Premier League Fantasy Picks: Arsenal trio expected to impress against West Ham

Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud and Sead Kolasinac feature in our fantasy picks for this week's Premier League matches, based on Opta data.

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Mesut Ozil has been in impressive form recently in the Premier League.   -  Getty Images

PREMIER LEAGUE FANTASY PICKS - MATCHDAY 17

There is a full midweek fixture list to look forward with three games on Tuesday and seven on Wednesday. 

Manchester City will be confident of extending their incredible run against Swansea City, while West Ham host Arsenal in one of the more eye-catching clashes. 

With the help of data from our friends at Opta, we've picked out seven selections to consider for your fantasy teams this weekend. Let's crack on!

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STRIKER - WILFRIED BONY (SWANSEA CITY)

Wilfried Bony will be looking to score in three consecutive Premier League appearances for the first time since October 2014 when he faces his former club Man City at the Liberty Stadium. 

He has endured a slow start to his second spell at the Swans, but appears to be hitting form at the right time as Paul Clement looks to steer his side away from the relegation zone. 

GOALKEEPER - NICK POPE (BURNLEY)

High-flying Burnley welcome Stoke City to Turf Moor safe in the knowledge that they have one of the Premier League's in-form goalkeepers between the sticks.

Nick Pope has conceded just two goals in 594 minutes at home this season since replacing the injured Tom Heaton. 

DEFENDER - SEAD KOLASINAC (ARSENAL)

Arsenal's Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac has impressed so far this season, scoring one goal and setting up four more. 

Only Chelsea's Cesar Azpilicueta has been involved in more goals, while he has also been present for all seven of Arsene Wenger's side's seven clean sheets. 

DEFENDER - BEN DAVIES (TOTTENHAM)

Ben Davies claimed his third assist of the season in the 5-1 win over Stoke City at the weekend to once again demonstrate why he is keeping Danny Rose out of the side. 

The full-back will be keen to add to that tally against a Brighton and Hove Albion side badly out of form. 

MIDFIELDER - YAYA TOURE (MANCHESTER CITY)

Fresh from extending their lead at the Premier League summit to 11 points with a win over Manchester United, Pep Guardiola might well decide to rotate his side for the visit to Swansea City.

If he does, it is likely that he will turn to Yaya Toure, who has been involved in more goals against the Swans than any other side in his Premier League career. 

MIDFIELDER - MESUT OZIL (ARSENAL)

Mesut Ozil has been in impressive form recently and will hope to continue his superb record against West Ham when the two sides meet this week.

The German has scored in each of his last three Premier League games against the Hammers and provided assists in his last two. 

STRIKER - OLIVIER GIROUD (ARSENAL)

Having netted a late equaliser from the bench against Southampton at the weekend, Olivier Giroud will be in contention for a starting berth against West Ham. 

If he is selected, he will have the chance to extend his wonderful record against David Moyes' side, which has seen him involved in nine goals in eight Premier League appearances against them. 

 

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