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The three surprise players who will light up the Premier League this week

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Football is a game of fine margins, and that's proving to be the case more than ever as some of the Premier League's most important matters move closer to being decided.

One goal or assist could be the difference, and with a number of standout performances last weekend, fans are in for another feast this time around. Southampton vs. Everton should see plenty of goals while West Ham and Leicester have it all to play for.

That makes for yet another exhilarating round of fixtures. Here are three players who are set to deliver once again.

Aaron Lennon, $4,400 (Everton @ Southampton)

Lennon has surprised plenty of people with a few skilful goals this season considering how rarely he was on the scoresheet at Spurs.

The former England man comes up against a Southampton defence who haven't kept a clean sheet since the first day of March, despite their previous of run of six on the bounce.


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Lennon has five goals to his name this season, with over 90% of his shots landing on target. Even apart from his goals, his speed and creativity make him a solid potential pick for your team.

He'll also face a Ryan Bertrand who's not quite at his best since suffering a knock while on England duty and subsequently struggled against both Stoke and Leicester. An injury 

Troy Deeney, $5,500 (West Brom @ Watford)

Deeney has been talked about as an England hopeful this season, and it is easy to see why. With a decent nine goals and an even more impressive 6 assists, Deeney has plenty to offer going forward. He has been averaging 9.3 points this season on DraftKings, cashing in on his ability to keep the ball up.

His ability in the air has meant he has created a lot of opportunities for the Hornets. While he sometimes lacks pace, he makes up for it in power, which means he is likely to make his mark on the game.

Backed up by Odion Ighalo, Deeney is the perfect all-round choice. A good passer, too, he is certainly a handful. Although Watford and Deeney have struggled as a team of late, his price drop from the start of the season means he’s once more a viable option for a utility spot.

Deeney spent last weekend watching close pal Anthony Joshua win the IBF World Title, so expect an inspired performance of his own against West Brom.

Shane Long, $5,100 (Everton @ Southampton)

Long has been a steady influence on Southampton this season, opening the scoring once again in their victory over Newcastle.

That was his eighth goal of this campaign. Add that to his two assists, and he’s a good candidate impact against a leaky Everton defence. Last time out, he hit 20.5 DraftKings points, and both he and the Saints look to be finding form at the right time.

The Irishman is particularly adept at making his presence known, even if he isn't the biggest player on the pitch. Everton are becoming notorious for their lack of organisation, so Long can take advantage of that particularly with the likes of Graziano Pelle and Sadio Mane supporting him.

Given the amount of time Long spends in the box, John Stones and co. will have a task on their hands to keep him quiet. Long has a good chance of finding the back of the net, plus he's also much cheaper than a Harry Kane or Jamie Vardy.

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Aaron Lennon
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West Bromwich Albion

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