Daily Fantasy Analysis: Christian Eriksen vs Philippe Coutinho - Head to Head in Gameweek 33

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​Two of the best attacking midfielders in the Premier League have vital matches at the weekend.

Tottenham's genius Christian Eriksen will be hoping to help Spurs dispatch Bournemouth and close the gap on league leaders Chelsea, while Liverpool maestro Philippe Coutinho needs to be on top form for the trip to West Brom.

Both have incredible influence on their respective teams, but who you should be picking for your Yahoo Daily Fantasy team?

Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League
Swansea City v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League


When you play alongside clinical forwards like Dele Alli and  Son Heung-min you are bound to get a few assists, but Eriksen has managed 11, joint top of the Premier League chart with Kevin De Bruyne and Gylfi Sigurdsson.

His recent form has been excellent, grabbing two goals and an assist in his last four games and averaging 12.5 fantasy points per game. One of the few players to match his performances is Coutinho, who, despite his recent illness, has notched three goals and an assist in the same period as Eriksen.

Liverpool v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League
Liverpool v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League

He averages 11.2 points per game, more than a point less than Eriksen, but has been involved in more goals than his Danish counterpart. However, given his average return, Eriksen wins the form battle.


Bournemouth can be formidable going forward but they are extremely leaky at the back. The Cherries have conceded 59 goals in the Premier League and will likely be picking the ball out of their own net a few times if Harry Kane, Son and Alli are on form on Saturday.

Tottenham Hotspur v Watford - Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur v Watford - Premier League

Coutinho will be up against the physically imposing West Brom, although no Baggies players have the guile, technique or fluidity to match the Brazilian. Tony Pulis' side are notoriously well set up from set-pieces but if Coutinho is offered time and space he'll punish West Brom.

However, despite Coutinho's incredible attributes, a home tie against Bournemouth is too good an opportunity for fantasy managers to turn down, so Eriksen wins this round as well.


There's nothing splitting the two players when it comes to price. Both Coutinho and Eriksen are worth £26, showcasing their high standing in the Premier League as well as their similar level of quality.

Stoke City v Liverpool - Premier League
Stoke City v Liverpool - Premier League

It's a tough call, given that selecting either of the two ballers will take up a chunky part of your budget, and also that it's difficult to predict which one will perform better.

However, Eriksen seems to be the right choice this week, given his favourable fixture which should yield plenty of goals, while Coutinho's could easily be a tight affair.

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