Caveat - Picks are in below format
- No.1 predicted by Fix
- Alternative high-ownership option. Over 20%
- Differential option. Under 20%
Mohamed Salah (TOT, avl)
Salah has notched two goals and three assists over the last six gameweeks and is ranked seventh for shots in the box (SiB) (11) amongst midfielders. He has landed just three shots on target (SoT) but is ranked top for 'big chances' created (four). Having got his rest against Newcastle in gameweek 35, he is rated at 100% to start as per our Predicted Lineups feature seen below. Liverpool have scored 11 goals over the aforementioned period, only Spurs (15) and Man. City (16) have been more prolific. Meanwhile, only Brentford (14), Spurs (15) and Chelsea (18) have created more 'big chances' (13) than the Merseyside outfit. Their first opponents Spurs have conceded just four goals over the last six gameweeks, keeping two clean sheets. The London side are ranked third for 'big chances' conceded (six) and fifth for SoT conceded (17). Villa have allowed an identical number of 'big chances' (six) and SoT (17) but have conceded seven goals. Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a point score of 13.3 for Salah.
Heung-Min Son (liv, ARS)
Son has been in blistering form of late, as the Stats Sandbox image below shows the South Korean is top amongst midfielders for goals (18), SoT (10) and 'big chances' (six) amongst midfielders. Only Zaha (14), Saka (16) and Mbeumo (17) have taken more SiB than his 13. Spurs have scored 15 goals over the last six gameweeks and only Man. City (16) have found the back of the net more often. Chelsea (18) are the only team to have created more 'big chances' (15) than the Lilywhites. Their first game against Liverpool promises to be a stern test, the Merseyside outfit have conceded just two goals in the last six gameweeks, while only Palace (two) have conceded fewer 'big chances' than their four. The North London derby looks to be a high scoring affair, Arsenal have conceded 10 goals over the same period keeping just one clean sheet. The Gunners are ranked sixth for shots conceded (64) and seventh for 'big chances' conceded (nine). Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a point score of 9.3 for Son.
Kevin De Bruyne (NEW, wol)
De Bruyne has notched two goals and three assists over the last six gameweeks and only Saka (17) has created more chances than the 30-year old. As the image below from our FPL Statistics feature shows, he is owned by less than 10% across all rank groups. Man. City will be fully focused on the league after their midweek Champions League elimination and the reigning Champions lead the goal-scoring charts (16) over the last six gameweeks. They are ranked fifth for shots (86) and fourth for SoT (29). Their visitors Newcastle have conceded seven goals over the last six gameweeks keeping three clean sheets. The Magpies are ranked 10th for both 'big chances' conceded (10) and SoT conceded (24). Their trip to Wolves looks far more appealing than it did earlier in the season, the Midlands side have conceded nine goals over the last six gameweeks and have kept no clean sheets. Only Man. Utd (16) and Southampton (20) have allowed opponents more 'big chances' than Wolves. Our Fix Algorithm currently projects a point score of 11.6 for De Bruyne.