After last weeks disappointment it feels very much like there’s nothing worth playing for this season. But I love FPL and my weekend’s aren’t the same without the possibility of wildly celebrating a Gareth McAuley yellow card! There’s 9 game weeks left so plenty of possibilities for big gains. Especially with the double game weeks yet to be scheduled! My teams looks pretty strong ahead of GW29 so let’s get into it!
In goal I have both my keepers facing off in the Sunderland v Burnley match. There’s little to choose between Pickford and Heaton but I’m going with the home advantage. It’s very possible this will be the dullest game of the season, but Sunderland need the win a lot more than Burnley do so I’m backing the Mackems even if it does make me physically sick. Marcy Marc has some grovelling to do, after three successive blanks against seemingly poor opposition. Stoke present a good opportunity for him to get back on that points wagon. My Everton duo welcome Hull to the Goodison. Baines is carrying an injury, however the chance to double up in such a plum fixture was too good to ignore. Coleman has been impervious in recent weeks and will no doubt be in the thick of it again. I’m hoping for a decent points haul from this defence. Prediction: 16
Antonio welcomes Champions League heroes Leicester to the London stadium. The foxes have been in great form since Ranieri’s departure but I see goals for West Ham here as Tuesday nights efforts will surely take their toll. Siggy goes to the Liberty stadium to face Eddie Howe’s cherries. Bournemouth love goals, whether it be conceding or scoring, with 21 goals in their last 5 games. If Swansea score Siggy is always involved so there is a good chance of points here. Mane goes to City where Liverpool will no doubt turn up get a result. Klopp’s men only seem to get up for big games so I’m expecting returns from Mane here. Heung-Min Son returns to GSL as I look for a way into the Spurs attack. Harry Kane‘s injury makes the Korean great value at 6.8m and a big differential. Hopefully he’ll start up top and rack up some points against a leaky Saints defence. Finally Alexis Sanchez is back from his blank, going to the Hawthornes to conduct his latest one man show in a sorry Arsenal team. It could be a risk keeping the little man with Wenger obviously willing to bench his key player, but he’s been on fire all season and with 2 double gameweeks guaranteed he’s going nowhere. Prediction: 25
Upfront Lukaku is the obvious captain choice with Hull at home. He’s been rampant of late and could easily return a mega haul. Or could just as easily blank and come back with 2, such is the way with the big Belgian. Partnering Romulu is Fernando Llorente. Last weeks half time sub was hard to stomach, but he’s shaken off the ‘dead leg’ (a fucking deadleg??) to be able to play. Hoping for a few Siggy to Llorente combos! Prediction: 15
Sanchez stakes a claim this week but I see West Brom shutting up shop early in this game. Banking on Lukaku at home seems like a safer bet!
Pray for points