Hotshot Jackpot was butchered by the entire of Liverpool Football Club last week, but we are back and ready for more action.
Check out our eight anytime goalscorer tips that can help you land the prize this week, including a return for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and a surprise visit from Gylfi Sigurdsson.
HULL v WEST BROM: SALOMON RONDON
Hull are conceding goals for fun, keeping just one clean sheet this season, which came in their second game of the season. Whilst West Brom head into the game on the back of a four-goal thriller against Burnley on Monday night, which ended up being officially more exciting than “Re-United.” Rondon bagged a goal and an assist on Monday and had a belter of a game, and is always in the starting XI. Since August last year, he has been involved with 16 league goals (12 goals, 2 assists) which is twice as many as any other Baggies’ player. He’s a no brainer.
LEICESTER v MIDDLESBROUGH: RIYAD MAHREZ
Stats earlier this week reveled that Mahrez has only passed successfully to Jamie Vardy once in 356 minutes of football. But, I’m backing him to do a Noel, go it alone, and leave Liam behind. He already has more goals than Vardy this season and has bagged a penalty in his last two games. ‘Boro have only won one game in their last 10, conceding 13 times and scoring just 10 goals.
SWANSEA v CRYSTAL PALACE: GYLFI SIGURDSSON
The pressure is on the dancing-gobshite that is Alan Pardew, after Sky Sports confirmed he has the worst points per game ratio in England’s top four divisions. His odds for the sack race were also cut after losing his last five consecutive matches. Now, Swansea haven’t fared much better, but Sigurdsson has bagged a goal or an assist in all of his last three games, including a Man of the Match yellow block award against Everton last week.
CHELSEA v TOTTENHAM: EDEN HAZARD
This man broke a lot of Spurs hearts last time these two sides met, bagging in the 83rd minute to put Chelsea level. The Blues celebrated and Leicester fans rejoiced as they won the Premier League. He looks unbelievable under Antonio Conte this season, and can cause some distress at Stamford Bridge like he did back in May.
WATFORD v STOKE: ETIENNE CAPOUE
This fella opened the scoring within 33 seconds last week – Watford’s fastest ever Premier League goal – as they beat Leicester on home turf. Alongside bagging me some Fantasy League points, he helped The Hornets wrap the game up within a quarter of an hour last weekend.
ARSENAL v BOURNEMOUTH: ALEXIS SANCHEZ
It’s impossible not to go with an Arsenal player here, and Sanchez is an unreal player. He’s pretty much guaranteed to start too, which takes the frustration out of your selection not getting a game! The Cherries have conceded against all of the big teams they have met bar Tottenham. United and City both smashed a few past them.
SOUTHAMPTON v EVERTON: CHARLIE AUSTIN
Everton have been pretty shambolic of late, and although the tables will turn for them again soon, Saints put up an impressive defensive performance against Liverpool last week. It’s difficult to imagine how Everton will easily break that down when their Red neighbours failed to. Austin is on top form and takes the penalties too, bagging one against Hull after 6 minutes a few weeks back.
MANCHESTER UNITED v WEST HAM: ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC
After being named Sweden’s top player for the 10th consecutive year, earning himself immortalisation in the form of a “Zlatue”, I’m going with Zlatan to do the business here. He will be fresh back from his one-match ban, which kept him out of the Arsenal game, where United looked like they were crying out for him at times.