Fantasy Football Addict’s Select XI (GW-31)

Fantasy Football Addict’s Select XI (GW-31)

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The big news this week was the announcement of postponed fixtures. We’re now set for double gameweeks in 34 and 37 with a tricky Gameweek 35 in between where some teams miss out.

How you navigate this final period could define your season. It won’t be easy but analysing the fixtures is key and on top of that, choosing how to play any remaining cards you have.

As a fantasy football addict, you’re probably salivating at the idea of double gameweek points and breaking the 100-point mark. However, before all of that fun, we’ve got the small case of Gameweek 31, which will help us decide how to tackle the coming weeks.

So without further ado, here is our weekly FFA Select XI, where we’ve chosen 11 players in a valid formation who we think will score highly this gameweek…

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  • Ben FOSTER [NOR(H), 4.9m] – Since his return from long-term injury, Foster has helped West Brom secure 3 clean sheets from 7. Next up, they face a Norwich side struggling to find the back of the net and have a battle on their hands to avoid the drop.

Defenders

  • Toby ALDERWEIRELD [BOU(H), 6.5m] – This game should be a cracker with Bournemouth in form. A clean sheet isn’t guaranteed but if Spurs have designs on the title, they need to pick up a victory here, keeping it tight at the back as they tend to do.
  • Ashley WILLIAMS [AVL(H), 4.9m] – Villa gave it a go against Spurs but still ended up on the losing side and this will have further dented their confidence. Without home support, we’re expecting a difficult afternoon for them where Williams could easily pick up clean sheet points.
  • Christian FUCHS [CPL(A), 5.0m] – Leicester are driving towards an unlikely title with a solid base. They’ve now secured 8 clean sheets from their last 12 games and whilst other teams are faltering, Leicester are grinding out the results. Fuchs is a must have given this defensive form on top of his set piece and attacking potential.

Midfielders

  • Georginio WIJNALDUM [SUN(H), 6.8m] – This is a monumental Tyne-Wear derby and you can expect plenty of action. Both teams should be going at it full throttle and with that in mind, we’re backing the best player this season for the home side. Wijnaldum hasn’t returned any attacking points since Gameweek 22 but Newcastle desperately need him in this hour of need.
  • Gylfi SIGURDSSON [AVL(H), 7.3m] – Sigurdsson on the other hand is a fantasy player reborn, having found the back of the net 7 times in his last 11 games. He welcomes the Villa defence to Wales in Gameweek 31 and further attacking points look likely for the goalscoring budget midfielder.
  • Christian ERIKSEN [BOU(H), 8.7m] – In the battle of Spurs’ midfielders, Alli came out on top last week with 2 assists but we’re going for Eriksen once more as a differential (12.5% ownership compared to Alli’s 31.9%). Being rested for the Europa League game, Eriksen should be ready to take the fight to Bournemouth as the league becomes the last chance for Spurs to make their mark.
  • Riyad MAHREZ [CPL(A), 7.4m] – Leicester just keep marching on and all neutrals must be hoping they can keep it going for just a little longer. Mahrez is one of their key men and you can expect him to be in the thick of it when they travel to Palace looking for another 3 points.

Strikers

  • Sergio AGUERO [MUN(H), 13.6m] – Aguero let many of us down as City failed to secure victory away at Norwich but we’re expecting a different performance in Gameweek 31. That’s right, it’s the Manchester derby and the atmosphere will be electric. United have been through a gruelling game with Liverpool where they had to make up for the abject performance last week, whereas City knew the job had been done in their European game. Aguero is just the man to work those tired legs and we’re backing him to score in this match.
  • Romelu LUKAKU [ARS(H), 8.8m] – Lukaku’s scored 3 in his last 4 league games and on top of that, he smashed a brace past Chelsea in the cup. He’s a man on form at the moment and Arsenal’s defence have to keep a close eye on him.
  • Harry KANE (C) [BOU(H), 10.3m] – Kane came up trumps against Villa as expected scoring a brace to take him to 19 league goals for the season. He’s full of confidence at the moment and England fans can only hope he stays fit and firing through to this summer’s European Cup.

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