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Lucas Perez, Sadio Mane and Danny Rose to star this weekend

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Now that the distractions of the Champions League are over, the Premier League is bracing itself for another huge weekend.

Chelsea, Tottenham, Everton, and Manchester City are the four teams still unbeaten going into the latest round of fixtures, but there's every chance that could change.


Liverpool will travel to Stamford Bridge in what should be one of the most tightly-contested games of the season so far. As far as the players involved are concerned, it's almost too close to call, but Antonio Conte will be feeling confident as he begins to get the best out of them.

As they say, though, it's a funny old game. What makes the Premier League so mesmerising is that it's almost impossible to predict. The only problem is that that can make fantasy football a little tricky, so as ever, here are some of the big decisions to be made on DraftKings this week.

Willian vs. Sadio Mane

There are going to be battles aplenty in the Chelsea vs. Liverpool game, but this one's particularly interesting. Both sides have been scoring goals for fun since the new season began, and plenty of them have been coming from the midfield.

Sadio Mane has made a huge impact since arriving from Southampton, twice earning 10 fantasy points for a goal and running opposition defences ragged. That said, Willian has been massive for Chelsea, creating an average of almost five scoring opportunities a game.

Willian is one of the few Chelsea players who can actually pick up where he left off after a decent campaign last season, and that confidence is already shining through, as he has already earned plenty of two pointers for shots on target. In terms of a more concrete effect, though, Mane just edges it.

Click here to select Sadio Mane. 

Lucas Perez vs. Abel Hernandez

Perez has averaged 13.3 Fantasy Points per Game (FPPG) so far this season, although that's mainly a hangover from his time at Deportivo La Coruna and not really a reflection on his Gunners debut against Southampton.

The Spanish forward isn't a selfish player; he's proved that with six crosses already this season, each earning him 0.75 points, but Arsene Wenger will be urging him to be a little more clinical in front of goal.

And speaking of clinical, that's the perfect way to describe Abel Hernandez. Hull might not have many options up front, but they don't necessarily need them if the 26-year-old finds his scoring boots. Hernandez found the back of the net 21 times in the Championship last season, and he looked like he's handling the step up well following his goal against Leicester.

Click here to select Abel Hernandez. 

Patrick van Aanholt vs. Danny Rose

Somehow, a lot of Premier League teams are only just waking up to Danny Rose's brilliance. Ben Davies impressed in his place in the 4-0 win over Stoke, but Mauricio Pochettino will be desperately hoping he's back for the Sunderland game.

Meanwhile, Patrick van Aanholt could be one of this season's surprise stars, and the Black Cats need all the help they can get. The Dutchman is much more physical than Rose, but that actually gives the England international one big advantage. Against a sloppy Sunderland, Rose can rack up the points for fouls drawn.

David Moyes needs Van Aanholt not to press forward too much, even though he got four goals last season, as he can't afford for Sunderland to be exposed. Rose, on the other hand, should be flying down the flanks, and is never too far away from creating an assist and earning 6 points in the process.

Click here to select Danny Rose. 

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