The UF Team are back with their Non-Gold Gems ahead of this weekend’s Premier League action
While there is one more game remaining in Gameweek 19, the UF team are already beginning their preparations for this weekend’s Premier League fixtures.
With plenty of action scattered across three days, the UF Team has sifted through the schedule, picking out a few silver and base card selections that could be worth siding with this weekend.
Here are the UF Squad’s Non-Gold Gems for Gameweek 20.
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NELSON SEMEDO – Wolves (v West Ham – H)
Since the arrival of Julian Lopetegui, Wolves have shown signs of improvement and they could well prove to be a challenge for West Ham this weekend.
The Wolverhampton defence looks to hold some value in Gameweek 20, with full-back Nelson Semedo being a solid option here.
The former Barcelona recruit is a reliable source of points this year, with 23 of his 36 points coming from tackles alone.
West Ham are in a terrible run of form as late, so it could prove to be a good weekend for the Wolves backline.
BEN MEE – Brentford (v Bournemouth – H)
A surprise high scorer in the defender bracket, Bee Mee has already picked up three Team of the Week appearances in 2022/23 and he could be one to watch out for this weekend.
Brentford have scored eight goals from set-pieces this year, with Mee scoring two of those goals.
Bournemouth have been poor at times this year, conceding the most goals in the league as well as failing to score in their last three Premier League outings.
It gives Mee a chance of a clean sheet bonus as well as proving to be a threat in the set-piece department.
EMILIANO BUENDIA – Aston Villa (v Leeds – H)
After making his return to the starting line-up under new(-ish) manager Unai Emery, Emi Buendia has been solid in recent gameweeks.
The Argentinian winger scored against Tottenham on New Year’s Day, bumping his seasonal points total up to 36 points.
Aston Villa take on a Leeds side that has conceded 17 goals in eight away league games this year, so Buendia has a good chance of being involved in the scoring here.
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HAKIM ZIYECH – Chelsea (v Crystal Palace – H)
With the current injury crisis sweeping through Chelsea’s ranks, Hakim Ziyech could feature a bit more for the Blues in the coming weeks.
Ziyech started against Man City last week and with both Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic being subbed off due to injury, he could well be launched into a starring role against Crystal Palace.
While the Moroccan international has only picked up 15 points this year, he should improve that total against an inconsistent Eagles side this week,
AYOZE PEREZ – Leicester City (v Nottingham Forest – A)
A slight shot in the dark, but after starting the last three games for Leicester, Ayoze Perez could be a smart start this weekend.
The former Newcastle recruit grabbed an assist in Gameweek 16, and he looks to have pushed his way back into the Foxes starting line-up.
Leicester face a trip to the City Ground to take on East Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest, who have struggled at times this year.
It looks a great opportunity for the Foxes to grab a few goals, with Perez looking to be an interesting option here.
DEMARAI GRAY – Everton (v Southampton – H)
Demarai Gray has flew back into form as of late, with the Everton winger picking up 22 points in the last three gameweeks.
The former Birmingham City star has scored twice in as many games, including a phenomenal finesse goal against Man City.
The Toffees face a relegation crunch match against Southampton this weekend and with Gray even stepping up for set-pieces, he could well pick up the points once again on Saturday.
WOLVES (v West Ham – H)
Wolves have shown signs of improvement since Julian Lopetegui and it wouldn’t be a shock to see the West Midlands side get a result against West Ham.
The Hammers have only managed to pick up a single point in their last five Premier League games, with only Southampton holding a worse record in that period.
A Wolves win looks achievable here, so they would not be a bad TEAM card pickup for the weekend.