We thought the postponements would settle down after last season with COVID postponements here, there and everywhere. We were wrong.
Since Gameweek 6, Thomas Tuchel is the second manager to leave his post in the Premier League this season after a midweek Champions League loss. At the same time, Liverpool extended their dismal run of 2 wins.
Will the top teams continue to putter along, or will they finally kick into gear?
Let’s find out below.
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BEST OF FANTASY PREMIER LEAGUE TWITTER GAMEWEEK 8
Alexander Isak – Wonderboy
Alexander Isak was transferred to Newcastle for a whopping €70m fee at the end of the transfer window. He took to the Premier League like a duck to water, scoring against Liverpool on his debut and nearly having a brace to his name if not for a slight offside.
As BigManBakar shows us below, his upcoming fixtures are very inviting for the Newcastle young gun and he could be a very savvy purchase at £7.0 for your Fantasy team.
Marcus Rashford – Injured
Marcus Rashford looked almost back to his old self with 2 Goals, and 1 Assist against Arsenal in their 3-1 win in Gameweek 6. His 18 FPL points are a generous reward to those who believed in him.
But buyers beware! Rashford left the field during that match clutching his hamstring, and Manchester United manager Erik Ten Hag has confirmed that he has sustained a muscle injury.
Keep him on the watchlist for after the International Break.
Man City vs Arsenal – Postponed
You are dead wrong if you thought we were through the Gameweek 7 postponements.
Due to Arsenal having to move their Europa League tie to a different night, it has caused a flow-on effect of Manchester City v Arsenal in Gameweek 12 now being postponed.
If you have 4 or more players from these teams, I would think ahead and devise a strategy of how you will dance around that little challenge.
De Bruyne vs Wolves
With all the attention on Haaland, we have almost forgotten that Kevin De Bruyne is a midfield marvel and one of the best technicians on a football pitch worldwide.
He showed this fact in spades last season when Manchester City visited Wolves (as they are this week) when he scored 4 goals!
Could he repeat these heroics? I’m definitely happy that he’s in my lineup this week.
Holly Shand has again given us a valuable tool to help create a world-beating team.
This time she has given us a handy infographic showing upcoming fixtures and their difficulty rating. This includes the Manchester City v Arsenal blank which is an essential tid-bit of information to remember. Thanks Holly!
Harry Kane vs Leicester
You should be excited if you have Harry Kane in your Gameweek 8 lineup.
As we see below from AllAboutFPL, Harry Kane LOVES to play against the Foxes. His record against the Foxes is immense and their current form is the worst it has been in years.
Is there a Harry Kane masterclass brewing this week?