FPL Gameweek 34 Preview – Tips, Fixtures, Stats – 20/21

After a weekend with a low number of goals, we move on to Gameweek 34 as we enter the final five Gameweeks of the season.

During the last Gameweek, it was the differentials who came out on top as the highest scoring player was owned by just 1.9% of FPL managers – Chris Wood.

To help uncover the next high-scoring differential, we look at each Premier League teams’ percentage chance of winning, the most likely goalscorers and where to go for those clean sheets.

Southampton vs Leicester

  • Home Win: 28%
  • Draw: 25%
  • Away Win: 47%

Southampton return to action in Gameweek 34 after a week off. In their last match, they let go of a lead to lose 2-1 to Tottenham. Striker, Danny Ings netted his tenth goal of the season but had to leave the field early due to an injury.

In Gameweek 34, Southampton host Leicester City. The visitors are coming off a valuable victory over Crystal Palace as they came back from a losing position to win 2-1. Kelechi Iheanacho gathered 12 FPL points after his goal and assist. The £6.2m striker now has nine goals in the last seven games.

Goalscorer: Kelechi Iheanacho 42%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 22%
  • Away: 33%

Crystal Palace vs Man City

  • Home Win: 10%
  • Draw: 17%
  • Away Win: 73%

Crystal Palace’s inconsistent form continued as they lost 2-1 to Leicester City. With his first goal since returning from injury, Wilf Zaha slotted home the Eagle’s goal to take his tally to ten goals this season.

Crystal Palace face title-chasing Manchester City this week. The top of the league side took another step toward their Premier League success by beating Aston Villa 2-1. Bernardo Silva registered 11 FPL points by picking up two assists. Owned by just 1.1%, Silva now has three assists in the last two games.

Goalscorer: Sergio Aguero 48%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 13%
  • Away: 50%

Brighton vs Leeds

  • Home Win: 43%
  • Draw: 28%
  • Away Win: 29%

It was a poor result for Brighton last week as they missed a huge opportunity for points by losing 1-0 to bottom of the league, Sheffield United. The Seagulls now sit one place above the relegation zone with a seven-point cushion.

At home this week, Brighton will face the ever-entertaining Leeds United in Gameweek 34. Leeds held their old rivals, Man United, to a draw last week. £4.7m Goalkeeper, Illan Meslier picked up 7 FPL points after earning his tenth clean sheet of the season.

Goalscorer: Neal Maupay 38%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 30%
  • Away: 25%

Chelsea vs Fulham

  • Home Win: 67%
  • Draw: 22%
  • Away Win: 11%

Chelsea strengthened their position in the top four last week by beating fifth placed West Ham 1-0. With his first goal since Gameweek 24, Timo Werner slotted home a Ben Chilwell cross which proved to be the winner. Chilwell’s assist and clean sheet gave him 12 FPL points.

The Blues will be up against their neighbours, Fulham, this Gameweek. Fulham’s last game ended with disappointment as a 97th minute Arsenal equaliser saw them draw 1-1 and drop two points. With his third goal since signing in January, it was Josh Maja who scored the only goal for the Cottagers.

Goalscorer: Tammy Abraham 44%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 50%
  • Away: 17%

Everton vs Aston Villa

  • Home Win: 49%
  • Draw: 26%
  • Away Win: 25%

Everton’s 1-0 win over Arsenal last week has given them a much-needed boost for the end of the season fixtures. After a run of five games without a win, the victory kept the Toffees in touch with the European places.

As they look to build on the momentum, Everton will face an Aston Villa side who have just one win from the last eight fixtures. A 92nd equaliser granted the Villains a point against West Midlands rivals, West Brom, last week. In the 2-2 draw, Ollie Watkin’s assist gave him FPL attacking returns for the fourth week running.

Goalscorer: Dominic Calvert-Lewin 44%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 35%
  • Away: 22%

Newcastle vs Arsenal

  • Home Win: 24%
  • Draw: 25%
  • Away Win: 51%

After a dramatic 95th minute Joe Willock goal, Newcastle made it four games unbeaten by drawing 1-1 with Liverpool. With just a £4.7m price tag, Willock has scored in each of his last three appearance as he’s aided the Magpies towards safety. Unfortunately, he is ineligible to face his parent club in Gameweek 34.

Willock’s parent club is Arsenal, who will be heading to Newcastle this weekend. The Gunners lost 1-0 to Everton last week and appear to be more focused on their upcoming Europa League ties. This may influence their starting XI selections over the coming weeks.

Goalscorer: Alexandre Lacazette 46%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 20%
  • Away: 33%

Man United vs Liverpool

  • Home Win: 34%
  • Draw: 27%
  • Away Win: 39%

Manchester United’s showdown with Leeds United ended goalless. Although the creativity wasn’t quite there this week for United, they did pick up their 13thclean sheet of the season. £5.2m Dean Henderson kept hold of the goalkeeper position for the seventh game in a row.

Gameweek 34 brings Premier League fans an exciting clash between bitter rivals, Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford. Despite the thrilling fixture, Liverpool still look a shadow of themselves as they drew 1-1 with Newcastle last time round. Mo Salah smashed in his 20th goal of the season as he fights for his third golden boot out of the last four seasons.

Goalscorer: Mo Salah 42%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 25%
  • Away: 29%

Tottenham vs Sheffield United

  • Home Win: 75%
  • Draw: 18%
  • Away Win: 7%

Tottenham’s first match under caretaker manager, Ryan Mason, ended in a 2-1 win over Southampton. Making it 15 goals for the season, Son Heung-Min’s penalty was the all-important goal and gave him 10 FPL points.

After their relegation was confirmed in the previous Gameweek, Sheffield United inflicted a damaging defeat on Brighton. David McGoldrick scored the only goal of the game and the clean sheet was just their third of the season. In this round of fixtures, Sheffield go to North London to take on Tottenham.

Goalscorer: Harry Kane 62%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 55%
  • Away: 11%

West Brom vs Wolves

  • Home Win: 31%
  • Draw: 30%
  • Away Win: 39%

After conceding a late goal to draw 2-2, West Brom’s Premier League survival hopes look even bleaker. The impressive Matheus Pereira converted his penalty to make it four goals out of the last four games. Owned by just 4.8% of FPL managers, the £5.5m midfielder is currently averaging 10.5 points per game.

In a black country derby, West Brom host Wolves and may catch them at a beneficial time. Wolves lost 4-0 to Burnley in their last match and put on a poor performance. As they sit midtable with not much to play for, Nuno Espirito Santo’s side look like they’re ready for the season to close.

Goalscorer: Willan Jose 29%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 29%
  • Away: 35%

Burnley vs West Ham

  • Home Win: 28%
  • Draw: 28%
  • Away Win: 44%

With a thumping 4-0 win over Wolves last week, Burnley are looking far more comfortable as they hope to confirm their Premier League status for another season. £6.3m Chris Wood gifted just 1.9% of FPL managers with 20 points after his hattrick. The New Zealand striker now has six goals from the last six games.

Burnley host West Ham United to conclude the Gameweek 34 fixtures. Fifth placed West Ham fell short in their match with fourth placed Chelsea as they lost 1-0 at home. The Hammers are now three points off the Champions League spots with five games to go.

Goalscorer: Jesse Lingard 44%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 23%
  • Away: 32%
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