Fantasy Premier League Tips – 7 Players To Watch Out For In GW30
Those of you who are as addicted to Fantasy Premier League as we are will no doubt be just as desperate for the weekend to show it’s face after this international break!
As we embark on Gameweek 30, we are now into that all important home stretch of our FPL campaigns. Leagues will be won and lost in the next 9 fixtures, so hopefully our FPL tips will help you in the coming weeks.
In this article, we look at 7 excellent value players who might have slipped under your radar but could help you clinch a win in whatever private leagues you’re competing in!
Let’s get on with it:
Cheap FPL Goalkeepers
Hugo Lloris £5.5m (Tottenham)
Although we normally try to unearth ‘keepers who are under £5m in our Fantasy Premier League goalkeeper tips, we think that right now Hugo Lloris is just too good value to miss out on.
With a 4 point bonus for a clean-sheet, a clean-sheet is worth to a goalkeeper what a goal is to a forward, and looking at Lloris’ upcoming fixtures, drafting him is like drafting a £5.5m forward who has a great chance of scoring every week!
This weekend, Spurs take on Burnley A, followed by Swansea A, Watford H, Bournemouth H and Palace A in their next 5 fixtures. Given that they have the joint-best defensive record in the division with just 21 goals conceded in 28 matches, clean-sheets should be easy to find for Spurs during this period.
Cheap FPL Defenders
Ben Davies £4.8m (Tottenham)
With Danny Rose still injured and no return date currently set, his stand-in Davies provides phenomenal value in FPL instead.
With the fixtures that Spurs have coming up, as mentioned previously, clean-sheets should be heading their way in abundance which makes all of their defensive options super valuable. At the price of a defender from a bottom-half of the table club, you should definitely be looking to draft Davies immediately!
To makes things even better, he tends to start in a wing-back role that allows him to get up and down Spurs’ left-hand side much like Alonso does for Chelsea. This allows him to pose an attacking threat which could yield further points than just clean-sheet bonuses – as in GW27 when he picked up an assist against Everton.
Jack Stephens £4.0m (Southampton)
With all of the injuries in Southampton’s rearguard right now, £4.0m man Stephens has come in as cover – starting in their last 5 Premier League matches.
It’s hard to turn down any defender at this price who is also getting game-time, however with Bournemouth H and Crystal Palace H in their next 2 fixtures, he is looking like too good an option to leave out of our FPL tips for GW30.
Not only is a clean-sheet or 2 more than possible across these 2 matches, but his attractive price-tag should also free up much of your budget to focus on bigger and better attacking picks.
Cheap FPL Midfielders
Heung-Min Son £6.9m (Tottenham)
Whilst Harry Kane is out injured, Mauricio Pochettino’s apparent lack of faith in Vincent Janssen has seen Son get given the nod to start as a lone striker for Spurs instead of the Dutchman.
With 7 goals and 6 assists so far this campaign, the Korean has demonstrated that he does have an eye for goal. When you add this to the fact that Spurs have the most favourable fixture list in the entire Premier League, this makes him look like an excellent tip for Fantasy Premier League in the coming weeks.
Not only this but with the excellent form of some of their midfield providers, such as Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen, chances should come Son’s way against some weaker opposition.
Riyad Mahrez £8.9m (Leicester City)
Having been such a ‘must have’ pick for all FPL managers in the 2015/16 season, Mahrez has disappointed greatly in the current campaign.
However, since the sacking of Claudio Ranieri, Leicester have looked totally rejuvenated and are starting to resemble the side that quite incredibly took home the Premier League title just 10 months ago (writing that, it still hasn’t sunk in!).
Mahrez himself has looked much improved and has now netted in both of their last 2 Premier League fixtures, meanwhile, Jamie Vardy is looking back to last season’s best – which increases the chances of Mahrez bagging an assist or 2 in the coming weeks too. When on form, Mahrez is more than capable of some massive points-returns in Fantasy Premier League.
A home game against Stoke City in GW30 is an excellent opportunity for the Algerian to continue his run of good form, and then GW31 sees Leicester take on rock-bottom Sunderland at the King Power Stadium.
Cheap FPL Forwards
Jamie Vardy £9.8m (Leicester City)
As mentioned above, The Leicester side that we have seen since the sacking of Claudio Ranieri has given us all a flashback to last season when in particular Mahrez and Vardy were explosive in the final-third of the field.
Having managed only 5 goals in the first 25 weeks of the current campaign, Vardy has now netted 3 times and provided a further 2 assists in Leicester’s last 3 Premier League matches – meaning that he is a forward very much in form.
With 2 extremely favourable home fixtures coming up in GW30 and 31, Vardy makes our Fantasy Premier League tips for the first time in a long time!
Manolo Gabbiadini £6.9m (Southampton)
Although he is only rated as 75% likely to play according to the Fantasy Premier League website, Southampton’s January signing will no doubt be doing everything that he can do to get fit and continue his rich vein of form.
With 4 goals in his first 3 Premier League matches for the club (plus a further 1 in their EFL Cup final defeat to Manchester United), Gabbiadini has settled in extremely well on the south coast and looks like an FPL bargain at just £6.9m.
Bournemouth are this weekend’s visitors to St Mary’s, and with them they bring the third-worst defensive record in the Premier League (54 goals conceded in 29 matches), meaning that Gabbiadini should be presented with plenty of goalscoring opportunities should he be declared fit to play.
Southampton then face Palace H in GW31, followed by West Brom A in GW32 – meaning that they have a nice little run of fixtures which could yield a nice points-return for the Italian forward.
That concludes our Fantasy Premier League tips for GW30.
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