Sky Sports Fantasy Football's Tim Clement looks at who will pick up the points this weekend
Sky Sports Fantasy Football's Tim Clement says Wayne Rooney should get the captain's armband.
By Tim Clement - Twitter: @SkyTimClement
Last Updated: 01/05/14 11:10pm
The England striker is Sky Bet's shortest-priced player to score in the Premier League, having bagged a brace in last week's 4-0 victory over Norwich.
A new-found positively surrounded Old Trafford last weekend and, while the Black Cats have shown resurgent form of late, Ryan Giggs' side can be expected to set out offensively and deliver goals on Saturday.
Rooney's all-round contribution means that he's likely to pick up points even if he fails to net, adding 12 assists and nine Sky Sports man-of-the-match awards to his goal tally of 17 this season, making him the game's third highest scoring player.
Juan Mata also bagged a brace after coming off the bench against the Canaries but is the most expensive midfielder in the game at £9m.
Black Cats frontman Connor Wickham was actually the top scoring player of the week with 20 points but I find it tough to believe his sudden upturn in form will continue at Old Trafford.
The young striker has now scored five goals in his last three games having previously netted just once in 37 appearances.
Arsenal and Chelsea are the two biggest favourites of the weekend but neither possesses a prolific striker, with the Blues' backline offering most appeal.
Jose Mourinho's defence have conceded just 11 times at Stamford Bridge while their visitors, Norwich, have scored the same on the road - both league lows.
John Terry is Chelsea's second highest scoring player and holds the same position in the list of top scoring defenders, so seems the obvious choice for those looking to invest in their defence.
The Gunners share the league's joint highest clean sheet tally with the Blues with 15 after shutting Newcastle out last Monday, making fit-again defender Laurent Koscielny also offer appeal as West Brom visit.
Monday Night Football sees the game's top scorer Luis Suarez face the task of penetrating Tony Pulis' stringent Crystal Palace backline.
Liverpool's leading marksman has scored just one in four while his strike partner Daniel Sturridge has none in four, perhaps suggesting they are not the men to see either their side or yours over the finish line despite sensational campaigns.
Elsewhere, Wilfried Bony will be looking to build on back-to-back braces when Swansea host a Southampton side which have gone 205 minutes without conceding.
Yaya Toure was another big scorer last week with an assist and a goal against Palace, strengthening his position as the game's second highest scorer.