Man City, Man United, Brighton, and Chelsea all blank this game-week. This will force transfers for a lot of managers, and if you’re among them, then we’ve got the names that should be on your shopping list for GW-32.
Beware though: DGW-34 is right around the corner with six teams to double — including three of those that blank in GW-32. So this week could be a great opportunity to deploy that Free Hit chip that’s been burning a hole in your pocket.
Whatever you do, choose wisely.
Emiliano Martinez (£5.0, BRE vs AVL)
Villa has conceded only two goals in its last eight games, picking up 22 of 24 possible points, including six clean sheets. It’s a truly amazing run of form on par with Man City (and hotter than league-leading Arsenal). The Villans’ World Cup winning GK is also picking up saves and bonus points. He’s hard not to consider against an off-the-boil Brentford team looking to avoid a fourth consecutive loss.
Aaron Ramsdale (£4.9, ARS vs SOU)
After two difficult away draws, the top-of-table Gunners come home to play the rock-bottom team, a restorative tonic if there ever was one. Southampton hasn’t scored in the last three away games. Ramsdale has been a key player for the Gunners, and they need this win!
Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4, LIV vs NFO)
Let’s admit that he has had a tough season. But we’re only picking for a week or two, and he has notched three assists in his last two matches as Liverpool seems to have rekindled some offensive spark over the last two matches. Nottingham Forest hasn’t won in the EPL since February 5, sinking back into the relegation mire. It’s a good matchup for a player looking to build on his recent form.
Tyrone Mings (£4.6, BRE vs AVL)
Like Martinez, Mings is another who is benefiting from Villa’s success. Besides the clean sheets, he has picked up an assist and some bonus points along the way too. He’s a sure starter and not expensive.
Ben White (£4.9, ARS vs SOU)
White has been steady for Arsenal all season. He has added two assists plus two goals over his last six games. It’s a good matchup and a must win.
Mo Salah (£12.8, LIV vs NFO)
It’s seven goals in seven games for the Egyptian magician, and four in his last three home ties. This is a tasty matchup against an inferior team that has been horrendous on the road, especially defensively. He’s a strong captain choice this week.
Andreas Pereira (£4.3m, FUL vs LEE)
He has cooled off recently, but this is more about the matchup. Leeds is a hot mess. The Whites have given up 18 goals over the last five games. Fulham scored three last game too, so the Cottagers may be able to build on that. He’s a sure starter and a quality player.
Eberechi Eze (£5.5m, CRY vs EVE)
Eze has been a huge part of the three game win streak for Crystal Palace, with three goals plus an assist, plus bonuses in two games. Palace faces an Everton team that doesn’t seem to mind giving up goals.
Gabriel Martinelli (£6.9, ARS vs SOU)
I’ll be choosing at least one Arsenal mid for my own team. Martinelli has seven goals plus three assists (including three consecutive games) in his last nine games, so he’s my top pick, although his midfield partners are great choices too.
Gabriel Jesus (£8.2, ARS vs SOU)
His return has been individually successful, scoring each game that he has started since his recovery. It may be time to get him back on your squad if he’s not there yet. He’s decently priced with a plum matchup.
Ollie Watkins (£7.7, BRE vs AVL)
The Villa frontman is currently unstoppable. Last week he added two goals plus an assist to his already dizzying form. Strikers thrive on confidence, and his is soaring. Leave him out at your own risk.
How’s your team looking? Are the blanks affecting your transfer thinking? Who are you spending your money on?