Fantasy Football: FPL Gameweek 16 Transfer Advice, Captain Picks And More

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The holiday season is coming, but there’s no time for the holiday spirit in Fantasy Premier League – There are points to earn and tables to climb.

Last week saw many unfortunate managers disappointed by players like Mohamed Salah, Kevin de Bruyne and Harry Kane, who only managed to score four points as captaincy picks. However, this time there are some interesting accessories.

Chelsea out of shape host Aston Villa, Everton host Manchester City at Goodison Park for a top-of-the-table clash, Manchester United take on Wolves and pace-setting Liverpool will look to score goals. away in Newcastle after a disappointing draw against West Brom.

As we head into week 16 of the match, objective is available to help with team selection tips, potential captains selections, and more as you look to turn those arrows green and scale your rankings.

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A fourth consecutive clean sheet of Emiliano Martínez (£ 4.9 million) saw the Aston Villa goalkeeper extend his lead over Burnley Nick Pope (£ 5.4 million) at the top of the goalkeeping rankings this season.

Villa must now travel to Stamford Bridge to face Chelsea, who lick their wounds after their 3-1 humiliation at Arsenal. Chelsea have only failed to score in two home games this season, but if they don’t significantly improve their game against Villa, Martinez could be a good bet for another shutout.

Pope has kept five clean sheets, and he will be looking forward to another when Burnley takes on Sheffield United at Turf Moor.

The Blades struggled to create something during their 1-0 home loss to Everton last time out, while the Clarets had some bad luck losing 1-0 at Leeds, with Pope bringing a good relationship once again to head. to the new year.

Hugo Lloris (£ 5.6 million) and Alisson (£ 5.9) They could be safer bets this week though, with Tottenham playing a goal-fighting Fulham and Liverpool taking on a Newcastle side with a lousy record against the top six.


If you brought Trent Alexander-Arnold (£ 7.2 million) or Andy Robertson (£ 7.3 million) For GW15, he would have been disappointed as both men achieved a collective total of just four points during Liverpool’s sad draw against West Brom at Anfield.

However, keeping faith in one or both of the Reds’ defenders could pay off in Newcastle, which currently boasts the second-worst defensive record in the top 13.

Robertson already has 68 points to his name in 2020-21, while Alexander-Arnold imagines his chances of increasing his modest total of 35 against the Magpies after overcoming physical condition issues early in the season.

Tottenham may have produced another uninspired display against Wolves, but they still have the third-best defensive record in the league and hope to improve it when they face Scott Parker’s Fulham, who are still down at 18th.

Eric Dier (£ 5.0 million) is Spurs’ best scoring defender so far this season and comes at a bargain price, while Sergio Reguilon (£ 5.7) He is a much more expensive asset, but potentially represents better value for money given his assist potential, although he has only recorded two in the top flight to date for the club.

From Burnley Charlie Taylor (£ 4.5 million) it’s probably GW16’s strongest budget option, as the 27-year-old has racked up an impressive 20 points in his last four matches.

The Clarets hope to hold off Sheffield United, which is the lowest floor, with relative ease as they look to bounce back from the narrow defeat at Leeds, and James Tarkowski (£ 5.3 million) It can also be a smart choice for those with a little more money in the bank.

Jan Bednarek (£ 4.7 million) or James Justin (£ 4.9 million) They also represent strong teams, with Southampton as light favorites heading into their home game against an out-of-shape West Ham and Leicester second-placed as they face a Crystal Palace team that have conceded 10 and have scored none. in their last two games.

Bednarek racked up nine points during the Saints’ tie with Fulham, bringing him to fifth in the ranking of the highest-scoring defenders this season with 62 points, while Justin is just four points behind after always being present. for the Foxes.


Despite his latest performance, it is difficult to look beyond Liverpool again this week, if you have the money to spend.

Mohamed Salah (£ 12.5 million) and Sadio Mane (£ 11.9 million) they are the obvious choices, particularly with Diogo Jota still injured.

Salah is still in the top 20 of most transfer forwards heading into Week 16, despite shutting out West Brom, with a whopping 45.4 percent of coaches now making room for him on their squad.

