Posted by: @FantasySilva
Here is our FPL Way XI in preparation for the 18:30 Friday deadline.
As always we have compiled the best picks for this game week in our FPL Way XI. This week’s team comes at just under 99 million. Obviously, many of you will have money to upgrade players. This week only 16 teams are playing as Man City, Spurs, Southampton, and Fulham all blank.
Liverpool vs Newcastle
We have two picks from Merseyside Nathaniel Phillips (4.1m), and Mohamed Salah (12.5m). Liverpool has a great run of upcoming fixtures warranting two players in our GW33 selection. Liverpool’s favourable run definitely boasts clean sheet potential and at 4.1m surely Phillips is a no-brainer.
Salah has finally come back into form scoring in his last two. And with Liverpool’s sole focus now lying in the Premier League I suggest having him for the season run-in. His race for the golden boot may also spur him on.
West Ham vs Chelsea
Yes, Jesse Lingard (6.6m) is obviously our pick here. Since debuting in GW22 against Aston Villa no player has averaged more points per game (8.9) than Jesse. Although he picked up a late knock in the game against Newcastle, it’s only minor and he should be back for the Chelsea match. With West Ham boasting amazing fixures until the end of the season and with the form Lingards in, I don’t see any reason to get rid of him.
Wolves vs Burnley
We’ve looked at the Wolves defense in this game and decided to go with Rui Patrício (5.3m) and Nélson Semedo (5.3m). Wolves have some great fixtures coming up which is why we have two Wolves defenders in our XI. Wolves have looked shaky defensively this season, but have recently shored up at the back keeping back-to-back clean sheets for only their second time this season.
Leeds vs Man Utd
Here we have gone for a differential pick with Edinson Cavani (7.9m). Although he didn’t start against Burnley game he came off the bench to score. The Uruguayan has now scored in each of his last three games, definitely one to keep an eye on. We have also gone with Bruno Fernandes (11.6m). While his form of late may be questionable, I feel he has been unlucky not to have picked up more FPL points in recent weeks. Maybe Greenwood could be a cheaper alternative.
Leicester vs Crystal Palace
Here we have tripled up on Leicester assets with Wesley Fofana (5.0m), James Maddison (7.2m), and Kelechi Iheanacho (6.1m) being our picks. Crystal Palace, Newcastle, and Southampton make up Leicesters’ next three fixtures. Three teams who have conceded a combined 29 goals in their past four games and only scored 18. To add to these fixtures we have Maddisons return which can surely only boost Iheanachos appeal.
Our Bench Picks
Emiliano Martínez (5.4m)
Martinez (5.4m) has been wonderful this season, providing the best value for money in the FPL game this season. Although he hasn’t kept a clean sheet in the last four games, he has still provided some extra points with either bonus points on saves.
Matheus Pereira (5.4m)
Pereira has been West Brom’s star player this season but has struggled for form when being deployed on the flanks. Pereira however has recently been deployed down the middle and has produced 5 attacking returns in the last two games during that time.
Matt Targett (5.0m)
Aston Villa has the second-best defence this season managing 15 clean sheets. On the other hand, West Brom has only scored 28 goals this season. Targett also has attacking potential to come off the bench.
Rob Holding (4.2m)
An Arsenal defender at 4.2m is an easy pick in this team. Arsenal also has some great upcoming defensive fixtures.
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