Manchester United’s trip to Stamford Bridge to take on league leaders Chelsea headlines Matchday 13 of the Premier League 2021-22 season. This will be Manchester United’s first Premier League match since parting ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Meanwhile, Arsenal host a struggling Newcastle United in the opening fixture of Matchday 13, followed by Liverpool’s home match against Southampton. Manchester City will resume their league action on Sunday against West Ham United while Tottenham will travel to Turf Moor to take on Burnley.
With so much of action to look forward to, here are our top picks for Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 13:
Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 13 tips to make your team
Best attacker: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang loves playing against Newcastle United. The Gabon international has scored six goals and has provided three assists in his eight appearances against the Magpies in all competitions. The former Borussia Dortmund forward has scored in each of his last five appearances against Newcastle.
Best defender: Sergio Reguilon
Antonio Conte’s arrival at Tottenham Hotspur has upped Sergio Reguilon’s output. Deployed as a left wing-back, the 24-year-old has done relentless running in the last two matches, resulting in a total of 14 FPL points from the fixtures. Now up against Burnley, Reguilon is currently the sixth-most transferred-in player for this gameweek.
Budget player: Teemu Pukki
Norwich City registered their second win of the Premier League 2021-22 season following a 2-1 victory over Southampton in gameweek 12. The match saw star striker Teemu Pukki scoring his second goal in as many games, making him a strong option for Norwich’s home game against Wolves. Considering the fact that Pukki has scored three of his four goals at home, it is safe to say Wolves are set for a tough encounter.
Fantasy Premier League stats for Gameweek 13 fixtures
Arsenal vs Newcastle United
Arsenal have scored the opening goal in each of their last 16 Premier League matches against Newcastle United.
Newcastle United are the only team across four tiers of English football who are yet to register a win this season.
The Gunners have scored at least one goal in each of their last 17 Premier League matches against the Magpies.
Liverpool vs Southampton
Liverpool are the only team in the Premier League to have scored in each of their 12 matches this season. Overall, the Reds have scored in each of their last 22 league matches.
Southampton have lost 13 of their 17 away matches in 2021 while winning just twice. The Saints have conceded a whopping 43 goals during the time.
Liverpool have won seven of their last eight league matches against Southampton.
Chelsea vs Manchester United
Manchester United have kept a clean sheet in each of their last four Premier League meetings against Chelsea.
The Blues are without a win in each of their last seven Premier League matches against Manchester United.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored just one goal in 15 appearances against Chelsea in all competitions. That goal came in the 2008 UEFA Champions League final.
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