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EPL Game-Week 30 Official FPL Player Picks

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It’s almost time — to be up with the sun — as Premier League — takes over the town!

Jamie Vardy - Leicester City - Premier League
Stepped into my office and has’nt stop scoring since.
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While sometimes it feels as though two days are not enough, let’s enjoy the players crossing the lines onto the grass. (See Kes: Savannah Grass if you have no clue what I was smoking as I wrote that subtitle).

This game-week is a tricky one in which to make transfers, with half the teams in the league blanking in game-week 31. We’re here now to find the players to put points on the board this week. However, we will soon bring you an article on how to handle the tricky schedule.

The game at the Emirates on Sunday will have my full attention. The fourth place race looks to be extremely difficult to predict, but a winner will take pole position in that race. Brendan Rodgers will be leading Leicester at home after a scary week for his family, well wishes to him. Lets have a look at the players who potentially will make the big points this week.

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Goalkeepers

Ederson (£5.6, Manchester City v. Watford)

Four clean sheets in a row, he even had an assist in the Champions League recently. A man in form.

Jonas Lossl (£4.4, Huddersfield v. Bournemouth)

Unlike Ederson, who is at the top of the table, Lossl looks to be headed for relegation. He will face lots of shots on his way down, and save points can be useful.

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Defenders

Declan Rice (£4.6, West Ham at Cardiff)

His switch to play for England from Ireland has been approved by FIFA, and he scored last week. Life is good for the young Hammer and he’s facing a team that’s scored one goal in their last three.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£4.5, Crystal Palace v. Brighton)

Back from injury, our favorite budget option can help his team continue it’s good form and push farther away from the bottom three.

Joel Matip (£4.9, Liverpool v. Burnley)

How great is it to be able to fill our squads with this many players for such low costs. Especially this one who has four cleans on the trot.

Danny Rose (£5.8, Tottenham at Southampton)

A seven minute outing against Dortmund means Rose should get the nod on Saturday.

Jonny Evans (£4.8, Leicester v. Fulham)

The arrival of Brendan Rodgers should provide a boost to the Fox defense, so completing our defensive picks, I think Evans will lead with Maguire.

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Midfielders

Eden Hazard (£10.8, Chelsea v. Wolves)

A final chance for Hazard in the picks, I think he’s due for a big game. An unproductive week will see him cast aside from future squads.

Mo Salah (£13.4, Liverpool v. Burnley)

Speaking of someone being due, the Egyptian has not cashed his chances in recent weeks. Those who have held the faith hope for a big score this week.

Raheem Sterling (£11.4, Man City v. Watford)

This pick is pure guesswork on my part. It may be easier to predict lottery numbers than to get inside the mind of Pep Guardiola. City will score goals, and Sterling (if he is on the field) will be a strong bet to both score and assist.

Dele Alli (£8.8, Tottenham at Southampton)

If you’re a regular reader of my picks articles, first let me say thank you. Secondly, you know I like to throw in one bold prediction at the last. Alli is very possible to make his return from injury this week, and I think he can get on the score sheet even in limited minutes.

Miguel Almiron (£6.0, Newcastle v. Everton)

‘Miggy’ has yet to provide a goal or assist, but they will come!

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Forwards

Jamie Vardy (£8.9, Leicester v. Fulham)

Go have a look at my Step Into My Office article from February 14th. You’re Welcome!

Wilfried Zaha (£6.9, Crystal Palace v. Brighton)

Roy Hodgson will be happy to see that this man has found his scoring boots. This is the opening fixture of the weekend, and the way to start the game week with a smile is to get him in.

Sergio Aguero (£11.8, Man City v. Watford)

Gabriel Jesus may well get the start in this one, so this is not a very confident pick. What I do know is that City is playing for goal differential, so if you already have him, just hope he gets at least 30 minutes. He doesn’t need more than that.

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As a bonus, note that Paul Pogba was unable to play in the great Red Devil win this week in Paris, so he could be in the mood to knock Arsenal out of the fourth place race. Whom have I left out who can score big this week? Please answer someone other than the obvious Harry Kane to get my attention. Good luck this week folks!

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