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Fantasy EPL Gameweek 25 Perfect XI
So, what is Perfect XI? Similar to Official Fantasy Premier League game, all managers have full access to the entire player pool each week, meaning multiple teams within the league could be completely identical. The main departures from OFPL are the Fantrax Default Scoring, unlimited transfers each week, no budget/salary cap, and live lineup changes available. This means that each week you can select a dream team of Fantrax assets who you think will score the most points on a given gameweek, and have the added bonus of being able to see the real life lineups before your players lock in. Magic.
Check out our Perfect XI tips below. These are our recommendations for the best eleven players this weekend! Picks are now accompanied by our weekly projections, which our Inner Circle members can exclusively access. Due to the tight scheduling, these will be a bit abridged for a couple weeks.
GK: David De Gea
It’s another DGW and United and Brighton are the lucky 2 this week, and we’ll be picking many of their players a result. First up is De Gea who has been performing quite well as of late and has two favorable home matchups vs Southampton and Brighton this week. Sanchez will likely make more saves but has worse clean sheet odds, so pick your poison.
Pivot: Robert Sanchez
DEF: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Diogo Dalot, & Marc Cucurella
Our 2 DGW defender picks are the more nailed wide backs with offensive upside on each team. Cucurella has started every EPL game since beginning his Brighton career and Dalot has been significantly favored over AWB as of recently. Wan-Bissaka could still see one start over Dalot due to natural rotation but Dalot’s scoring merits the risk and upside of 2 starts. Cucurella is a very solid scorer who becomes an excellent one when given 2 (almost guaranteed) starts. Rounding out the back line is Trent, who never manages to escape this article. The best scoring Fantrax defender has 52% clean sheet odds on top of 34% chance at an assist and 13% chance at a goal.
Pivot: Harry Maguire, Lewis Dunk, Joao Cancelo
MID: Bruno Fernandes, Alexis Mac Allister, Leandro Trossard, Kevin De Bruyne
Bruno is one of our most common midfield picks and with his expected minutes likely near 180 this week, he’s a no brainer, particularly in 2 good matchups. Pogba would be next up if he was likely to start 2 but after only recently coming back into the team, we’re betting Fred starts the second over him. Instead we’ll opt for 2 Brighton mids, the in-form, set piece taking MacAllister who should have a great floor in 120+ mins and Trossard who should have a great ceiling in roughly the same minutes. Brighton are fortunate to have Watford first up, so if either of these guys start that one I’m starting them, but if not I’m pivoting off of them. Rounding out the midfield is regular KDB, who away to Norwich has a 40% chance of scoring and 40% chance of assisting, for the best combined upside of any attacker this week. If he’s rotated out due to their upcoming UCL matchup, another City mid is a great alternative. Pivot: Ilkay Gundogan, Paul Pogba, Jason Sancho, Phil Foden
FWD: Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah, Riyad Mahrez
First up is Ronaldo, fresh off a rest, and fairly likely to start both home matchups. His floor is often nonexistant, but around 50% goal odds and 15% assist odds in 2 games is unavoidable upside to chase. Salah is locked and loaded as always, particularly against a vulnerable Burnley back line that invites plenty of offense. Finally, we’re opting for Mahrez once again in what should be a multiple goal win against Norwich. Rashford is the other legitimate shout here, but his form is poor and I don’t think the upside of 2 starts is worth the risk of 1 likely bad start.
Pivot: Marcus Rashford, Diogo Jota, Raheem Sterling
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