Gameweek 24 Tips: Fantasy Premier League (FPL) | Man City assets at the double
Hello and thanks for coming back to read my picks to help you achieve FPL Legend status (or at least just improve your squad!)
I had a good week in GW23 and have climbed to 51k in my overall rank. Following this weekend’s FA Cup fixtures, the landscape of the season has altered slightly. Spurs and Arsenal can now focus their attention on their Premier League and European exploits. Everton, Newcastle, Burnley and West Ham went crashing out of the Cup, whilst Brighton and Wolves have replays to contend with.
The other big news this week is the confirmation of a Double Gameweek for Man City and Everton in GW25 – so I’ve previewed a couple of their assets this week on page 2.
Check out the next page for the Pundit's views on who you may want to consider instead.
Fantasy Premier League 2018-19: 3 Players to avoid for the coming weeks
#1 Jamaal Lascelles – Defender (£4.6m)
Season Points: 59
Upcoming fixtures: MCI (H), TOT (A), WOL (A)
Owned by 2.8% of FPL managers the Newcastle centre half brought in 11 points this week for his highest haul of the season – and also earned @PlanetFPLPod host James a big Mac!
However Newcastle have a really tough run for the next 3 before their fixtures open up from GW27 to GW31, so I’d avoid their assets for now.
#2 Ryan Fraser – Midfield (£6.1m)
Season Points: 114
Upcoming fixtures: CHE (H), CAR (A), LIV (A)
Fraser has started all except 2 games this year for Bournemouth and has had an excellent campaign. He has only returned once in the last 5 games though with 1 goal and 1 assist in their 3-3 draw against Watford in GW21.
His xG90 has dipped to 0.14 but his xA90 remains top of the midfield category. If you have him, you could hold for now but I wouldn’t be bringing him in with those tough fixtures and a lack of form.
#3 Felipe Anderson – Midfielder (£7.2m)
Season Points: 110
Upcoming fixtures: WOL (A), LIV (H), CPAL (A)
West Ham are a real up-and-down team this season. A victory over Arsenal followed by a loss to Bournemouth, where Anderson was owned, really epitomizes that. He’s had no returns in his last 4 games which displays a player out of form. The 4 games prior to that period yielded 3 goals and 2 assists.
His xA90 for the last 4 games has been 0.12, which is lower than his season average of 0.20. West Ham also play Liverpool and Man City in their next 5 games, apart from having away trips to Wolves and Crystal Palace, so they do not have the easiest run. In my mind, there are some other options in that price bracket if you go up past £8.0m or go below the £6.5m mark.