Gameweek 31 is cluttering up the late season fixture list. Six fixtures will take place on Wednesday night for FPL and DFS managers to sink their teeth into. Chelsea and Manchester City highlight the clashes, but the real winner could be Tottenham. Can Spurs close the gap at the top? Will any of their players get into our top 5?
Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal
Total FPL points: 198; GW 30: 2 points
Alexis Sanchez didn’t play well for FPL and DFS managers in gameweek 30. However, he still leads the FPL points leaders board.
What makes him a more attractive selection for gameweek 31 is his previous fixture against West Ham. The Arsenal midfielder tallied 23 points as he scored a hat-trick. Twenty-three points may be difficult to come by in gameweek 31, but he has plenty of potential for double-digits.
Dele Alli – Tottenham
Total FPL points: 168; GW 30: 6 points
Tottenham’s Dele Alli continued his strong FPL and DFS performances in gameweek 30 with a six point return against Burnley. Midweek sees Spurs battle Swansea at the Liberty Stadium. Alli returned nine points the last time the two sides met. His last four fixtures have seen eight, 12, seven and six point returns.
Wilfried Zaha – Crystal Palace
Total FPL points: 118; GW 30: 11 points
Wilfried Zaha’s 11 point return against Chelsea in gameweek 30 was very unexpected. The midfielder had his first double-digit game since gameweek 15. He is rewarded by being selected in our FPL and DFS top 5 for Wednesday. Crystal Palace play Southampton. The Eagles lost the reverse fixture, but the team have won four straight.
Philippe Coutinho – Liverpool
Total FPL points: 113; GW 30: 13 points
Philippe Coutinho just hasn’t been the same FPL and DFS player since being injured in the first half of the Premier League season. However, we saw flashes of his brilliance in gameweek 30. His price has dropped to a cool £8.4 this gameweek, so get him in your team as Liverpool face off against Bournemouth, Stoke, West Brom, and Crystal Palace in their next four.
Hugo Lloris – Tottenham
Total FPL points: 106; GW 30: 8 points
Need a goalkeeper that will keep your defence a clean sheet? Hugo Lloris is your man. The Spurs’ shot stopper has kept 11 clean sheets in 2016-17. At only £5.5, he is a worthy selection in goal. He tallied six points in Spurs’ clean sheet win against Swansea in the reverse fixture.