Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 33+ Preview – Captain pick, “Who’s hot?” and Ones To Watch

Ahead of Gameweek 33 in Fantasy Premier League, our resident Fantasy writer John Mount takes you through the picks.

Big wins for Man City, Arsenal and Man United meant big scores for popular captain picks De Bruyne, Aubameyang and Fernandes, but defeats for Liverpool, Chelsea and Leicester meant blanks Salah, Mane and Vardy.

With no Premier League games planned for Friday, we look forward to the weekend when the action continues. Transfer deadline: Saturday 4 th July at 11:30.

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Captain's pick - Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes (Picture: PA)

Captain Picks

Bruno Fernandes (£8.8m) vs Bournemouth (H)

With three goals in three games since lockdown, Bruno is in great form and leads the way for shots (11) and shots on target (6) for Man United players since the break and continues to thrive in his role as a supporting striker. In Bournemouth, Fernandes faces a team who conceded four goals to Newcastle on Wednesday and sit nineteenth in the league so difficult not imagine United scoring multiple goals and for Fernandes to be heavily involved.

Mo Salah (£12.6m) vs Aston Villa (H)

Newcastle United's Allan Saint-Maximin (Picture: PA)

No player has had more shots, shots in the box, shots on target or touches in the opposition box in home games than Mo Salah this season. These stats, coupled with the fact that Aston Villa have the worst away defence in the league should be enough to sway your decision. A brace could see Mo regain top spot in the race for the golden boot.

Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7m) vs Southampton (A)

With three goals and two assists in his last four games, De Bruyne is the most in form player in the league. He’s Man City’s penalty taker and averages over six points per game, even though he had a rare off-day against Southampton earlier in the season. Only Aubameyang has had more shots than the Belgian since the restart.

The Form Guide - Who’s Hot?

Allan Saint-Maximin (Newcastle, £5.5m)

With a hat-trick of assists against Bournemouth last week, ASM’s 15-point haul has generated a lot of interest ahead of a routine game against West Ham this weekend. No Newcastle player has had more shots than the Frenchman since the restart or created as many big chances.

Willian (Chelsea, £7.1m)

After being a one to watch last week, Willian repaid owners with two goals and 14 points on Wednesday. On penalties and set-pieces, Willian remains a goal threat and is expected to provide assists. No Chelsea player has taken more shots or created more chances than the Brazilian in the last three gameweeks.

Lucas Digne (Everton, £5.1m)

With 21 points over his last three games including two clean sheets and two assists, any defender on set-piece duty should be worth a look. Everton have only conceded one goal in their last three games and no Everton player has created more chances than Digne since lockdown.

Ones to Watch (Less than 5% ownership)

Paul Pogba (Man United, £8.3m, 4.0%)

Although Pogba is yet to score since returning from a long-term injury, the Frenchman has provided two assists in three games and has seemingly cemented a spot in the Man United starting eleven. With games against Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Southampton up next, it’s likely that the Frenchman will be involved in the goals.

Marcos Alonso (Chelsea, £6.2%, 3.7%)

Even though he’s blanked in every game since the restart, with five clean sheets, four goals, three assists this season, there’s every chance of Alonso recreating one of the three double-digit hauls of the season against Watford, Crystal Palace or Sheffield United in the next few gameweeks. The Spaniard has taken eight shots and created five chances since the restart which is incredibly

attacking for a defender.

Michail Antonio (West Ham, £6.9m, 0.8%)

Antonio continued to lead the line as West Ham beat Chelsea on Wednesday in a spirited 3-2 win. In that game, Antonio recorded a goal, an assist and more importantly, 12 points. He plays Newcastle, Burnley and Norwich next, is listed as a midfielder and has had more shots on target than ant other West Ham player since lockdown.

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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