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.
Premier League Gameweek 34 was feisty as ever, as all top teams turned up to make the Premier League Matchday 34 a grand occasion. Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City dug deep to bury their past demons and registered a comfortable 3-1 win at Crystal Palace.
Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool responded to Manchester City’s comprehensive win by nicking a solid 2-0 win over Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea, who will now need a bit of favor from the likes of Tottenham and Arsenal to secure Champions League football for next season. Manchester United and Arsenal secured slender wins over West Ham United and Watford, respectively, while Tottenham cruised to a 4-0 win over Huddersfield.
Premier League Gameweek 35 will aim to return the English top-flight to all its glory. All 20 sides are in action this week and will look to pick up right where they left off last week.
Here are Fantasy Premier League differentials for Gameweek 35:
Kevin De Bruyne — Manchester City — £9.7m — 4.9%
Yes, the Manchester City maestro doesn’t come cheap, but the man is worth every single penny on his day. The Belgian has struggled with niggling injuries this season, which has hurt his numbers, but, now, he is once again ready to help his team in the final stretch of the season.
Three assists for De Bruyne after another impressive performance against #cpfc last weekend. Those two minutes he played in the first leg have really sharpened him up…
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) April 17, 2019
Manchester City have a double Gameweek this time around. In their first encounter, they host Tottenham Hotspur, hoping to avenge their Champions League exit, earlier this week. For the second match, they take on derby rivals, Manchester United, at Old Trafford, which practically is their game in hand.
Alex Iwobi — Arsenal — £5.4m — 1.6%
Alex Iwobi probably is not the first name that pops to mind when we talk about influential Arsenal stars, but the player is certainly capable of doing something spectacular with the ball at his feet. Unai Emery hasn’t always been generous with game time, but after Thursday’s demanding Europa League clash with Napoli, he might want to rotate some of his players for the upcoming Premier League double Matchday.
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No Arsenal player attempted more dribbles(3), completed more dribbles (1), created more chances (7), attempted more tackles(4) and completed more tackles(3) vs Watford than Alex Iwobi did tonight.
— afcSource™ (@afcSource) April 15, 2019
The Gunners had to dig surprisingly deep to secure last week’s 1-0 win at Watford, but that away win is bound to give them some confidence. At home, they have been almost spotless this season, and we expect the trend to continue against Crystal Palace. In their next match, they make the trip to Wolverhampton, which has all the makings of being an end-to-end contest.
Danny Ings —Southampton — £5.4m — 2.9%
Over the last weeks, Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side has done superbly to return to winning ways. They still have a bit of work to do, but by the looks of it, they are on their way to featuring in the next edition of the Premier League. Shane Long has been the more in-form forward lately, but Ings’ reliability is quite exemplary.
Danny Ings has made a timely return to the @SouthamptonFC teamsheet
— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) April 18, 2019
Like Arsenal and Manchester City, Southampton, too, have a double Gameweek. For the first one, they make the trip to Newcastle, while their next match pits them against Watford, away from home. Two consecutive away games are never good for a team fighting for survival, but Saints’ recent form gives them plenty of reasons to be optimistic.