Telegraph Fantasy Football (TFF) gets back into action tonight with Lee Turner’s team Wanaker FC still leading the way overall on 1,128 points. Below is a preview of the games over the next 2 days. For more news on TFF check out fiso’s TFF forum.
WEDNESDAY 26TH DECEMBER
Fulham 12:30 Wolves
Boxing Day’s early match sees a clash between two teams that this time last year were still in the Championship. Fulham are looking like they might be back there next year as they currently lie at the foot of the table. Wolves are just in the top ten and are probably favourites today.
Burnley 15:00 Everton
The first of the 3pm games features lowly Burnley against a mid-table Everton team who have the dynamic duo of Richarlison and Siggy (featuring his spiders). If Burnley want to stay up they will need to turn Turf Moor back into a fortress.
Crystal Palace 15:00 Cardiff
Palace caused one the shocks of the weekend by beating Man City on their own turf, Zaha is off the boil but Milivojevic is in fine form. Cardiff on the other hand were drubbed by Man Utd. Therefore this should be a comfortable win for Crystal Palace.
Leicester 15:00 Man City
The Foxes are coming into this game off the back of a shock win against Chelsea, a Jamie Vardy winner no less. City themselves suffered a shock home defeat against Palace (see above). Pep’s men will be looking for nothing less than a win today.
Liverpool 15:00 Newcastle
Top of the table Liverpool welcome Newcastle to Anfield. Liverpool are the current form team in the division and ex-boss Rafa will probably be looking at damage limitation today. Will Klippety be doing a bit of squad rotation bearing in mind fixtures come think and fast at this time of year?
Man Utd 15:00 Huddersfield
OGS looks to have revitalised a Manchester United side that were frankly failing under Jose. Uddersfield have been poor this season and will need to be in top form today to get anything from this game. Expect United to be rampant again.
Tottenham 15:00 Bournemouth
Spurs are still playing their home games at Wembley and today Bournemouth are the visitors. Alli went off at half-time on Sunday and could be a doubt for today. Luckily Kane continues to blow the doors off though. Bournemouth rested Fraser last time out but Brooks has stepped up recently.
Brighton 17:15 Arsenal
The late afternoon fixture has Arsenal travelling back down to the South Coast, this time to take on Brighton at the Am Ex. Arsenal were one of the few top-six teams to win at the weekend with Aubameyang in good form although Henrik Mkhitaryan is out for up to 6 weeks with a broken foot. Brighton meanwhile lost out to Bournemouth.
Watford 19:30 Chelsea
The evening match features the Watford rollercoaster against Chelsea. Watford had a surprising victory away to the Hammers on Saturday. Chelsea lost at home to Leicester. Hazard is probably still the standout player in this one.
THURSDAY 27TH DECEMBER
Southampton 19:45 West Ham
The solitary Thursday game features a revitalised Southampton team, now managed by David Hasselhoff, taking on a visiting West Ham team that were rocked at the weekend by a defeat to Watford. On paper the Hammers should win, but this game is played on grass not paper!