Greetings FPL managers, welcome to another edition of fixture analysis, where we look at the best and worst fixtures focusing on their next three upcoming gameweeks...
BEST ATTACK: ARSENAL
The Gunners have had a bit of a mixed start under the management of Mikel Arteta, winning one and losing one match in six games. However, there has definitely been an evident change in performance & unity by Arsenal. This leaves FPL managers with some optimism that Arsenal players might start delivering FPL points, considering their upcoming favourable run of fixtures. In GW25, the Gunners make a trip to Burnley, a side that has only kept one cleansheet in six games. Next it will back to back games against Newcastle & Everton respectively. Aubameyang (£10.7) comes back from suspension, he has scored in three of his four appearances under Arteta. However, the in form Arsenal attacker right now is Martinelli (£4.5), he has started the last two games, scoring and earning eight FPL points against both Sheffield United and Chelsea. Let's just hope he keeps his starting Xl place. Pepe (£9.1) is worth considering as well, as he is top for chances created & joint-top for shots at goal.
WORST ATTACK: NORWICH CITY
Rock bottom Norwich City face a very tricky run of fixtures. It's worrying times for The Canaries as they have to start picking up some points to survive relegation. They ship in too many goals and don't score many themselves, when there's no Pukki party they lose most of their matches. The good news though is that Pukki has scored in each of their last two games. He'll be looking to continue his good form in front of goal when they go away to Newcastle in GW25, a side that can be very resolute in defence. Then they'll host the leaders Liverpool, the best defence in the Premier League. Before going to away to a well organised Wolves, another tough fixture. In FPL terms, no Norwich player looks a good bet. Pukki has done well in recent weeks as already mentioned, but there are definitely other great options with favourable fixtures in that price range.
BEST DEFENCE: SHEFFIELD UNITED
The Blades have been absolutely brilliant so far this season, especially defensively. Wilder's men have kept a very impressive eight cleansheets, only second to Liverpool who have nine. Sheffield United also come second to Liverpool (15) for goals conceded, conceding 23 goals. Their next three matches score just two in the Fixture Difficulty Ratings. The Blades face Palace away in GW25, a side that struggles to break down resolute defences like Sheffield. They then have back to back home games against a struggling Bournemouth & a blunt Brighton attack. Doubling up in defence is the call here, Lord Lundstram (£5.1) still has very high ownership & is still very reliable, not only for cleansheets but also for attacking returns as he still plays as a midfielder. Young goalkeeper Henderson (£5.0) is highly demand in FPL right now, as he now tops the FPL goalkeeper standings. Boldack (£5.1) & Stevens (£5.1) can also be great additions to your FPL teams, but the latter is a slightly better option because of the number of chances he creates.
WORST DEFENCE: CHELSEA
Top four contenders Chelsea have had quite a rollercoaster season so far. Lampard's team are one of the best in the PL when they play away from home, the problem seems to be when they play at Stamford Bridge. There would've been a big points gap between fourth and fifth if The Blues were not so mediocre at home. Defence has been a constant concern during the course of the season, we were reminded about their shortcomings in GW24 as we saw them concede 2 goals against 10 men Arsenal. Chelsea's three upcoming fixtures are really difficult, facing three fellow Top four contenders in the next three games. They'll start with a trip to Leicester in GW25, before having back to back home games against Man United & Spurs. Look elsewhere for defensive options.