Premier League Fantasy Football Top Picks and Tips Gameweek 31

Top five fantasy premier league picks for Gameweek 31

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Jamie Vardy is a striker on form
  1. Jamie Vardy – Leicester City, £10M, 106 points

Fresh from his goal against Stoke, Jamie Vardy’s hot streak continues and with his Leicester Side coming up against Sunderland we can see Leicester winning and Vardy being among the goals.

  1. Philippe Coutinho – Liverpool, £8.3M, 113 points

Philippe Coutinho was pivotal in his side’s 3-1 win over Everton and we expect him to do the same against Bournemouth. Despite them being able to keep a clean sheet against Southampton, the Cherries are still a side that is culpable to conceding a goal or two and with Sadio Mane out injured, more of the onus will be with Coutinho and we expect him to deliver.

  1. Son Heung-Min – Tottenham Hotspur, £7M, 108 points

Tottenham are chasing down the league leaders for the second season running and after Chelsea’s surprise defeat to Crystal Palace, Spurs could see themselves only 4 points behind Chelsea at the end of the midweek fixtures.  Son managed to grab a goal on the weekend and he has a knack for scoring important goals for Spurs.

  1. Michael Keane – Burnley, £5M, 89 points

Burnley are generally good at home and going up against Stoke who were just beaten against Leicester presents an opportunity for Burnley to use their home record to their advantage. This is a game where they can keep a clean sheet and Keane could rack up some vital points.

  1. Olivier Giroud – Arsenal, £8.1M, 81 points

Not always the Arsenal player you look to when adding players to your team but Olivier Giroud has a knack for scoring in these kind of games. He didn’t start against Man City and with 3 games in the space of a week, Arsene Wenger could use this match to rotate his squad and if Giroud starts we can see him getting a goal.

Our Gameweek 31 team

Our Fantasy football first team comes up to £74.7 million which is a bit on the expensive side but we’ve gone for a team with big hitters to take advantage of their weaker opponents.

  • GoalKeeper – David Ospina, Arsenal, £4.7M, 2 points

We normally wouldn’t choose an Arsenal keeper, however, against a beleaguered West Ham, it is likely that Arsenal could keep a rare clean sheet.

  • Defence – Christian Fuchs, Leicester City, £5.2M, 75 points

Christian Fuchs is normally a good bet to get an assist for a defender but we also see Leicester keeping a clean sheet this gameweek. Fuchs is capable of a large points haul.

  • Defence – Michael Keane, Burnley, £5M, 89 points

Burnley are a solid team at home and have favourable opponents in Watford.

  • Defence – Jonny Evans, West Bromich Albion, £4.4M, 62 points

After two impressive defensive displays against Arsenal and Manchester United, we believe that West Brom will be resolute in defence once again.

  • Midfield – Riyad Mahrez, Leicester City, £9M, 94 points

A player who seems to be getting back to his best after Ranieri’s departure, Mahrez has been key in Leicester’s current run of form.

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Philippe Coutinho was back on form in the Merseyside Derby
  • Midfield – Philippe Coutinho – Liverpool, £8.3M, 113 points

Another of our earlier picks, we expect Coutinho to get points against Bournemouth.

  • Midfield – Son Heung-Min, Tottenham, £10.2M, 163 points

Swansea are one of the worst teams defensively in the League and we can see Son being able to exploit their weak defence.

  • Midfield – Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal, £11.6M, 198 points

Despite drawing a blank against Manchester City, Sanchez tends to be a bit of a flat track bully and always makes an impact against the smaller teams.

  • Striker – Olivier Giroud, Arsenal, £8.1M, 81 points

As stated in our top five picks, we fancy Giroud to score against West Ham.

  • Forward – Jamie Vardy, Leicester City, £9.8M, 99 points

After his goal against Stoke on the weekend, we expect the England international to keep scoring.

  • Forward – Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manchester United, £11.4M, 144 points

Having completed his three-match ban, Ibrahimovic will be raring to go and fire United back into the top 4 race. The Swede has been involved in over 50% of Manchester United’s goals this season so he is very likely to be part of anything good that United does.

Notable Injuries, bans

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Sadio Mane went off injured in the 3-1 win over Everton

Seamus Coleman – Everton

Victor Moses – Chelsea

Petr Cech – Arsenal

Chris Smalling – Manchester United

Phil Jones – Manchester United

Matt Phillips – West Brom

Adam Lallana – Liverpool

Sadio Mane – Liverpool

Patrick van Arnholt – Crystal Palace

Jordan Henderson – Liverpool

Morgan Schniderlin – Everton

Virgil van Dijk – Southampton

Laurent Koscielny – Arsenal

Juan Mata – Manchester United

Victor Wanyama – Tottenham

Harry Winks – Tottenham

Gaston Ramirez – Middlesbrough

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