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Here are some tips for your Fantasy Football team in game week 14

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We are now at game week 14 in the Fantasy Football season and with mid-week European performances to take into consideration your team may be in need of a shake-up.

Be careful when selecting your team, as quite a few top picks are out with injuries and could cost you valuable points if left in your squad.

Eden Hazard only has a 75% chance of playing against Fulham as the Belgian is still recovering from an ankle injury, so pick the Chelsea winger at your peril. 

The same risk applies for Manchester City winger Bernardo Silva and Tottenham midfielder Erik Lamela. Both are doubts for this weekend.

Kierian Trippier, Harry Maguire and Danny Ings are not expected to be fit until early December while Benjamin Mendy could be sidelined till as late as February.

Putting all of this into consideration and with your device of choice at the ready, here are five players to pick for game week 14 and five players to avoid.

Five players to pick for game week 14

Felipe Anderson (West Ham United)

Anderson has scored three goals in his last three games accumulating 24 points in the process. The ex-Lazio star now sits level with Marko Arnautovic on 54 points as top scorers at the club.

West Ham face a tough trip to the Sports Direct Arena against Newcastle on Saturday but if anyone can break down a newly resolute Magpies it's the 25-year-old playmaker.

West Ham United v Manchester City - Premier League

Wayne Hennessey (Crystal Palace)

A clean sheet against Manchester United will have filled Crystal Palace keeper Wayne Hennessey with confidence.

Palace face a home game against fellow strugglers Burnley and although it may seem bizarre to put the keeper of 16th place in the ones to pick, there are statistics to support this.

Burnley have leaked 10 more goals than Palace and with the Clarets only scoring 3 goals in their last five games a clean sheet looks inevitable for Hennessey.

Manchester United v Crystal Palace - Premier League

Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City)

The Spaniard has managed at least six points in seven of the last nine games for City, showing a consistency that justifies his £58 million price tag.

City host Bournemouth at the weekend and despite Eddie Howe's side having a fantastic season thus far, a Citizens defender is highly likely to get you a decent amount of points.

West Ham United v Manchester City - Premier League

Glenn Murray (Brighton & Hove Albion)

The 35-year-old already has 59 points and seven goals to his name, making him joint second for goals scored along with more acclaimed stars Mo Salah, Harry Kane and Eden Hazard.

Brighton travel to Huddersfield this weekend and with the Terriers only managing eight league goals all season, don't be surprised if Brighton and Murray can snatch an away win.

Brighton & Hove Albion v Leicester City - Premier League

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

The 20-year-old has accumulated 25 points in the last two games after a goal, an assist and helping the Reds gain two clean sheets.

The Merseyside Derby is upon us and although there is a slight risk given Trent's age, this could be a game where the youngster truly steps up.

Watford FC v Liverpool FC - Premier League

Five players to avoid in game week 14 

Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)

Not only has Callum Wilson not scored in his last two games but Bournemouth faces the toughest fixture of the year, away at Manchester City.

The 74 points earnt by Wilson should be ignored this time around with Wilson expected to receive very little of the ball at the Etihad.

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Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur)

Since his brace against Manchester United back in August, Lucas Moura has only managed to muster up a disappointing one goal and one assist in 10 games.

The 26-year-old may have a respectable points score of 56 but after being left of Tottenham's defeat to Chelsea and being replaced by Heung Min-Son mid week, do not expect a stellar performance from the Brazilian.

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City - Premier League

Matt Doherty (Wolverhampton Wanderers)

Wolves are currently in a bad run of form as of late with just one point from there last five games, with defender Matt Doherty playing every minute.

Not that Doherty is solely to blame at all but with a record as poor as six fantasy points in five games - especially after 27 in the two games prior to that - you have to be considered for exemption.

Crystal Palace v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Premier League

Jordan Pickford (Everton)

England's number one is hoping to help Everton defeat Liverpool at Anfield for the first time since 1999 this weekend and with Liverpool's defeat to PSG, some would say the Reds will be downbeat.

However, the term 'bouncebackability' holds true here meaning Pickford could have a tough time dealing with a Liverpool front three with a point to prove.

Pickford has earnt well over half of his 61 points in the last five games but putting everything into perspective, his points tally could well hit a stumbling block this weekend.

Chelsea FC v Everton FC - Premier League

Aleksandr Mitrovic (Fulham)

Mitrovic broke his goalscoring duck with a brace against Southampton last weekend which in the majority of fixtures would suggest that the Serb would continue his momentum.

However, a trip to Stamford Bridge to face Maurizio Sarri's Chelsea puts Fulham immediately on the back foot.

Mitrovic currently sits an impressive 17th overall for points scored, but do not expect a substantial increase during game week 14.

Fulham FC v Watford FC - Premier League

Do you agree with these tips for game week 14? Have your say in the comments section below.

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