Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 32 Preview – Spurs’ double gameweek pique’s interest in captain Harry Kane

IN preparation for Tottenham’s double gameweek against Everton and Southampton, it’ll be wise to load up on their players for matches that could define their season as Spurs push for a Champions League spot. Here’s our Fantasy Premier League column

Elsewhere, Crystal Palace don’t have a game as their scheduled opponents have FA Cup priorities. Most people are expected to captain Kane this week so picking up points elsewhere in your team will be vital.

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One to watch - Wolverhampton Wanderers' Nelson Semedo (Picture: PA)

Captain Picks

Harry Kane (£11.7m) vs Everton (A) & Southampton (H)

It always makes sense to captain a double gameweek player purely to have two bites at the cherry. Kane comes into these games with five goals and two assists over the last five gameweeks and more shots, shots in the box, shots on target, big chances and expected goals than any other player in the league over the same timeframe. It’s a no-brainer!

Heung-Min Son (£9.5m) vs Everton (A) & Southampton (H)

Differential selection - West Ham United's Jesse Lingard (Picture: PA)

Believe it or not, in terms of Fantasy Football points, Son has outscored Kane on more times than Kane has outscored Son this season! Listed as a midfielder, Son’s additional points for goals and clean sheets make him a viable captain option. Although the South Korean has had less than a third as may shots on target than Kane over the last six gameweeks, Son has created over the double amount of chances which shows his higher potential for assists.

Differential: Jesse Lingard (£6.5m) vs Newcastle (A)

The Hammers are gunning for a Champions League spot and face Newcastle who have conceded an average of almost ten shots inside the box over the last four gameweeks – the third most in the league. Lingard himself has had seven shots over the last four gameweeks, all of which were inside the box with all but one was on target! Michail Antonio’s absence may play a factor too, forcing Lingard to play up front like he did against Leicester last week.

The Form Guide - Who’s Hot?

Captain's pick - Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane (Picture: PA)

Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester, £6.0m)

Having scored in five of his last six league games, Iheanacho is arguably in the form of his life. The Nigerian international has stolen Jamie Vardy’s show by having more shots and more chances than any other Leicester player over the last four gameweeks. Considering his form, price and upcoming fixtures against West Brom, Crystal Palace and Southampton, Kelechi could be the best value for money player in the game.

Mason Mount (Chelsea, £7.2m)

Before hosting Brighton on Tuesday, Chelsea host Man City in the FA Cup this weekend which could prompt some major squad rotation. Mount has played more Premier League minutes than any Chelsea player this season though so he should be good to play in both games. As well as this, over the last four gameweeks, Mount has taken more shots, had more chances from open play and created more chances than any of his teammates.

The Form Guide - Who’s Not?

Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton, £7.5m)

It will be worth keeping an eye on Ancelotti’s press conference for confirmation but Everton’s Friday game against Tottenham may come a tad too soon for Calvert-Lewin who is said to be nursing a groin strain. He scored the winner against Spurs earlier in the season but that is Everton’s only win against them in 90 minutes since 2012 so the Toffees could struggle.

Kevin De Bruyne (Man City, £12.0m)

De Bruyne has become a victim of ‘Pep Roulette’ in recent weeks having not participated in two of Man City’s last three league games. With an important FA Cup semi-final in the pipeline before City’s league game at Villa, there’s a strong chance that the Belgian’s playtime is prioritised for the Cup games rather than for the league.

Ones to Watch (Less than 5% ownership)

Christian Pulisic (Chelsea, £8.2m, 2.3%)

Pulisic’s three goals over his last two games make him one of the most in-form players in the league yet he’s only owned by around one in forty fantasy managers. Chelsea play Brighton, West Ham and Fulham next – three games you’d expect Chelsea to win.

Sergio Reguilon (Tottenham, £5.5m, 4.2%)

Having started each of Tottenham’s last five league games, if you’re looking for a defender for the double gameweek, Reguilon seems like your best bet. He’s created more chances than any other Spurs defender, too.

Nelson Semedo (Wolves, £5.2m, 2.8%)

Following a nine-point display via a clean sheet and three bonus points against Fulham last week, Semedo now faces are three of the four lowest-scoring teams in the league in successive games. Sheffield United, Burnley and West Brom have all average less than one goal per game and with the relegation places pretty much settled, there’s not much left for Semedo’s opposition to play for.

The Explainer

Transfers

After picking your initial squad, you receive 1 free transfer each Gameweek. Each additional transfer you make in the same Gameweek will deduct 4 points from your score.

If you do not use your free transfer, you are able to make an additional free transfer the following Gameweek. If you do not use this saved free transfer in the following Gameweek, it will be carried over until you do. You can never have more than 1 saved transfer.

For example, since you get 1 free transfer per gameweek, if you make no transfers between gameweeks, you will have 2 free transfers in preparation for the next gameweek. You will incur a 4 point hit per transfer over your free transfer allowance.

Point Scoring

During the season, your fantasy football players will be allocated points based on their performance in the Premier League. Remember, every week your captain scores double points, so pick them wisely!

Points Action

1 For playing up to 60 minutes

2 For playing 60 minutes or more (excluding stoppage time)

6 For each goal scored by a goalkeeper or defender

5 For each goal scored by a midfielder

4 For each goal scored by a forward

3 For each goal assist

4 For a clean sheet by a goalkeeper or defender

1 For a clean sheet by a midfielder

1 For every 3 shot saves by a goalkeeper

5 For each penalty save

-2 For each penalty miss

1 to 3 Bonus points for the best players in a match

-1 For every 2 goals conceded by a goalkeeper or defender

-1 For each yellow card

-3 For each red card

-2 For each own goal

For more information on the rules of the game, visit https://fantasy.premierleague.com/help/rules

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