The UF Team name their top picks for this weekend’s Premier League contest
After a busy Gamewek 25, the next Premier League contest is already upon with the Saturday lunchtime fixture kicking off in just over 24 hours.
The UF Squad have done their research for this weekend’s schedule, naming a handful of cards that could in contention for the King of the Week title.
Here are the UF Team’s best selections ahead of Gameweek 26.
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OLLIE WATKINS – Aston Villa (vs Crystal Palace – H)
Arguably one of the most in-form strikers in the Premier League, Ollie Watkins could drum up another big points score this weekend.
The 27-year-old has scored in each of his last five Premier League starts, scoring at least nine points in the last five gameweeks.
Watkins’ record against Crystal Palace is fairly decent, as the Villa forward has recorded four goal contributions in five career starts against the Eagles.
Palace’s defensive form has not been great lately, so a Watkins goal looks likely in this fixture.
HARVEY BARNES – Leicester City (vs Southampton – A)
It has been a dire campaign for Southampton, and it could get even worse when they face Leicester this weekend.
The Saints were left stunned by League 2 side Grimsby in the week, as they were dumped out of the FA Cup by the Mariners on Wednesday night.
The South Coast side will likely struggle once again here, particularly when they face the talents of Harvey Barnes.
The left winger has registered three goal contributions in his last six starts against Southampton, so he could well add to that tally here.
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PATRICK BAMFORD – Leeds United (vs Chelsea – A)
While Patrick Bamford has struggled to find the net since returning from injury, the Leeds United forward could be one to watch out for this weekend.
Bamford faces former side Chelsea, who has slipped down the table in recent months and look to be in danger of failing to qualify for European competition.
The Blues have failed to win in their last five league games and they have lost to the likes of Southampton and Spurs during that timeframe.
Bamford scored on his last start at Stamford Bridge and if Leeds can carry their momentum from their win over Southampton last week, it could prove to be a good weekend for the Yorkshire side.