Three correct goalscorers. Three.
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Last week was a toughie, clearly. We called a couple of anytime goalscorers but that’s not what we’re after here. However, we’re back stronger, looking to redeem ourselves like Ademola Lookman.
Nine Premier League fixtures, one Championship game. For our words of wisdom, read on…
Get in there early
Lunch is served with one Premier League fixture and another from the Championship. Your first pick is the Champ game, and it’s one between Reading and Nottingham Forest.
Forest are goalless and pointless in three, and new boss Chris Hughton will be looking to his defence to stop the rot. But 0-0 in the early Championship fixture is a rarity – so we’re rolling with the Royals. When Reading score, Lucas Joao tends to. He’s chasing his 10th league goal already and he’s our chosen one.
Speaking of strikers in double figures, Dominic Calvert-Lewin is the clear pick as Everton travel to Burnley. The first man to 10 in the Prem up against a struggling side recently thumped by Man City. This one just makes sense.
Next. Man City goalscorers. Tough. We went Phil Foden last week, but it was another tricky left footer who stole the show. Thanks for that, Riyad. So we’re going with Raheem Sterling – should be a guaranteed starter and despite sinking Leicester, we can’t see Fulham posing problems here.
We didn’t get the scorer right, but we did predict Southampton would break the deadlock against Manchester United last week. And we’re getting behind West Ham to do the same. Jarrod Bowen was on good form with a goal and assist v Aston Villa – we’ll go for more of the same before that inevitable Man Utd comeback (which you can jump on at 9/1 with Grosvenor Sport’s Match Events).
And we end Saturday at Stamford Bridge. Frank Lampard and Leeds do not get on, but the Chelsea boss has the squad to get one over on Marcelo Bielsa and co yet again. Hakim Ziyech loves a shot on goal and a moment of Moroccan magic might be what’s needed to unlock this one.
If you’re having a Sunday roast, your starter is West Brom v Crystal Palace. Tasty. ICYMI, WBA got their first Premier League win of the season. OK, it was only Sheffield United. But a win’s a win and wins breed confidence. Matheus Pereira has impressed, creating chances galore, and we’re backing him to take one himself and get the Baggies boing’ing again. 9/1 with Grosvenor Sport looks good.
Sheffield United v Leicester. The perfect chance for the Foxes to bounce back, and Jamie Vardy is the obvious candidate as per. Then things get juicy with the North London Derby, and it’s hard to look past Spurs here – they’re top of the league, and things aren’t going great across the divide.
Harry Kane has scored more goals than anyone in this fixture since the formation of the Premier League and it’s hard to look past him shooting down the Gunners. In what should be a feisty affair, you can take Spurs to score a penalty at 4/1. Harry doesn’t miss from 12 yards.
We see out Sunday with the champions Liverpool hosting Wolves at Anfield. A nice late game should keep Jurgen Klopp happy, and he’ll be even happier if the in-form Diogo Jota can add another goal to his tally. The Portuguese forward is our pick against his former employers.
Coasting to victory
A trip to the seaside in December isn’t ideal, but Brighton and Southampton bring Gameweek 11 to a close with a nice little coastal clash. Our in-depth analysis tells us that James Ward-Prowse is really good at set-pieces. The free-kick wizard is our final selection and he’s 13/1 to net first. Whoosh!
Reading v Nottingham Forest: Lucas Joao
Burnley v Everton: Dominic Calvert-Lewin
Man City v Fulham: Raheem Sterling
West Ham v Man Utd: Jarrod Bowen
Chelsea v Leeds: Hakim Ziyech
West Brom v Crystal Palace: Matheus Pereira
Sheff Utd v Leicester: Jamie Vardy
Tottenham v Arsenal: Harry Kane
Liverpool v Wolves: Diogo Jota
Brighton v Southampton: James Ward-Prowse
There’s ours. But who are you going for? If you’re torn, our most picked players are highlighted when you go into each fixture. Whatever you decide, make your picks by 12:25pm on Saturday 5th December.
Away you go, and good luck!
*All stated odds correct at time of writing