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FANTASY FORECAST 2018/19: FPL Gameweek 17

Ahead of each Gameweek in the Fantasy Premier League, The Hype Train invites a special guest onto its Fantasy Forecast, where the three members of the Hype Team and its Special Guests will duel for FPL supremacy in predicting Premier League scores, as well as going head to head in picking a Scout Picks squad for the relevant Gameweek. In addition, we give our insight into who are the players to watch and those to drop, both for traditional FPL leagues and the Draft mode, as well as providing insight into captaincy picks, differentials for the week, and more. Welcome to the Forecast. All aboard.

Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 17 Deadline

For the 2016/17 Premier League season, the FPL deadline will be one hour before the commencement of the week's first game. The Premier League website lists each FPL deadline, you can always ask on social media, and you can also view a real time countdown on our Weekly Hype page.

How does our Forecasting work?

We have taken to our Hype Team, and the FPL Community, to compete in a weekly head to head dual of wits. We ask the questions that dominate each week in the Fantasy Premier League: who to pick, who to avoid, who to captain, and who may surprise. The three members of the Hype Team, and a Guest, will provide weekly insight for the Gameweek ahead.

For the sake of respecting the rules of the Forecast, we have provided an example of what we're sending out to interested parties that will feature throughout the season.

  • Premier League Fixture Prediction: As pundits, we are testing our football acumen with PL predictions and will be providing regular updated tables and stats in each edition of the FPL Forecast. A perfect score is worth 3 points whilst a correct result is worth 1 point.

  • FPL Gameweek Forecasting: Answering the regular questions that come up every single week in the Fantasy Premier League community that helps with identifying captaincy picks, transfers, attacking options, clean sheet potential, teams to look our for and avoid, players to consider for the Draft game, the wildcard differential players, as well as general analysis and comments.

  • Scout Picks: Picking a squad of 15 for a single Gameweek, without any budget, using the rules of the FPL - formations, captains and vice captains, and the player limits of 3 per club (chips will not be feature of these weekly picks)

  • Each team must pick a Captain, labelled as (c) and a Vice Captain listed as (vc).

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 17

Man City 3-0 Everton

Crystal Palace 1-1 Leicester

Huddersfield 0-1 Newcastle

Spurs 1-0 Burnley

Watford 2-0 Cardiff

Wolves 2-2 Bournemouth

Fulham 1-2 West Ham

Brighton 0-2 Chelsea

Southampton 1-3 Arsenal

Liverpool 2-0 Man United

FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 17

Best GW Attacking Options:

Man City (H) vs. Everton

Spurs (H) vs. Burnley

Watford (H) vs. Cardiff

Wolves (H) vs. Bournemouth

Bournemouth (A) vs. Wolves

West Ham (A) vs. Fulham

Arsenal (H) vs. Southampton

Chelsea (A) vs. Brighton

Liverpool (H) vs. Man United

Best GW Defensive / Clean Sheet Potential:

Man City (H) vs. Everton

Newcastle (A) vs. Huddersfield

Spurs (H) vs. Burnley

Watford (H) vs. Cardiff

Chelsea (A) vs. Brighton

Liverpool (H) vs. Man United

GW Differential Picks:

Fulham’s striker Kamara has been in decent form.

Hueng-Min Son has been Spurs's best player of late.

Joel Matip has been looking mighty impressive for Liverpool in recent games.

FPL Captaincy Picks:

(C): Harry Kane – Easy fixture at home, who else but Kane?

(VC): Mohamad Salah – The Egyptian King of last season is creeping back into existence, with his shoulder injury now a thing of the past he is picking up pace, enough to guarantee him in the place of my captaincy ranks.

(VVC): Raheem Sterling – Third essential player is Sterling, and it can only get better for City after their loss at Stamford Bridge.

FPL Hype Picks: Gameweek 17

Formation: 3-4-3

Starting 11

GK: Alisson

DEF: Marcos Alonso

DEF: Andrew Robertson

DEF: Toby Alderweireld

MID: Hueng-Min Son

MID: Eden Hazard

MID: Mohamad Salah (VC)

MID: Raheem Sterling

FOR: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

FOR: Harry Kane (C)

FOR: Chicharito

Substitutes

GK: Ben Foster

MID: Felipe Anderson

DEF: Matt Doherty

DEF: Kyle Walker

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 17

Man City 3-1 Everton

Crystal Palace 1-2 Leicester

Huddersfield 1-2 Newcastle

Spurs 3-0 Burnley

Watford 2-1 Cardiff

Wolves 1-0 Bournemouth

Fulham 1-3 West Ham

Brighton 1-3 Chelsea

Southampton 0-4 Arsenal

Liverpool 1-2 Man United

FPL Hype Picks: Gameweek 17

Formation: 3-4-3

Starting 11

GK: Kepa Arrizabalaga

DEF: Marcos Alonso

DEF: Matt Doherty

DEF: Kieran Trippier

MID: Hueng-Min Son

MID: Eden Hazard (VC)

