Manchester City’s away trip to Anfield headlines Gameweek 7 of the Premier League. The defending champions defeated Liverpool 4-1 the last time they travelled to Anfield and they will be eager to condemn Jurgen Klopp’s men to their first loss in the league this season.
Other fixtures in Gameweek 7 includes Manchester United playing host to Everton while Chelsea welcome Southampton at Stamford Bridge. Arsenal travel to Falmer Stadium to face Brighton and Tottenham Hotspur host Aston Villa at home.
With that being said, here are our top picks for Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 7:
Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 7 tips to make your team
Best attacker: Romelu Lukaku
Striker Romelu Lukaku loves playing against Southampton. The former Everton and Manchester United forward has scored nine goals in his 12 Premier League matches against the Saints which is the joint-most he has netted against any single opponent. Even though he hasn’t found the back of the net in his last three matches, the clash against Southampton is likely to see the Belgian regain his goal-scoring form.
Best defender: Marcos Alonso
Chelsea full-back Marcos Alonso has revived his career under manager Thomas Tuchel. For someone who was heading towards a summer exit, a total of 39 fantasy points after six games is a fantastic return. Although Chelsea have struggled to keep a clean sheet against Southampton in the recent past with just one shutout in their last five matches, Alonso’s attacking instinct and the Blues’ organized defence makes him a great option to have in the team.
Budget player: Allan Saint-Maximin
At just £6.8m, Newcastle United’s Allan Saint-Maximin is a steal. The French forward, who has reportedly attracted interest from Chelsea and Liverpool, has earned 35 fantasy points so far and considering Wolves’ struggle at the back, that tally is expected to swell over the weekend. Regardless of the result, Saint-Maximin is likely to play a part in Newcastle United’s attacking output.
Fantasy Premier League stats for Gameweek 7 fixtures
Manchester United vs Everton
Manchester United have lost just one of their last 12 Premier League matches against Everton (W6, D5). Everton’s last victory over the Red Devils dates back to April 2019.
Rafa Benitez has lost seven of his nine Premier League away matches against Manchester United. His two victories came with Liverpool in 2009 and with Chelsea in 2013.
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to make his 200th Premier League appearance. He will become the 24th Manchester United player to do so if he takes the field on Saturday.
Brighton vs Arsenal
In-form striker Neal Maupay has scored the winning goal in two of his three Premier League matches against Arsenal.
Danny Welbeck has scored a goal in each of his last three appearances against Arsenal.
Only Manchester City and Chelsea (9) have kept more clean sheets than Brighton (7) in 2021.
Liverpool vs Manchester City
Liverpool have won just one of their last seven league matches against the defending champions (D2, L4). Their last victory over the reigning champions came in a 3-1 thrashing of Manchester City in the 2019-20 season.
Mohamed Salah has been involved in six goals in his five matches against Manchester City (G4, A2).
Raheem Sterling has scored two goals in his last three Premier League matches against Liverpool.
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