Welcome back to another edition of Fantasy Premier League Forecasting Good Fixtures, in which we look at which teams have some favourable matches in the coming weeks.
With the first of the double gameweeks coming up this very weekend, we are definitely in crunch time, in which the casual players will be separated from us more the FPL geeks.
Those that fail to realize the implication of these doubles will surely fall behind with just around seven games remaining, but with the silly season that it has been thus far, we never know.
The best way is to be prepared for it, with many managers activating their wildcards this week in order to deploy the brilliant bench boost in Gameweek 34 in search of 15 players with the double.
However, don’t forget that gameweek 35 has half the teams on blanks, so it ain’t as simple as it sounds.
Well we’ve narrowed down the THREE TEAMS you should really consider buying from ahead of the upcoming gameweeks.
Arsenal were absolutely brilliant in their 4-0 win over Watford over the weekend, with the Gunners seemingly turning the corner following crisis talks just a few weeks ago.
And despite facing an in-form West ham United at the Boleyn Ground in their next game, Arsene Wenger’s men are worth investing in over the coming period, with a home double against Crystal Palace and West Brom in GW 34 before matches against Sunderland (Away) and Norwich (Home).
Alexis Sanchez (10.9) has regained his form with a goal and an assist in his last fixture, while Alex Iwobi (4.5) has emerged as an enabler and a differential. Hector Bellerin (6.3) continued his incredible attacking output despite being a defender, and Mesut Ozil (9.7) may be an important factor again if he gets some rest after some jaded displays.
Everton have been a mystery this season, as despite some incredible displays of attacking football, can’t seem to be a team capable of challenging for a spot in Europe. Their defenders aren’t too shabby either, but their biggest problem is that the Toffees are terrible at home.
However, their Goodison Park woes are the reasons that make Everton a favourable club to buy from in the coming weeks, with Roberto Martinez’s men playing TWO away games in Gameweek 33 (this weekend) against Watford and Crystal Palace, before another double against Southampton (Home) and fierce rivals Liverpool (Away).
But Everton have a blank in Gamweek 35, so an exit strategy for the likes of Romelu Lukaku (8.9) or Ross Barkley (7.1) may be required to not have a team with many blanks.
Liverpool have an amazing opportunity to catch those ahead of them in the race for a European spot, with games against Stoke (Home) this weekend before a double with Bournemouth (Away) and Everton (Home). Then they face Everton Newcastle (home), Swansea (Away), and then Watford (Home)
The bonus for the Reds is that not only do they have two Double Gameweeks coming, but the fact that they do not have a blank Gameweek 35 means Reds stars should be invested in heavily.
Philippe Coutinho (8.2) will be the prime candidate for the Reds amid Roberto Firmino’s (8.1) injury, while James Milner (6.5) is a also decent differential given his cheaper price tag and decent attacking output.