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The weekend is upon us yet again in the Premier League, and for the fans of the Fantasy Premier League (FPL), this article might be useful ahead of your weekend picks.
Considering fixture difficulty ratings and player form, there are some bargain picks that you might want to consider, especially if you have two free transfers or some options that might come in handy even if you take some points.
Alison, Ederson, and Jose Sa are top goalkeeper picks, but for budget conversations, you might want to go for the Wolves goalkeeper at 5.0 considering he’s up against Sheffield United and the Blades, who, despite playing at home, don’t score much.
Straight to the defense. Many managers have Kieran Trippier and William Saliba, and they must be at a conundrum on who to drop; both are likely to concede as they face each other this weekend, but despite Trippier coming at 7.0, he’s a better pick because he’s likely to give an attacking return.
Palace is away at Burnley. Joachim Anderson has been a revelation this season and could be a great bargain at 5.0, but Kostas Tsimikas is the man at just 4.5. With Andy Robertson out injured until the new year, the Greek defender is certain to pop.
Liverpool midfielders don’t score much, but Cody Gakpo is back, Dominik Szoboszlai can weigh in with assists, and with the Kops at Luton, it’s time to back Mohammed Salah. Bryan Mbeumo at 6.7 is inviting; West Ham is visiting the Community Stadium, and if anyone is getting attacking returns, Mbeumo will come to mind.
Jarrod Bowen was on target against Arsenal in midweek, and he can continue where he stopped; Mohammed Kudus is another Hammer with a fine shout and is also cheap; Moussa Diaby of Aston Villa earned double digits last time out; he’s away at Forest this weekend; he’s an advisable pick.
Upfront, if you don’t have Erling Haaland, you’re not playing the game right, and for those who lost faith in him last weekend, they paid for it dearly with his brace and assist against United. Ollie Watkins can return to his scoring ways this weekend, but if you don’t have a lot of money, here are some options.
Eddie Nketiah scored a hattrick at home against Sheffield last weekend; Gabriel Jesus is out and could be away till December; and the Arsenal striker at 5.6 is a bargain buy. You might want to consider Julian Alvarez if you have some extra change; Joan Wissa is another option in that regard.
For captain picks, it’s straight up between Haaland and Salah. Spurs will be home to Chelsea; they might be limited by Chelsea’s negative tactics, which leaves you with a conundrum on Heung Min Son. Haaland is at home to Bournemouth, and Salah will be away to Luton. Both are very likely to return points, but Haaland looks a little more like it.