Written prior the postponement of the Premier League season (due to resume 4th April)
Gameweek 29 was an interesting one. There were some big scorers, alongside some disappointing, unexpected blanks.
Covid-19 scares prevented a double gameweek for Manchester City and Arsenal, meaning Kevin De Bruyne scored nothing, while Sergio Aguero picked up just one point against Manchester United.
Liverpool’s main men delivered however, with Sadio Mane and Mo Salah both on the scoresheet against Bournemouth at Anfield.
Our recent tips, including Mason Mount and George Baldock, scored some valuable points, as we now enter the final eight gameweeks of the season.
Fantasy Football Tips Gameweek 30
Fantasy Premier League Picks for Gameweek 30
Vicente Guaita – 5.1 million – Goalkeeper
One of the most underrated goalkeepers in the league is beginning to finally get some of the credit he deserves.
Crystal Palace have heavily relied on Wilfried Zaha and Jordan Ayew this season, and perhaps their shot stopper has gone under the radar, but now it’s time to bring him in.
The Spaniard has amassed 27 points over the last three gameweeks and collected all three bonus points in games against Brighton and Watford thanks to 12 massive saves across the two fixtures.
Hodgson’s men will be looking for a fourth consecutive clean sheet, as they face relegation threatened Bournemouth this weekend.
Marcos Alonso – 6.1 million – Defender
Frank Lampard’s decision to switch to four at the back of late has seen Chelsea’s performances drastically improve since their 2-0 home defeat to Manchester United last month.
Marcos Alonso appears to be rediscovering his form from the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons, with goals quickly coming back into his game.
His brace away to Bournemouth in gameweek 28 was followed up nicely with a clean sheet against Everton, where once again he threatened to net on several occasions.
Chelsea’s next few games look very winnable, and Marcos Alonso will fancy his luck in front of goal against a Villa side who just can’t defend at the moment.
Kevin De Bruyne – 10.6 million – Midfielder
Manchester City’s main man didn’t feature against United on Sunday, and he was sorely missed by Pep Guardiola’s side.
He had a slight shoulder issue, but he is now back in full training, and will be looking to get back into the swing of things as we near the end of the season.
Burnley are Manchester City’s next opponents, and they need to win to prevent Liverpool from clinching the title any sooner.
Jamie Vardy – 9.6 million – Forward
Plenty stuck with the Englishman during his ten-game run without a goal, and it finally came to an end as he scored twice in Leicester’s 4-0 thumping of Aston Villa, despite only playing 30 minutes.
He looked sharp from the moment he came on against Villa, and his second goal – an instinctive near post finish – was indicative of what’s made him Leicester’s talisman in recent years.
Leicester travel to Watford on Saturday, a side who Vardy has already scored against this season, and he could be about to hit form for the run in.
Raul Jimenez – 8.0 million – Forward
Jimenez has 13 goals already this season, and with Wolves’ run in, he may just have an outside chance of claiming the golden boot.
Their next three games against West Ham, Bournemouth and Aston Villa are perfect opportunities to cement a European spot for next season.
The Mexican loves scoring away from home, with three in his last three, and West Ham will have plenty of trouble keeping him out.
Who to captain in Fantasy Football Gameweek 30?
Harvey Barnes – 6.1 million – Midfielder
Now this is a risky pick, but with just eight games to go, why not go for it?
The Leicester man is having a great season under Brendan Rogers, and his brace against Villa will have made the 4% of FPL players who own him very happy.
He has six goals and eight assists so far, and Leicester need him to keep performing with Chelsea’s form in fourth improving.
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