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Staff Picks: Best EPL Fantasy Fixture, Week 35

We go from a double week to a limited single week for round 35. Which teams have caught your eye? Here's where we stand.

Toby Alderweireld: FPL defender of the year?
Toby Alderweireld: FPL defender of the year?
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Simon - Tottenham Hotspur v. West Bromwich Albion

Tottenham simply must win and no other distractions bar the league for week 35. As they are playing such great football their fantasy options are the clear favourites this weekend.

WBA can be stubborn opponents and we saw last season that Spurs can find the smaller but deep lying well organised teams tough on occasions. Its is very possible if WBA can hold out for the opening 20 minutes that Spurs are required to "dig out" a victory for the first time in a while.

Harry Kane is a must and I think Christian Eriksen may hold the key to the match winner either with a direct free kick or one curled onto the head of Jan Vertonghen who is well overdue a goal.

Charles - Leicester City v. Swansea City

There are no clear cut standout fixtures in this limited game week, with 6 teams having a bye. Cinderella stories are fraught with plot twists, lost slippers and the clock striking midnight etc. It will be interesting to see how Leicester manage without Jamie Vardy, who will miss at least one match due to his red card suspension. My hunch is that they will be even more conservative and for that reason, I like the Foxes defenders and Schmeichel.

Any of Leicester's back four, Huth, Morgan, Fuchs or Simpson, and again Schmeichel are worth your consideration. Riyad Mahrez is the player one might expect to step up offensively. Of course, the player to watch from Swansea is Sigurdsson, who has been on a fantasy tear recently, and is capable of a spectacular moment at any juncture.

Regardless, this will be an interesting match to watch with the Spurs making their move and given the roster limitations of Leicester City.

Zach - Tottenham Hotspur v. West Bromwich Albion

A 4-0 destruction of Stoke City allowed Pochettino's magnificent Spurs to pull within 5pts of league leaders Leicester City. Harry Kane has been an absolute monster this season, surviving any early season slum to register another 20+ goal haul. The emergence of Dele Alli has been key and the midfielder backed up his credentials for Young Player of the Year with a well taken brace last game week. Throw in the fact Tottenham have established themselves has not only the best attacking side this season, but also the best defensively. With Vertonghen back into the defensive fold and the assured hands of Hugo Lloris between the sticks, Spurs have morphed themselves into a dominant force.

West Brom were woeful last week, as Saido Berahino saw two penalties saved and the Baggies lost to Watford. Tony Pulis's side have offered little in the way of fantasy prospects this season and have little to play for at the close of the season. Expect heavy investment then against the Baggies as both defense and offense are fashionable against a side that hardly looks a goal threat.

Gavin - Leicester City v. Swansea City

If European matches weren't on the horizon for both Liverpool and Manchester City, I probably would have opted for one of those two matches ahead of this one, but with rotation a major possibility it's difficult to predict who is a safe bet to start. The title race is now well and truly on with the Foxes dropping points against West Ham United last week, and they'll have to be at their best the next few matches to prevent Spurs from catching them.

With a fully fit squad to choose from aside from the suspended Jamie Vardy, the lineup from Claudio Ranieri should be very predictable. The back line has been very consistent aside from the match against the Hammers and should be relied on here against a Swansea side with nothing left to play for this season. Look to Kasper Schmeichel, Christian Fuchs and Robert Huth as possible options from the rear guard, while Riyad Mahrez could find a resurgence of form with more of the attacking impetus up to him. Leonardo Ulloa offers a low-cost differential this week as well.