Fantasy Premier League 2013 Week 16: Defenders, Midfielders and Strikers to Sign

Tom SunderlandFeatured ColumnistDecember 8, 2013

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30:  Seamus Coleman of Everton celebrates the second goal the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Stoke City at Goodison Park on November 30, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)
Jan Kruger/Getty Images

As the fantasy football season rages on, it becomes gradually more difficult to find an edge over one's opponent, getting ahead of the curve with transfers before they become commonplace.

Luckily, we're here to provide some insight for the week ahead, complete with suggestions over which moves one might make in order to get through another matchday with flying colours.

Week 16, as ever, has more than a few viable options to invest in with the view of raking those points in, with particular attention paid to squeezing some pennies along the way.

All statistics and price references are made using the Premier League's official fantasy website.


Defence Pick: Seamus Coleman, Everton

Value: £5.8 million

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23:  Seamus Coleman of Everton in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on November 23, 2013 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Everton play host to Fulham next weekend with one of the best home records in the Premier League, and have yet to suffer a loss at Goodison Park.

Roberto Martinez has taken the players that David Moyes had at his disposal and injected a new sense of tactical innovation in the Toffees' squad, Seamus Coleman being one of those benefiting.

The wing-back has a good chance at grabbing clean sheet points when faced with one of the worst attacks in the division, not to mention John Arne Riise has been a hot-and-cold asset for the Cottagers.

This week in particular, Kyle Walker and Aaron Lennon showed how the Norwegian can be exposed, meaning the opportunity for Coleman to get up in attack and perhaps add to his assist tally is there.

The defender's obviously impressing, too, with Kevin Kilbane recently calling his compatriot one of the best right-backs in the league, per BBC Sport:

Alternative Choice: Gary Cahill, Chelsea


Midfield Pick: Ravel Morrison, West Ham

Value: £5.1 million

With Kevin Nolan suspended thanks to his straight red card at Liverpool over the weekend, Ravel Morrison would be the logical choice to come back into the West Ham fold.

Next weekend sees the Hammers play host to Sunderland, the English top flight's basement side and currently a team that's struggling to get their act together, especially when away from the Stadium of Light.

With strikers failing to put the finishing touch on matters for Sam Allardyce's side, a lot of West Ham's goals have had to come from midfield, and Morrison is likely to be among the most offensively threatening of the home side's creative line.

Alternative Choice: Yaya Toure, Manchester City


Striker Pick: Wilfried Bony, Swansea City

Value: £7.3 million

SWANSEA, WALES - OCTOBER 24:  Swansea player Michu scores the opening goal during the UEFA Europa League Group A match between Swansea City and FC Kuban Krasnodar at Liberty Stadium on October 24, 2013 in Swansea, Wales.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Image
Stu Forster/Getty Images

Having missed out in recent weeks due to injury, Wilfried Bony could continue his Premier League comeback against Norwich City next weekend, with the Ivorian looking to inject a much-needed striking threat for Michael Laudrup's team.

The Swans have been crying out for a clinical presence up top in recent weeks and Bony promises to relieve some of the pressure placed on Jonjo Shelvey and Co. at Carrow Road.

The Canaries have conceded an average of 1.87 goals per game this term and boast one of the worst defences in the division, an opportunity that could be taken advantage of by the fluid and often threatening Swansea.

Alternative Choice: Loic Remy, Newcastle United