Fantasy Football Analyst – Gameweek 34
It’s the trickiest selection dilemma yet for Fantasy Premier League managers, with a double gameweek to consider and several clubs with one eye on cup silverware.
Here are a few selections we think should be on your teamsheet.
David De Gea – £5.9 – Man Utd
A reliable pick at the best of times for many a Fantasy manager, De Gea goes up twice in Gameweek 34 as Utd face eminently winnable fixtures at home to doomed West Brom and away to Bournemouth.
With confidence restored throughout Mourinho’s side after their stunning derby day turnaround, the Spaniard will be looking for back-to-back clean sheets after conceding a first half brace at the Etihad.
Matt Lowton – £4.4 – Burnley
Another team featuring twice on the slate for Gameweek 34 are rampant Burnley. Their stunning season shows no signs of slowing down, with Sean Dyche’s men close to breaking the 50-point barrier in just their second season back in the top flight.
They face back-to-back home matches against Leicester and Chelsea, and with only Man City and Spurs conceding less goals than the Bees, much of their success this season has come from mean defensive shutouts.
Right back Lowton has played an integral part in their impressive recent run and as a player who flies somewhat under the radar, the 28-year-old could be a value pick for those on the lookout for marginal gains.
Willian – £7.2 – Chelsea
Antonio Conte’s side have been underperforming in recent weeks and will be looking to the effervescent attacking midfielder to show some of his early-season form as the Blues attempt to revive their dwindling fortunes.
Two games against Southampton and Burnley may provide the perfect opportunity for the Brazilian to showcase his talents and rescue some pride for his team after a disappointing campaign.
Heung-Min Son – £8.4 – Spurs
The tireless South Korean midfielder doesn’t always get the full 90 minutes under Mauricio Pochettino but thankfully has the precious knack of grabbing vital Fantasy points even when playing a cameo role. Spurs will be up for the fight at Wembley against a Man City that suddenly look horribly vulnerable after Pep Guardiola’s nightmare week, and Son could be a gamechanger in this tasty-looking Big Six battle.
Don’t rule out Poch also exploiting Son’s boundless energy in more of a bit part role against wobbling Brighton on Tuesday night, even if he rests many of his other stars ahead of the Lilywhites’ FA Cup Semi Final.
Jamie Vardy – £8.9 – Leicester City
The Foxes’ talisman is on one of his best runs of the season, scoring in seven of the last nine gameweeks, and has two bites of the cherry to continue his hot streak against Burnley and Southampton.
He may not offer outstanding value at a nose under £9.0, but Vardy is the epitome of the perfect Fantasy striker – leaving frustrated FL managers tearing their hair out after doing nothing for 80-odd minutes before popping up with an instinctive finish to repay the faith – and deliver priceless Fantasy points.
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