Fantasy Football Week 32 – All You Need to Know

There was no better way to spend Tuesday and Wednesday evening than kicking back with some Premier League after work and now, just a few days later, we are almost upon our third set of Premier League fixtures in the space of seven days! Gameweek 30 and 31’s action earned plenty of points for players recommended in our previous article, so read on to see our recent winners and tips for who to buy and who to sell for the upcoming matches!

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Last Week’s Winners!

Gameweek 30’s winner was Valentino Taleski’s “FeelTheDifference”, who bagged himself £20 in bet365 free bets and, most importantly, an FST Mug!

Gameweek 31 saw joint winners, Mark Gregory’s “Gregory’s Girls” and Alex Crook’s “A New Era”, also earn themselves £20 in bet365 free bets and the FST Mugs!

March’s Winner!

March’s overall winner, Craig Bentley’s “Dier-bolical”, also won himself an FST Mug alongside a whopping £50 in bet365 free bets for our monthly competition!

Who to Buy

  1. Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) – Price: £11.7m

    With Arsenal scheduled for nine fixtures over the final seven Fantasy Premier League (FPL) Gameweeks, resulting in two “double Gameweeks”, the potential offered by Alexis Sanchez, even amid concerns over the Gunners’ form, looks impossible to ignore. Sanchez is going through a patch of “rough” form, without a goal or an assist in either of his last two outings, but with all of Arsenal’s next three fixtures being rated 2 or lower on the Fixture Difficulty Ranking (FDR), he should fancy his chances to get himself back on track in the coming weeks. No need to mention that the Chilean has been vital to the Gunners this season, returning either a goal or an assist in 19 of Arsenal’s 29 matches so far (18 goals and 10 assists) – he’s the leading FPL midfielder for a reason.Burnley vs Leeds Betting Tips & Predictions

  2. Theo Walcott (Arsenal) – Price: £7.3m

    For those looking for a cheaper way into the Arsenal midfield, winger Theo Walcott is the best budget option. As mentioned above, Arsenal players have huge potential in the coming weeks thanks to the rescheduled fixtures resulting in those valuable “double gameweeks”. Walcott has made the starting 11 in all of Arsenal’s last three matches and found the net in successive matches against Manchester City last Sunday and against West Ham during the week. He also took 1 bonus point against the Hammers, which pushes his average up to a tidy 6 points per match since his return.

  3. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) – Price: £8.8m

    Christian Eriksen was a key figure in Spurs’ last gasp 3-1 win on the road to Swansea during the week. His goal and assist, alongside his eight recoveries and three key passes, earnt him the maximum 3 bonus points and pushed his points per game average up to 7.6 over his last five outings. Eriksen has been an assist machine in 2017 and at his current rate he’s on track to exceed his previous best season in the Premier League! For a midfielder in his price range, Christian Eriksen has been worth every penny this season and with all of Spurs’ next three matches being rated 2 or lower on the FDR – two of which are at home – there should be more from the Dane in the coming weeks.Colchester United vs Doncaster Rovers betting tips predictions

  4. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – Price: £10.1m

    Vardy’s rejuvenation continued with one goal and the maximum 3 bonus points in Leicester’s 2-0 win at home to Sunderland on Tuesday. Vardy has now returned either a goal or an assist (one time both) in all of his last fives outings for the Foxes, taking 9 bonus points in the process, for an average of nine points per match over the same period. Leicester have won all of their last six competitive matches (5 Premier League and 1 Champions League), scoring at least two goals in each, and Vardy looks back at his best, so there shouldn’t be much debate about his potential against an Everton side missing two starting defenders (Williams is suspended and Coleman is injured).Jamie Vardy Leicester City

  5. Tom Heaton (Burnley) – Price: £5.1m

    Following his eighth clean sheet of the campaign, a 1-0 win at home to Stoke on Tuesday, Tom Heaton cemented his spot at the top of the FPL goalkeeper rankings (127 points total) – 10 points more than Chelsea’s Courtois. Though Burnley have been at their best at Turf Moor, Heaton has made more saves than any other Premier League goalkeeper (both at home and away) and the Clarets have huge potential to extend their clean-sheet tally when they travel to Middlesbrough on Saturday – Boro have failed to score in five of their last seven Premier League matches. He’s also a decent long-term investment with five of Burnley’s seven remaining matches being rated 2 or lower on the FDR.Burnley vs Wolves Betting Tips & Predictions

Who to Sell

  1. Diego Costa (Chelsea)

    Diego Costa has failed to maintain the same momentum in front of goal in 2017. Since the turn of the new year, Costa has tallied just three goals, two assists and three bonus points for an average of 4.1 points per match. Though Chelsea have one favourable “double gameweek” ahead, the Blues’ goals are coming from elsewhere and Costa’s weak returns are simply not enough to justify his £10.6m price tag.Wolfsberger AC vs Chelsea Predictions & Betting Tips, Match Previews

  2. Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

    Sadio Mane was substituted off with a knee problem after 56 minutes in last weekend’s Merseyside derby, after a challenge from Leighton Baines. The Senegalese winger underwent a scan on Sunday and the injury is feared worse than first thought. With no set return date, the £9.5m invested in him would be better used elsewhere in the meantime.Liverpool Premier League

  3. Jermain Defoe (Sunderland)

    Jermain Defoe is another striker that’s struggled to maintain his strong first half of the season – a more acceptable scenario as a forward for bottom of the table Sunderland. The English forward has failed to hit the back of the net in all but one of the Black Cats’ last nine Premier League matches and a fixture away to Manchester United on the weekend shouldn’t do him any favours.Sunderland vs West Brom betting tips predictions

  4. Robert Snodgrass (West Ham)

    Though Robert Snodgrass’ £5.7m price tag isn’t breaking the bank, it’s hard to think of a reason to keep him, especially when there are other more in-form midfielders at a similar price range – such as, Bournemouth’s Joshua King. West Ham have been awful in recent weeks and Snodgrass’ one assist from nine outings for the Hammers’ pales in comparison to his time at Hull (7 goals and 3 assists over 20 appearances).

  5. Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Ashley Williams (Everton), Seamus Coleman (Everton), Harry Kane (Tottenham)

    All of the above are some of the latest potential or guaranteed absentees ahead of Gameweek 32, though there are others to be aware of. Leaving doubtful players in your lineup in the hope that they are fit in time is a gamble, but it can sometimes have its reward. If you choose to take the risk, then make sure to order your benched players, so then if your doubtful player doesn’t feature, the players you want will automatically be subbed in after all this weekend’s matches are over.

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