Fantasy Football Preview: Gameweek 15

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A midweek fixture list saw Robin van Persie end his recent drought, and Gareth Bale covering all the bases with a goal, an assist, a yellow and an own goal. With the league's big guns all having decent fixtures this weekend, there could be big points on offer if rotation doesn't kill your chances.

Fixtures Analysis: Chelsea head to West Ham for the Saturday lunchtime kick off in a match where both teams aren't in great form. The Blues defence is worth considering though, with Benitez tightening up with two clean sheets so far. Arsenal are hard to predict, but with Swansea coming to the Emirates, where they have scored eight in their last two games, they could produce big returns again. Liverpool host Southampton looking to once again get their season back on track, and Man City host Everton, with the champions starting to click into gear. Manchester United have been scrappy, but head to Reading who should yield plenty of chances. Finally in form Norwich host Sunderland, with midfield returns a strong possibility.

Transfers In: With rumours of a John Terry return imminent you should be careful around the Chelsea defence. Ivanovic (7.2) and Cole (6.5) are the safest bets, but there's a bargain to be had in Azpilicueta (5.6) if you're prepared to take the risk on him being dropped at some stage. The Chelsea attack hasn't scored under Benitez, but with West Ham out of form, and Mata (9.6) rested for much of the midweek game, the Spaniard might give a good points return this weekend. If you fancy a real gut-shot, Fernando Torres (9.5) has six games in six matches against West Ham.

When he's fit, Theo Walcott (8.7) is looking a vital man to have at the moment. Another goal came midweek at Everton, and he seems to be the main threat in Arsenal's current side. Swansea are a decent team, but Arsenal always have the potential to score well at home, so Olivier Giroud (8.4) and Santa Cazorla (9.5) also look decent bets this weekend.

Liverpool's good form has hit the buffers in the last two games, with only a Gareth Bale own goal to show for their efforts going forward. However they are still playing well, and with Southampton coming to Anfield, Luis Suarez (10.4) is a great man to have. Raheem Sterling (5.7) offers a cheap midfield option, but a better bet is Jose Enrique (5.9), who is playing as a left winger at the moment and getting involved in plenty of attacking play.

Manchester City are, as ever, hard to predict in terms of rotation. David Silva (9.4) should be safe enough to pick, and their defence is more settled now, making Matija Nastasic (5.5) an excellent choice. Given that he has started on the bench in the last two matches, Tevez (9.5) should be due a start against Everton.

From Manchester United, the usual suspects of van Persie (13.7) and Rooney (11.7) are worth considering. Anderson (5.1) started midweek, and may be given a run in the side as someone who gives a solid budget option in midfield. There was finally a clean sheet to celebrate at Old Trafford midweek, but the defence is still a bit of a no go area except for Rafael (6.5), who offers the potential for attacking returns.

Norwich are in great form at the moment, especially at Carrow Road, making Robert Snodgrass (5.8) and Wes Hoolahan (5.5) great cheap options for your midfield, with each likely to be amongst the points if Norwich score.

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