – unavailable.
Leicester: Youri Tielemans out for a few weeks. Marc Albrighton is in training. James Justin and Wesley Fofana – unavailable.
Liverpool: Roberto Firmino, Joe Gomez, Curtis Jones – unavailable.
Manchester City: Phil Foden(knock) doubtful. Kevin De Bruyne (Covid-19), Jack Grealish(knock) – unavailable.
Manchester United: Luke Shaw(concussion), Fred(ankle) – doubtful. Paul Pogba, Raphael Varane – unavailable.
Tottenham Hotspur: Pierre Emile-Hojbjerg doubtful. Oliver Skipp(suspended), Christian Romero – unavailable.
West Ham United: Angelo Ogbonna – unavailable.
FPL GW 13: Transfer picks
Reece James (CHE)[6.1m] – Ownership (29.7%); [MUN(H), WAT(A), WHU(A)]
The top choice/most transferred player for the week. Backed by his amazing form with Chelsea having the highest chance to keep a CS. 4 goals & 3 assists this season. He would be quite the pick, with Man United conceding most chances down their left in the last six GWs. xG90 0.20, xA90 0.38.
Marcos Alonso (CHE)[5.6m] – Ownership (8.0%); [MUN(H), WAT(A), WHU(A)]
With the unfortunate injury to Chilwell, Alonso will slot straight back into the LWB position. The perfect double-up with James. Extremely attacking and will benefit from the way Chelsea plays. xG90 0.17, xA90 0.19.
Diogo Jota (LIV)[7.6m] – Ownership (14.7%); [SOU(H), EVE(A), WOL(A)]
He will certainly start upfront with Roberto Firmino injured. 4 goals and 1 assist so far this season. Forward for the best-attacking team in the league, hence a cheap premium. Southampton game, fixture to target. xG90 0.59, xA90 0.29.
Some of the other tempting picks: Trent Alexander-Arnold(7.8m), Joao Cancelo(6.6m), Bernardo Silva(7.2m), Sadio Mane(12.0m), Harry Kane(12.2m).
Fixture to target – LIV vs SOU
While fixtures CHE-MUN and MCI-WHU are the ones to watch, from FPL’s perspective, LIV-SOU is the fixture to target this week. The Reds are the bookie’s favourite this week with an estimated win percentage of 78%.
Coming off the back of a 4-0 win vs Arsenal, Liverpool have averaged with an xG of 2.62 per game this season, numbers that show how good their attack is.
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