The English Premier League season is left with just two game-weeks, twenty fixtures, 1800 minutes of breathtaking football. Now is not the time to relax; now is not the time to take your foot off the pedal. Now is the time to make that last push to end your FPL season well.
Pep Guardiola has led Man City to the Premier League title for the third time in five seasons. The long-expected Fulham, Sheffield United and West Brom relegations have also been confirmed. The fight for European places continues as teams battle it out for the remaining Champions league and Europa league spots.
Martin Dubravka (£4.8m, Newcastle v Sheffield United)
Dubravka comes up against a Sheffield United attack that has scored the least number of goals in the league this season. Despite what was a very busy outing for Dubravka against Man City last week, Newcastle faces a team that has only scored once in their last four games. This makes Dubravka a favorable option in goal.
Lucasz Fabianski (£5.0m, West Brom v West Ham)
Fabianski with 94 saves on the season is among the top ten Premier League goalkeepers for number of saves this season. Fabianski’s West Ham faces a West Brom team with the third-lowest number of goals scored this season. West Brom has scored only 32 goals in 36 games, an average of less than one goal per match.
Having the highest earning defender in your team at the tail end of the season is a no-brainer. Leeds faces Southampton in what should be a very open game for both teams. Expect Dallas to finish the game with a goal or an assist to his name.
Vladimir Coufal (£4.7m, West Brom vs West Ham)
Coufal has been a very reliable but slightly underrated FPL asset this season. With six assists already, Coufal represents a good value for a clean sheet and an attacking return against a team that has conceded the most goals in the league.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.6m, Burnley v Liverpool)
TAA’s recent return to form at the business end of the season bodes well for FPL managers. With two assists in his appearance against Man United, Arnold will be motivated to maintain his recent upturn in form against Burnley. Burnley’s defensive style of football should see Arnold play the majority of the match high up the pitch. He will also be looking to impress England manager Gareth Southgate as competition for places in the national team heats up.
Ferran Torres (£7.8m, Newcastle v Man City)
It’s hard to ignore Ferran Torres after what was a perfect performance in his last match against Newcastle. The Spaniard crowned his impressive performance with his first ever hattrick for Man City. The Citizens host Brighton this week, and Torres will be eager to pick up where he left off against Newcastle.
Mo Salah (£12.7m, West Brom v Liverpool) (potential captain)
Mo Salah with twenty-two goals is level with Harry Kane in the race for the EPL golden boot (after both scored on Sunday). Salah comes up against a Burnley defense that conceded four last time out against Leeds as Liverpool battle to get into Champions League places. With three goals and an assist in his last four games, expect Salah to end up with double digits in this fixture.
Mason Greenwood (£7.4m, Man United v Fulham)
Greenwood is in red hot form, having scored four goals in his last five league matches. After being given a breather against Liverpool and also enjoying a fixture free weekend, Greenwood’s form and freshness should see him deliver the points against an already-relegated Fulham team.
Bruno Fernandes (£11.4m, Man United v Fulham) (potential captain)
Eighteen goals and eleven assists says all you need to know about Man United attacking midfielder Bruno Fernandes. Amid a recent upturn in form featuring two goals in his last two starts, Bruno looks like a perfect captain pick as United hosts a Fuham side that has conceded seven in its last three. Fernandes with twenty big chances created currently sits atop the list of players with most created.
Joe Willock (£5.3m, Newcastle v Sheffield United)
At a relatively cheap 5.3m, Willock with five goals in five matches is a shoe-in for our FPL player picks this week. Willock looks likely to extend his rich vein of form as he welcomes bottom-side Sheffield United to St James Park.
Joelinton (£5.7m, Newcastle v Sheffield United)
Newcastle’s fixture against a leaky Sheffield United defense means Joelinton surprisingly makes our selections. He is expected to add to his goal tally of four goals and two assists this season.
Edinson Cavani (£8.0m, Man United v Fulham)
Cavani has five attacking returns since GW-31 and faces a Fulham defense without a clean sheet in its last eight.
What do you think of our picks this week? On which player are you taking a chance? Whom are you bringing in? Whom are you planning to select as captain? Please let us know your answer and reaction to this article in the comment section below!