As we head in to the final few weeks of the season we have blank and double game weeks galore to keep everyone on their feet. Game week 33 is a full round and gives us a semblance of normality ahead of a fortnight of Fantasy Premier League fixture chaos.
We go in to this week in good form from a tips point of view with our number one captain pick grabbing two late goals and all three bonus points. Our other two shouts both scored of course too!
It’s derby weekend with the Liverpool travelling to Everton and Man City playing host to Manchester United but that’s no reason not to expect big things from any of those teams involved – unless you rely on Mourinho style clean sheets.
Everton Vs. Liverpool
Liverpool may have a tough Champions League fixture in midweek but they have more than enough in the tank to cope with a quick turnaround before they face Everton who were thumped 3-1 at home to Man City last weekend. This could be a similar outcome as it seems impossible to keep the Liverpool players at bay right now. Mo Salah and the rejuvenated Sadio Mane are the key men with little to choose from an under-par Everton side.
Liverpool don’t have a double game week in GW34 so it is probably not the time to start stocking up on their players if you don’t already have three. Salah is of course a must for the remainder of the season.
Leicester Vs. Newcastle
Leicester City are in a really good run of form at the moment and they could be in for a brilliant end to their season with the run of games they have coming up. They face Newcastle at the King Power Stadium this week and then face Burnley (a) and Southampton (h) in GW34.
Jamie Vardy’s form reads very well and he now has 6 goals from his last 8 games in the league. He, along with perhaps a defensive player (Chilwell stands out after 2 assists in 2) could be a decent two week strategy to adopt. If you have free hit available then playing it in GW34 and bringing in a couple of Leicester players could prove profitable.
For Newcastle, that man Kennedy who we tipped last week grabbed another assist to help give them a crucial 1-0 win against Huddersfield last weekend and he remains the value in pick.
Stoke Vs. Spurs
Stoke capitulated at Arsenal late on to give us a very predictable scoreline and it could be more of the same here. Harry Kane looks set to start for the visitors although they rarely looked like needing him against Chelsea last week when they ran out 3-1 winners. Spurs do have a double game week next week so it could be worth bringing in one or two with Dele Alli the stepping up last week to put his name back in the hat.
Eriksen is a solid shout and of course Kane should be in there next week and will be a threat this week too.
This might not be as free scoring as the Chelsea game with Stoke set to line up very defensively in this game but you will want some Spurs coverage that’s for sure.
Man City Vs. Man Utd
This is a fascinating encounter with two completely different styles going head to head. Pep edged it at Old Trafford last time out and although the league is pretty much already sewn up the Spaniard will want to get one over on his Portuguese counterpart in the battle of Manchester this weekend.
United have a much better build up to this game without the distraction of the Champions League but it is still hard to see them winning here.
Romelu Lukaku looks consistent again but he rarely performs in these big games and becomes dispensable. Aguero for City should be back after missing out in midweek with the usual City suspects being dangerous. David Silva (who we seem to tip every week) is a top shout and goes under the radar for many managers.
Arsenal Vs. Southampton
This has been one of the worst seasons in recent history for Arsene Wenger’s team but the ship has been steadied from near disaster just a couple of months ago. This fixture looks very similar on paper to the one they played at the weekend against Stoke with Aubameyang again looking the main threat for the Gunners.
Arsenal do have the small matter of the visit of CSKA Moscow to the Emirates to deal with first though and that hardly gives them the ideal preparation. Still, it is a home game and Auba is cup-tied for that fixture meaning he will remain fresh and a definite starter. He could well be our top captain tip for gameweek 33 again this week.
Chelsea Vs. West Ham
West Ham finally managed a win last weekend to give themselves some daylight from the relegation zone. They won in quite comprehensive style and it was that man Arnautovic again that got all the plaudits with an impressive brace. Chelsea look in disarray or lacking leadership (on and off the pitch) at best and this gives the visitors a real chance.
The Champions look set to miss out on a Champions League place following last week’s results and it is almost impossible to predict how this game will go. Don’t be surprised to see an away goal though so if you fancy a punt either of West Ham’s two goal scorers from last week are worth a chance.