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Week 24 Player Picks: Will you buy a watermelon?

Eagles, Toffees, Saints and of course watermelons are among this weeks selection.

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Week 24 offers us some new cheap fantasy options after the close of the transfer window. On top after seeing Watford win at Arsenal, Swansea at Liverpool and Hull and Sunderland hold Manchester United and Tottenham to draws, all in all its not easy finding the right fantasy team.

Chelsea v Arsenal

The game has lost much of its luster thanks to the Gunners midweek result. Chelsea can play the percentages and pick Arsenal off. Its an Arsenal must win the game so if you hold Alexis Sanchez you will have chances of points. With the Gunners missing week 26 I’d avoid picking up any more of their players for now.

Eden Hazard and Diego Costa may be cooling but with the gunners pushing forward will get chances on the break.

Joel Robles

Everton are growing stronger in defence and Bournemouth don’t convince me on the road. A brilliant 4.7m in FPL and an ok 6.62m in Fantrax.

Willy Caballero

It looks like Willy has taken Bravos spot and with a midweek clean sheet he likely starts again.

Toby Alderweireld

Vert strong clean sheet chance against Boro and overdue a goal.

Ben Davies

With Danny Rose going off injured midweek Davies could start Against Boro. Yours for 1.72m in Fantrax and 4.7m in FPL.

Patrick Van Aanholt

A true fantasy favourite provided clean sheets point in his first game for Palace. Hosting Sundered he can make it two in a row in FPL. Too expensive in Fantrax.

Maya Yoshida/Jack Stephens

Super cheap in Fantrax and facing a West Ham side who took a battering.

Wilfried Zaha

A player growing and becoming key to his side’s performance. At 5.5 m in FPL a great 5th middie option. At 16.03m in Fantrax he is super expensive but facing Sunderland.

Christian Eriksen/Dele Alli

One or both provide fantasy points this week in a probable home win by a few goals.

Paul Pogba

5 double digit scores in 8 in the Fantrax game. Leicester are now starting to worry about a relegation battle and United will score in this one.

Robert Snodgrass

I think he starts this weekend and his FPL price is excellent. In Fantrax he is likely too expensive a gamble for some of you but he does offer a great differential if you are bold.

Leroy Sane

Started the last 3 and benefiting but getting a run of games. Should enjoy space against Swansea,

Kamil Grosicki

A deadline day signing for Hull and a player that screams Fantrax points scorer to me. He is a handful for Poland and my guess is he will start against Liverpool.


No I don’t think City have solved any of the defensive issues and Siggy is bang in form. With no blank to come in weeks 26/28 in FPL he is a great option.


Seems safe to start and while still not the man from last season he has 2 goals in 2. With blank weeks coming up I wouldn’t buy but the most obvious man for Fantrax in week 24.

Ross Barkley

Every time I tip him this season he has a shocker, still I’m tipping him again. He has a great fixture, decent form and his side are playing well.

Philipe Coutinho

Sometimes I tip players with no form and a fixture that’s not perfect against all logic. I’m going to do it again with Coutinho. Scores of 2,2 and Zero in his last 3 Fantrax should put you off as may the Hull city performances again Chelsea and United. Still I don’t see back to back Hull clean sheets and form or not he is the Liverpool unplayable player when right.

Troy Deeney

Forwards are all about confidence and its 2 goals in 2 games Deeney. Guaranteed to start, on penalties and in Fantrax just 6.62m.

Christian Benteke

The Black Cats kept out the Spurs attack in a complete shocker but the wont do that in this game. Tekkers can frustrate but may be my captain in FPL and will beat his cost in Fantrax this week.

Romelu Lukaku

He was isolated in the game at Stoke but will bully the Cherries about. Pricey but a great fixture, his team are in form and Bournemouth do not travel well.

Harry Kane

While he has had his moments this season he isn’t as consistent as last year. At times Alli is further forward and steals his points but it’s hard not to play Kane this week. Armband material in FPL.

Gabriel Jesus/Kun

Guessing who will start is the tough bit. If you hold Kun in your FPL squad I think I’d risk him this week. It’s a great fixture and even if he gets a 25 minute cameo from the bench he can offer at least one goal.

With Jesus I’d say we could gamble in Fantrax he plays and it would be strange not to start him after his performance midweek, but Pep follows his own thoughts not those of others.

After the 4-0 win at West Ham Pep offered the follows thought “You never know. It’s like a watermelon. You have to open and see it. The prospect was good, a young player with good talent.

Mmmmmmm watermelon mmmmmmmm vodka watermelon