Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 28 Preview – Harry Kane is obvious pick but which Leicester City player is outshining Jamie Vardy?
Elsewhere, Leicester smell blood when they take on Sheffield United who are heavily tipped to sack Chris Wilder before the game and Everton will be looking to regain form as they take on Burnley in the gameweek’s other stand-out fixture. Newcastle and Aston Villa kick the gameweek off on Friday though, making the transfer deadline 6.30pm on Friday 12th March.
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Harry Kane (£11.4m) vs Arsenal (A)
Since going four games without a goal in February, Kane has scored five and assisted twice in four games in all competitions, coinciding with Tottenham’s five game winning streak. History is on Kane’s side this week as Spurs are unbeaten against Arsenal since 2018 and Kane has more goal involvements than games played against his North London rival – eleven goals and two assists in twelve games.
Jamie Vardy (£10.2m) vs Sheffield United (H)
Known as being an avid Sheffield Wednesday fan, Vardy makes it personal when he takes on Sheffield United and has as many goal involvements as games played against them (3). He comes into this game in poor form though, as hasn’t scored or made an assist in his last three games which directly coincides with James Maddison’s absence, who is set to miss this week’s game. Even so, Leicester have beaten Sheffield United in each of the last six attempts so you should expect Leicester and therefore Vardy to do well.
Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) vs Fulham (A)
Since returning from injury and making the starting lineup in gameweek 25, no player in the league has created more chances than De Bruyne and only Harry Kane has taken more shots. Fulham come into this game in strong form however; they beat Liverpool at Anfield last weekend and haven’t conceded more than one goal in seven games. That said, Man City have won 22 of their last 23 games.
The Form Guide - Who’s Hot?
Gareth Bale (Tottenham, £9.5m)
With four goals and two assists in his last four league games, Bale is bringing home elite returns in two thirds of the time. Mourinho is clearly managing his minutes as he’s been subbed off between the 60 and 70 minute mark in his last three games but that isn’t stopping the Welshman from delivering the goods. Behind Kane, Bale is currently Tottenham’s most threatening player and with games against Aston Villa and Newcastle to look forward to after Sunday’s North London derby, Bale is one to keep for the long term.
Richarlison (Everton, £8.0m)
Before blanking at Chelsea last week, Richarlison had scored four goals in four games and was striking up a great partnership with Dominic Calvert-Lewin in Everton’s attack. The loss at Chelsea might be the reality check Everton need ahead of games against Burnley, Crystal Palace and Brighton – three games they’re expected to win. Over the last four gameweeks, no Everton player has taken more shots in the box than the Brazilian, a stat previously hogged by Calvert-Lewin – Has Ancelotti changed tactics in Richarlison’s favour?
The Form Guide - Who’s Not?
Mo Salah (Liverpool, £12.5m)
Four league games without a goal or an assist doesn’t read well, especially when it’s coming from the most expensive player in the game. At home against Fulham last weekend for example, the Egyptian only had one shot on target and didn’t create a single chance so it’s clear that he’s out of form. Cheaper midfielders offer more value than Salah at the moment, especially Son and Bale who don’t have a blank gameweek 29.
Danny Ings (Southampton, £8.4m)
After picking up a muscle injury against Sheffield United last week, Danny Ings’ double gameweek quickly became an underwhelming dud. He’s now expected to miss the rest of the month’s action which includes hosting Brighton in a game you would have expected him to do well.
Ones to Watch (Less than 5% ownership)
Che Adams (Southampton, £5.8m, 5.0%)
Step up Che Adams. In Danny Ings’ absence, Che lead the line and scored two goals in his last two games, including a goal of the season contender against Sheffield United. Although he has a blank next week, his next three games are against Brighton, Burnley and West Brom – three very winnable games.
Kelechi Iheanacho (Leicester, £5.6m, 0.9%)
Since James Maddison’s injury, Iheanacho has started all three league games and posted impressive stats in the process. He’s scored two goals across these games and taken more shots, shots inside the box and created more chances than Jamie Vardy so if you like your budget picks and you fancy Leicester this week, Iheanacho is definitely your man.
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.
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!
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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