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Make sure you head to team and preview pages to find out which players are a Yahoo! Top-20 form player! Now, here’s our XI:
Goalkeeper: EDERSON (MANCHESTER CITY)
Given Crystal Palace are the only side in the entire football league yet to score a single league goal this season, Ederson should be a safe bet when Manchester City host the Eagles on Saturday. The City goalkeeper has made a thoroughly impressive start to life in England and should have a quiet day afternoon ahead of him as Pep Guardiola’s side eye another huge win.
Defender – KYLE WALKER (MANCHESTER CITY)
It’s already clear to see why City were willing to spend £50m on right-back Kyle Walker. The England international has thrived in Guardiola’s preferred formation that leaves the flanks completely open for the defender to burst into, highlighted by the fact he has provided an assist in each of his last three appearances for City.
Defender – JOHN STONES (MANCHESTER CITY)
We are finally starting to see the best from John Stones and City are all the better for it. No team has conceded fewer Premier League goals than City this season and Stones has been a huge factor in that.
Guardiola’s side come into their match with Palace off the back of two consecutive clean sheets and a third should be on the cards here when they welcome a Palace side devoid of threat going forward.
Defender – FEDERICO FERNDANDEZ (SWANSEA)
The Swansea centre-back set a seasonal Premier League record when he made 18 clearances against Tottenham last weekend, but it should be a less taxing afternoon when Paul Clement’s side welcome a downbeat Watford side this weekend. The Hornets come off the back of a 6-0 drubbing at the hands of City, while they’ve failed to score in each of their last two trips to the Liberty Stadium.
Midfielder – KEVIN DE BRUYNE (MANCHESTER CITY)
An early contender for the PFA Player of the Year award, Kevin De Bruyne is arguably playing the best football of his career at the moment. Playing slightly deeper, De Bruyne is starting to rack up the assists – providing assists to four goals in City’s last three matches. An average WhoScored rating of 8.63 over his last three outings suggests he is someone that should definitely be in your XI.
Midfielder – DAVID SILVA (MANCHESTER CITY)
Another City player thriving this season is David Silva. The heartbeat to City’s play, only two Premier League players average more passes by per game than the 31-year-old (83.4). Silva has already registered four assists in five league matches this season and, for that reason, is a Yahoo! Top-20 form player. However, don’t be surprised if Silva is the one getting on the end of City’s goalscoring chances. Only against Newcastle (5) has Silva scored more goals in his career than Palace (4).
Midfielder – CESC FABREGAS (CHELSEA)
Cesc Fabregas’ future appeared away from Chelsea midway through last season but the Spaniard has worked his way into contention and is now a huge part of Antonio Conte’s plans. In fact, of players to have provided at least five Premier League assists since the start of last season, Fabregas has done so more frequently (1 every 138.8 minutes of action) than any other player.
Utility – ANTHONY MARTIAL (MANCHESTER UNITED)
Anthony Martial has been unfortunate not to play more for Manchester United this season. The 21-year-old has the best goals-per-minute ratio (minimum 2 goals) in the Premier League this season (1 every 40.3 minutes) and you should not be deterred even if Martial doesn’t start on Saturday. Nine of the 16 league goals United have scored this season have come in the final 15 minutes of action, highlighting Martial’s threat even from the bench.
Midfielder – JUAN MATA (MANCHESTER UNITED)
Manchester United are perhaps starting to appreciate Juan Mata more when he doesn’t play, as his absence is often sorely felt. His ability to link up with others in attack is underrated and his natural movement inside, opening up the space for Antonio Valencia to attack, is crucial to everything good about the way United play. The 29-year-old is yet to make his mark this season, but there is certainly a good chance his creativity will be required against a solid Southampton side this weekend.
Striker – CHRIS WOOD (BURNLEY)
The New Zealand international has made a positive start to life at Burnley, scoring twice in his opening three matches, including against former side Leeds in midweek. It’s another familiar opponent that Chris Wood will be looking to prolong his fine start against when Burnley host newly-promoted Huddersfield on Saturday. In fact, Wood has scored at least three more goals against the Terriers (8) than he has against any other team in his career.
Striker – JAMIE VARDY (LEICESTER)
The Leicester frontman was not risked in their 2-0 win against Liverpool in the League Cup in midweek but he is expected to return against the same opponents this weekend. Jamie Vardy has scored five goals against Liverpool in the past; against no team has he scored more times. Given the fragility of Liverpool’s defence at the moment, you’d back the 29-year-old to continue his fine form against Jurgen Klopp’s side and inflict further misery upon the Liverpool boss.