Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 30+
June 11, 2020
The Gaffers tips for your FPL team Gameweek 30+
The anxious wait for the Premier League is almost coming to an end with June 17th marked on our calendars. That means it’s time to get back into picking your team for Gameweek 30+ of the Fantasy Premier League (FPL).
A complete overhaul
It’s time to overhaul the squad with some new players in a double game week for Sheffield United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Aston Villa. So, The Gaffer is choosing some of those teams players to take advantage. With matches every three to four days, empty home stadiums, and a new five substitutes per match rule, a new strategy is needed. We will focus on goalkeepers this week, while outlining players and teams for other positions. Here’s who the Gaffer sees as good value for Gameweek 30+.
Henderson/ Sheffield United/ 5.3m/ 17% Ownership/ 122pts (2nd)
Sheffield United have been stellar at the back this season. Boasting the leagues 2nd best defensive record, conceding 25 goals. League leaders Liverpool are the only team to concede less (21). Henderson is joint 6th in price costing 5.3m,compared to Liverpool’s Alisson who is at 6.2m. Comparatively, Man City’s Ederson will set you back 6.0m. Burnley’s Pope (4.9m) is the most owned goalkeeper in the game with 18.6%, while Henderson is the 2nd most owned goalkeeper backed by 17% of FPL mangers.
Sheffield United have two matches in Gameweek 30+. Both are away from home Vs Aston Villa and Newcastle. The Blades can take 5th place if they win their game in hand against a struggling Aston Villa side. If you can get Henderson into your team, now is the time to do it. You can save some transfer cash, and have the potential for at least a 12 point haul, including the possibility of some save and bonus points.
Leno/ Arsenal/ 5.0m/ 5.9% Ownership/ 108 pts (8th)
A bit of a gamble here with high risk, high reward. Arsenal have to face free scoring Manchester City away from home, then make the trip to Brighton. The Gunners have a poor defensive record, which has got better since Arteta took charge. Leno would set you back 5.0m, but there is some upside if you look past the horrible stats. Arsenal have only conceded four goals in their last five matches while keeping three clean sheets. In addition, Leno offers a regular save bonus.
On the other hand, this has the potential to go horribly wrong if the flood gates open up. With a double gameweek for Arsenal, and no cost to transfer Leno in he can be great value. The match Vs Man City is the obvious gamble, but there is the potential for a clean sheet Vs Brighton. Graham Potters men can struggle to score goals, but this is Arsenal we’re talking about.
Ederson/ Manchester City/ 6.0m/ 11.9% Ownership/ 82pts (15th)
Ederson can offer some short term upside for FPL managers. Although at a premium, setting you back a hefty 6.0m, managers could be rewarded with a saves and clean sheet bonus in City’s upcoming home matches. Man City are bound to continue smashing in the goals, but can they keep them out? City’s defense has been a mixed bag, shipping 31 goals this season. On a positive note, they still have the 5th best defensive record and have the potential for two clean sheets Vs Arsenal and Burnley. If City can keep their fee flowing attacking football going, managers will be happy that they paid a little extra cash for the reliability factor.
Others to Consider
Pope/ Burnley/ 4.9m/18.6% Ownership/ 128 pts (1st)/ Next, Man City (A)
Schmeichel/ Leicester/ 5.4m/ 14.1% Ownership/ 119 pts (4th)/ Next Watford (A)
The Gaffer is loading up on Sheffield United at the back. Henderson is already The Gaffers starting goalkeeper, so that leaves room for only two more Blades players.
Load up on Sheffield United
Due to budget, The Gaffer has gone for Baldock (4.9m) and O’Connell (4.7m). Also fairly priced is Lundstram (4.9m) and Stevens (5.2m). Alternatively, Egan and Basham are both priced at 4.6m. As mentioned before, Sheffield United have a great defensive and away record, making their defenders a good bet for the rest of the season.
