After a week of shocks for some of the top clubs, the Premier League fixture list is down to three weeks. With plenty to play for at both ends of the table, where can fantasy managers turn to for a boost during the run-in? With Gameweek 36 getting underway on Friday, time is already ticking towards another deadline.
With the last double game week of the season now behind us, it’s a lot more straight forward from here. As a general rule of thumb, look to include as many players still playing for something as possible. Fortunately, that still includes all of the top 6 and most of the top 10, as the battle for European spaces looks like going to the wire.
As usual, here are five picks to hopefully keep you in the green this week. Thanks to Liverpool vs Huddersfield, the deadline is Friday at 7pm – don’t forget!
1) Mo Salah (Liverpool, Midfield, £13.2m)
Possibly the most obvious pick of the week. Liverpool host Huddersfield on Friday night which should be a home win. Huddersfield, as we know, are very relegated. Yes, that is the correct terminology. Whilst they have shown some admirable fight in recent games they are just not good enough for this level and barring an unbelievable performance, even the most ardent of Huddersfield fans couldn’t back their team here. Therefore it makes perfect sense to fill your team with Liverpool players this week and to be honest it could have been any of Salah, Mane or Firmino. Salah has the most FPL points this season (230) but he is £3m more expensive than Mane who has 201. If you’re on a budget, Mane is perhaps the way to go.