Fantasy Premier League: Double up in gameweek 35

By SFC Media time Fri 19 Apr Fantasy Premier League
Photo by Chris Moorhouse | Nathan Redmond & Yan Valery

It’s down to squeaky bum time in the Fantasy Premier League world, with prize funds and office pride up for grabs among millions of cyber managers worldwide.

Key game changers can be your tokens – used yours yet? There’s no better time to play your bench boost, triple captain or free hit than in a double gameweek, with twice as many points up for grabs.

Eight of the 20 Premier League clubs play twice in gameweek 35, including big hitters Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal.

Southampton are also on the list, facing away games at Newcastle and Watford. With the team on a roll after four wins in their last six, we take a look at the best Saints assets to help you climb your mini league…

GOALKEEPER: Angus Gunn (£4.3m)

Still owned by less than one per cent of managers, Gunn has been a very solid performer since coming into the Saints side and nailing down his place.

The keeper averages an impressive five points per game in his eight Premier League appearances, and represents a sensible choice this week to save money between the sticks.

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DEFENDER: Yan Valery (£4.1m)

Whilst Jan Bednarek (£4.0m) is marginally cheaper, the Pole does not possess the same threat of attacking points as Valery, who tends to operate as a wing-back.

The young Frenchman recently scored in back-to-back games against Man United and Spurs, and is due a first assist as he continues to raid up and down the right flank.

MIDFIELDER: Nathan Redmond (£5.3m)

The most enticing Saints asset, Redmond will be in high demand after last weekend’s brace against Wolves.

With four goals and three assists in ten appearances against Watford, the Hornets are statistically his favourite opponent. 

MIDFIELDER: Josh Sims (£4.4m)

James Ward-Prowse will also be a popular pick, and with good reason, but Sims’s inclusion from the start against Wolves pushed Ward-Prowse into a slightly deeper role.

If you’re looking for a differential, Sims is owned by less than 0.1% of teams, and Hasenhüttl must be tempted to call on the youngster on the road after the way he played at St Mary’s.

FORWARD: Danny Ings (£5.4m)

Ings has not scored since Christmas, but is well rested after injury and looked sharp against Wolves.

The striker will fancy his chances of getting back in the goals sooner rather than later and shows major assist potential when he drops into deeper positions. He’s also Saints’ first-choice penalty taker.

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Looking further afield? Here are four more to consider with two fixtures in gameweek 35…

GOALKEEPER: Ben Foster (£4.6m)

Foster has been outstanding for Watford this season, but made a rare gaffe that proved costly against Arsenal last time out.

With a pair of home games on the horizon, the keeper will be keen to put things right, and will set his sights on a clean sheet at Huddersfield to kick things off.

DEFENDER: Matt Doherty (£5.3m)

Another team with two home games are Wolves, who host free-falling Brighton and an Arsenal side who have struggled on the road all season.

Doherty’s attacking contributions have dried up a little in recent weeks, but he remains a major outlet bombing forward and did score the opener against Watford in the recent FA Cup semi-final.

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 07:  Matt Doherty of Wolverhampton Wanderers (2) scores his team's first goal past Heurelho Gomes of Watford during the FA Cup Semi Final match between Watford and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Wembley Stadium on April 07, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)
Not many defenders pick up such advanced positions as Wolves wing-back Doherty

MIDFIELDER: Christian Eriksen (£9.3m)

Spurs are a funny one this week – they face a really tough return trip to Man City followed by a home game they will expect to win against Brighton.

But Eriksen likes facing City – he has five goals and six assists in 13 appearances against them – and seems less susceptible to being rested than the likes of Son Heung-Min and Lucas Moura.

FORWARD: Sergio Agüero (£11.7m)

You’ll struggle to find a Man City outfield player who doesn’t carry a rotation risk and Agüero is no different, but their Champions League exit should limit Pep Guardiola’s tendency to chop and change.

On paper, fixtures against Spurs and rivals United are far from easy, but both teams are favourite opponents of Agüero down the years and City have no margin for error with Liverpool matching them stride for stride in a thrilling title race.


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