Sunday, 9 April 2017

Gameweek 32 Review: Prodigal Son

This weekend of PL action was not short of goals from top clubs. The top 6 clubs scored 13/29 of all the goals in the gameweek. Key players in FPL came good, from Hazard and Costa to Barkley and Lukaku, but Heung-Min Son was the pick of a gameweek full of points. "Go on Son!", so say the FPL avids on Twitter.


The Hotspur Headache

On target twice, Son was dangerous throughout Spurs' comprehensive victory over Watford, and a part of all Spurs' best moves. The smiling Korean reassured fantasy managers that he is a nailed-on starter on the left wing, even with Harry Kane's return from injury. Son gives managers another decision to make. Which of Tottenham's prestigious talents to leave out of your team for the double gameweeks, in which Spurs don't feature, is a growing dilemma.

Spurs are the form team in the league with still a title/2nd place/a Champions League place to fight for in a mega-close top 6. Spurs are ending the season as the team to beat, though it's Chelsea's title to lose.

The Closing Gambits

Below the top 2, 4th place Man United and 3rd place Liverpool are on course to finish above Arsenal if recent performances are anything to go by. United are unbeaten in 6 games, while Arsenal have lost 4 of their last 6. This is important to note for double gameweek planning. The first of which is GW34 when Ibrahimovic, Mkhitaryan and Rashford, who all scored on Sunday, look like mouthwatering propositions for trips to Burnley and Man City. Liverpool's Brazilian talents, though a class apart from Stoke in the second half on Saturday, are not as tempting without gameweeks in which they play twice.

Crystal Palace are not to be sniffed at as cannonfodder in their tough run-in. Last week they won at Stamford Bridge and this week beat Arsenal 3-0 thanks to Big Sam's proven survival kit. Wilfried Zaha, Andros Townsend and Christian Benteke all look revitalised under the new regime ahead of their double in gameweek 34. The message from this gameweek? Sign players from the form teams who still have something to play for.

Written by Kyle Norbury

Stoke fan, football fan, fantasy football nerd

Twitter: @SCFCnerd