Greetings FPL managers, welcome to the first edition of fixture analysis in 2020 by #KM29 and Happy New Year. Let's get into it...
BEST ATTACK: WATFORD
The Hornets have been absolutely brilliant under new manager Nigel Pearson. Their recent form has seen them move out from the foot of the table to 19th. This has definitely turned some heads of FPL managers now that Watford's FPL assets are worth getting especially in attack, considering their opposition in the coming weeks. In GW22, Watford will travel to a Bournemouth that has lost 8 of their last 10 PL games and has only kept 1 cleansheet in that period. Next they'll host a Spurs side that is still searching for its first cleansheet away from home, they've only kept 2 cleansheets so far this season. After that The Hornets make a trip to Villa, a side they beat 3-0 in GW20. Villa's leaky defence has let in 14 goals in their last 6 games. It might get worse not that they've lost Heaton through injury. Deeney (£6.2) & Deulofeu (£6.1) are both great standout picks, they both recently got 12-point hauls. Doucoure (£5.6) is worth mentioning considering that he now plays are more advanced role. Sarr (£6.2) is worth a shout.
WORST ATTACK: SHEFFIELD UNITED
The Blades have so far had a season to remember, sitting pretty in 8th position. They've definitely been one of thee best defence in the league, the same can't be said for their attack though. They are tied with Burnley & Palace in last for the least amount of shots on target and they are only better than Palace when it comes to shots at goal. In recent weeks, they've only scored 4 goals in the last 5 PL games. Sheffield United's home match against West Ham in GW22 looks good on paper for them to score goals but with Fabianski's back between the sticks, it makes it hard. Next they'll take on an Arsenal side who have looked relatively good under Mikel Arteta and they stared their 2020 with a 2-0 win over bitter rivals Man United. Then it will home game against defending Champions Man City, who have received a major boost in defence with the return of Laporte, which will make it much harder for The Blades. Not much is expected of them in an attacking sense, so stay clear.
BEST DEFENCE: EVERTON
Since the sacking of Marco Silva, The Toffees have definitely picked up some great form. Their home form in particular is the one that has caught some FPL manager's eyes, considering that 3 of their next 5 games will be at home and keeping 2 cleansheets in 3 home games. They'll host the likes of Brighton, Newcastle & Palace, there is a relatively high possibility of them keeping in those games. The away games against West Ham & Watford are sandwiched in between the home games. The standout pick is Sidibe (£5.3), who has been playing as a winger since Ancelotti has been in the dugout. Digne (£5.7) is not even have of what he was last season, so rather go for Holgate (£4.4) who has started 12 of the last 12 PL games.
WORST DEFENCE: BURNLEY
Burnley are currently in a 3 game losing streak. Shocking form from a highly reliable defensive team in FPL in recent seasons. As if it couldn't get any worse, Dyche's men are now going to face 4 teams with a rate of 4 in the next 4 games. It's going to be two home games Leicester & Arsenal, and then two away games against Chelsea & United. It's difficult to see where when will their losing streak end with such tough fixtures on paper. It's probably time to sell Pope and other Burnley defenders.