This weekly segment offers you a player from each of the four different positions in FPL, who holds the maximum prospect of performing well in the given week based on an analysis of fixture, form, tendency, and underlying stats
GOALKEEPER: David De Gea vs BUR H
FIXTURE: Burnley at Home
KEY STAT: First player from backline to hit the 100 points mark in FPL this season.
PREDICTION: Clean sheet
Manchester United are the team with the most clean sheets in the league. United backline has been plagued by injuries and with fixtures coming thick and fast, De Gea is probably the best bet from United to fish for clean sheets.
DEFENDER: Otamendi vs NEW A
FIXTURE: Newcastle on Road
Key Stat: 4 goals and the most played defender from Man City.
PREDICTION: Clean sheet + Attacking returns
United have been solid defensively this season. With the duo of Vinny-Nico, they will only get better. Otamendi has been possessing amazing attacking threat from set-pieces this season and has been a magnet for bonus points. New Castle have struggled to find the back of the net against the teams from the top half of the table.
MID-FIELDER: Salah vs SWA H
FIXTURE: Swansea at home
Key Stat: Leading goal scorer in the league.
PREDICTION: Involvement in multiple goals.
Swansea City are without a manager and are in trouble. Despite their shaky defense on road, Liverpool have been scoring for fun. Salah is in red hot form and should be the last player to get rested from Liverpool. Salah has scored 2 points or less in only one home league game this season.
FORWARD: Morata vs BRI H
FIXTURE: Brighton at home
Key Stat: Involved in 13 games despite playing irregularly.
PREDICTION: Involvement in multiple games.
Morata is in good form and is well rested: Free from rotation which is a headache for FPL managers during the end of December. Brighton have conceded 10 goals in last 5 games which makes Morata the safest captain pick for this midweek festive fixture.