When making FPL decisions many FPL managers mentally predict the outcome of matches
- Who will win?
- Will there be a clean sheet in this match?
- How many goals can I see being scored?
- How many players do I want to play in this game?
Ahead of Gameweek 16 there is a lot of uncertainty with speculation surrounding Covid 19 especially at Spurs as well as injuries, the threat of rotation and European matches.
We asked our panel of managers to take a look at the Gameweek 13 fixtures.
Here they predict the results and explain what they think this means for FPL decision making.
Brentford v Watford (Fri 20:00)
Man City v Wolves (Sat 12:30)
Arsenal v Southampton (Sat 15:00)
Chelsea v Leeds (Sat 15:00)
Liverpool v Aston Villa (Sat 15:00)
Norwich v Man United (Sat 17:30)
Brighton v Spurs (Sun 14:00)
Burnley v West Ham (Sun 14:00)
Leicester v Newcastle (Sun 14:00)
Crystal Palace v Everton (Sun 16:30)
FPL Shake n Bake
Chelsea have an ideal chance to bounce back after their shock defeat to West Ham whilst hosting Leeds. I’m expecting the top 3 to take comfortable home victories, with points aplenty for those with the big at the back strategy.
Elsewhere, despite Everton’s spirited victory over Arsenal, I still see them and Palace as two teams who are struggling, and I can’t split them, whilst Spurs continue their impressive form under Conte – as look as the Covid rumours don’t prove fruitful.
I am excited for Gerrard’s return to Anfield and I can see him and Aston Villa stealing a point from his former team. With likely clean sheets for the big boys as Wolves, Southampton, Leeds and Norwich all fail to score; the big at the back strategy could work well this weekend. I am expecting Spurs take advantage of a depleted Brighton side, as long as the rumoured Covid wows don’t unsettle their starting eleven too much.
FPL Talking Points
Those who took a punt on Callum Wilson, with three great fixtures in his past four have already been rewarded. However, those that stay on board could be in for even greater returns with Liecester’s comically bad defence up next.
Manchester United are next in line to put Norwich City to the sword. If Norwich made Spurs look like world-beaters last weekend, then I can only imagine how many United will put past Dean’s Smith’s unimproved men. The likes of Bruno, Rashford, and Ronaldo should rack up the points for their new owners in Gameweek 16.
With the top 3 teams playing at home big at the back should score big again. While Villa look like they could score in any match, Wolves and Leeds aren’t really free scoring at the moment so Cancelo and the Chelsea defenders look good for a return.
I would bank on Arsenal bouncing back from their Gameweek 15 defeat against an injury/suspension hit Southampton team.
Chelsea at home to an opening attacking Leeds could see Leeds picked off so expect goals in this game, especially as now Leeds will be without the likes of Phillips, Bamford and Cooper.
Pilot Flame talks through his predictions for the weekend in his latest video.