The three players you need in your Fantasy Football team this week
Can a misfiring Gunners side be trusted to stop shooting blanks in a double gameweek?
Despite none of them managing to break through the 50-point barrier, the top three in the J-League remain intact after Gameweek 35, with precious little still separating Ogie Nolan’s Tullig Panthers from Alan Duggan’s Klippity Klopp in first and second place.
Similarly, despite an average week, Brian Haugh’s Hauzinho Harriers remain in third place, although they have ceded ground to a chasing pack led by Pat Murphy’s Dukes of hazard in fourth and Michael Walsh’s Clipityklopp in fifth.
J-League Top 5
- Tullig Panthers** – Ogie Nolan: 2,140 points
- Klippity Klopp – Alan Duggan: 2,135 points
- Hauzinho’s Harriers – Brian Haugh: 2,097 points
- Dukes of hazard – Pat Murphy: 2,095 points
- Clipityklopp – Michael Walsh: 2,092 points
This week’s leaders: Tullig Panthers** – Ogie Nolan
At a stage of the season where managers will seek to take advantage of any tactics that will earn extra points, the temptation to select players from Arsenal and Southampton will be very strong heading into this weekend.
Not only are both sides in action twice due to their meeting at St. Mary’s on Wednesday, they also have another double gameweek in Gameweek 37, when ten teams are in action twice.
Better yet for Arsenal, Jose Mourinho has already signalled his intention to select a weakened outfit at the Emirates on Sunday, but so fragile are the Gunners right now that you’d question their ability to take advantage.
The return of Friday night football may well catch some managers off guard and with that in mind, we hope you’re reading this before the Gameweek 36 deadline of Friday, 5 May at 7pm.
That clash between Spurs and West Ham is one of the standout fixtures of the weekend schedule, along with the meeting of Arsenal and Manchester United on Sunday and what could be crucial encounters for Manchester City (home to Crystal Palace) and Liverpool (home to Southampton) as far as the race for the top four is concerned.
This week’s picks
Safe bet: Harry Kane (£11.7 million). Two goals and two assists in three games since his return from injury, you can practically set your watch by the Spurs striker at this stage.
Dark horse: Gabriel Jesus (£8.8 million). Has already had the ball in the net twice in 95 minutes on his return from injury (granted, one of them was disallowed), but given his instant return to form and the fact that Manchester City have Leicester and West Brom at home in Gameweek 37, he could be well worth a shot.
Captain’s choice: Alexis Sanchez (£11.5 million). With one goal in his last six games, the Chilean is hardly in scintillating form, but in a double gameweek, he’s the most likely to produce the goods for a misfiring Gunners side.