UF Reece is back with more silver and base card gems ahead of Gameweek 7

The Premier League can be brutal at the best times, with this morning’s news of Thomas Tuchel being sacked from Chelsea summed that up perfectly.

It provides another twist in the tale in this year’s campaign, with the title race now looking as wide open as ever.

However, there is no changes outside the world of the top six, with the remainder of the top-flight clubs preparing for the next set of fixtures this weekend.

As usual, the UF squad have scoured through the schedule in hope of finding some value among the silver and base cards this week.

Here are the Non-Gold Gems for Gameweek 7.

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DEFENDERS

Following on from their controversial draw against Crystal Palace, Newcastle will be aiming to bounce back to winning ways when they head down to West Ham on Sunday afternoon.

The Magpies have been in fair form this year and while it seems a big ask to claim a clean sheet, it could be worth taking a chance on Dan Burn this weekend.

The 6ft7in defender did not start for the first time this season last weekend, but he has proven to be a steady source of points as he has claimed 19 points so far this season.

Even if he doesn’t land a clean sheet bonus, you can expect Burn to at least claim some tackle points at the very least.

While it is probably a slight concern to select a defender that has conceded five goals, there is something about Leeds this week.

The Yorkshire side take on a wobbly Nottingham Forest this week that look to be struggling to adapt to the Premier League way of life.

Diego Llorente has slowly climbed up the defender leaderboard in recent weeks and while a clean sheet is never guaranteed, it could be worth slotting the Leeds centre-back into your team just purely on the basis of his tackle returns.

MIDFIELDERS

Brighton have been in flying form as of late and while the attention is currently on the likes of Alexis Mac Allister and Leandro Trossard, it could be worth looking at Solly March whose latest performance seem to have flown under the radar.

The English winger has drummed up 22 points so far this season, just purely from shots on target and tackles this term.

With the Seagulls taking on Bournemouth this weekend, it wouldn’t be the biggest of asks for March to get involved with the scoring this week.

Liverpool has experienced an injury crisis of epic magnitude in recent weeks, but they seem to keep digging out younger talent from their ranks, one player in particular being Harvey Elliott.

The former Fulham recruit has started the last few games for the Reds and he has proven to be a decent points score in that timeframe, landing 20 points in six appearances this year.

Liverpool faces an inconsistent Wolves side this week at Anfield, so it looks a great opportunity for Elliott to stack up his points total.

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FORWARDS

Leon Bailey pushed himself back into the UF spotlight last weekend after scoring his first goal of the campaign against Manchester City.

The Villa winger has only registered 17 points so far this campaign, but he looks to be on the rise, and he could well become slight more reliable in terms of scoring.

With his side taking on the struggling Leicester this weekend, Bailey could well drum up his score if he starts here.

Brentford have garnered plaudits for their performances this year and it’s likely their good run of form will continue when they take on Southampton this weekend.

Ivan Toney Is the man of the moment for the Bees currently, but there’s some value in his teammates such as Bryan Mbuemo.

The Frenchman has scored twice in the Premier League this season and he could well bag some points against a leaky Southampton defence.

TEAM

This week’s team card is a slight risk, but with the recent news of Thomas Tuchel’s departure, it could be worth taking a punt on Fulham this week.

Fulham have surprised a few pundits on how well they’ve performed so far this season and some of their results have been admirable, as they held Liverpool to a draw on the opening weekend as well as beating the consistent Brentford and Brighton.

Chelsea will be lacking a bit of leadership on the touchline and so it could be worth making a bold move for the Fulham team card this weekend.