It may feel like the title race is already over but it’s fast and furious in terms of Premier League action, with the second set of mid-week fixtures in three weeks. Rotations remain the key concern for Perfect XI managers this round so we have tried to look out for players whom we think are un-droppable. The current top SIX in the Premier League all have winnable games, so perhaps it is about picking out which teams are likely to score more.
- David De Gea (MUN) – Despite a stinging defeat against City, De Gea looks well-placed for a clean sheet this week.
- Hugo Lloris (TOT) – Brighton have only scored 5 in 8 away games so will likely approach this visit to Wembley defensively.
- Simon Mignolet (LIV) – Didn’t have to do much against Everton, not likely to be called into action much here against WBA but good chance for a clean sheet.
- Milner, James (LIV) – Milner may be played at left-back or in center midfield. Either way, he looks good for PXI points.
- Cesar Azpilicueta (CHE) – Chelsea only have one clean sheet in their last four, but Azpilicueta can play either at the wings or at center-back so is well worth the pick.
- Jan Vertonghen (TOT) – Spurs will likely rotate their wing-backs so if you cannot monitor that situation, pick Vertonghen.
- James Tarkowski (BUR) – With his defensive partners doubtful, go for Tarkowski – Burnley’s top-scoring defender this term
- Antonio Valencia (MNU) – Top points scoring United defender and as a team captain, will surely start.
- Harry Maguire (LEI) – Have started all of Leicester’s 16 games thus far and the Foxes are playing well right now.
- Eden Hazard (CHE) – Had a miserable game at West Ham but can be trusted to perform against Huddersfield.
- Philip Coutinho (LIV) – The mercurial Brazilian was rested against Everton but made an impact when he came on. Klopp will not make the same mistake again – Coutinho will and must start for the Reds.
- Kevin de Bruyne (MCI) – The top-scoring midfielder in the game by a mile.
- Aaron Ramsey (ARS) – The Welshman is slowly and surely picking up the fantasy points.
- Matt Ritchie (NEW) – Newcastle are not playing well at the moment but alot will come from Ritchie’s set-pieces if they do attack.
- Salah, Mohamed (LIV) – A bit of a boring pick, yes, but his goal-scoring record at the moment cannot be ignored.
- Kane, Harry (TOT) – Two against Stoke and his confidence is back!
- Richarlison (WAT) – Palace is coming off a morale damaging 2-2 draw and Watford can capitalise.
- Lukaku, Romelu (MNU) – Going through an absolutely wrenched run of form but he usually scores against teams like Bournemouth.
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