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FPL Player Picks: GW-33

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We’re back with another Friday deadline and our final blank game-week of the season, four teams missing out.

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Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli offers a great differential in the absence of strikers.
Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images

In the midst of all the European Super League controversy, the Premier League continues with blanking GW-33. Fulham, Southampton, Man City and Tottenham all miss out; with the latter two featuring in the League Cup final on Sunday. Our picks this week are full of differentials and bargains, hoping to give you an edge over your opponents as we prepare for the final run of the season.


Goalkeepers

Robert Sanchez (£4.5, SHU vs BRI): Brighton isn’t shy to the odd clean-sheet in recent times, and Sanchez offers good value for money. Sheffield United is a side that is now officially relegated after losing to Wolves last time out, having blanked once again. Sanchez is a differential pick between the sticks.

Emi Martinez (£5.4, AST vs WBA): Old reliable is back amongst the picks. The FPL hero returns to our selection and offers a decent chance of a clean-sheet, even if WBA have been much improved lately. At 40% ownership, it’s risky not to own him.


Defenders

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4, LIV vs NEW): Trent is finally looking like his old self, now boasting a goal and assist in recent games. Liverpool is still struggling for consistency, but the right-back is looking to be the most steady pick as the Reds maintain pursuit of a top-4 place.

Timothy Castagne (£5.7, LEI vs CRY): Castagne impressed for the Foxes earlier in the season, but he dropped off due to injury and form. Crystal Palace looks to be slowing down as the Eagles usually do late in each season. Castagne is attack-minded and will look to add to his return of one goal and two assists.

Romain Saiss (£5.0, WOL vs BUR): Wolves are steady at the moment and are in the midst of a decent run of fixtures. They may not be scoring a lot, but they’re also not conceding. Saiss has previously returned well and could register returns at both ends of the pitch.


Midfielders

Mason Greenwood (£7.0, LEE vs MU): A man very much in-form at the moment, with four goals and an assist in his last three games. Greenwood is replicating his form from last season, after having struggled for much of this one. Fernandes seems to have taken a backseat with Pogba in the side, so Greenwood offers great value, especially at less than 3% ownership!

Mo Salah (£12.5, LIV vs NEW): Salah frustrated many owners last week, as he was left on the bench until about minute 80 for Liverpool’s draw against leaky Leeds. The only positive with this is that he should be due to start against a shambolic Newcastle side that has shipped goals recently. Salah looks the most obvious captain choice for this one.

Gabriel Martinelli (£4.9, ARS vs EVE): Martinelli seems to be back in Mikel Arteta’s good books and has been highly praised by the Spaniard in recent times. Martinelli looks like a breath of fresh air in an Arsenal attack missing some star players. He’s priced low, has minuscule ownership (0.2%), and looks set to continue in the side after performing well recently.

James Maddison (£7.2, LEI vs CRY): Maddison has been off our picks for a while after having missed the best part of seven game-weeks due to injury. He’s now marked as fit and is welcomed back at a key time for the Foxes looking to secure Champions League football next season. Despite his injury concerns, Maddison has still racked up an impressive eight goals and seven assists this season.


Forwards

Willian José (£6.8, WOL vs BUR): Wolves are not usually worth backing in attack without talisman Raul Jimenez. However, José scored last time out and generally plays a decent number of minutes. He’s another low-owned player who could be a good punt for this blank game-week.

Ollie Watkins (£6.5, AST vs WBA): Watkins has scored a two goals in his last couple appearancess, including a goal against Liverpool. He’s up to twelve goals this season and will feature in a game that could well open up nicely.

Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.1, LEI vs CRY): Iheanacho is immune from being dropped at the moment from our picks and rightly so. The rejuvenated Foxes man is now the focal point of the Leicester attack and has well and truly got his edge back.


What do you make of our picks this game-week? Do you have any chips left? How many blank assets are you carrying? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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