Bottom-dwellers Newcastle United open the proceedings in Matchday 14 of Premier League 2021-22 with a home game against fellow relegation strugglers Norwich City in the early hours of Wednesday, December 1.
League leaders Chelsea travel to Vicarage Road to take on Watford while Aston Villa will host Manchester City on Thursday, December 2. The Premier League’s 59th Merseyside derby will see Everton hosting Liverpool at Goodison Park on the same day and the match will kick off at 1:45 AM IST.
The headline fixture of Premier League Matchday 14 though will see Manchester United playing host to Arsenal at Old Trafford on Friday, December 3.
With the new gameweek approaching soon, here we list down some smart buys that you can consider.
Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 14 tips to make your team
Best attacker: Diogo Jota
Liverpool forward Diogo Jota is the most transferred-in player for this gameweek. The Portugal international scored a brace against Southampton over the weekend and will be odds on favourite to bag at least one goal against Everton. With the Toffees struggling to keep a clean sheet, expect Jota to capitalize on every opportunity he gets.
Best defender: Marcos Alonso
Chelsea’s defensive record away from home has been brilliant this season. The Blues have conceded a mere two goals on the road across all competitions while Watford, on the contrary, have failed to keep a clean sheet. This makes Marcos Alonso an asset for FPL players this week since not only are Chelsea likely to keep a clean sheet, but Alonso’s constant forays in the opposition half makes him an attacking threat too.
Best budget player: Conor Gallagher
Crystal Palace face a struggling Leeds United side that has won just one of their last five matches. Hence it comes as no surprise that Conor Gallagher has become the fourth most transferred-in player for this gameweek. Gallagher’s tally of 69 FPL points is the third-best return among all midfielders and considering his recent run of form, at just £6.1, he remains a steal.
Fantasy Premier League stats for Gameweek 14 fixtures
Everton vs Liverpool
Liverpool have failed to score a goal in three of their last five league meetings with Everton.
The Reds are winless against Everton in the league since winning 5-2 in December 2019.
Everton’s 2-0 victory over Liverpool last season was their first win over the Reds in 11 years, having previously won with the same scoreline in 2010.
Manchester United vs Arsenal
Manchester United’s last league win over Arsenal dates back to April 2018 when goals from Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini guided the Red Devils to a narrow 2-1 win.
Manchester United have scored just one goal in their last five league meetings with Arsenal.
Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored three goals in his last five appearances against Manchester United.
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