06 Apr 2021 3:08 PM +00:00

GW31 signals the final stretch in Fantasy Premier League

There are just eight games to go in Fantasy Premier League (FPL), but it is still all to play for.

Bruno Fernandes and Harry Kane remain the league’s most prolific point scorers, but there are some bargains to pick up elsewhere.

Ensure you get the big hitters in your team, alongside these great value for points players with our GW 31 tips.

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GW31 Fixtures

Friday, 9 April

Fulham v Wolves

Saturday, 10 April

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Manchester City v Leeds

Liverpool v Aston Villa

Crystal Palace v Chelsea

Sunday, 11 April

Burnley v Newcastle

West Ham v Leicester

Tottenham v Manchester United

Sheffield United v Arsenal

Monday, 12 April

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West Brom v Southampton

Brighton v Everton

Transfer Deadline - 18:30 – Friday, 9 April

Goalkeepers

We don’t think anyone saw Chelsea conceding five last week, but don’t lose faith as it will surely be an anomaly after Thomas Tuchel’s excellent start to life in London.

Star Signing – Alisson (£5.9m)

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SUPER STOPPER - Alisson is a pricey GK this season

If you have Edouard Mendy, then a goalkeeper may not be your biggest concern.

However, if you are looking to bring in a new GK, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson could be in for a rich vein of form with some friendly fixtures coming up.

Bargain Buy – Bernd Leno (£5.0m)

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CLEAN SHEET - Arsenal should keep a shut out against The Blades

It is certainly time to get rid of Illan Meslier as Leeds face both Manchester clubs and Liverpool in their next three matches.

Arsenal’s Bernd Leno could be a shrewd bit of business with games against Sheffield United and Fulham next up.

Defenders

The ‘Pep Roulette’ will continue for as long as Man City remain in the Champions League, so any of their defenders could be a gamble.

Star Signing – Luke Shaw (£5.3m)

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FIRST CHOICE - Shaw should be England's left back at the Euros

We are going for Luke Shaw again this week as we back him to continue his rich vein of form against a Spurs side that blows hot and cold.

Shaw could feature in midweek for United though, so best leave the transfers until after Thursday.

Bargain Buy – Ben Mee (£4.9m)

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LEADER - Mee will be crucial to Burnley's survival chances

Burnley have a huge fixture against Newcastle this weekend with the loser really up against it in terms of Premier League survival.

Ben Mee could be a differential in GW31 with less than 4% of managers having him in their side.

Midfielders

You can’t ignore Bruno Fernandes, Mohamed Salah or Heung-Min Son, but seeing as most of us have them already, these two players could make a difference.

Star Signing – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£11.4m)

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BACK WITH A BANG - We think Aubameyang could destroy Sheffield

Most FPL managers would agree that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has not offered value for points this season, but GW31 could be a change in his fortunes.

Sheffield United have conceded nine goals in their last three games so this could be a great opportunity for the Arsenal captain to pick up some big points.

Bargain Buy – Diogo Jota (£6.8m)

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SUPER SUB - Jota came off the bench to score twice over the weekend

There are not many better players in FPL available for £6.8m than Diogo Jota. The Portuguese star is back from injury and could cause Aston Villa big problems in GW31.

There are several other in-form players available for a bargain price including Jesse Lingard, Matheus Pereira and Leandro Trossard.

Forwards

These two stars could play a vital role in your run in.

Star Signing – Alexandre Lacazette (£8.2m)

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STYLISH SCORER - Lacazette's technique is impeccable

As the league’s top scorer, you cannot rule out Harry Kane, but we are backing Arsenal to bag a few goals this weekend.

French striker Alexandre Lacazette has looked sharp in recent weeks, and at £8.2m he won’t break the bank.

Bargain Buy – Kelechi Iheanacho (£5.8m)

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MAN OF THE MOMENT - Iheanacho can't stop finding the net

Fresh of the back of a Player of the Month award, Kelechi Iheanacho could be a key player in the final few FPL weeks.

Leicester face West Ham, West Brom and then Crystal Palace, so we think he is worth a punt.

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