Who to line up without the two best teams?
Actually, an absolute top match would be waiting for us in this English week, but the match between Arsenal and Man. City has been postponed. Nevertheless, we can look forward to another top match between Man. United and Spurs. But who do I line up now when the top two teams don’t play and two other top teams meet? In this preview, I introduce you to players who should be interesting and score solidly on this matchday.
David Raya (93₵, Brentford): The Spaniard regularly manages to be the best goalkeeper of the matchday at SPITCH and has both the most shots saved and the most super passes. This week’s opponents Chelsea are in top form under their new coach and will be going all out to record another win. Raya could be the one to stop them.
Maximilian Kilman (87₵, Wolverhampton): The 25-year-old has been convincing all along the line at SPITCH and in addition to his 244 average points, he also boasts a tackling rate of 75%. So far, he has also managed to score over 200 points most of the time. His only not so strong games were against top clubs like Man. City and Chelsea. This matchday it’s against Palace, who are also favourites, but that shouldn’t be a problem for Kilman’s points.
Joachim Andersen (119₵, Palace): The third best defender at SPITCH is him. The Dane never scored less than 200 points in a single game and is an absolute key player for the Eagles. Against Wolverhampton, who currently have the worst offence in the league with four goals in ten games, he should have an easy game and once again score a lot of points.
Virgil van Dijk (168₵, Liverpool): Talking about the best defenders in the league, of course he can’t be missed. In the last game against Man. City, the Dutchman was able to prove once again how strong he is. After all, he is one of the few defenders this season who could stop the goal machine Erling Haaland from scoring. The Hammers are not an easy opponent, but he should still be able to score strongly.
Mohamed Salisu (71₵, Southampton): After a rather mixed start to the season, Salisu seems to have regained his composure and is impressing again at SPITCH. He is averaging 281 points in his last four games and could perform again against promoted Bournemouth.
Lewis Dunk (93₵, Brighton): It is a similar situation with him as with Salisu, at first he could not really score strongly, but now he has been showing what he can do again for four games. In those he averaged 266 points and could continue that strong run against Nottingham.
Harvey Barnes (67₵, Leicester): The 24-year-old is showing what he’s made of in his last few games and brings a lot of what a good player needs for a place in your SPITCH line-up. He goes into one-on-ones very often and what makes him most attractive is his urge to shoot. In his last three games he has shot at goal a total of eight times, not registering a single shot past goal in those and even managed to score once. Against Leeds, he will continue to give everything to score and he could succeed in doing so.
Joao Goncalves (66₵, Fulham): He is Fulham’s most expensive new signing this season and rightly so in my opinion. In his last season he already showed at Sporting how strong he is as a defensive midfielder and also in the Prem. League he manages to prove himself. He can be found everywhere on the pitch and shines especially defensively. Jesus and Mitrovic, two strikers, lead the statistics of duels won and right after that he comes ahead of all other players in the Prem. League. Against Aston Villa, his presence on the field could be essential and we can be curious to see how he can score in this match.
Miguel Almiron (45₵, Newcastle): Apart from his last game against Man. United, Almiron is absolutely in form. In the three games before Man. United he has three goals and six shots on goal. Against Everton it will be interesting to see if he can continue this form.
Wilfried Zaha (110₵, Palace): It’s about time for him to show a really strong game again. After rather weak performances of late, the 29-year-old will be back in full attack against Wolves and hopefully live up to his 280-point average
Daniel Welbeck (67₵, Brighton): The former Man. United and Arsenal player seems to be comfortable at Brighton this season. He already gets 4 assists and averages 212 points. He could even score his first goal of the season against Nottingham, who have the second weakest defence in the league.
Other players to keep an eye on are Fabian Schär (80₵, Newcastle), who is having a very strong season, Mason Mount (101₵, Chelsea), who has been outstanding lately and Aleksandar Mitrovic (128₵, Fulham), who could score again.
About me: I have been assisting SPITCH in its various divisions for more than one year now. With my experience on the free pitches, I want to help you find interesting players that maybe not everyone has on their radar.