We are officially in the final stretch of the marathon. FPL managers have a lot at stake and are desperate to pull ahead of their fellow runners. And this section of precious FPL tips aims to make the task easier.
Gameweek 28 provided plenty of entertainment to Fantasy Premier League managers. We saw Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool return to the summit with an emphatic 5-0 win over Watford, opening up a one-point lead over second-placed Manchester City. Manchester City, on the other hand, struggled at home to West Ham and could only manage a slender 1-0 win.
Chelsea returned to winning ways with an impressive 2-0 win over Tottenham, while Arsenal, too, managed to register a convincing 5-1 win over Bournemouth at the Emirates.
The famed North London Derby between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur headlines Matchday 29, but Premier League has many other great fixtures in store. Fantasy Premier League captains are bound to have a difficult week, and this section is about making their pennies count.
Here are Fantasy Premier League differentials for Gameweek 29:
4. Divock Origi — Everton vs Liverpool — £5.0m — 0.1%
Liverpool forward, Roberto Firmino’s injury has opened up new avenues for the second-choice center-forward. For the Reds, the situation is far from ideal, but from the Belgian’s perspective, it’s the lucky break he desperately needed.
👕 Apps: 22
⚽️ Goals: 2
👕 Apps: 10
⚽️ Goals: 3
— 138.com (@138BET) February 28, 2019
He replaced the Brazilian against Watford and got on the scoresheet in an emphatic 5-0 win. Thanks to his impressive outing Jurgen Klopp could very well keep him on for Sunday’s Merseyside Derby.
3. Pedro — Fulham vs Chelsea — £6.3m — 3.5%
It hasn’t been a very straightforward campaign for the former Barcelona star. But if he can get a foothold in the business end, he could potentially enjoy an extended run in the team.
Pedro fires through the legs of Hugo Lloris to give Chelsea the lead! pic.twitter.com/SlNxnUPtLF
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) February 27, 2019
The Chelsea winger got on the scoresheet — his 8th goal of the season — in Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur and looks to be on course for yet another start against Fulham this weekend. In the reverse fixture, the Spaniard made the most of Fulhams defensive lapses and bagged 11 points against them in Gameweek 14.
2. Andros Townsend — Burnley vs Crystal Palace — £5.9m — 4.1%
Andros Townsend isn’t an automatic choice for most Fantasy Premier League managers, but his recent form has been quite encouraging. At just 5.9m, he comes off as a solid value for money purchase, which could very well pay dividends this matchday.
— Andros Townsend (@andros_townsend) March 1, 2019
Sean Dyche’s Burnley have been in fine form this season and are capable of beating most teams in the Premier League. However, they, too, have their shortcomings and defensive lapses, and Townsend seems like the perfect man to exploit their vulnerabilities.
1. Manuel Lanzini — West Ham United vs Newcastle United — £6.4m — 0.1%
Yes, selecting a player who has gone through a potentially career-threatening injury doesn’t come off as the best of ideas, but the Argentine could really turn out to be a game changer for his club and the 0.1% managers who own him.
— Sports o'clock (@sportssoclock) February 26, 2019
After coming off the bench in West Ham’s last two Premier League games, the attacking-midfielder is raring for a start. Newcastle United are the easiest of opponents for sure, but that won’t probably stop Lanzini from making his first Premier League start of 2018/19.
Also Read: Gameweek 28 Roundup