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Star Man: Jamie Vardy vs Newcastle
A fresh-legged Jamie Vardy takes the Star Man status, taking up a kind £21 of the salary budget. Since mid-September, he’s returned in every game he’s played bar matchups against Liverpool, scoring 14 goals and 4 assists. That runs stretches back to Gameweek 7, where he scored a brace in a convincing 5-0 win against Newcastle and it’s the same opponents in Gameweek 21.
Vardy has had six shots on goal in his last four starts, with each one worth five points. Having missed out in Gameweek 20 due to the birth of his new baby, you can almost visualise the celebrations when he scores in this game. Newcastle have one clean sheet in their last four games, having conceded seven goals and made 20 saves. Vardy will have plenty of success if the Magpies concede that many shots on goal against the Foxes.
Goals Galore: Manchester United (vs Arsenal)
Manchester United have a promising New Year’s Day fixture, when they travel to the Emirates to face an Arsenal side with major defensive issues. They’ve conceded six goals in their last four games, from fifteen shots on target. Anthony Martial has three goals in two games, from five shots on target.
Marcus Rashford should remain on spot-kick duty in this game. No side has been awarded more penalties than the Red Devils, and likewise, Arsenal are second overall for penalties conceded, with five. He has two goals in two games and another three shots on target. He also has assists in his locker.
The most likely source of assists comes from winger Daniel James, who has started three of the last four games. He has an assist in three of his last four Premier League games, having created nine chances. Each of those contributes three points to the overall total.
Clean Sheet Stack: Wolves (vs Watford)
According to the bookies, Wolves have a very good chance of keeping a clean sheet this weekend. They have four clean sheets this season and their opponents Watford have failed to score in half of their games this campaign.
Winning the game gives a 7 point bonus for goalkeepers, plus there’s 10 points for a shut-out. Rui Patricio has made twelve saves in his last four games and he also has two penalties saves to his name this season, which could net extra bonus points. In the reverse fixture, it was a 2-0 win for Wolves, with five saves for Patricio.
In defence, Conor Coardy and Ryan Bennett are selected in attempt to manage the challenging salary budget. It’s their defensive actions which could boost their points totals, with 1.3 points on offer for each blocked shot, clearance, interception or tackle.
Here’s how the Daily Fantasy Tipster lines up for Gameweek 21 in the £1,000 Wednesday EPL Wonder Strike. It’s a formation of seven players, with four attackers and three defensive, including the goalkeeper.
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