Your Fantasy Premier League game difficulty guide for GW8
Liverpool versus Manchester United will be the stand out fixture when English Premier League duties resume following the latest international break. However, fantasy football managers will have to wait for the next edition of Sky’s Monday Night Football to see the battle between the two North-West giants.
It promises to be a match to savour and if 3 or more goals are scored, Liverpool league games in 2016 will have breached the 100 goal barrier, a quite remarkable statistic bearing in mind that we are only just into the month of October.
Arsenal look to have the pick of the fixtures, when they entertain Swansea City at the Emirates, with Bob Bradley now in charge of the visitors, following Francesco Guidolin’s dismissal.
Alexis Sánchez, the Gunners’ highest rated player on WhoScored, has been deployed in the number 9 role this season and it has worked a treat, with the Chilean scoring 4 times and chipping in with 2 assists. This has helped Arsenal to recover from their opening day defeat and they now sit just 2 points behind Manchester City in the table.
Sánchez is one of a number of Arsenal players away on international duty so fantasy football managers will face an anxious wait, to see if he is deemed fit enough to line-up against the Swans, with Chile in World Cup qualifying action against Ecuador and Peru.
Chelsea get the GW8 action under way when they take on champions Leicester City at Stamford Bridge and the bookmakers seem to think that they will get the job done.
Manchester City are expected to score heavily again when they take on Everton in the other Manchester/Merseyside clash, while Southampton are also among the stronger favourites for their match-up against Burnley.