Here are five tips to get you through Gameweek 24 of the Fantasy Premier League, covering captains choice, possible differentials, and which Man City players you can bank on to play this week.
Oh Captain, My Captain: Pogba or Salah?
Considering Manchester United’s fine form, contrasted with that of Burnley’s, and how productive Paul Pogba has been of late, then it would be very easy to captain the Frenchman this week and expect a satisfactory points total.
That’s if you’re comfortable with betting against Mo Salah, who has contributed six goals and three assists to Liverpool’s title charge in the last six games. The Reds face stronger opposition than United do in the form of Leicester City, but they are coming off the back of conceding four goals against Wolves.
The Foxes have allowed six goals and six big chances over the last two games, more than any other team in the same period. Loading up on Liverpool is the way to go.
They Gonzalo, we go high
Looking to fill that Harry Kane shaped hole in your heart? Gonzalo Higuain at £9.5 could be the ideal replacement, and would make for a good differential, especially this weekend against a so-so Bournemouth defence. Also keep in mind that Eden Hazard almost always scores against the Cherries.
United we stand
If you somehow have not acquired some Manchester United players in your team by now, then WHAT ARE YOU DOING.
There’s great value to be had everywhere, not just Paul Pogba (£8.7) and Marcus Rashford (£7.7), but also Anthony Martial (£7.3) and Jesse Lingard (£6.8), with latter playing more centrally in support of Rashford at times.
Niasse to see you
Cardiff City’s directness has caused problems for better back-lines this season, and Arsenal are missing key defenders through injury. With a fresh striking option in the Bluebirds ranks, Oumar Niasse at £5 could be worth a punt if you’re stuck.
Manchester City’s depth is possibly their greatest strength at the moment, but it’s also a headache for FPL managers. One thing we can say is Leroy Sané (£9.7m) will almost certainly play, having been rested for the cup at the weekend.
A possible differential comes in the form of Kevin De Bruyne (£9.7), who seems to have finally overcome his injury woes this campaign. Newcastle United could be the ideal fodder for the Belgian to regain his once imperious form.
But be mindful when picking up Man City players, as they will have a blank next month due to their involvement in the League Cup final.