The Premier League is taking a break after this weekend for it’s winter gap, the first time this has been done and so clubs will be determined as ever to get three points on the board at the weekend, and not be left having to wait a few weeks until the next game.
Below we take a look at the players who could shine this weekend.
Goalkeeper: Ben Foster- Watford
Ben Foster’s Watford have only conceded 3 goals in their last five games and even though form has dipped slightly they will fancy their chances to keep a clean sheet at home v Everton, and of course Watford need the points more. He has kept 8 clean sheets this season and is only 3m to bring in.
Defender: Aaron Cresswell- West Ham
Whilst it’s true that West Ham’s form has not been good, they have some really tough fixtures after this game and will be expected to lose. That is why the home match v Brighton a team they should be beating is like a cup final. Can they keep a clean sheet? Cresswell has on 4 other occasions and would cost 7m.
Defender: Jairo Reidelwald- Crystal Palace
For a club that would be 15th in the league based on home form only Palace have only conceded 12 goals at home this season which seems pretty decent. They will play Sheffield United at home and Reidelwald will be eyeing a clean sheet.
Defender: Gary Cahill Crystal Palace
In keeping with Palace trying to keep a clean sheet this weekend, we will also pick Gary Cahill. He is valued at 7m and has been involved in 3 clean sheets and of course comes with vast experience.
Defender: Trent Alexander-Arnold- Liverpool
It might feel obvious to have a Liverpool player in here but if you don’t have Alexander-Arnold he is worth getting. He is just valued at 7m, that is sure to go up next season and Liverpool don’t lose games and hardly concede goals. He has been in a defence which has kept 9 clean sheets so far and he has earned 68 points. Liverpool are at home to Southampton.
Midfielder: Jordan Henderson- Liverpool
Henderson is arguably playing the best of his entire career with his consistency and he is only valued at 7m which seems like a bargain. Liverpool look unbeatable and they will fancy their chances at home to Southampton to get all three points. Maybe Henderson will be able to add to his 2 goals this season also.
Midfielder: Theo Walcott-Everton
Everton should garner quite a few attacks on goal when they play Watford and they will be hoping for all three points. Whilst Walcott has been inconsistent this season he is the type of player that can pull out a great game every so often. Maybe this one will be it. Walcott is 7m but he is yet to score in the league this season.
Midfielder: Matt Ritchie- Newcastle
Matt Ritchie has missed a chunk of the season but is back for the club now and could make a real impact. Newcastle are at home to Norwich and will really fancy getting a win here and Ritchie is a risk but perhaps worth adding to your team this weekend. He would cost 7.5m.
Midfielder: Jeff Hendrick- Burnley
Jeff Hendrick was superb last weekend when Burnley beat Manchester United 2-0 away. The club will be at home against Arsenal, that’s a tough game but at the same time Arsenal do not travel well.
Striker: Joelinton- Newcastle
Whilst it’s true that Joelinton has not scored enough goals this season he could well have a good weekend as Newcastle take on the bottom club Norwich at home.
Striker: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang- Arsenal
Aubameyang has been the one outstanding player for Arsenal in a troubled season. He missed the last 3 games after being sent off and one would expect he would be raring to go to get the goals again. Arsenal play Burnley.and he is 9m.
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