The first matchday of the year has just ended, but matchday 17 offers a quick turnaround as the Englische Woche begins in just a few hours. But who are the best picks for this week? We take a look in our player rankings.
|1||Jamal Musiala||FCB||vs KOE||15.1M||FC Köln might've ended a seven game winless streak and thrashed Werder Bremen 7-1 in the process but I am still not convinced that they can stop Bayern from scoring three goals at least with Hübers also out. If historical data is something to go by, Bayern have averaged 3.6 goals per game in their last six Bundesliga games against The Billy Goats.
Update: Musiala and Gnabry are not predicted to start any more.
|2||Marcus Thuram||BMG||@FCA||13.6M||High floor, high ceiling pick.|
|3||Serge Gnabry||FCB||vs KOE||15.9M||Not sure how Paris Fashion Week could possibly affect his performance but watch out for the club possibly taking disciplinary action. FC Köln just happens to be Gnabry's most favourite team to play against in his entire career with 11 goals in just nine matches (the most against any team) and I can't see how Bayern will keep him out of the action.|
|4||Amine Adli||B04||vs BOC||8.8M|
|5||Andre Silva||RBL||@S04||12.2M||The best forward with a standalone fixture this week (unless Werner starts).|
|6||Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting||FCB||vs KOE||6M||Choupo-Moting is peaking right now and is the most in-form Bayern forward with seven goals and two assists in seven games. A good option if you want to double up on Bayern forwards.|
|7||Moussa Diaby||B04||vs BOC||14.3M|
|8||Jonas Wind||WOB||@BSC||10.7M||That last game proved that Wolfsburg's form isn't a fluke and I am happy to ride the form with games against Hertha, Werder Bremen and Schalke in the next four matchdays.|
|9||Randal Kolo Muani||SGE||@SCF||13M|
|10||Sheraldo Becker||FCU||@SVW||11.4M||Becker only has one goal in his last nine games but with both Union wing-backs breathing fire on the wings (two assists and nine key passes in total last game), it is only time till he scores again. Might also be on penalties now.|
|1||Dominik Szoboszlai||RBL||@S04||14.6M||No need to think twice before adding him to your team. He plays Schalke in the early fixture so you can star him and has an unreal seven assists in his last seven games.|
|2||Florian Wirtz||B04||vs BOC||12.5M||Not in the Ligainsider predicted lineup and unless that changes, I will probably skip the Leverkusen midfield entirely.
Update: Wirtz is now in the Ligainsider predicted lineup.
|3||Jonas Hofmann||BMG||@FCA||15.8M||Did not return in the last game but looked sharp with five key passes. Hopefully, one of those chances ends up in the net with Thuram back.|
|4||Christoph Baumgartner||TSG||vs VFB||13.8M||Predicted to play OOP as a striker where he has three returns in the last three games.|
|6||Julian Brandt||BVB||@M05||14.1M||We are down to the third-choice BVB midfield now with Reus injured and Bellingham suspended but Brandt isn't half-bad with scores of 18, 12 and 11 in his last three. Still, I am staying away because I have trauma from Bo Svensson's team ruining fantasy scores especially at home.|
|7||Yannick Gerhardt||WOB||@BSC||6.7M||Replace with Wimmer if he is fully fit.|
|8||Joshua Kimmich||FCB||vs KOE||17.9M|
|9||Vincenzo Grifo||SCF||vs SGE||15.9M||Again a big doubt this week.|
|1||Jeremie Frimpong||B04||vs BOC||12.8M||Bochum are on a good run but still have the worst away record in the league after Schalke with only one win from eight games, most goals conceded away (22) and least goals scored away (5) after Schalke (4).|
|2||Alphonso Davies||FCB||vs KOE||16.6M|
|3||Marcel Halstenberg||RBL||@S04||8.4M||Replace with Raum if he starts.|
|5||Christopher Trimmel||FCU||@SVW||9.4M||Both the Union wingbacks are bound to be replaced at some time with Rousillon and Juranovic arriving but they are still hard to ignore against leaky teams that struggle to defend from the wings.|
|6||Julian Ryerson||BVB||@M05||5.7M||Betting on him to outscore Guerreiro in the long run.|
|7||Mitchell Weiser||SVW||vs FCU||4.8M|
|8||Micky van de Ven||WOB||@BSC||4.5M|
|9||Ramy Bensebaini||BMG||@FCA||12.8M||Borussia's defence looked shaky to say the least against Leverkusen and the fact that they are yet to win an away game this season does not reassure me much.|
|10||Christopher Lenz||SGE||@SCF||7.4M||Still 50/50 between him and Buta but he is in my team instantly if he nails down the left wing-back slot where he was one of the best defenders in fantasy.|
|1||Janis Blaswich||BVB||@S04||3.1M||Schalke showed some venom against Frankfurt but Leipzig were able to hold back Bayern to just two shots on target last week. Blaswich is great for flexibility and is also cheap.|
|3||Koen Casteels||WOB||@BSC||11.3M||Wolfsburg have kept a cleansheet in their last 4/5 games.|
|2||Yann Sommer||FCB||vs KOE||9.2M||Not the best debut against Leipzig but hoping that Koln keeps him more busy.|
|4||Rafał Gikiewicz||FCA||vs BMG||6.7M||Gikiewicz reminds me a lot of Fabianski right now. A goalkeeper playing for a bad defence but saves a ton of shots almost every game.|
|5||Lukáš Hrádecký||B04||vs BOC||10.1M|
|1||Mitchel Bakker||DEF||B04||vs BOC||9.6M||Bakker has always been overlooked because of Frimpong but Alonso said in his presser that he wants to see more of him in the box which is exciting.|
|2||Ihlas Bebou||FWD||TSG||vs VFB||9.6M|
|3||Finn Dahmen||GKP||M05||vs BVB||2.4M||Another cheap keeper with a standalone fixture.|
|5||Niclas Füllkrug||FWD||SVW||vs FCU||8M|
|6||Aymen Barkok||MID||M05||vs BVB||3.2M||Looked dangerous against Stuttgart and could be a great budget option if he gets consistent minutes.|
|7||Mergim Berisha||FWD||FCA||vs BMG||8.9M|
|8||Kevin Behrens||FWD||FCU||@SVW||4M||Will get the same service as Becker.|
|9||Philip Hofmann||FWD||BOC||@B04||5.6M||Potential cleansheet buster.|
|10||Robert Andrich||MID||B04||vs BOC||9.6M||Andrich doesn't score often but when he does, it is usually against teams like Bochum.|
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