GW7 Attack and Defence Rankings

A run through the attacking and clean sheet potential for fantasy football managers ahead of Gameweek 7.

A quick look at the rankings this week which are pulled from our attacking projections on our Fixture Analyser. We haven’t made major changes yet to the numbers behind the table, just a few minor tweaks here and there. Most notably upping Southampton’s rating and lowering Liverpool and City’s a little down from where they were last year. 

The numbers don’t fancy Arsenal’s chances at all at Chelsea this weekend. This is another game where the mentality of the teams in the crunch does not necessarily reflect their mentality against other teams and throughout the rest of the season on average. One of the very best things you can say about Arsene Wegner is that he always goes into games determined to play his own game. He will arrive at Stamford ridge determined to give Chelsea a game, not something you’d expect from Mourinho in the reverse fixture, and perhaps why he wins more trophies. We expect Arsenal to dominate possession early on this game, and Chelsea to let them. An early away goal will determine the result in this one. 

Manchester United vs Everton is the next big game on the list this weekend and could be seen as something of a six-pointer. Depending on which players are in your team, you’ll be pleased/disappointed that the Toffees rested much of their first team away in Europe midweek. It’s a real test of both team’s credentials this season and we can see it being a low scoring game but with neitehr team keeping a clean sheet. Tottenham and Southampton go head to head in another potential six-pointer. Home advantage grants Spurs the slight victory in this one which we expect to another close run encounter. A lot will depend on the ambition of both teams to go for the 3 points. 

Liverpool have the plum fixture on paper but are struggling without Suarez and now Sturridge to find the back of the net. They are still creating plenty of chances but Mario Balotelli is not finishing them off. Chief goalscoring responsibility has to lie with the mercurial Italian and if he can find some form Liverpool should win this one easily. Without this though West Brom look to have enough about them defensively to make this another frustrating game for the Anfield faithful.

Like Liverpool, Manchester City are another club who are yet to recapture their stellar 2013/14 goalscoring form. Even so, their B-game should be plenty to score 2 -3 goals against Aston Villa who are still without Vlaar and will have to go some to repeat their defensive performances of the early season. 

West Ham and Swansea fans will fancy their chances of a few goals a piece against the two teams that have proven to be the league’s whipping boys so far in QPR and Newcastle. Faith in Gylfi Sigurdsson will have started to waiver after 3 games without any fantasy points. Fantasy managers would do well however to recall the form of last season’s breakout £6M midfielder, Adam Lallana; Lallana only picked up attacking points (a goal or assist) in 15 out of his 38 appearances last season, meaning he went 23 games without. Such is the life of a midpriced midfielder in fantasy football. Good luck, folks.

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