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Manchester and North London derby on one matchday

After a two-week international break, the Prem. League is back and we can look forward to a very interesting matchday. On Saturday it’s all about who can win the North London derby and on Sunday Man. City and Man. United will meet. Also a very interesting match will be Liverpool against Brighton. Brighton started the season outstanding, but now without their successful coach against the Reds, who are in a crisis and want to overcome it as soon as possible.


David de Gea (44₵, Man. United): The Spaniard is once again not playing his best season at the moment, yet we all know how strong he can be at times when he gets over himself. Against Man. City it could be just such a day when he can flourish. The Citizens shoot most often, giving him his opportunities, but of course this can backfire if he concedes multiple goals. Very much a risk, but one that could pay off.


Manuel Akanji (94₵, Man. City): The Swiss’s transfer seems to be paying off now. Both John Stones and Aymeric Laporte are injured and the former Dortmund player can show his class under Pep Guardiola. He was already allowed to make his debut against Wolves and collected 218 points. Against Man. United, however, there is still a lot of potential upside and add to that the fact that he is an absolute bargain for a City player.

Fabian Schär (80₵, Newcastle): Another Swiss centre-back, but one who no longer needs to prove himself as he delivers in almost every game for Newcastle and is one of the best defenders at SPITCH at the moment for a reason. He impresses with 311 average points, which he collects defensively and offensively. Fulham are not to be underestimated, but the 30-year-old is scoring against every opponent at the moment.

Marc Cucurella (73₵, Chelsea): The Spaniard has developed into what he is today under Graham Potter and now he is reunited after a few games without him. In his first game, at Chelsea with Potter in charge, he played really well and finished on a solid 275. This weekend will show how the Blues cope in the Prem. League with their new coach. The ex-Brighton player is definitely one to keep an eye on.

Kurt Zouma (78₵, West Ham): If you want solid points, he should be considered as he almost consistently scores above the 250 point mark but has not managed to score over 300 yet. Maybe against Wolves though, even if not, he is a good alternative.


James Maddison (98₵, Leicester): Things are looking far from good for the Foxes, but this is not because of their attack, as the Englishman is playing an excellent season so far, collecting 692 points in the last game, despite a 2-6 defeat. This week’s opponents, Nottingham, are also one of the weakest teams in the league defensively and Maddison could take advantage of that and perform really strongly again.

Youri Tielemans (92₵, Leicester): Let’s get straight to one of Maddison’s teammates who is slowly finding his strength from last season. In his last four games, he scored under 200 points only once and even managed to crack the 400-point mark twice. Nottingham could also be the ideal opponent for him and we can be curious to see what kind of game he delivers.

James Ward-Prowse (90₵, Southhampton): Talking about strong performers from last season, there is no way he should be missing. But this season he is also playing very well and very often then manages to score strongly. Against the Toffees, Southampton are favourites and perhaps the 27-year-old will manage to stand out with a goal contribution.

Thiago Alcantara (128₵, Liverpool): All Liverpool fans will be very happy to see Thiago back from injury, as things haven’t been going quite so well for the Reds lately. In his first game things went better for the team and they won 2:1 against Ajax in the Champ. League. He will also be needed against Brighton and if he just continues his performances, he could lead Liverpool back to winning ways.


Taiwo Awoniyi(54₵, Nottingham): He has scored twice in his three starting appearances so far and even though Leicester are favourites, they have still conceded the most goals in the Prem. League, so Awoniyi is definitely one to keep an eye on.

Ivan Toney (73₵, Brentford): The England international will return from the international break sour as he did not get any game time against either Germany or Italy despite being nominated. He could now take out all his frustration against promoted Bournemouth. At Brentford he is the heart of the attack and leads almost every offensive statistic within the team. At SPITCH he either convinces completely or scores low. This weekend, however, could be one of his very good games.

Other alternatives:

Other players to keep an eye on are Reece James (138₵, Chelsea) who is having a very strong season, Bernardo Silva (100₵, Man. City) who always has a very big scoring potential and Raheem Sterling (95₵, Chelsea) who could convince offensively against Crystal Palace.

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