FPL Gameweek 35 Preview – Tips, Fixtures, Stats – 20/21

With four Gameweeks remaining, this week we have a fixture list containing 15 matches as eight teams play twice and one team faces a Triple Gameweek.

Last time round, another player hit the sacred 20-point mark and the race for the top four looks like it will go to the wire.

As always, we look at each Premier League teams’ percentage chance of winning, the most likely goalscorers and which defenders to target for a clean sheet.

Leicester vs Newcastle

  • Home Win: 69%
  • Draw: 20%
  • Away Win: 11%

Following a sending off, Leicester couldn’t take advantage of having the extra man against Southampton. After the game finished 1-1, the Foxes will feel their place in the top four isn’t as comfortable as it was a week ago. Kelechi Iheanacho picked up more FPL points by providing the assist to Jonny Evans.

In Gameweek 35, Leicester City will host Newcastle United at the King Power Stadium. The visitors lost their unbeaten run by losing 2-0 at home to Arsenal last week. After a 90th minute red card, the Magpies will be without centre back, Fabian Schar.

Goalscorer: Kelechi Iheanacho 50%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 48%
  • Away: 14%

Leeds vs Tottenham

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

It was a disappointing Gameweek for Leeds as they lost 2-0 to Brighton. Despite a great goalscoring record, Patrick Bamford has now gone five league games without a goal which is his worst drought this season.

This weekend, Leeds will take on Tottenham at Elland Road. Spurs thumped relegated Sheffield United 4-0 in their last game. Owned by just 3.5% of FPL managers, Gareth Bale’s hattrick earned him 21 FPL points. The Welsh midfielder now has eight goals in his last eight appearances.

Goalscorer: Harry Kane 48%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 18%
  • Away: 29%

Sheffield United vs Crystal Palace

  • Home Win: 33%
  • Draw: 30%
  • Away Win: 37%

After a win in the previous week, Sheffield United couldn’t build momentum and lost 4-0 to Tottenham. Unsurprisingly, the Blades have conceded the joint-most goals over the last five games.

Crystal Palace were the latest team to be swept aside by league-leaders, Manchester City. The 2-0 defeat made it three in a row for the Eagles. However, with an 11 point cushion, Roy Hodgson’s side may be confident of a midtable finish.

Goalscorer: Christian Benteke 33%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 31%
  • Away: 35%

Man City vs Chelsea

  • Home Win: 51%
  • Draw: 26%
  • Away Win: 23%

This weekend, Manchester City will have the chance to wrap up the title at home against Chelsea. After two quick second half goals, City beat Crystal Palace 2-0 in the last Gameweek. Premier League legend, Sergio Aguero, opened the scoring and picked up eight FPL points.

Chelsea boosted their hopes of securing a top four spot by beating Fulham 2-0. Kai Havertz showed more of his potential by scoring both goals. The German midfielder features in just 3.7% of FPL teams and gifted them with 16 points.

Goalscorer: Sergio Aguero 36%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 42%
  • Away: 23%

Liverpool vs Southampton

  • Home Win: 75%
  • Draw: 17%
  • Away Win: 8%

Liverpool will return to action this week after an unexpected week out. In their last game, the Reds continued to look a shadow of themselves as they drew 1-1 with Newcastle. Mo Salah smashed in his 20th goal of the season as he fights for his third golden boot out of the last four seasons.

It will be Southampton who hope to exploit Liverpool’s poor home form after beating them at St. Mary’s earlier in the season. The Saints are coming off a hard-earned 1-1 draw as they held off Leicester City, despite going down to ten men in the tenth minute. Captain, James Ward-Prowse, converted his penalty which put him sixth on the overall FPL points from all midfielders. The England midfielder appears to be flying under the radar with only 9.6% ownership.

Goalscorer: Mo Salah 59%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 48%
  • Away: 9%

Wolves vs Brighton

  • Home Win: 28%
  • Draw: 30%
  • Away Win: 42%

The Black Country derby ended in a stalemate with Wolves and West Brom scoring one goal apiece. For Wolves, the goal came from £5.2m striker, Fabio Silva, which was the 18-year-old’s fourth goal of the season.

