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You know the drill. Here's who's good and bad this game week.


Choose 'em: You won't get any easier a fixture than Burnley at home, so jump all over Boaz Myhill (3.36) in the net for Hull. If you really have to look elsewhere, Petr Cech (11.33) should get a win and a clean sheet at home to Bolton, so that will be nice.

Lose 'em: Birmingham's on-loan keeper Joe Hart (9.45) is barred from facing parent club Manchester City (Maik Taylor deputises), while Marcus Hahnemann's (13.32) miraculous form has made him prohibitively pricey.


Choose 'em: You might not have noticed, but Ronald Zubar (8.37) has been in terrific form for Wolves, who face mediocre travellers Stoke at Molineux. With Pablo Zabaleta suspended, Nedum Onuoha (5.76) played right-back for Manchester City last weekend and there's no reason to think he won't do so again. Chelsea's Paulo Ferreira (6.15) is another nicely cut-price full-back.

Lose 'em: Graham Alexander (7.38) was a great Fantasy player earlier this season, but the way Burnley are playing you should run a mile. Sam Ricketts (7.50) and his fellow Bolton defenders are best left alone as they visit Chelsea, while Liam Ridgewell (10.18) buyers will be paying for his goal last week.


Choose 'em: Now is the time to back Jimmy Bullard (13.25) who has the skills to murder Burnley. If you're fed up waiting for Steven Gerrard to find form, why not think the unthinkable and go for Lucas (4.82) instead? Valon Behrami (7.59) comes in for Scott Parker for West Ham as they take on Sunderland, whose midfielder Steed Malbranque (8.39) should enjoy himself at Upton Park.

Lose 'em: Mikel Arteta (16.43) is a doubt for the trip to Aston Villa on Tuesday, so you're better off steering clear, while Niko Kranjcar's (13.90) good form has seen his price soar. Damien Duff (14.40) has entered seriously overpriced territory, even if he plays twice. Lee Cattermole (2.92) is back for Sunderland but he's cheap for a reason. His disciplinary issues mean he has scored just 39.5 points in 20 games.


Choose 'em: Fernando Torres (19.35) could marmalise a semi-interested Fulham defence, while Hugo Rodallega is looking for his 10th league goal as Wigan face Portsmouth. Ricardo Fuller (8.53) has been going great guns while Tuncay (4.21) looks a bargain. And our final piece of Hull-loving comes with a recommendation of Jozy Altidore (4.24). If you like Pompey, however, there are worse pieces of dirt-cheap squad-filler than Kanu (3.69).

Lose 'em: Poor old Dimitar Berbatov (14.23) has looked horribly out of sorts and will get no favours from the Blackburn defence. Carlos Tevez is in great form, but at 21.55, do you really think he will outscore his value? We're not convinced. Fulham have no need to try in their remaining Premier League games, and Bobby Zamora's (10.39) tender Achilles means he is unlikely to play.

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