Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 34 Preview – Harry Kane and Son prepare for Sheffield United but which ex-Leeds United striker is causing a stir?

Tottenham’s game vs Sheffield United takes centre-stage as managers expect Spurs to bounce back after last week’s humbling League Cup final. Here’s our weekly Fantasy Premier League column.

Iheanacho’s form continues but which Leicester defender should we look out for in Friday night’s game? Transfer deadline: Friday 30th April at 6.30pm.

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Captain Picks

Who's Hot - Manchester United's Mason Greenwood (Picture: PA)

Harry Kane (£11.8m) or Heung-Min Son (£9.5m) vs Sheffield United (H)

Between them, Kane and Son have 58 combined goals and assists so far this season, making them the deadliest duo in the league. In Sheffield United, they face a team who’s already been relegated, mainly due to having the third worst defence in the league. Kane didn’t seem 100% fit in last weekend’s League Cup final but having the Golden Boot in his sights and experience of scoring against the Blades once already this season, I’m sure that Kane will be keen to play.

Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.2m) vs Southampton (A)

Iheanacho’s form continued last week as he assisted and then scored to complete Leicester’s comeback to win and consolidate a place in the top four. The Nigerian has scored nine and assisted once over his last seven league games and no player in the league has taken more shots or had more shots on target than him over the last six gameweeks. Behind West Brom, Southampton have the worst defensive record in the league and the last time they hosted Leicester they famously lost 9-0.

Burnley's Chris Wood (left) (Picture: PA)

Differential: Mason Greenwood (£7.1m) vs Liverpool (H)

With six goals and one assist over his last eight games in all competitions, Greenwood is predictably having a strong finish to the season. Having played only fifteen minutes in the Europa League on Thursday, I expect him to start against Liverpool on Sunday as Solskjaer rotates his squad. Over the last six gameweeks, Greenwood has taken more than double the amount of shots in the box than Bruno Fernandes and no Man United player has created as many big chances than the Yorkshireman either.

The Form Guide - Who’s Hot?

Chris Wood (Burnley, £6.3m)

One to watch - Everton's Seamus Coleman (left) (Picture: PA)

Wood’s 20-pointer via a hat-trick, an assist and full bonus last week has sparked massive interest in the New Zealand international as around 80,000 fantasy managers have transferred him in. In that game, Wood had six shots, four of which were in the box and created a couple of chances, too. This is Wood’s fourth consecutive season to score ten goals in a league campaign, potentially making him one of the most underrated Premier League strikers of the last decade.

Matheus Pereira (West Brom, £5.5m)

Fans will remember Pereira’s scintillating 15-point brace against Wolves earlier in the season and will hope for the same again this weekend. A man in form faces a team out of form as Pereira has scored four and assisted twice across his last four games and Wolves have lost three of their last five.

The Form Guide - Who’s Not?

Bruno Fernandes (Man United, £11.5m)

With just one league goal and assist across the last seven gameweeks, Bruno’s two goals and two assists in the Europa League on Thursday hasn’t been enough to stop over 150,000 fantasy managers selling him this week. He continues to post good stats, having had eighteen shots and created twelve chances over the last six gameweeks but the lack of an end product and games against Liverpool and Leicester over the next three weeks is putting people off.

Raphinha (Leeds, £5.4m)

Marcelo Bielsa confirmed that Saturday’s game against Brighton will come too soon for Raphinha who continues to nurse an injury. Leeds have held their own without him having drawn against Liverpool and Man United in recent weeks but they have missed his attacking flair. Jack Harrison is the next best Leeds midfielder if you’re looking for a like-for-like switch.

Ones to Watch (Less than 5% ownership)

Seamus Coleman (Everton, £4.9m, 2.0%)

Although he’s not nailed on to play every game, Coleman’s three clean sheets and two assists over his last four games should give Ancelotti the motivation to start Coleman to see the season out. Everton are still challenging for a Champions League spot and face Aston Villa, Sheffield United, and Wolves at home over the next four gameweeks – wins these games and they might have a chance.

Jonny Evans (Leicester, £5.6m, 2.1%)

Leicester’s next two games against Southampton and Newcastle provide a great opportunity for Evans to add to the twenty points he’s picked up over his last two games. The Northern Irishman has scored, assisted and picked up a clean sheet in recent weeks yet is still owned by around one in fifty fantasy managers!

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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