TEAMS AND PLAYERS TO AVOID:
Avoid players from Hull & Sunderland owing to their difficult fixtures. Defenders from Spurs is also a risky business as the Lilywhites haven't kept a clean sheet since their 1-0 win against Southampton. Same can be said of Aston Villa & Leicester whose form guide appears to be a bright shade of red.
Silva, Kolarov, Dzeko, Rojo, Rafael, Blind, Sturridge, Koscielny, Ozil, Wilshere & Arteta are the big names to remain out due to injury . Shaw, Falcao, Chadli, Balotelli, Rose are all doubtful. Kyle Naughton is suspended till 3 Dec but first choice Kyle Walker is not likely to be rushed into first team action after remaining out for a long period.
PLAYERS TO WATCH:
Rickie Lambert: The Liverpool forward scored a goal against Palace early in the match & was on the scoresheet again in their midweek Champions League fixture. With Sturridge out with long term injury & Balotelli struggling in front of the goal, expect the former Southampton player to start against the Potters this gameweek.
Diego Costa: The Chelsea forward is back in form. The second highest goalscorer in the league scored two goals in the last two matches for the Blues & is likely to score more this gameweek against Sunderland, especially considering the return of fellow Spaniard Fabregas from injury.
Keep an eye on the next few fixtures of the players in your team. If you have a good number of players from a club who face tough tasks in the upcoming gameweeks, it would be wise to sub or transfer them off gradually, in the present case, Southampton.
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