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Fantasy AnalysisSaunders hasn’t kept a clean sheet in over a month but helped New York City FC clinch a berth in the MLS Cup playoffs.
Fantasy AnalysisLossl was unlucky to have given up three goals, all to Leverkusen striker Chicharito, as one of the goals came from shot that took a massive deflection and arced into the net. Nevertheless, Lossl is not looking like an ideal fantasy choice at this point in the season, having conceded more than two goals twice this season with no clean sheets to his name. Mainz 05 face FK Qabala this Thursday in the Europa League.
Fantasy AnalysisBalogun was on the pitch for less than ten minutes before he was forced off with a groin strain and replaced by Alexander Hack. The club expects Balogun to miss out on this Thursday's Europa League match against FK Qabala as well as the weekend match against Wolfsburg. Hack will likely start in Balogun's place.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter a season-defining victory over Manchester United last Sunday, the Hornets came out flat against Burnley on Monday and remained listless throughout the match. Gomes was beaten twice on headers, a testament to the lack of tenacity in his rearguard than his poor keeping. He'll look to return to form next weekend when they host Bournemouth at Vicarage Road.
Fantasy AnalysisAfter a lengthy move process, Hendrick opened his Burnley account after 215 caps at Derby. The Ireland international isn't much of a goal scorer, having scored just 22 goals in 196 appearances in the Championship for Derby; however, he was clinical with his head on 38 minutes from a corner delivered by fellow newcomer Steven Defour. The 24-year-old had just two goals in 36 matches across all comps last season and provides more value to the squad than he does to most fantasy owners.
Fantasy AnalysisBell's day was the definition of a mixed bag. He was fortunate to score his goal off a corner, using his shin to guide the ball past Leverkusen keeper Bernd Leno. This was merely reparation, though, for allowing Chicharito to score in a one-on-one situation inside the box. Bell is a consistent starter, although Mainz have conceded more than two goals twice this season and have yet to keep a clean sheet. Up next is a Europa League match this Thursday against FK Qabala, out of Azerbaijan.
Fantasy AnalysisA high-priced import from Anderlecht, Defour showed on multiple occasions Monday just how valuable he can be to the side. His perfectly lofted crosses, one off a corner, found a Claret head twice over to give Burnley both of their goals. He now has a goal and three assists in six Premier League matches and will be a big part of the Clarets success this season.
Fantasy AnalysisThis was Lowton's second clean sheet of the season as the Clarets have kept the same back-four for all six Premier League matches this season. His disciplinary record could soon unravel their consistency at the back, having picked up three yellows already after just four in 27 matches in the Championship last season.
Fantasy AnalysisOztunali has settled well into his midfield role and now has two assists and one goal in five appearances for Mainz 05. He only played 6 minutes of Mainz 05's last Europa League match and could be in line for more playing time in his side's next Europa League tie this Thursday against FK Qabala, out of Azerbaijan.
Fantasy AnalysisMalli continues to impress on the pitch and now has either a goal or assist in each of his last four matches in all competitions. He has also played the full 90 minutes in his last five consecutive matches, making him an ideal fantasy midfielder. Next up for Mainz 05 is a Europa League match against FK Qabala this Thursday. The Azerbaijan size suffered defeat in their Europa League opening match.