He is currently the Premier League’s top scorer with 13 goals to his name in his last 14 matches, including a double from the bench in a 7-0 win at Palace on December 19, and is expected to rediscover his scoring touch against a Newcastle team in distress.

If you are looking for a cheaper option, Arsenal winger Bukayo Saka (£ 4.4 million) it may be the strongest pick this week. The 19-year-old already has 42 points to his name this season despite the Gunners’ poor form, including 13 during their impressive win over Chelsea.

Saka recorded a goal and an assist against the Blues, and will likely be at the center of Arsenal’s best attacks once again when he travels to Brighton, which has scored eight goals in its last five games.

Bruno Fernandes (£ 11.1 million) is proving to be the most popular midfield pick this week, as the Manchester United talisman has taken his points talisman to 114 after scoring one goal and setting up another during the exciting draw with Leicester at the weekend.

More than 193,000 coaches have recruited the Portuguese playmaker into their teams this week, and he is expected to land another significant loot when the Red Devils, who score for free, take on Wolves, who have not kept a clean sheet since. October.

Marcus Rashford (£ 9.5) is a good alternative pick for United given his slightly cheaper price and the fact that he has accumulated 23 points in his last three appearances for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team, including seven against the Foxes, although he has a shoulder injury and He’s only being given a 75 percent chance of showing up in the showdown with the Wolves right now.

Leicester Star James maddison (£ 7.2) It also looks like a good investment heading into Leicester’s trip to the Palace, with the English international scoring 55 points on the season, 24 of which have been recorded in his last four appearances.

Finally, Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse (£ 6.3 million) may represent a source of bargain points this week, with the set piece specialist to start once again when Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side host West Ham, who limped to an unconvincing 2-2 draw against Brighton at London. Stadium last time.


Leicester Talisman Jamie Vardy (£ 10.1) he has been bought more than any other forward before GW16, with more than 126,000 managers choosing to bring in a man who already has 106 points to his name this term.

Vardy had his seventh assist against United and is currently second in the Golden Shoe race with 11 goals. The 33-year-old will rub his hands at the prospect of increasing that number when he faces an error-prone Palace defense on Monday.

Elsewhere, Leeds United leader Patrick Bamford (£ 6.4 million) scored his 10th goal of the season from the penalty spot when Leeds beat Burnley on Sunday, and the 27-year-old is expected to hand things over in the final third once again at West Brom.

From Southampton Che adams (£ 6 million) He also continues to represent great value, even though he was unable to score or assist in a draw with Fulham. Adams will likely continue to lead the line for the Saints against West Ham in the absence of Danny Ings, who has been out with injury again, and will look to add to his current 69-point loot.

For those who still have faith in Tottenham, Harry Kane (£ 11 million) It could prove a smart investment when José Mourinho’s team play Fulham in a London derby on Wednesday.

Kane has blanked out in each of his last three games, but he still has more points than any other top-flight forward and will be determined to get back in between goals when the Cottagers arrive at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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Bruno Fernandes (£ 11.1 million) he was at his best once again at Leicester, and will likely remain the man who makes the difference in the final third when United host the Wolves.

Mohamed Salah (£ 12.6 million) He is still a smart pick too, but was overshadowed by his Liverpool teammate. Sadio Mane (£ 11.9) against West Brom, and the Senegalese winger could once again be the protagonist against Newcastle.

Harry Kane (£ 11.0) and Jamie Vardy (£ 10.1) They are the last big hitters worth captaining this week, as the former currently has nine goals and 10 assists to his name, and Tottenham need a big result against Fulham after failing to win any of their last three games.

Vardy is also expected to return to the roster at the Palace as Leicester tries to keep in touch with current league leaders Liverpool, who currently only have four points left in the table.

Our alternate selection this week is for Ollie watkins (£ 6.1 million) . The 24-year-old set up all three of Aston Villa’s goals as they did light work with Palace and hit wood too. He has already accumulated 65 points this season, and he could have plenty of opportunities to increase that tally against a Chelsea side that looked very vulnerable at the rear during their abject loss to Arsenal.

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