Fantasy stars clash
Our Sky Sports Fantasy Football guru previews this weekend's action with the big sides clashing again.
By Joe Mirtaheri - @SkyFantasyFooty
Last Updated: 28/09/12 5:03pm
Sky Sports Fantasy Football bosses are presented with another tough gameweek as the top sides face off again.
Saturday lunchtime brings us the clash of an Arsenal team that is showing the defensive steel that helped them earn the 'Invincibles' tag and the in-form Chelsea.
The Gunners have conceded just twice in the league so far this season, with Carl Jenkinson (£3.8m) proving the best value-for-money player in the game so far with 29 points to his name.
The tie pits the two top point scorers together; Chelsea's Eden Hazard (£7.7m) and Arsenal's Santi Cazorla (£6.7m).
This battle in midfield should prove to be a spectacle to witness as Hazard has ensured 42% of managers have enjoyed a point's haul of 50 which has featured six assists in five games.
Cazorla (27%) on the other hand has been better-rounded by picking up 43 points; the tally includes points for the tackling bonus, passing bonus and a couple of Sky Sports man-of-the-match awards.
The pick of the 3pm kick-offs sees Manchester City try to pick up their first clean sheet of the season against an impressive Fulham side, who look dangerous with Damien Duff (£5.7m) and Dimitar Berbatov (£7.5m) picking up 28 and 23 points respectively so far this season.
Everton, who host Southampton, are the biggest favourites to win over the weekend, at 4/11 with Sky Bet, and have Nikica Jelavic (£8.1m) available again, while the Saints possess one of the bargains of the season so far in Rickie Lambert (£6.8m), who has picked up 32 points already.
Sunday sees a battle of the Midlands, Aston Villa will hope to build on their extra-time win against Manchester City with three points against a well-organised West Brom side. Steve Clarke will be looking at Gareth McAuley (£6m) to carry on with his run of good form and pick up another clean sheet to add to his 34 point total.
Transfers for Saturday's games must be completed before 12.45pm and any players you want in for Sunday must be in your team by 4pm on that day. Also, your captain for this game week has to be picked by 12.45pm on Saturday to score double points.
Remember help is on hand in the form of the Fantasy Football Club show, which will air every Friday from 10pm-11pm on Sky Sports HD, hosted by Fenners and Paul Merson.
Every week the show will feature special guests, discussion of key fantasy football issues, analysis of fantasy football teams, guest interviews and much, much more.