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DraftKings Gameweek 25: Picks of the Week

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It promises to be another action-packed weekend of Premier League football, starting with a huge top-of-the-table clash between Manchester City and Leicester City on Saturday lunchtime and finishing with a Sunday afternoon blockbuster between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge.

But which players should you be looking to include in your DraftKings line-ups for Gameweek 25?

Here are three stars you can't afford to ignore....

Georginio Wijnaldum - $5,000 (Newcastle United) v West Brom

Newcastle United play at home against West Brom, who haven’t won on the road in the Premier League since October 24, so get on Georginio Wijnaldum this weekend.

All nine of the Dutch midfielder’s Premier League goals this season have been scored at St. James Park and it would come as no great surprise if he reaches double figures in front of his side’s home supporters on Saturday afternoon.

While Wednesday night’s 3-0 defeat at Everton was undoubtedly a blow, the Magpies have only lost one of their previous five Premier League matches at home and secured a confidence-boosting 2-1 win over West Ham on their last outing at St. James’.

As well as nine goals, Wijnaldum has four league assists to his name this season - and that tally could well improve following the arrival of 28-year-old Seydou Doumbia, an unused substitute against the Toffees in midweek.

The Ivory Coast international has demonstrated throughout his career that he knows where the back of the net is - and, if he scores against the Baggies this weekend, expect the influential Wijnaldum - valued at $5,000 this week - to have played his part.

Dele Alli - $6,200 (Tottenham) v Watford

It would be a little foolish not to include at least one Tottenham player in your DraftKings line-up ahead of their home match against Watford on Saturday afternoon.

Spurs currently sit top of the Premier League form table - having secured 13 points from their previous six matches - and one of the standout players in Mauricio Pochettino’s side of late has been 19-year-old Dele Alli.

The talented England international has scored five goals in his previous 10 league appearances, including one in the 3-0 win over Norwich City on Tuesday.

Alli, who also registered his seventh assist of the season against the Canaries, was substituted at half-time after feeling unwell but is expected to be fit for this weekend’s fixture.

Watford have lost four of their previous five Premier League matches - the Hornets currently sit 18th in the form table - and keeping the confident Alli quiet for 90 minutes is sure to prove much easier said than done.

At $6,200, Alli’s value has increased - but can you afford to be without him?

John Terry - $3,000 (Chelsea) v Manchester United

John Terry has been in the news all week after he revealed that he’ll be leaving Chelsea at the end of the season - so it seems inevitable that he’ll have a big role to play in this weekend’s standout Premier League fixture against Manchester United.

It was a 0-0 draw when these two sides went head-to-head in December and it’s likely to be another war of attrition in West London on Sunday.

But, just like in November 2009, don’t be surprised if it’s Terry who ends up scoring the only goal of the game.

Chelsea have netted eight of their 32 league goals from set-pieces this season and Terry, despite his advancing years, still poses a significant threat when up inside the opponents’ penalty area - as Everton found out in the dying seconds of last month’s controversial 3-3 draw.

United usually struggle to score goals - prior to their 3-0 win over Stoke on Tuesday, they’d registered the same number as Norwich City and Sunderland in the Premier League this term - and haven’t beaten Chelsea at the Bridge since October 2012.

So, even if Terry doesn’t score this weekend, expect him to keep a clean sheet against Louis van Gaal’s side. At $3,000, you can’t go wrong.

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