Play it safe
Managers can play it safe and stick with the tried and true defenders. Liverpool’s Trent Alexander Arnold, Andrew Robertson and Virgil Van Dyke all lead the pts tally in the defenders category. But, if Liverpool wrap up the title in the next week or so, we may see some rotation. Since teams have five substitutes at their disposal, there’s the risk of losing points. The clean sheet bonus and the extra point may be lost if players are fielded less than 60 minutes.
Leicester City defenders look to be a good play for the short and long term. They have favorable fixtures, and the third best defensive record in the Premier League. Ricardo Pereira will be on many managers radar as the attacking full back eyes a July 12th return from a knee injury. That being said, Evans (5.3m), Soyuncu (4.9m) and Chilwell (5.5m) should be hot picks for remaining of the season.
Others to consider, Wolverhampton Wanderers
Doherty/ Wolves/ 6.3m/ 8.8% Ownership/ 117 pts (6th)/ Next West Ham
Boly/ Wolves/ 4.8m/ 3.2% Ownership/ 60 pts (52nd)/ Next West Ham
Saiss/ Wolves/ 4.6m/ 3.7% Ownership/ 73 pts (34th)/ Next West Ham
We could focus on a bunch of midfielders, and draw up different conclusions for the upcoming weeks. To keep from entering the weeds here are The Gaffers picks with some alternative options.
The Gaffer has gone with consistency for the midfield. Liverpool’s Salah (12.6m) is The Gaffers most expensive player, and leads the midfielder category with 186 pts. Many mangers may feel this is a good time to load up on Manchester City players. Sterling and De Bruyne are obvious choices, along with the possible return of Leroy Sane. Manchester United’s Fernandes (8.6m) stays in The Gaffers team. The United midfielder was finding his groove before the break, and The Gaffer is banking on Fernandes to keep the returns coming. We may swap a couple players around to make room for one of the City midfielders. But, as you will see from our front line selection, City’s Aguero eats up a chunk of change.
Jack Grealish (6.4m) has been performing well for Villa, and looks to be attracting some attention from higher performing clubs. He has made his way into The Gaffers team since Villa have two matches in gameweek 30+. Rounding off the bench is Norwich City’s Cantwell, and Uniteds McTominay (4.9m), who may lose his place to the returning Pogba.
Consider midfielders for Manchester City, Arsenal (Double gameweek), and Chelsea.
The Gaffer has gone for a strong front three. If it’s anything to go off of, the Bundedsliga has provided high scoring matches, so we are placing our bets on a healthy frontline.
Goals, Goals, Goals
Aubameyang/ Arsenal/ 11.1m/ 27.7% Ownership/ 152 pts (2nd)
With a double gameweek, and a love for the player, The Gaffer has had to stick with the Arsenal talisman. The gunners are going to need him to be at his best if they are to close the gap and challenge for a Champions League spot. We may, at the last minute, switch Aubameyang out for a City midfielder. But, it would feel criminal to bet against our beloved Arsenal losing. And, as in most cases, when you switch a player out, he ends up having a monster of week.
Aguero/ Manchester City/ 11.9m/ 18.6% Ownership/ 124 pts (9th)
Again, The Gaffer has gone big with Aguero. Another proven striker with a double gameweek, who should pick up a good points tally. He has broken the Premier League Hat-trick record, and is arguably the best striker in the league at the moment. Vardy was also up for consideration, but with Leicester only having one match in the opening week, we feel the extra spent on Aguero and Aubameyang has the potential to pay dividends.
Tammy Abraham/ Chelsea/ 7.5m/ 15.1% Ownership/ 131 pts (6th)
This young man has been a breath of fresh air with Lampard finally giving the young striker his chance. Banging in 13 Premier League Goals this season, Abraham is only six away from leading scorer Vardy. He is also comes in 2.2m cheaper. We look for Chelsea to get goals against Villa, and the rest of their fixtures look favorable. Although, they do have matches against Liverpool and Manchester City.
Others to consider Jiminez (8.1m, Wolves), Vardy (9.7m Leicester), Ings (7.1m Southampton), Rashford 8.8m Man Utd), King (6.1m Bournemouth)