It feels like an eternity since we had any really good Premier League action to get our teeth in to but with game week 32 just around the corner and the double game week 34 announced, we are about to be spoilt with a feast of Premier League games at the end of March and through April.
With most of the international action now out of the way it is time to turn our attentions to the FPL GW32 and with the likes of Aguero and Kane still injured it should shake up those template teams a little bit. With 7 gameweeks remaining there is still time to grab those vital points as we head in to the final countdown of the season. So without further adieu lets take a look at our top game week 32 tips…
Game Week 32 Top Picks
As usual we will run through the fixtures where we think there are points to be gained:
Crystal Palace Vs. Liverpool
The international break came at the wrong time for both of these teams with both enjoying well earned wins in GW31. Liverpool (and more specifically Mo Salah) were rampant against Watford whilst Crystal Palace fought for a much needed 3 points away at Huddersfield. Both teams still need points on the board so this should be a well contested affair and you should expect Hodgson to make this as tight as possible. It is difficult to look past Mo Salah in his current form but there are other options for the visitors with Firmino and Mane also among the points of late.
This will be tough for Palace but don’t expect a Watford style collapse in this game. The break might actually help the hosts in that it might disrupt Liverpool’s fluency – but that is a lot of mights and with Salah involved literally anything could happen. The one thing to start to bear in mind is that Liverpool now have one game less than the other top teams so holding on to three beyond next week might be considered a luxury.
Man Utd Vs. Swansea
Romelu Lukaku is already the most transferred in player of the week as hundreds of thousands have offloaded the crocked pair of Kane and Aguero. Swansea have been in decent form though as they have enjoyed a resurgence under Carvalhal and it depends which side turn up. If it is the team that was defeated 4-1 by Brighton then they could be in for a long day but if they play like they did against Spurs and Liverpool (although both of those were at home) then it could be a frustrating day for United and FPL managers looking to capitalise.
Despite sitting in second place in the league, the Man Utd camp does not look a particularly happy one. The reinvigorated Romelu Lukaku who scored a brace against Saudi Arabia this week is perhaps the one player who does look happy(ish) under Mourinho and surely it is just a matter of time before he really strikes up a good on field relationship with Sanchez.
It does look like the time to bring Lukaku back in to the fold and whilst other key strikers are injured it only makes the case for the Belgian stronger. At the other end of the pitch it could pay to get some defensive coverage from United as Swansea may be a little toothless going forward without the suspended Jordan Ayew.
Newcastle Vs. Huddersfield
Two teams that we don’t usually feature too heavily here at Fantasy Football Edge and two teams who still need to scrap for every available point. Newcastle caught the eye in their last game against Southampton and Kennedy in particular impressed with two goals. Now he has a had a decent run in the side and broken his duck in terms of goals it could be the perfect time to opt for the £4.7m winger. With a double game week to come and no GW35 blank he could be a secret weapon in the last few weeks of the season.
Everton Vs. Man City
Even when City have stuttered they have ground out results. These are of course the hallmarks of true champions and it is impossible to predict anything other than an away win in this game. Gabriel Jesus could be set to profit from Aguero’s injury and at £10m he is a good alternative to Lukaku. David Silva, Sane, Sterling and KDB are all threats too with Silva the one in the best form and the most differential.
This might not be the walk in the park that we are used to seeing and it wouldn’t be too surprising to see the likes of Tosun (who is in exceptional form) and Walcott getting in behind this City defence. Tough to call but there should be enough goals at both ends to warrant serious interest.
Arsenal Vs. Stoke City
Stoke have had a couple of tough games and now travel to Arsenal where they will face an equally tough task. Wenger has managed to rally his troops from the point of seeming rebellion with some great results in recent weeks and it was the Mikky and Auba show last time out with both getting a goal and an assist each. Both warrant serious respect and whilst patience with Shaqiri at Stoke is now wearing thin with no goals or assists in his last three games.
This looks set to be another 3+ goal game for the gunners and Aubameyang is the top pick by far.
Chelsea Vs. Spurs
This looks set to be a fascinating game and one that is quite evenly matched. Both have lost big games against rivals this season and both have won big games. Without Harry Kane you have to fancy Chelsea who will probably look to keep it tighter than the visitors would like. This is not a game to be too heavily involved with and was always one that I wasn’t keen on having Kane for anyway. If at all possible try and avoid this fixture.