Best EPL players of weekend, Gameweek 33

Chris Smalling

Goalkeeper: David de Gea

The Manchester United goalkeeper is the obvious choice this weekend as the Red Devils host a West Bromwich Albion side struggling for goals and form, who could be relegated as early as this Sunday.

Defenders: Kieran Trippier & Ben Davies

Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to keep a clean sheet at Brighton & Hove Albion this Sunday.It was disappointing to see them concede at Stoke City last weekend as Hugo Lloris has shown a dip in form but facing the low-scoring Seagulls gives them a perfect opportunity to get back to shutting out teams. Kieran Trippier and Ben Davies are good value and also capable of being involved with goals from full-back.

Defender: Chris Smalling

Manchester United have had the full week off to prepare to West Brom and therefore should be fresh and capable of clean sheet against the Premier League’s bottom side. As he showed last week with the winner in the Manchester derby, Chris Smalling is also a goalscoring threat from set pieces too.

Midfielder: Christian Eriksen

Who knows where Manchester City’s heads are at currently, following their 5-1 aggregate exit of the Champions League at the hands of Liverpool and throwing away a 2-0 lead to lose the Manchester derby. Tottenham Hotspur are unbeaten in their last 14 league matches and could delay City’s Premier League title crowning further with a win at Wembley Stadium. If so, Christian Eriksen is a player in form who might get you a goal.

Midfielder: Marko Arnautovic

Listed as a midfielder, Marko Arnautovic plays up front for West Ham United. And the Austrian faces former club Stoke City in front of the bright lights of Monday Night football this week. He’ll be up for it and is on course to have his most productive season – don’t be surprised if he gets a goal against the fellow relegation strugglers.

Midfielder: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Looking good in his attacking central midfield role for Liverpool in recent weeks and a much cheaper buy than any of his teammates, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could be a good choice for your team this week as the Reds host Bournemouth in Saturday’s first evening game in which could be a high-scoring affair.

Midfielder: Alexis Sanchez

Alexis Sanchez has finally found his form at Manchester United in recent weeks with a goal and three assists in his last two matches combined. With Jose Mourinho’s side hosting West Brom then they should be able to score a couple of goals. Given his form, don’t be surprised to see the Chilean among the goals, or at least setting them up.

Midfielder: Yannick Bolasie

Recently back from his long-term lay-off, Yannick Bolasie has found his feet again which includes a nice finish versus Manchester City recently. Everton are at Swansea City this weekend so should show more attacking threat than they did in the Merseyside derby last weekend.

Striker: Alvaro Morata

Chelsea face Southampton in an FA Cup rehearsal this weekend and although the Blues hopes of a top four finish are vanishing and their form is shaky, they will surely take three points away from St Mary’s. The Saints defence shipped three at Arsenal last weekend which included a Danny Welbeck header. Expect Chelsea’s front man to get among the goals.

Striker: Roberto Firmino

As we’re expecting plenty of goals between Liverpool and Bournemouth, taking some attacking players in this game would be the sensible call. As Mohamed Salah could be rested and Sadio Mane hasn’t hit his form of last season, Roberto Firmino is a sensible choice given the amount of goals he’s been involved in this season.

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