Wolves are up against a scrapping Brighton side who took a big step towards safety last week by beating Leeds 2-0. With a goal and assist, Danny Welbeck was the hero at one end and scored 12 FPL points. At the other end, Brighton’s defence made it four clean sheets from the last six games.

Goalscorer: Neal Maupay 33%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 29%
  • Away: 38%

Aston Villa vs Man United

  • Home Win: 20%
  • Draw: 24%
  • Away Win: 56%

In the Saturday evening fixture, Anwar El Ghazi’s fine finish secured Aston Villa a 2-1 victory over Everton. Ollie Watkins was the other player on the scoresheet for the Villains with his 13th goal of the season. Over the last five Gameweeks, Watkins has produced FPL attacking returns in every fixture.

Following a postponement, Manchester United will be back in play this weekend. Their previous match ended goalless with Leeds. Although the creativity wasn’t quite there for United, they did pick up their 13th clean sheet of the season. £5.2m Dean Henderson kept hold of the goalkeeper position for the seventh game in a row. After a rescheduled game, the Red Devils will play three times in Gameweek 35.

Goalscorer: Edinson Cavani 42%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 17%
  • Away: 36%

West Ham vs Everton

  • Home Win: 41%
  • Draw: 28%
  • Away Win: 31%

West Ham got back to winning ways as they came back from a losing position to beat Burnley 2-1 in their last match. As he returned from injury, Michail Antonio netted both goals for the Hammers to keep them in touching distance of the top four.

An inconsistent Everton will be West Ham’s next obstacle in their race for the top-four. The Toffees fell to a 2-1 defeat against Aston Villa last week. Dominic Calvert-Lewin found the back of the net for the 15th time this season.

Goalscorer: Jesse Lingard 40%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 31%
  • Away: 25%

Arsenal vs West Brom

  • Home Win: 65%
  • Draw: 22%
  • Away Win: 13%

Following a recent run of bad results, Arsenal got a morale-boosting win over Newcastle last week. In the 2-0 victory, the Gunners welcomed back Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to the side and the Gambon midfielder marked his return with a goal and an assist. Even with multiple spells on the side lines, Aubameyang has ten Premier League goals this season.

Arsenal will host West Brom in Gameweek 35. The Baggies look destined for relegation after a 1-1 draw with local rivals, Wolves. Goalkeeper, Sam Johnstone, showed his quality once again by making nine saves and earning seven FPL points without having a clean sheet. Averaging 7.5 points per game, the £4.6m shot stopper has made the most saves out of any goalkeeper.

Goalscorer: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 52%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 46%
  • Away: 15%

Fulham vs Burnley

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

Fulham were another side to move closer to relegation after losing 2-0 to Chelsea. The Cottagers sit in 18th but nine points from safety. A win is vital this week as they face 16th placed Burnley.

The Clarets are coming off a 2-1 defeat at the hands of West Ham United. Burnley lead the game for just two minutes before West Ham equalised and then took the lead themselves eight minutes later. Chris Wood’s goalscoring form continued as his penalty made it seven goals from the last seven games.

Goalscorer: Chris Wood 36%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 35%
  • Away: 27%

Man United vs Leicester

  • Home Win: 47%
  • Draw: 29%
  • Away Win: 24%

Goalscorer: Jamie Vardy 42%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 36%
  • Away: 22%

Southampton vs Crystal Palace

  • Home Win: 39%
  • Draw: 29%
  • Away Win: 32%

Goalscorer: Danny Ings 50%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 29%
  • Away: 27%

Chelsea vs Arsenal

  • Home Win: 54%
  • Draw: 25%
  • Away Win: 21%

Goalscorer: Olivier Giroud 48%

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 40%
  • Away: 22%

Aston Villa vs Everton

  • Home Win: 39%
  • Draw: 29%
  • Away Win: 32%

Goalscorer: Odds not yet available

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 29%
  • Away: 27%

Man United vs Liverpool

  • Home Win: 30%
  • Draw: 27%
  • Away Win: 43%

Goalscorer: Odds not yet available

Clean Sheet

  • Home: 20%
  • Away: 29%
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