Paul Dunne had a double-bogey on the final hole as he shot a third-round 73 at the French Open golf.It leaves the Wicklow man at two-over into tomorrow’s final day in Paris.Tommy Fleetwood has a one-shot lead over the field at 8-under. David Lingmerth is the half-way leader at the Quicken Loans National on the P-G-A Tour at 10-under.Waterford’s Seamus Power is one-over after two rounds. Photo © – Tipp FM
12 Out: Arouna Kone (Everton) – £4.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Next three fixtures: Newcastle (A), Stoke (H), Tottenham (H). Everton have a decent set of fixtures over the next eight days; not the easiest or the most difficult. However, if you thought Arouna Kone was going to be a cheap alternative to Romelu Lukaku after his hat-trick against Sunderland in November you were very wrong. Kone hasnt scored since and simply cant justify his place in one of your forward positions at this vital time. In: Yohan Cabaye OR Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) – £6.6m OR £6.2m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Next three fixtures: Bournemouth (A), Swansea (H), Chelsea (H). Palaces appealing set of Christmas fixtures have tempted us to recommend you purchase one of their attacking midfielders as well as defender Pape Souare. The question is which one? Both Cabaye and Bolasie have been inconsistent this season, but seem likely to return to form against the likes of Bournemouth and Swansea. We cant split them buy both? In: Theo Walcott (Arsenal) – £8.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Next three fixtures: Southampton (A), Bournemouth (H), Newcastle (H). In contrast, Theo Walcott appears to have promptly rediscovered his form after returning from a long-term injury. Walcotts goal against Man City on Monday night showed the Englishman to be back to his best and, with home matches against Bournemouth and Newcastle coming up, he could quickly turn into a point-scoring machine. 12 12 Out: Martin Skrtel (Liverpool) – £5.6m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Next three fixtures: Irrelevant because hes injured and out for six weeks! 12 12 Out: Christian Benteke (Liverpool) – £8.2m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Next three fixtures: Leicester (H), Sunderland (A), West Ham (A). Like Kone, you just cannot afford to have Christian Benteke occupying one of your striker spots at present. Benteke has picked up no goals and just one assist since the end of October if that doesnt jingle your alarm bells, we dont know what will! Out: Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle) – £7.1m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Next three fixtures: Everton (H), West Brom, (A), Arsenal (A). After scoring four goals against Norwich, many people put Georginio Wijnaldum straight into their fantasy teams thinking they had found a hidden gem. Unfortunately, it hasnt worked out like that and the Dutchman has scored just one goal in his eight appearances since! Out: Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool) – £8.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Next three fixtures: Leicester (H), Sunderland (A), West Ham (A). Liverpools next three matches are not the hardest, but not the easiest either. Since returning from injury, Philippe Coutinho has failed to make an impact on his sides 2-2 draw with West Brom and shocking 3-0 defeat at Watford. With strength in depth so important over this period you cant afford to have expensive midfielders that just arent pulling their weight! 12 In: Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham) – £5.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Next three fixtures: Norwich (H), Watford (A), Everton (A). Although away trips to Watford and Everton might not look like the easiest of matches for a Premier League defender at present, Spurs Toby Alderweireld is still a worthy long-term replacement if you have to replace the injured Martin Skrtel. 12 In: Pape Souare (Crystal Palace) – £4.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Next three fixtures: Bournemouth (A), Swansea (H), Chelsea (H). Meanwhile, Crystal Palaces Christmas fixtures appear to suit a defender down to the ground. At £4.5m, Pape Souare is not a very expensive gamble and could return some serious points over the next eight days. 12 12 12 12 In: Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – £9.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Next three fixtures: Newcastle (A), Stoke (H), Tottenham (H). And who better to replace Kone with than his free-scoring team-mate, Romelu Lukaku? Lukaku has netted in his last seven consecutive league outings and is fast approaching Vardy territory he really is a must have this Christmas! Out: Allan Nyom (Watford) – £4.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Next three fixtures: Chelsea (A), Tottenham (H), Man City (H). Allan Nyom is one of the most transferred defenders so far this week, but it seems those who are buying him have failed to spot how tough Watfords set of festive fixtures actually are! We’ve been waiting all year for it and it’s finally here… The festive period of Premier League fixtures starts on Boxing Day!There’s also something minor happening the day before, but that’s nowhere near as important.So, let’s get planning as we’ve got three games in eight/nine days to prepare for and, as we all know, only the fittest Fantasy Premier League managers will survive.With the festive fixtures coming thick and fast, strength in depth is certainly important. Top managers will without doubt be rotating their sides and your fantasy team must be prepared for this.So, to see which Fantasy Premier League players are a ‘must have’ this Christmas, click the right arrow above… 12 In: Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) – £9.0m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Next three fixtures: Next three fixtures: Southampton (A), Bournemouth (H), Newcastle (H). Walcotts hitting form, Arsenal are hitting form and even Olivier Giroud is hitting form again with four goals in his last five matches. Its a Christmas miracle! The Gunners fixtures over the next eight days provide plenty of opportunity for the Frenchman to continue his goalscoring with Walcott and Ozil providing the support in place of the absent Sanchez and Cazorla.