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EPL Preview: Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City

Continuing our EPL fantasy previews

Paul Thomas

Let's continue our EPL fantasy preview with Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and mighty Stoke City.


Key Player to Watch: Jay Rodriguez. 21 goals in 68 appearances?  That's not bad. Let's see if that performance translates to the top tier.

Good Bet: Morgan Schniederlin. Once again, the Frenchman is new to the EPL and top-class competition

Stay Away: Steven Davis. The former Fulham and Aston Villa player gets back to the EPL, but his production has been declining.

In Goal: Artur Boruc. If his defense doesn't fail in front of him, he could be a great sleeper pick.

Tottenham Hotspur

Key Player to Watch: Mousa Dembélé. He can be great at times. Needs to step up for Spurs.

Risky Business: Emmanuel Adebayor. My good friend Sean Byrne texts me about Adebayor at least twice a match. It is not always good.

Good Bet: Lewis Holtby. A solid choice.

In Goal: Hugo Lloris. He had a solid World Cup and is a better damn good keeper.

Stoke City

Key Player to Watch: SIDWELL!!!!!  NOOOOOOO!!!!  You broke my heart, Steve. You broke my heart!  But seriously, he had a solid season last year.

Old, But Can Still Perform: Peter Crouch. I want him to go back to the days of acting like the sideline is cocaine and sniffing it after he scores.

U-S-A, U-S-A: Brek Shea. Will he sniff the pitch?

In Goal: Asmir Begovic. The Bosnian and Herzegovinian (is that even right?) is another solid goalkeeper that I trust more than de Gea. I could be wrong, of course.