The Premier League has taken a backseat this week, as the big guns in Europe (and Leicester City) took centre stage on Sportito for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.
However, the spotlight is back on the English top flight for Sportito’s winner takes all contest. There are 150 spaces available, with a £5 entry fee and a huge £500 prize for the winner.
Starting at 12:30 on Saturday with Spurs’ home match against Bournemouth, this contest will include a full round of Premier League matches, except for Arsenal’s trip to Teesside on Monday.
Last week, we pointed you in the direction of Eden Hazard, with the Belgian duly returning 13.1 points at Bournemouth, and Philippe Coutinho, who came off the bench to claim 13.6 at the bet365 Stadium despite losing 3kgs in the days leading up to the match.
Both players will be contenders for your Sportito XI’s again this week, but as they are squaring up to more defensively capable opponents in Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion this time around, we have drawn up an alternative list of targets.
Loading up on Spurs’ assets looks the way to go, as has often been the case when Mauricio Pochettino’s side have been playing at White Hart Lane.
Last week, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Heung-Min Son all delivered hefty attacking returns in the 4-0 home win over Watford, with each of the defenders collecting 6.25 for the clean sheet. Having enforced ‘shutouts’ in 10 out of 16 home matches, Ben Davies should be a starting point for your selection, as the most attack-minded Spurs defender guaranteed to start.
Moving into midfield, Alli is nailed on with at least a goal or assist in his last six matches, while Eriksen and the in-form of Son will be in direct competition for a place. Chasing a third White Hart Lane hat-trick for the season, Harry Kane is a shoo-in to complete your four-man Spurs quota.
With four players already inked in, Everton should be your next port of call, with targets at both ends of the pitch for Ronald Koeman’s Champions League chasing Toffees.
Given that Burnley have failed to score in 8 out of 16 away matches, Phil Jagielka, a scorer in his last two matches, is a safe pick for your three-man defence. Meanwhile, Romelu Lukaku will attract close to 100% Sportito support after scoring 12 times in seven appearances at Goodison Park.
Finally, Crystal Palace players should take at least three spaces in your side, as the Eagles chase a sixth win in seven league matches against what is likely to be an under-strength Leicester line up. Having collected 15 out of 18 points themselves, Craig Shakespeare will be content to rest several key men ahead of Tuesday’s return leg against Atletico Madrid.
Christian Benteke and Wilfried Zaha will be the prime attacking targets, with the latter racking up a goal and three assists in his last three matches. However, it is Mamadou Sakho who should be your first pick from Big Sam’s side; the Frenchman has already played his part in four clean sheets since a surprise loan move from Liverpool.