After a hectic week for football fans across the globe with The Rise and Fall of the European Super League, it’s back to normalcy for Fantasy Managers with Game-Week 33. One thing for managers to consider this week is that both Tottenham and Manchester City have a blank fixture as they face off in the Carabao Cup Final this weekend. Managers could look to transfer those assets out for one week and then bring them back or place the likes of Son, Kane or Dias on their bench instead.
Nevertheless, with four teams having a blank fixture this game week, it presents many opportunities for fantasy managers to get in some differentials and here are some our options you can think about for Game-Week 33.
GK: Emiliano Martinez (AVL) – £5.4m
Emiliano Martinez is the 6th highest points scorer in the game this season and could add a 7th double-digit haul of the season to his name against West Brom this week.
DEF: Lewis Dunk (BHA) – £4.9m
Brighton have kept two clean sheets in a row in the Premier League and are facing a Sheffield United that have scored only once in 5 matches and are down in confidence having already been relegated from the Premier League. Dunk has also scored 4 goals this season and could be a great threat from set-pieces against the Blades.
DEF: Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) – £7.5m
Trent Alexander Arnold has been on a rampage in fantasy terms in recent weeks and has managed 40 points in the last 4 game weeks. The right-back has also received maximum bonus in each of his last 4 games and has a great run of fixtures till the end of the season.
DEF: Nelson Semedo (WOL) – £5.3m
Wolves have been the forgotten team from a fantasy perspective this season but have had a renaissance in recent matches with two back-to-back clean sheets and could add to that this week against Burnley.
MID: Gabriel Martinelli (ARS) – £4.9m
With Lacazette and Aubameyang both out injured, we might see Gabriel Martinelli start up front for Arsenal who is listed as a £4.9m midfielder in the game. The Brazilian had a great record as a striker for Arsenal last season and managed 4 shots and created 2 chances against Fulham last week.
MID: Mason Greenwood (MUN) – £7.1m
Mason Greenwood has been posting great underlying numbers in recent matches and rewarded his owners with two goals against Burnley last week. The England international is playing out of position as a striker for United and has a favourable fixture at the weekend against Leeds United.
MID: Bruno Fernandes (MUN) – £11.6m
Bruno Fernandes is still the most owned player in the game but with only one goal in seven matches, this could be his last chance to impress FPL managers before patience runs thin. The Portuguese scored 17 points the last time United faced Leeds and managers will be hoping he can do something similar this time around.
MID: Diogo Jota (LIV) – £7.0m
Jota was incredibly unlucky to not score from any of his 5 shots against Leeds United and remains a great option for managers at his price. Despite their indifferent form at Anfield, Liverpool have a great fixture this week against Newcastle at home which could see Jota get on the scoresheet.
MID: Mohammad Salah (LIV) – £12.6m
Mohammed Salah only managed a 19-minute cameo against Leeds United last week but the 2nd highest goal-scorer in the league should be the number one transfer priority for managers this week with a home fixture against Newcastle United.
FWD: Kelechi Iheanacho (LEI) – £6.0m
With the likes of Bamford, Antonio and Chris Wood tailing off, Iheanacho is the best cheap striker option in the game at the moment with the golden combination of great recent form and good upcoming fixtures.
FWD: Jamie Vardy (LEI) – £10.1m
With no Manchester City or Tottenham players to choose from this week, striker options are incredibly thin at the moment and it might be wise to double up on the Leicester forwards who have a great fixture and are desperate to win to keep their top-four hopes alive.
Bruno Fernandes might be a popular option for fantasy managers this week but there is some doubt he might be rested looking towards the Europa League Semi-Final in midweek. Hence, my armband is going to Mohammad Salah who plays Newcastle at home and is guaranteed a start after his rest against Leeds on Monday night.
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