Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Gameweek 37 - Daily Fantasy Football Tips



Starting 11 is a new Daily Fantasy Premier League football game and app, which has become extremely popular amongst the FPL community since August 2017, as managers get to pick a brand new fantasy team each week, without the headache of managing a season-long team.

As always, this week’s picks are suitable for all fantasy football game formats and will suit most scoring systems, so we hope you find good use for them, whether you’re playing Fantasy Premier League, or daily fantasy games over at Starting 11.

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Safe Pick – Jesus v Huddersfield (H)

Finally, a run of starts for the young Brazilian who’s injury free and without competition from the injured Aguero – Jesus has now scored three goals in his last three games.

With the title winning celebrations planned after the final whistle, I expect Manchester City to put on a show for their fans – poor Huddersfield.

This has the potential to be one of their biggest wins of the season.

Differential - J. Ayew v Bournemouth (A)

This man’s name has been thrown around a lot over on FPL, mainly due to his tempting price as well as a double Gameweek – but does he also have a place in our Starting 11 sides?

I think he does. Prior to his last two difficult fixtures (Chelsea and Manchester City) he found the back of the net against Everton. With Bournemouth up next he could be on target once again.

Bournemouth have conceded eleven goals during their last five games and have nothing to play for – Swansea on the other hand are fighting for their Premier League survival.



Midfielders


Safe Pick – Eriksen v West Brom (A)

Having scored four goals (Ok three when you take into account the one Harry Kane 'stole'!) as well as an assist during his last five games, Eriksen is continuing to provide returns despite Spurs not playing to the level we have come to expect.

It’s the same old debate, Alli v Eriksen – For me Eriksen probably edges it by a smidgen due to his set piece involvement and creative play.

West Brom, despite their upturn in form since the departure of Pardew, are still bottom of the table for a reason – I expect Spurs to be too much for them this weekend.

Differential - Zaha v Stoke (A)

Zaha and Crystal Palace are on fire, I was blown away by their performance last weekend which was a joy to watch even before Leicester went down to ten men.

A brilliant team performance as well as a brilliant individual performance from Zaha, who has four goals and one assist in only four games – not bad for a side who failed to score a goal during the first seven games of the season.

Are Stoke getting out of the relegation zone?  If they do it won’t be due to their defence – the 65 goals they have conceded is the second worst after West Ham.



Defenders


Safe Pick – Davies v West Brom (A)

What a frustrating fantasy football player he has been this season through no fault of his own. If it wasn’t for Danny Rose I think Ben Davies would have been a safe pick most weeks this season.

Despite his shared game time, Davies has provided seven assists this season putting him joint top for a defender – not to mention his eleven clean sheets.

West Brom aren’t going to cause too many problems for a Spurs clean sheet this weekend and I am expecting Davies to be pressing forward in the search for more attacking returns.

Differential – Baines v Southampton (H)

The FPL legend showed us there is still life in the old dog. A clean sheet as well as an assist made Baines one of the star fantasy footballer players of last weekend.

Of course the main reason we select a defender is for his clean sheets, which Baines has helped provide three of in only four games.

Everton have turned a corner, they look solid and I see no reason why they can’t keep yet another clean sheet this weekend against Southampton.



Goalkeepers


Safe Pick - Ederson v Huddersfield (H)

I’m expecting a full strength Manchester City side this weekend as Pep Guardiola attempts to break records and start the Premier League trophy presentation celebration in style.

This Manchester City side, who apparently can’t defend, have kept fifteen clean sheets this season and have the best defensive record in the league.

Up against a Huddersfield side with the weakest attacking record in the league – this is a fixture with clean sheet written all over it.

Differential – Hennessey v Stoke (A)

It’s not only been Crystal Palace’s attacking football that’s catching the eye.  At the other end of the pitch Wayne Hennessey has kept two clean sheets during his last two games.

Their opponents Stoke City have only managed to find the back of the net three times during their last five games – without a win since January it seems relegation is inevitable.

Crystal Palace may not have a double Gameweek on FPL, but they should feature heavily in your Starting 11 line-ups this weekend as one of the current form sides in the league.