clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile
Rodri - Manchester City - Premier League
Who will win the Man City v Arsenal top of table clash?
Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

GW-32 having just ended on Sunday, we already have another deadline coming up on Tuesday, so you’ll need to make your GW-33 transfer decisions relatively quickly. And with the highly-anticipated double GW34 just around the corner, you should use this transfer window to plan ahead.

I’ve listed some names for you to consider below.


Goalkeepers

David Raya (£4.9m, Chelsea v Brentford)

From here onward, Brentford has tough fixtures, but this team has the ability to pull off upsets. Plus, Raya has the most saves in the Premier League — perhaps surprising for a team like Brentford that prefers to keep the ball in their opponent’s half. And Chelsea being Chelsea this season, a clean sheet for Raya could easily be in the cards here.

~

Nick Pope (£5.4m, Everton v Newcastle)

Nick Pope’s Newcastle is fresh off of a 6-1 dismantling of Spurs in a fixture that had massive implications for the top-four. Next comes Sean Dyche’s Everton at Goodison Park. Newcastle will be pushing for that top four spot to cap their fantastic season, and much thanks goes to Nick Pope for solidifying the defense.


Defenders

Pervis Estupinan (£4.8m, Nottingham Forest v Brighton)

Let’s not forget that Brighton has three DGWs before the end of the campaign, so it wouldn’t be a bad idea to work a defender and a couple of their mids into your squad. Estupinan gives you the potential for returns on both sides of the ball.

~

Kieran Trippier (£6.2m, Everton v Newcastle)

Trippier has been the best right-back in the Premier League this season. His prodigious goal contributions and leadership at the back has pushed Newcastle to the brink of European qualification for next term. And the upcoming fixtures should present enough chances for him to deliver further points for his fantasy owners.

~

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4, Liverpool v West Ham)

Trent looks like the player he once was, again bombing down the flank to maraud opposing defenders. The right-back has notched four assists in his last three games. Buy him for Round 33 and then keep him for ‘Pool’s double in GW34.


Midfielders

Alexis Mac Allister (£5.5m, Nottingham Forest v Brighton)

Again, Brighton doubles in GW-34, GW-36 and GW-37, so I recommend getting a couple of Brighton attackers ahead of that. This is a good week to start, as the Seagulls face the Tricky Trees. But which to choose? In the previous four games, March has three assists, Mitoma a goal plus an assist, and Mac Allister one goal. But the reason I’m tipping the Argentinian World Cup winner is that he is on penalty duty, which gives him the edge over the other two. Honestly though, there is no wrong answer here!

~

Gabriel Martinelli (£6.9m, Man City v Arsenal)

Martinelli creates chaos when dribbling at opposing fullbacks. Although Arsenal has seen a dip in-form with three straight draws, Martinelli looks like the most threatening player in the team. He has five goal contributions in five fixtures, so his form is right up there with the best in the Premier League, despite the Gunners falling short lately.

~

Marcus Rashford (£7.1m, Tottenham v Man United)

Rashford didn’t look fully fit against Sevilla, but it’s still good news for United to have him back on the pitch during the final part of the season. This game is of crucial importance to both teams, and it could be Marcus Rashford’s brilliance that makes all the difference for the Red Devils.

~

Jack Grealish (£7.2m, Man City v Arsenal)

Grealish is finally looking like the player Man City thought they were buying from Aston Villa, his remarkable revival under Pep Guardiola starting to kick in. This potentially title-deciding fixture will be filled with goals, and City will be hungry to punish Arsenal for the Gunners’ recent stumbles. That could spell profit for fantasy managers who hold Grealish.

~

Mo Salah (£12.9m, West Ham v Liverpool)

Many FPL managers activated the Free Hit chip in GW-32, and one of the top players transferred in was Mo Salah. The Egyptian rewarded his investors with a goal, his fourth in his last three games. With a double coming up in GW34, now is a great time to add Salah to your squad.


Forwards

Ivan Toney (£7.7m, Chelsea v Brentford)

Ivan Toney is everything that Chelsea would love to have — he simply makes his current side click. His goal against Villa was his 19th of the season, and against Chelsea’s fragile back line there could be more in store this week.

~

Ollie Watkins (£7.7m, Aston Villa v Fulham)

Under Unai Emery, Watkins has been a completely different beast. Although he blanked against Brentford, the red-hot striker has had 14 goal contributions since GW-21. Expect to see him back on the scoreboard at home against Fulham.

~

Erling Haaland (£12.1m, Man City v Arsenal)

It’s difficult to find new things to say about Erling Haaland. He’s scoring for fun and breaking records left and right, and one can only believe he looks forward to toying with Arsenal’s Gabriel and Holding. There is no stopping this world class striker who can be the difference-maker for City as they chase a possible treble this season.

~

What is your prediction for Manchester City vs Arsenal? What’s your plan for GW-33 and the DGW-34 double? How’s your team looking? Any differential players you think will shine or flop? Who are you adding and removing? Please let us know in the comments section below!

~