The English Premier League’s gameweek 6 offers up some outstanding match-ups for fantasy football managers. The two biggest fixtures will happen on Saturday with Manchester United hosting Leicester City and Chelsea travelling to the north of London to face off with Arsenal.
With those big fixtures coming up, do any of those teams’ midfielders make the grade in FantasySports.co.uk’s top 5 Fantasy Premier League midfielders for gameweek 6? Let us find out.
Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City
Games: 5; Goals: 2; Assists 3
Once again making the FantasySports’ list is Manchester City star Kevin De Bruyne, who is going strength to strength this season. City are undefeated against Swansea in their last six, which bodes well for Fantasy Premier League managers picking the Belgian.
Massively in form, De Bruyne has contributed a goal or assist in his last four Premier League matches. The midfielder is the current assist leader in the Premier League.
He should be in your side as City should have little worries on Saturday when they travel to Wales.
Jordan Henderson – Liverpool
Games: 5; Goals: 1; Pass success rate: 88%; Passes completed: 388
Continually criticised by everyone under the sun, Liverpool supporter or not, Jordan Henderson’s play cannot be denied.
The central midfielder has completed the most passes of any Premier League player this season. Last week against Chelsea, he added one of the best goals of the young English football season, driving up his value for your fantasy side.
In three of the last five Premier League matches against next opponent Hull City, Liverpool have kept a clean sheet.
Get Henderson in your team this week. He is in form and will win your Fantasy Premier League team points.
Idrissa Gueye – Everton
Games: 5; Assists: 1; Passes completed: 350; Clean sheets: 2; Tackles per game: 6.2
Everton face fourth from bottom Bournemouth, who have been very poor thus far in 2016-17. Idrissa Gueye has been one of Everton’s brightest stars under new manager Ronald Koeman and makes this week’s list as the league’s number two in completed passes with 350.
In two of Everton’s last three Premier League matches, the Toffees have kept a clean sheet. Gueye is averaging a whopping 6.2 tackles per match, the most of any player in the Premier League. He has also contributed an assist and 1.8 key passes per game.
Everton have not lost to Bournemouth in their last three fixtures, keeping one clean sheet in that time span.
Nacer Chadli – West Brom
Games: 2; Goals: 2; Assists: 2
Last week against West Ham, Baggies midfielder Nacer Chadli had a hand in every West Brom goal scored. Two assists and two goals was a fantastic day at the office for the Belgian.
Keeping with the FantasySports.co.uk Fantasy Premier League rule, always get the in form players in your team. Chadli is just that and deserves a place this week.
West Brom take on the Premier League’s worst team in Stoke City, which is another reason Chadli is a shoe-in for a starting position.
Raheem Sterling – Manchester City
Games: 5; Goals: 3; Assists: 2
Raheem Sterling has returned to the form fans saw him display at Liverpool. Already with three goals and two assists, Sterling maybe an expensive addition to your fantasy team this week. However, he should reap your team fantasy points rewards against Swansea.
Buyer beware, however, as City play a midweek League Cup tie before travelling to Swansea to play the Welsh side twice in four days.
City then play Celtic next week in the Champions League. Although he should play in the league on Saturday, Pep Guardiola may want to preserve Sterling ahead of the Champions League game.
James McArthur – Crystal Palace
Games: 3; Goals: 1; Pass success rate: 82%
Crystal Palace travel to second from bottom Sunderland after beating Stoke 4-1 last week at Selhurst Park. Palace are in good shape and look likely that they can continue their recent form.
James McArthur was included in WhoScored.com’s team of the week after scoring a goal and playing all 90 minutes in their recent win.
The problem with McArthur has been fitness, however, if he can shake off the injury bug, he deserves a spot in your side.