Suarez a no-brainer
Tipsters Tim Clement and Pete Hall insist Liverpool hitman Luis Suarez is a no-brainer for the captain's armband in Sky Sports Fantasy Football this weekend with the Uruguayan facing his favourite opponents, Norwich.
By Tim Clement & Pete Hall
Last Updated: 17/04/14 1:42pm
Luis Suarez certainly relishes facing Sunday's opponents Norwich, having netted a remarkable 11 times in his last four meetings with the Canaries, who are currently in freefall towards Premier League relegation.
In contrast, the Reds are looking to maintain their relentless charge towards their first Premier League title, winning their last eight matches with an average of 3.25 goals per game.
Suarez, who has 29 goals and 298 Fantasy points to his name, is just 8/15 to score with Sky Bet, 2/1 for a brace and 8/1 for a fourth hat-trick in five clashes with Norwich, while Steven Gerrard (£8.1m) and Raheem Sterling (£4.8m) also boast great form at more modest prices.
However, those with Daniel Sturridge on board might want to look towards the transfer market with the England striker struggling with a hamstring injury and failing to score in his last three games.
Elsewhere, Chelsea and Manchester City are both big favourites to rack up wins, with David Silva (£8.4m) the form pick from those two sides with eight or more points in each of the last five game weeks.
After stuttering at home to Sunderland in midweek, City will be aiming to maintain the pressure on Liverpool and Chelsea at the top of the table, and will be looking to their fit-again talisman Sergio Aguero (£9.8m) to bring that success.
Despite his injury problems, the Argentinian hitman has still racked up 141 points this campaign, and with more match fitness under his belt, Aguero is primed to make an impact against West Brom on Monday - an opponent he has scored three in his previous four against.
Chelsea's defence has been almost impenetrable at Stamford Bridge. Having conceded just nine goals in the 17 home matches so far this season - resilience built on the partnership of John Terry and Gary Cahill, who will be eyeing another shutout against Sunderland on Saturday.
Somewhat of a snip at £7million, Christian Eriksen has made the most of a more sustained period in the Tottenham first team with back-to-back man of the match performances earning the Danish playmaker an impressive 29 points already this month.
If you are struggling for disposable transfer funds, the acquisition of Eriksen's team-mate Harry Kane could help free up some cash. At £5.9million, Kane could be somewhat of a bargain, as beleaguered boss Tim Sherwood seems to favour partnering Kane with Emmanuel Adebayor up front for Spurs, and has been rewarded for his faith after Kane bagged two goals in his last two starts.
And the visit of lowly Fulham, who despite improving in recent encounters, are very vulnerable away from home, these two in-form assets will be relishing the prospect of more points this weekend.
Jason Puncheon has been the catalyst for Crystal Palace's recent fine form that has seen the Eagles soaring in 11th in the Premier League table.
With four goals in his last three, the tricky winger has proven too hot to handle of late, and Saturday's opponents West Ham, who have struggled for consistency this season, could struggle to cope with Puncheon and his high-flying team-mates.
Elsewhere, Aston Villa will be looking to do the double over Southampton at Villa Park on Saturday, having won 3-2 at St Mary's earlier in the season.
However, Saints will have other ideas, and will be keen to avenge last week's surprise home defeat to Cardiff, and their recent away-day blues.
Rickie Lambert will be leading the line without his trusted sidekick Jay Rodriguez, whose season has been ended by injury.
With 11 goals and ten assists the England hitman has impressed in his first season in the Premier League, and Lambert and his Saints side could pile further woe on troubled Villa, whose off field problems could be an unwelcome distraction.