Gameweek 17 Ones To Watch
Although he hasn’t been as consistent this season as he had in the last two the second-half brace against Stoke City will have been welcomed by him and fantasy managers alike.
With Brighton visiting who have conceded seven goals in the last two games this could be a wise choice for captain.
A solid performance in the Merseyside derby and a low price could make this a shrewd addition. Allardyce’s well-organised side should be capable of shutting out Newcastle at St James’.
The leading budget option in attack appears to be Southampton’s Charlie Austin, who has four goals in his last four and the only member of Mauricio Pellegrino’s squad able to find the net with any consistency.
On Wednesday, Leicester City travel to St Mary’s before visits from poor travellers Huddersfield Town and Crystal Palace.
There’s a lot of competition in the budget defender ranks at the moment and no clear path to follow, but Watford’s generous Christmas period suggests we should consider at least one of their backline.
Kabasele does not carry the same consistent attacking threat as Femenia, who is expected to return at the weekend, but has a decent chance of returning a first clean sheet in three away to Crystal Palace this week.