Fantasy Premier League gameweek 16 and 17 are smashed together in a pre-holiday appetiser. Alexis Sanchez continues to thrive in this season’s Premier League fixtures, leading all midfielders in points.
The Arsenal man will have Manchester City up next at the Etihad. Despite being a tough test for the Chilean, his Fantasy Premier League form should remain outstanding.
Who joins Sanchez in FantasySports.co.uk’s gameweek 16 and 17 midfield? Let’s find out.
Sadio Mane – Liverpool
Games: 14; Goals: 7; Total FPL points: 89
Sadio Mane has been one of Liverpool’s best and most consistent attackers this season. Gameweek 15 saw another stellar points performance with eight.
Philippe Coutinho is still hurt and Mane is one of the Reds’ players who has stepped up in his absence. Sixteenth place Middlesbrough are up next.
Liverpool should find a way to win and for fantasy managers, they’ll hope Mane can get a goal or two.
Gylfi Sigurdsson – Swansea
Games: 15; Goals: 5; Total FPL points: 77
If you have had Gylfi Sigurdsson in your fantasy team this season, you’ll have reaped his points rewards in recent weeks.
Swansea have been poor, there is no other way around it, but Sigurdsson has been a bright spot. A goal and an assist helped him to a 13 point haul last weekend.
West Brom and Middlesbrough are up next and a win could see Swansea out of the bottom three.
Wilfried Zaha – Crystal Palace
Games: 14; Goals: 3; Total FPL points: 72
Wilfried Zaha’s goal and two assists in gameweek 15 gets him on this week’s list. He is in great fantasy form.
Crystal Palace have Manchester United and Chelsea up next, and despite those teams being extremely tough, this could be his make or break point.
Zaha ultimately failed during his time at Old Trafford. He has a lot to prove in gameweek 16 and could come back to haunt United.
Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal
Games: 16; Goals: 12; Total FPL points: 122
Sanchez’s 12th goal of the season against Everton tied him with Diego Costa for the Premier League lead.
The Gunner turned in a seven point performance in gameweek 16 and sets himself up perfectly for gameweek 17’s massive showdown with Manchester City.
With the Blues’ defence staggering to find some kind of form, Sanchez could have a field day in the weekend’s biggest match-up.
After their trip to the Etihad, the Gunners’ fixture list ease up over the next six fixtures.
Dimitri Payet – West Ham
Games: 13; Goals: 2; Total FPL points: 66
Dimitri Payet has failed to show much of the same form he did a season ago. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t had some solid fantasy weeks.
Averaging 6.3 points per gameweek over the last three, Payet has played well, but unspectacular. West Ham’s next three fixtures are favourable and give the Frenchman a chance to replicate his 2015-16 form.