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The FPL wildcards are flying around during a week where we may see rotation in the starting 11’s.

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Game week 32 gets played out just before the massive Champions League tie between Liverpool and Manchester City. Each of those sides may rotate regulars this weekend. Even if they don’t, we can expect to see reduced playing time for the big names. With Pool/City being the league’s most reliable/predictable attacks, we could see some swings in team scores this week, offering chasers an opportunity to gain ground.

The full week 32 line up plays out over Saturday and Sunday:

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SATURDAY

Crystal Palace v Liverpool

  • Mo Salah has scored 10 goals in his last 7 league games.

Brighton v Leicester

  • Pascal gross has 1 goal and 3 assists over his last 5 league games.

West Ham v Southampton

  • The Saints have won only once in their last 17 league games, while the Hammers have lost 3 in a row.
  • Charlie Austin is back in training, and Mark Hughes has hinted that he will feature.
  • Manolo Gabbiandini, Charlie Austin and Dusan Tadic have 2 goals each in their last 3 league games against West Ham.

Manchester United v Swansea

  • Romelu Lukaku has 2 goals and 2 assist in his last 3 league games.

Newcastle v Huddersfield

  • The Magpies are unbeaten in 5 home league games, while Huddersfield have failed to score in 6 of their last 8 on the road.

Watford v Bournemouth

  • Troy Deeney has 2 goals in his last 3 league games against the Cherries.

West Brom v Burnley

  • WBA have conceded at least 2 goals in 6 of their last 7 league games.
  • WBA have won both Premier League meetings at the Hawthorns 4-0 and haven’t lost to Burnely in the Premier League.

Everton v Manchester City

  • Everton have a 4 match unbeaten run against City in the Premier League.
  • Aguero could appear on the bench, but Pep has said that Jesus will start front and center.
  • Because of City’s impending CL match, rotation risks abound. Not even KDB is certain to start.

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SUNDAY

Arsenal v Stoke

  • In 15 home games Arsenal have scored 39 league goals. In 15 away games Stoke have conceded 33 league goals.

Chelsea v Tottenham

  • Dele Alli has 3 goals in 3 games against Chelsea.
  • Marcus Alonso has 6 goals and 1 assist in 28 league appearances. He also scored twice in the reverse fixture and averages 2 shots on goal per game.
  • Harry Kane may have miraculously recovered and “could figure”, which should mean no more than the bench in any case. That means we still expect Son to run point.

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Its a week when the decisions are not as straightforward as in others, and looming DGW will affect some fantasy formats more than others, so tactics will vary among fantasy football managers.

How are you set for game week 32? Is your FPL wildcard active? Talk to us in the comments below...


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