Arsenal’s home game against West Ham United headlines the Matchday 17 of the Premier League 2021-22 season. The Gunners are set to host the Hammers in the early hours of Thursday, December 16. The match will kick off at 1:30 AM IST.

Premier League 2021-22 Matchday 17 will kick off with Manchester United’s trip to the Community Stadium on Wednesday, December 15 to take on Brentford. Manchester City, on the other hand, host Leeds United at the Etihad Stadium while Tottenham travel to King Power Stadium to face Leicester City.

Chelsea host a struggling Everton side on Friday, December 17 before Liverpool draw curtains to the gameweek 17 with a home match against Newcastle United.

With so much action to look forward to, we list down some smart buys that can help you ace your fantasy premier league gameweek 17. 

Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 17 tips to make your team

Best attacker: Cristiano Ronaldo

With 67 points after 13 games, Manchester United talisman Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the fourth-best striker in the Fantasy Premier League. The 36-year-old frontman has scored seven goals with three of them coming in his last three outings. Regardless of the match result, Ronaldo is likely to make an impact against Brentford.

Best defender: Trent Alexander-Arnold

With Joao Cancelo out, Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold becomes an automatic pick for a defender. Although the 23-year-old right-back has blanked in his last three league outings, he has earned bonus points for keeping a clean sheet. With Liverpool hosting a struggling Newcastle United side, Alexander-Arnold remains a top-notch choice.

Budget player: Emmanuel Dennis

In a rather troubling season, Watford striker Emmanuel Dennis has been a glaring presence. The 24-year-old frontman costs a mere £5.8 in the FPL and his return of 84 points is the best among any striker in the league. Given the form he is in, it is safe to say he remains an absolute steal.

Fantasy Premier League stats for Gameweek 17 fixtures

Arsenal vs West Ham United

West Ham United have won just one of their last five league meetings with Arsenal.

Arsenal have scored at least two goals in three of their last five matches against West Ham United.

Alexandre Lacazette has scored three goals in his last three matches against the Hammers.

Leicester City vs Tottenham Hotspur

There have been at least two goals scored in each of Tottenham’s last nine league games with Leicester City.

Both Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy have scored four goals in their last five league matches against Leicester and Tottenham respectively.

Tottenham have scored 11 goals against Leicester in their last five Premier League meetings.

Chelsea vs Everton

Everton have won three of their last five league matches against Chelsea. During the time, the Toffees have scored six goals while conceding just once.

Chelsea have scored six goals in their last three league matches against Everton, with all goals coming from different players.

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