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Best English Premier League picks for July 1st

We break down ideal DFS picks for Wednesday’s three-game EPL slate.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal warms up ahead of the FA Cup Fifth Quarter Final match between Sheffield United and Arsenal FC at Bramall Lane on June 28. Photo by Andrew Boyers/Pool via Getty Images

There will be a three-game English Premiere League main slate featured on DraftKings Wednesday. We break down some of the best picks you can make for the big classic slate below, and you can set your lineups here.

Newcastle vs. Bournemouth

Neither of this team’s have great defenses, but Bournemouth is one of five teams in the EPL that’s given up at least 50 goals this term. Because of that, I think Allan Saint-Maximin ($6,500) has solid value. Although he only has three goals goals on the year, he’s netted two in his last three games and is averaging 12.1 DKFP this month. Bournemouth hasn’t scored a goal since the EPL resumed play, so picking an attacking Newcastle option seems like the smarter play.

Bournemouth’s lack of scoring prowess could also make Martin Dubravka ($4,500) a sneaky keeper pick. He’s the second cheapest starter in the slate and has should have a good chance at getting a shutout.

Arsenal vs. Norwich City

Stacking this game will probably be huge, as Norwich City is one of the worst defensive teams in the EPL across the board. Most of the goal scoring potential will be with the Gunners, and that’s why Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang ($10,300) could be worth paying up for here. He netted two goals in a 2-2 draw against Norwich City earlier this season and has tallied 12 shots without a goal this month. I think he can end his four-game scoring drought against a bottom dweller.

While stacking Emerick-Aubameyang with Pepe ($9,500) might be a stretch because of cost, you should take a long, hard look at Bukayo Saka ($7,000) and Eddie Nketiah ($7,900). I’m higher on Saka. He consistently logs more minutes than Nketiah and has a higher floor because of his crossing.

Norwich’s Emiliano Buendia ($8,700) had a slow game in his last outing, but sends in crosses at a high rate and also draws plenty of fouls. If he’s back in the starting lineup after playing getting just 19 minutes of playing time against Everton, he should record plenty of corners.

Leicester vs. Everton

Everton’s Lucas Digne ($7,200) has sent in a staggering 227 crosses in 28 appearances this season and is likely the defender with the highest ceiling. He only trails James Madison ($10,000) in DKFP per game in this slate. Madison has the highest ceiling overall because of his crossing and sat out against Chelsea in an FA cup match, but should be a priority if starting.

James Justin ($5,000) shouldn’t be slept on as a defender. He’s been aggressive attacking from the back line at right back. While his crosses haven’t been accurate, he’s been able to string together at least 60 accurate passes in back-to-back games and should continue to create opportunities for his team.