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Fantasy Premier League tips: Vardy a smart option, Smith Rowe a budget buy

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With matches coming thick and fast, Premier League football resumes over the weekend with West Ham United’s home game against Chelsea opening the proceedings of Gameweek 15.

Three of the Premier League’s top six clubs - Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City - play on Saturday while the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal will return to action on Sunday. 

Liverpool take on Wolves while Manchester City will make a trip to Vicarage Road to take on Watford. Manchester United and Tottenham play home games against Crystal Palace and Norwich City respectively. 

Meanwhile, Mikel Arteta will return to Goodison Park as a manager when Arsenal take on Everton in the headline fixture of Premier League Gameweek 15.

With so much of action to look forward to, we list down some smart buys that you can consider ahead of the new matchweek. 

Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 15 tips to make your team

Best attacker: Jamie Vardy

The highest-scoring forward in Fantasy Premier League, Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy has accrued 76 points this season after scoring nine goals in 14 league outings. While he did blank agianst Southampton recently, he is expected to get on the scoresheet against an Aston Villa side that has conceded 23 goals this season.

Best defender: Joao Cancelo

Manchester City full-back Joao Cancelo has been a standout player this season. With three assists and eight clean sheets in 14 league appearances, the Portuguese, right now, is the second-highest scoring defender with 82 points. At just £6.7 m, the 27-year-old is a steal considering that Manchester City are playing a struggling Watford side.

Budget player: Emile Smith Rowe

Considering the promise Arsenal’s Emile Smith Rowe has shown this season, he remains an absolute bargain at £6.0. Selected by 28.2 per cent of users, the 21-year-old attacking midfielder has been one of the top performers in terms of fantasy returns having accumulated 62 points so far.

Fantasy Premier League stats for Gameweek 15 fixtures

West Ham United vs Chelsea

Chelsea have won 27 of their 50 matches against West Ham United in the Premier League. 12 of those 27 wins have come away from home.

The Blues have scored at least two goals against the Hammers in three of their last five league meetings.

The teams have played just four stalemates in the Premier League since 1993 with the most recent coming in September 2018.

Everton vs Arsenal

Everton have won three of their last five meetings with Arsenal, with the Gunners winning a solitary match.

Before April 2019, Arsenal had recorded seven wins out of eight Premier League matches against Everton.

Arsenal have scored two own goals in their last two league matches against Everton.

Featured photo: AFP / Justin Tallis

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