When you reach the 30th gameweek, you know there’s not long left. The big question is whether you stick or twist? To really climb the rankings you may have to be bold.
This could mean ditching a safe and secure option in favour of someone a little riskier. Almost every top side will have Kane, Aguero, Hazard and some form of Arsenal attacking coverage. This doesn’t give us a great deal of room for making up points, adding a little extra pressure on each differential you have.
It’s not easy being a fantasy football manager but that’s why we love it. With all English sides exiting Europe, the main focus will now be the Premier League. Who will come out on top depends on the next couple of months.
Anyway, let’s crack on, so without further ado, here is our selection for the 30th gameweek of the season:
- Hugo LLORIS [LEI(H), 5.6m] – Lloris hasn’t seen a clean sheet since the end of January but against Leicester who are currently rock bottom, his luck might change. Leicester have failed to score in their last 2 games and unless they address this issue, the Championship beckons.
- Ryan BERTRAND [BUR(H), 5.7m] – Southampton remain one of the strongest defensive sides in the league and against Burnley, we fancy their chances of holding out once more. Bertrand also offers plenty of attacking threat down the left as Southampton look to stage a late bid for the Champions League spots.
- Branislav IVANOVIC [HUL(A), 7.5m] – Ivanovic is completely justifying his expensive pricetag, having only failed to return more than 2 points once in his last 8 games. He’s running away with it at the top of the defender rankings and is a player you need entering this final stage of the season.
- Hector BELLERIN [NEW(A), 4.6m] – It seems as though Bellerin has displaced Chambers for the right back role and at 4.6m, he’s a bargain. If Arsenal can continue their fine attacking form, their defence are sure to pick up some clean sheets along the way.
- Sadio MANE [BUR(H), 6.6m] – Mane is definitely the most liveliest attacker Southampton currently possess and Koeman will turn to him once more when they face Burnley. In the last 5 games where he’s played the majority, he’s scored twice and set up another. If anyone is going to create something for the Saints, it will likely be Mane.
- Eden HAZARD [HUL(A), 11.0m] – Chelsea will be gutted that they threw away the tie against PSG and their sole focus will now be to retain their lead at the top to secure the title. If they are to avoid a late collapse, Hazard will need to continue to deliver, as he has done all season.
- Raheem STERLING [MUN(H), 8.5m] – Liverpool against United is sure to be an absolute thriller where the atmosphere will be electric. It’ll be end to end at times and goals are sure to be scored. With this in mind, we’re backing Liverpool’s main man Sterling to rack up some points for his managers.
- Aaron RAMSEY [NEW(A), 8.6m] – Wenger mentioned how his side were a little leggy in the second half against Monaco due to the West Ham game so we can expect a few changes for Newcastle. Having only played a sub role midweek, Ramsey should be set to start where he can continue his fine form this week, having scored twice and set up another.
- Harry KANE (C) [LEI(H), 6.3m] – In a gameweek where managers may be tempted to captain Aguero, we’re suggesting Kane as a potential differential. He’s scored a hatful of goals this calendar year and will fancy his chances when Leicester come down to White Hart Lane.
- Diafra SAKHO [SUN(H), 5.4m] – Another differential is Sakho, as West Ham look to address their slump with some favourable fixtures. It’ll be hard to judge the potential impact of Advocaat but Sakho has had 17 shots in his last 4 games and if he can continue to find space for shots, the goals are sure to come.
- Sergio AGUERO [WBA(H), 13.0m] – Aguero will be gutted with his penalty miss, so the Baggies backline could be in for a fiery reaction. He’ll be eager to atone for the sloppy spot kick and Pulis’ men will need to be at their best to stop Aguero from inspiring City to victory.
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