Fantasy Premier League 2017/18: Picks for Gameweek 32 onwards
Gameweek 31 witnessed just four matches in total. This was due to the fact that six fixtures got postponed owing to the FA Cup quarterfinals. A lot of managers chose to employ the free hit chip, while others instead opted to field a team by taking a hit in points.
Either way, the week was all about one man - Mo Salah. With Kane injured for up to a month, it looks like Salah has one hand on the golden boot already. The Egyptian found the back of the net four times in Liverpool's 5-0 rout over Watford and even assisted the fifth goal.
With just four fixtures in the week, the average score was expected to be at an all-time low. However, Mo Salah's return of an unbelievable 29 points coupled with the fact that over 60% FPL managers own him ensured that the average points this week was a respectable 46.
With an international break up ahead, and many of us opting to use our wildcards, here are some picks that could give your team a push as we approach the finish line:
Petr Cech - Arsenal (5.3)
Arsenal have been notorious for their leaky defence for quite some time now. However, their defence has kept seven clean sheets at home this season. With the Gunners hosting Stoke City and Southampton in their next two fixtures, Arsenal and Petr Cech will be hoping that the ball doesn't find the back of their net.
Arsenal were impressive at the back in their 3-0 win at home against Watford last gameweek. Petr Cech was especially brilliant, spectacularly saving Troy Deeney's effort from the penalty spot.
In fantasy terms, Cech got 15 points last week, which included a three-point bonus. With Arsenal being among the few teams to have two fixtures in gameweek 34 and then a fixture in gameweek 35, it would make sense to invest on the popular goalkeeper now.
Notable mention: Lukasz Fabianski - Swansea (4.7)
Among the teams battling against relegation, Swansea have done particularly well defensively. Fabianski has been fantastic for the Swans, having racked up 106 saves and 10 bonus points over the season. Fabianski will be particularly handy in double gameweek 34 where the Swansea have two favourable home fixtures against Everton and Southampton.