Fantasy football and daily fantasy sports is in the homestretch. FPL midfielders are back after the international break, but who’s hurt and who can be counted on to bring home the points? It’s time for the final set of crunch fixtures as gameweek 30 kicks off.
Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal
Games: 27; Goals: 18; Total FPL points: 196
FPL points leader Alexis Sanchez is back in the team. Sure, Arsenal play Manchester City this gameweek, and the Gunner put up a modest five points last time the two met. This time at home, the Chilean should score even more points.
Arsenal follow up this fixture with a run of very winnable, Sanchez points earning fixtures against West Ham, Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough.
Dele Alli – Tottenham
Games: 27; Goals: 14; Total FPL points: 162
What a season Dele Alli is having, and with Harry Kane still hurt, the Englishman should continue to be the main man for Tottenham.
The Spurs midfielder tallied seven points last Premier League fixture, and against gameweek 30’s opponent Burnley, he tallied nine. He has the potential to equal that tally again.
Pedro – Chelsea
Games: 25; Goals: 7; Total FPL points: 124
Chelsea take on Crystal Palace in gameweek 30 and with Eden Hazard struggling with a calf injury, Pedro could get the nod in the starting XI. The Spaniard didn’t play in the reverse fixture, but he is averaging 7.5 points per game over his last four matches. His price may be a bit high for some in FPL, but others won’t bat an eye as a possible Hazard replacement for gameweek 30.
Manuel Lanzini – West Ham
Games: 26; Goals: 7; Total FPL points: 108
Manuel Lanzini has put together eight matches in which he has scored seven points or more. Gameweek 29 saw him tally 10 points and make the FPL team of the week.
West Ham take on Hull in gameweek 30 and despite Lanzini scoring just a single point against the Tigers last time, he has the potential to do great things this weekend.
Joshua King – Bournemouth
Games: 28; Goals: 11; Total FPL points: 124
Joshua King is one of FPL’s most in-form players. With five goals in his last four games, King has averaged 10.5 points in his last four matches. The Bournemouth midfielder has been on fire and he is still criminally cheap at £5.8.
Of course, there is a catch. Bournemouth play Southampton this weekend, but then play Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham in the following gameweeks. Tough choice on this one, but he is worth a go for gameweek 30.