MID: Felipe Anderson

MID: Raheem Sterling

FOR: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (C)

FOR: Harry Kane

FOR: Chicharito

Substitutes

GK: Rui Patricio

MID: Mohamed Salah

DEF: Sead Kolasinac

DEF: Jose Holebas

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 17

Man City 2-0 Everton

Crystal Palace 2-1 Leicester

Huddersfield 0-0 Newcastle

Spurs 3-0 Burnley

Watford 2-0 Cardiff

Wolves 1-2 Bournemouth

Fulham 1-2 West Ham

Brighton 0-2 Chelsea

Southampton 1-3 Arsenal

Liverpool 1-0 Man United

FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 17

Best GW Attacking Options:

Man City (H) vs. Everton

Spurs (H) vs. Burnley

Watford (H) vs. Cardiff

West Ham (A) vs. Fulham

Arsenal (H) vs. Southampton

Chelsea (A) vs. Brighton

Best GW Defensive / Clean Sheet Potential:

Man City (H) vs. Everton

Newcastle (A) vs. Huddersfield

Huddersfield (H) vs. Newcastle

Spurs (H) vs. Burnley

Watford (H) vs. Cardiff

Chelsea (A) vs. Brighton

Liverpool (H) vs. Man United

GW Differential Picks:

Javier Hernandez (WHU): Injuries in attack makes Hernandez and Anderson the best cheap to mid-range options right now. It's a no-brainer until West Ham's form vanishes just like that.

Chris Schindler (HUD): Huddersfield have back-to-back home games against Newcastle and Southampton and he's the defensive option to back on if you're going to go big with your picks.

FPL Captaincy Picks:

(C): Harry Kane – Easy fixture at home, who else but Kane?

(VC): Raheem Sterling – Another Man City game at home? Sterling's the man to bank on if you don't have Kane or Auba.

FPL Hype Picks: Gameweek 17

Formation: 3-4-3

Starting 11

GK: Martin Dubravka

DEF: Marcos Alonso

DEF: Andrew Robertson

DEF: Aymeric Laporte

MID: Hueng-Min Son

MID: Roberto Pereyra

MID: Mohamad Salah

MID: Raheem Sterling (VC)

FOR: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

FOR: Harry Kane (C)

FOR: Chicharito

Substitutes

GK: Jonas Lossl

MID: Felipe Anderson

DEF: Sead Kolasinac

DEF: Toby Alderweireld

Fixture Prediction: Gameweek 17

Man City 4-1 Everton

Crystal Palace 0-2 Leicester

Huddersfield 1-1 Newcastle

Spurs 3-0 Burnley

Watford 1-1 Cqrdiff

Wolves 2-2 Bournemouth

Fulham 0-1 West Ham

Brighton 0-2 Chelsea

Southampton 0-2 Arsenal

Liverpool 1-1 Man United

FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 17

Best GW Attacking Options:

Kane/Son

Best GW Defensive / Clean Sheet Potential:

Alonso/Luiz

Who are your essential Gameweek player picks?:

Son/Kane, Auba, Sterling

Who are the players that might make the difference this Gameweek in the Draft?: Kane/Digne

Who are the teams to look out for?:

Arsenal, West Ham, Wolves

Who are the teams to avoid?:

Saints, Burnley, Fulham

GW Differential Picks:

Anderson, Snodgrass, Digne, Leno

FPL Captaincy Picks:

(C): Kane

(VC): Auba

Other Gameweek Comments:

Salah’s haul was a bit of a fluke, we feel, with Bournemouth flattering any attack, and Chelsea, Spurs and City assets may well match his output over a 5 GW spell. Arsenal look unreliable in punishing weaker teams, and West Ham might be the surprise package in the next few Gameweek's, having no matches against any teams of FDR 4+

FPL Hype Picks: Gameweek 17

Formation: 4-4-2

Starting 11

GK: Alisson

DEF: Virgil van Dijk

DEF: Andrew Robertson

DEF: David Luiz

DEF: Matt Doherty

MID: Heung-Min Son

MID: Raheem Sterling

MID: Felipe Anderson

MID: Eden Hazard

FOR: Harry Kane (VC)

FOR: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (C)

Substitutes

GK: Hugo Lloris

DEF: Lucas Digne

MID: Robert Snodgrass

FOR: Salomon Rondon

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