It's time to make a change
After the first two matchdays, many are wondering about the standings. Liverpool are only two points off mid-table and two clubs playing internationally occupy the bottom two places, but it is only the second of many matchdays to come and clubs can still turn things around. Manchester United, for example, could land an essential player in the Casemiro transfer that could bring stability to their fragile midfield, but for now let’s focus on this matchday.
Dean Henderson (58₵, Nottingham): When you compare the performances of David De Gea and him, on the last matchday, some Man. United fans will ask, “Why did we let one go and the other is our regular goalkeeper?” because Dean Henderson’s performance in the 1-0 win was crucial to the victory and De Gea’s slip-up to the Red Devils’ defeat. Moreover, Dean Henderson has the best average score among goalkeepers at SPITCH at the moment and could also pick up decent points this matchday against Everton.
Reece James (138₵, Chelsea): The full-back is off to the same good start this season as he did last year and whoever has lined him up for the first two matchdays could already pick up plenty of points. He won over 90% of his duels, kept finishing and even managed to score once in the last game. Against Leeds he should get the chance to excel again both offensively and defensively.
Davinson Sanchez (84₵, Spurs): Cristian Romero is out for this fixture due to adductor problems and Davinson Sanchez will most likely have the chance to prove himself. He scored consistently well last season and against Wolverhampton he could get some work in central defence and hopefully give you plenty of points.
Ben Mee (90₵, Brentford): Relegated with Burnley last season, he was able to join Brentford this summer and stay in the Premier League. The Bees didn’t get the 32-year-old for no reason, as he has experience and an incredible defensive presence. Things went very well for him at SPITCH in their last game, but only with one goal. Against the promoted Fulham, however, he could show his defensive qualities and score some points.
Mason Holgate (65₵, Everton): After teammate Ben Godfrey got injured right in the 18th minute on matchday one and he came in, he has had two bang-up games and is averaging 304 points. I expect another good performance from him this weekend and maybe he can contribute to the Toffees’ first win of the season.
Joao Cancelo (175₵, Man. City): Last season’s best left-back had a smooth start to the new season and is again putting in outstanding performances. With 294 and 365 points, he is one of the strongest defenders and especially against the Magpies he could really turn it up again, as City won once five and once four to nil in the last two games.
Granit Xhaka (70₵, Arsenal): Who would have thought Arsenal could catch on so well and be back at the top of the Premier League after several tough years. After Mikel Arteta’s takeover, everything went better again and some players were able to find their old form again, among them Granit Xhaka, who was on the Gunners’ hit list for a long time but is now playing really strongly again. In the last game he even scored a goal, prepared one and made an outstanding 475 points. Against Bournemouth Arsenal are clear favourites and he could score strongly again.
Dejan Kulusevski (94₵, Spurs): His eight points in the last game don’t exactly qualify him for a place in your SPITCH line-up now, but those who have been watching him for a while know that he has a very big scoring potential. He showed that on matchday one with 465 points and two goal contributions and could be as convincing again this matchday.
Mason Mount (128₵, Chelsea): He also came through on the last matchday, making 344 points without a goal contribution. Mason Mount is particularly fond of playing against Leeds, who just managed to stay in the league last year, and has scored twice in the last two games against them. So why not this time?
James Maddison (78₵, Leicester): He is also playing against one of his favourite opponents, as he was also able to net in both games in the last two encounters between Leicester and Southampton. He also impressed in his last two league games and is the highest scoring midfielder at SPITCH with 410 average points, behind Kevin De Bruyne.
Heung-Min Son (160₵, Spurs): The South Korean shared the goalscoring canon with Mo Salah last year but has yet to score in his first two league games, yet he is already averaging 293 points and has plenty of room to improve. Against Wolves, Tottenham are favourites and if he is in good form, we can look forward to a lot of points.
Other players to keep an eye on are Neco Williams (62₵, Nottingham) who has started the season really strongly, Phil Foden (140₵, Man. City) who could excel against Newcastle and Gabriel Jesus (156₵, Arsenal) who I don’t need to say anything about after his performance in the last game.
About me: I have been assisting SPITCH in its various divisions for several months now. With my experience on the free pitches, I would like to help you find interesting players that maybe not everyone has on their radar.