An underwhelming gameweek 33 has just six matches to pick fantasy assets from. Let’s find out how to approach this shortened Premier League weekend.
Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 33 Tips
As this gameweek has only six matches, let’s analyse each fixture and the best fantasy assets from them. With just three more gameweeks left, one must be even more careful while making transfers. There is a Friday deadline this week so be alert and do not get caught out.
Southampton vs Liverpool –
Liverpool were quite fortunate to get all three points last week against Tottenham Hotspurs. Their form has been rather erratic away from home and this trip to the south coast could possibly be a rather tricky one. Southampton have troubled most sides after the appointment of Ralph Hasenhüttl and they still need points to secure their survival in the Premier League. Liverpool must win to reclaim top spot but will they be able to do it?
Mohamed Salah has not scored in the last six matches. He looks quite desperate to score and in the last couple of games seems to be taking shots despite a pass to another attacker being a better option. There is no doubting his ability but his quest to score is probably hurting Liverpool’s team play. Sadio Mane is the in-form guy and he might do well against his former side. Roberto Firmino is also worth considering. The two full backs are both great options this week. Both Andrew Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold must be considered strongly if you can fit them into your side. From Southampton, James Ward-Prowse could be considered. He is fantastic on set pieces. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg could be a cheap option.
Bournemouth vs Burnley
Burnley are fighting against relegation and will target at least a point at Bournemouth. The Cherries are quite strong at home and generally score two or more goals. Callum Wilson, Ryan Fraser, and Joshua King should be considered. Burnley players could do well too. Dwight McNeil is in good form and has scored in the last couple of games. James Tarkowski could also profit from the shaky Bournemouth defence. Similarly, the tall strikers could cause damage. Chris Wood should be in your consideration.
Huddersfield Town vs Leicester City
Huddersfield Town have nothing left to play for as they were officially relegated after last week’s defeat to Crystal Palace. Leicester City should win and their fantasy assets should definitely be in your side. Jamie Vardy is the main man for the Foxes and he is a top contender for the armband this week. James Maddison and Ricardo Perreira have done well this season so they should be considered also. Wes Morgan seems to be in great scoring form. Can he continue this run though? Also, Harry Maguire is back from suspension so he might even replace him in the starting 11. Youri Tielemans is also a decent shout as he has notched up four assists already this season in just seven matches.
Newcastle United vs Crystal Palace
This is a tough match to call. Both sides are quite evenly matched. Crystal Palace have been quite decent away from home whereas Newcastle are stronger at home. Probably this will be a tight game. Defensive options could be worth a thought so consider the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Jeffrey Schlupp, Jamaal Lascelles, and DeAndre Yedlin. The attacking assets might be better to avoid but if you must, Newcastle options are probably better. Miguel Almirón and Salomón Rondón are the best bets on paper.
Everton vs Arsenal
Arsenal are in great form overall but their away form has been rather poor this season. The Gunners tend to do well at Everton traditionally though. In fact, Arsenal have won three out of the last five matches at Goodison Park with just one win for the home side. That could help make your mind up about getting Arsenal players in. Still, one should be a bit cautious about going overboard on Arsenal picks. Unai Emery is a tough manager to predict and there are changes in his sides according to the strengths and weaknesses of the opposition. Also, Arsenal have a lot of matches to play so there is bound to be some rotation. Alexandre Lacazette should start. He has been in good form this season. Sead Kolasinac is a good option as well. Henrikh Mkhitaryan will probably start ahead of Mesut Özil as the German is often benched in away matches. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also a slight worry. With the Napoli game in mind, Emery might decide to manage the minutes of his key players.
Chelsea vs West Ham United
Chelsea will take on West Ham on Monday night in a London derby that is traditionally quite hotly contested. The Hammers have drawn three times out of their last five visits to Stamford Bridge. It will not be an easy match for Chelsea. They seem to be doing well now after back to back wins last week. Eden Hazard once again will have to perform. Will his minutes be managed by Maurizio Sarri though? Chelsea face an away trip to Slavia Prague on Thursday night in the Europa League. How will that affect their players? One would expect a full strength side for the West Ham game though. Olivier Giroud started and scored against Brighton. Will he keep out Gonzalo Higuaín? The young English duo of Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Callum Hudson-Odoi both played well last night. Will they keep their starting spots? Plenty of questions surround Chelsea at this moment. One might take a punt on Lukasz Fabianski in this game. He might make a lot of saves. There might be a few cards flying around as well.
- Jamie Vardy (9.0)
- Sadio Mané (10.0)
- Eden Hazard (11.0)
- Mohamed Salah (13.2)
- Alexandre Lacazette (9.3)
- Trent Alexander-Arnold (5.5)
- Ricardo Pereira (5.4)
- James Maddison (6.8)
- Callum Wilson (6.5)
- Dwight McNeil (4.4)
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