The Premier League rolls on with GW16 after a great round of midweek games, in which every team scored at least one goal. Today I will run through some solid options to add to your team this week, who all look likely to return points, both in attack a defence.
FPL gameweek 16 preview – attacking potential
Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur
Despite losing to bitter rivals Arsenal in GW14, Tottenham have been on a good run, with wins against Chelsea, Inter Milan in the Champions League and most recently a 3-1 win against Southampton at Wembley, where Harry Kane, Lucas Moura and Heung Min Son all added to their league goal tallies. Leicester have found it hard to find the net in recent weeks, only scoring five goals in their last four game. Although this may not add to Tottenham’s attacking potential, Leicester aren’t in the best form and Tottenham look likely to take three points from the King Power Stadium.
Tottenham’s world-cup stars all look back to full form and are back to starting regularly adding to team potential. A good investment would be Harry Kane at 12.5m, but with his price being so high it would be hard to find the budget for him in most teams. Therefore, better options could be Lucas Moura at 7m or Heung Min Son at 8.4m, all of whom scored at Wembley during the week. In Addition, Tottenham don’t face any big six sides in the league until mid January.
Manchester United vs Fulham
Despite the fact that Manchester United have been out of form for most of the season, Fulham have one of the worst defensive records in the league, and are yet to keep a single clean sheet this season. Although United haven’t been winning much lately, they have been scoring a fair few goals in comebacks and draws. Also, with the class and experience we know Manchester United have, surely they will be too much for Claudio Ranieri’s Fulham side, who he only took control of recently.
Options from United are hard to pick, with Mourinho constantly tinkering with his line-up, but Anthony Martial, who picked up a knock in United’s draw against Arsenal but will be alright to face Fulham, has scored 7 goals this season, the most in United’s team. Other options could be Lukaku at 10.7m or Pogba at 7.9m.
FPL gameweek 16 preview – defensive potential
Arsenal vs Huddersfield
Arsenal, who extended their unbeaten run to 20 games in an exciting 2-2 draw with United. Huddersfield are currently 17th in the league table and have a -16 goal difference, conceding 12 goals in four games against the Premier League’s big six sides. At the Emirates it will be hard to see Huddersfield taking anything from this game, and it would be a shock if their defence could keep just their 4th clean sheet of the season.
Arsenal look to be in their best form in years and an investment in their defence could be clever with a good run of games coming over the festive period for them. Bellerin, Mustafi and Kolasinac all look good value to help you rise in your mini league.
Bournemouth vs Liverpool
Bournemouth are currently at an impressive 7th in the league, but haven’t kept a clean sheet for five weeks, and with league contenders Liverpool visiting, it will be hard for the Cherries defence to face the likes of Salah, Mane and Firmino. Bournemouth lack quality at the back, which is what Liverpool poses upfront, and in defence, which they lacked in previous years. But with the additions of the likes of Van Dijk and Allison, Liverpool have looked impressive at the back this season, and they currently have a goal difference of 24.
I would recommend the likes of Van Dijk and Alexander-Arnold looking good options. Popular option Robertson, currently has a dead leg and so i would hold off of him until he returns to full fitness.
The best attacking potential of FPL GW 16:
Man Utd: 2.97 expected goals
The best defensive potential of FPL GW 16:
Arsenal: 60% probability for a clean sheet
The best attacking potential for the next 6 gameweeks:
Arsenal: 14.61 expected goals
Man City: 12.08
The best defensive potential for the next 6 gameweeks:
Liverpool: 3.45 clean sheets
Man City: 3.11
You’ll find this information for all teams from our unique FPL Fixture Tracker.