Welcome to another edition of Fantasy Premier League forecasting fixtures, in which this time we look at the teams that you should avoid buying players from over the next several weeks.
We have a section that showcases clubs with favourable schedules, which you can look at by clicking right here.
The announcement of the Double Gameweeks should greatly affect which players you plan to bring in before Gameweek 34, with no less than 10 teams playing two games that weekend. With many managers still holding the powerful wildcard, the possible permutations that could wield you points in theory may really make or break your season.
However, even playing twice does not always mean they’re a ‘favourable’ team to choose from, showcased by the many times in the past that a player garners only four points in the course of a DGW.
Without further ado, here are THREE TEAMS you want to avoid buying from ahead of Gameweek 32.
Yup, although Tottenham Hotspur seem to the only team capable of catching shock leaders Leicester City, Mauricio Pochettino’s men have a rather tough set of fixtures to navigate in order to win the Premier League title, with also no double gameweeks on the horizon.
Spurs face Liverpool (Away), Manchester United (Home), and Stoke (Away) in their next three, all games being tricky ties for the Lilywhites.
Many will be reluctant to let go of Harry Kane (10.4), Christian Eriksen (8.7) and Dele Alli (6.2), but with other players playing an additional game over the course of the next few weeks, one or all of them might need to be sacrificed.
Stoke City are another club set to have a rough ride over the next few weeks, another team also with no doubles on the horizon.
The Potters have a winnable game against Swansea City (Home) this weekend, but then face Liverpool (Away), Tottenham (Home), and Manchester City (Away)… three games that Mark Hughes’ men will be expected to lose.
Marko Arnautovic (6.6) has been a revelation this season and is on good form, but after the Swansea game it will be time to look elsewhere for attacking returns. Jack Butland (5.4) was also brilliant in goal for Stoke, but the England international will now miss the entire season due to an ankle fracture.
Watford may have two double gameweeks before the end of the season, but their next four games are not what Fantasy managers will want their players to face in the upcoming weeks.
The Hornets first play Arsenal (Away), then Everton (Home), and a DGW consisting of West Brom (Away) and West Ham (Away). And after that, Watford have a blank in gameweek 35.
Those holding on to Odion Ighalo (5.8) or Troy Deeney (5.2) may now have to cut their ties, especially with only one win in their last seven, failing to score in five of those. There are definitely better options elsewhere, Marcus Rashford (4.5) maybe?