Fantasy Football Analyst – Gameweek 32

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Gameweek 32

Goalkeeper

Nick Pope – £4.9 – Burnley

Who can fail to be enchanted by the Nick Pope story? The 25-year-old can consider himself unlucky not to have received his first cap over the international break after a tremendous season for club side Burnley which he started out as back-up.

The Bees head to The Hawthorns this weekend to take on an abject West Bromwich Albion side desperate for the season to be over. Sean Dyche’s men demonstrated in their last game how they aren’t afraid to capitalise on a deflated home atmosphere, thrashing West Ham Utd 3-0 in a game marred by crowd trouble, so Pope could be the value choice between the sticks in Gameweek 32.

Defenders

Seamus Coleman – £6.4 – Everton

Seamus Coleman

Running out of time to chase down your league leader and feeling bold? Coleman could be this week’s leftfield pick to bag some surprise points. Man City might well be running away with the league but an away trip to Goodison Park can throw up a potential banana skin for any title-chasing manager.

Despite misgivings from his fanbase, Sam Allardyce has a strong home record as Toffees boss, and will be looking towards the highly experienced Coleman to continue his rich vein of form following his return from a horror injury.

Daryl Janmaat – £4.8 – Watford

After consecutive 5-0 and 3-0 defeats, it takes a brave FF Analyst to put the case forward for a Watford defender in Gameweek 32… but let’s give it a try. In mitigation, shipping eight goals away to two of the Big Six sides is par for the course these days, and the Hornets have a much more generous looking fixture this weekend against a Bournemouth side already making holiday plans.

Dutchman Janmaat has an uncanny knack for popping up with an unexpected goal and may fancy making several forays forward against a cavalier Cherries side.

Midfielders

Kenedy – £4.7 – Newcastle

Kenedy

The value choice for your midfield – Kenedy has been one of the more successful January transfer window moves since moving to St James Park on loan from Chelsea. The Brazilian seems to have found his spiritual home on Tyneside and was hugely influential in determining their relegation six-pointer against Southampton last time out. He could be key in helping Newcastle avoid an immediate return to the Championship.

Henrik Mikhitaryan – £7.7 – Arsenal

Will absence make the heart grow fonder for Arsenal fans? The international break may have come at just the right time for Arsene Wenger. Gunners fans will have fresher memories of accomplished performances against Watford and AC Milan rather than the nightmare month before salvation at the San Siro.

One player who looks to have settled well into the Arsenal set up is Henrik Mikhitaryan, who got off the mark as an Arsenal player with the final goal in the 3-0 home victory against Watford. He will fancy his chances of building on that display by putting a struggling Stoke to the sword.

Forward

Romelu Lukaku – 11.4 – Man Utd

With only 10 Premier League players managing to score more than 10 league goals this season, most FPL managers are wisely sticking to tried and tested names up front as the countdown to the end of the season starts in earnest following the last international break of the season.

This week, the Belgian ace looks the safest choice to grab vital Gameweek points as the Reds take on a Swansea side reeling from a comfortable FA Cup home defeat to Spurs.

 

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