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4 FPL Tips for This Week GW29

Fantasy Premier league GW29 is just around the corner and yet again it is another double gameweek.

Here are four tips to help you navigate your way through this busy and dangerous period.

Tottenham Triple Threat?

Over the last 5 games the three players leading the spurs front line have been Heung Min Son, Harry Kane and Dejan Kulusevski.

The numbers from these players have been impressive and hard to ignore. With a double game week in GW29 they look fantastic options.

Heung Min Son

Firstly, Son has contributed three goals and two assists over the past 6 games.

He is actually the 5th highest points scorer in this season’s Fantasy Premier League, too. It’s no wonder that 42% of the top 10k FPL managers currently own him, double that of the entire field.

Tottenham’s DGW29 opponents, Man Utd (a) and Brighton (a), both play with a high line which very much suits the South Korean. Whether either of them alter their strategy to compensate for this remains to be seen, though.

One downside to Son is he has been substituted in three of his last four Premier League matches. However, he has completed 90 minutes in 15 of his 23.

With Steven Bergwijn and Lucas Moura falling in the pecking order, the both of them may continue to eat into Son’s minutes.

Harry Kane

Kane has been fantastic over the past 6 games racking up an impressive 5 goals and 1 assist.

With forwards underperforming in this season’s FPL, the England captain becomes an even more tempting asset. Furthermore, with Spurs having nothing to play for but the top 4 this could see him, and Spurs, excel in the later stages of the campaign.

Dejan Kulusevski

At just £6.1m, Kulusevski seems a real bargain already. He looks to have secured his place in the Tottenham starting 11.

The Swede has started each of the past 5 games and now a fit Lucas Moura is seeing himself placed on the bench.

He has 5 goal contributions in the past 6 games which is impressive for a £6.1m player. Son naturally remains the stronger option but at nearly £5m cheaper his ownership will increase dramatically before DGW29.

FPL managers on a free hit may even consider buying all three. It’s viable for even those who aren’t free hitting too, as Tottenham are one of eight teams to play in BGW30.

Matt Doherty

From obscurity, Doherty has now got Fantasy Premier League manager’s attention.

Over the last two games he has been preferred to Emerson Royal and has amassed a monstrous 32 points.

Consequently, he should be a relative lock in Spurs’ coming fixtures.

Transfers Should Depend on Whether Using FH in BGW30

An important factor to consider this week when making transfers is whether you’ll be using a free hit chip in GW30.

BGW30 is a blank gameweek where only 8 teams play: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Brentford, Leeds, Leicester, Spurs, West Ham, Wolves.

If you are planning to not use your FH in GW30 then keep players who have a fixture and focus on transfers elsewhere to strengthen the team for the upcoming weeks.

You can transfer a player who plays in GW30 if you are replacing them with a player who also has a fixture in GW30.

With that said you should be trying to maximise DGW players in GW29 and any team in GW30 ahead of time. This allows you not to lose a fixture and reduce the chance of dropping down the global rankings.

If you are using your FH in GW30 then you can attack the fixtures in GW29 without having to worry about any potential blanks.

Everton – Form vs Fixtures

Everton are a hot topic this week. Should their players be ignored due to their form or are their fixtures too good to pass up?

Everton have a DGW in GW29 consisting of 2 home fixtures: Wolves (H) and Newcastle (H).

The Toffees are 14th in the home table, in comparison to 20th in the away. While nothing to shout about, this does at least bode well for DGW29.

There are a few options of who bring in for Everton. The main one is Dominic Calvert-Lewin. This season he has only played 9 games but has a 0.59 xG per 90 which is considerably higher than any other asset.

Elsewhere, Anthony Gordon has started 12 of Everton’s last 15 league games. At just £4.5m he can act as a great enabler moving forward as well. Additionally, he has less than 3% effective ownership, showing he could be a great differential.

Gordon scored an impressive 14 points in his last home game before Man City and could score something similar over these next 2 fixtures after seeming to nail his position in the starting 11.

Although, Everton have the fixtures their defensive form has been really poor recently, which was highlighted in their 5-0 defeat to Tottenham.

It seems the defensive options for Everton at the moment are quite limited and there are certainly no standout candidates.

Everton have only kept one clean sheet in the previous 14 games. Despite surprisingly high clean sheet odds, they could well concede in both DGW29 fixtures.

To answer the question, Everton could play a differential role in GW29. If risk adverse though, do not buy their players ahead of safer options from Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham.

A Risky Captain?

Anytime Mohamed Salah has a double gameweek it’s difficult to not give him the captain’s armband.

Few would argue he is the best captain for DGW29 but after playing so many minutes since his return from AFCON, could this be the week to try something a little different?

There are plenty of other options, including the Liverpool defence, the aforementioned Kane and Son and even a high risk, high reward Arsenal player.

Here’s a list of all viable captains for GW29 sorted by likelihood of scoring.