Ahead of the double Gameweeks 24 and 25, and with just under half of the Fantasy Premier League season to go, it’s make or break time for many FPL managers. We take a look back at the first half of the season and pick 22 players that you’ll want to consider picking up when making your next transfers.
Our top goalkeeper choice is Burnley number one Nick Pope. Pope has played 90 minutes in all but one of the Clarets 22 matches this season recording 7 clean sheets and 85 saves for a total of 102 points – making him the second best performing shot stopper in the FPL this season.
His £5.5 price tag may put some managers off but with a double gameweek against Crystal Palace and Fulham in week 24 he’s got a good chance of recording double-digits points.
Defenders who score goals, get assists and keep clean sheets are always highly sought after by FPL managers and sports betting punters alike and many managers make sure they have defenders from the teams that are most likely to win the Premier League in their squad.
With this in mind, Man United Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.6 – 2 goals, 3 assists, 8 clean sheets) and Liverpool’s Andrew Robertson (£7.3 – 1 goal, 5 assists, 6 clean sheets) are two high scoring players who fit the bill.
Then there’s also City’s men Rúben Dias (£6.1 – 1 assist, 13 clean sheets) and João Cancelo (£6.0 – 1 goal, 2 assists, 10 clean sheets) who are among the top 10 best performing defenders thus far and are staring down the barrel of their upcoming double gameweek.
If you’re looking for bargain defenders then West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell (£5.7 – 8 assists, 8 clean sheets), Leeds’ Stuart Dallas (£4.8 – 4 goals, 2 assists, 6 clean sheets) and Southampton’s recently returned Jannik Vestergaard (£4.7 – 3 goals, 5 clean sheets) are all worth a shout with the last two being especially valuable right now considering Leeds and Southampton’s double fixtures in week 25.
Midfielders are the money players in most FPL teams because they gather points for clean sheets, assists and goals and because they generally get the biggest bonuses.
The best performing midfielders so far are Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes (£11.5 – 169 points), Liverpool’s Mohammed Salah (£12.7 – 155 points) and Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son (£9.7 – 155 points) all of whom are consistently favored to score on online betting websites around the world as well.
Filling the fourth (or fifth) spot in your midfield can be tough so some value for money midfielders to go for include City’s Ilkay Gündogan (£5.9 – 104 points), Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse (£6.0 – 98 points), Fulham’s Ademola Lookman (£5.0 – 65 points), and Leeds’ Jack Harrsion (£5.4 – 86 points) and Mateusz Klich (£5.3 – 73 points) who are all great buys ahead of the double Gameweeks 24 and 25.
Strikers Harry Kane (£11.0 – 151 points) of Tottenham and Jamie Vardy (£10.0 – 117 points) of Leicester are back from injury and remain a centrepiece in most fantasy squads but finding the right men to go alongside them can be tough.
Leeds’ Patrick Bamford (£6.7 – 124 points) and Everton’s Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6 – 120 points) are two of the cheapest and most valuable strikers on the market and when you include Southampton’s Che Adams (£5.8 – 82 points) you’ve got a great trio of attackers that won’t break the bank and that all have 3 games coming up in the next two FPL gameweeks.
If you’re willing to gamble a little, Burnley’s Chris Wood (£5.8 – 63 points) is set to return from injury soon to join his team for their double gameweek against Fulham and Crystal Palace.
Although the New Zealander hasn’t produced the goods this year his ten goals in each of his last three seasons has made him one of the top buys in recent FPL history. Wood is also one the most bet-on FPL strikers to score at all of the sports betting sites in New Zealand.