EPL DFS Saturday Stacks Week 2
We saw 26 goals scored in what was an eventful matchweek one. Fingers crossed for another offensively driven weekend. Here are two team to stack in Saturday morning’s 5 game slate.
Everton finished last season at home with a 10W-4D-5L record. This includes an 8-2-0 record at home against the bottom half of the league table, which is where Saturdays opponent Southampton will likely finish come seasons end, according to most talking heads. In matchweek 1, Everton earned a draw away to a respectful Wolves side despite being down to 10 men for the entire second half. Southampton were outshot 6-3 (on target attempts), and they only held 47% possession in the 0-0 draw vs. Burnley. Everton’s left winger Richarlsion was brilliant in his premier league debut. The Brazlian scored two goals on two shots and should see more opportunities against lesser competition this weekend. Defensively for the Toffies Leighton Baines filled the stat sheet in week 1. The left-back sent in 7 crosses, made 5 tackles, and created two chances.
– Everton 2 – 0 Southampton
In this exciting second week of the Premier league, we get historic London rivals Chelsea and Arsenal, who will battle it out at the Bridge. After watching Arsenal struggle defensively against Man City, I’m all in on Chelsea to pick up the points and light up the stat sheet. Arsenal’s backline was a mess last week, they were consistently out of position and seemed hesitant to make plays on the ball. Chelsea Midfielder Willian was electric last week, with an assist and 3 chances created on his way to double digit fantasy points in all formats. Marcos Alonso provided 3 shots, none on goal. He finished the match with an impressive 92% passing success rate. Defensively for the Blues Antonio Rudiger is a nice inexpensive option on the backline. Last week the German international put a shot on goal and won 3 tackles. Chelsea is a 0.5-goal home favorite, and they showed good attacking ability last week under new manager Maurizio Sarri as they put three past Huddersfield. Arsenal has failed to score in 4 of the last 5 matches at Stamford Bridge.
– Chelsea 2 – 1 Arsenal