Welcome back to another edition of Fantasy Premier League Forecasting Bad Fixtures, in which we look at which teams we should avoid drafting players from in regards to their respective schedules.
This week we’ve seen the biggest scoring average of the season, with the main men scoring a hatful of points in the campaign’s first ‘real’ double gameweek.
Not only that, but managers found it as the perfect opportunity to use their chips, with a certain Sergio Aguero amassing an incredible 78 points for those than dared to Triple Captain him against Chelsea and Newcastle United.
The Bench Boost was also a popular decision, but the large number of rotation from managers and the unexpected injuries sometimes did more damage than good.
But while we target Fantasy assets that will plunder in the points, we also need to know which ones are best to avoid, especially with a blank coming up this weekend.
So ahead of Gameweek 35, here are THREE TEAMS you should avoid buying players from.
Swansea City were in the relegation scrap a few weeks ago, but after four wins in their last seven, Francesco Guidollin’s men are likely safe on 40 points with four games to go.
However, after their 3-0 loss to Newcastle United last weekend, the Swans are set to go on an incredibly hard run of games against Leicester (Away), Liverpool (Home), West Ham (Away), and Manchester City (Home), all teams in the top 7.
Gylfi Sigurdsson (7.2) is the main dilemma for managers, with the Iceland star scoring four goals in their last six games. Many will be reluctant to sell him, but on paper there are much better options elsewhere for his price.
Everton were the go-to team when Gameweek 33 began, with the Toffees having three double gameweeks on the horizon.
However, after three draws in succession and a 4-0 capitulation at the hands of local rivals Liverpool, Everton don’t look like a team to invest in anymore, despite still having two games in Gameweek 37.
Roberto Martinez’s men start off with a blank this weekend, before playing Bournemouth (Home) and then a double against Leicester (Away) and Sunderland (Away). While the games against Bournemouth and Sunderland look good on paper, Everton may also have one mind on the FA Cup, meaning rotation is set to come into play and derail many plans. The Black Cats will also be a tough opposition at the Stadium of Light, with the club fighting for survival.
Out of the three clubs fighting for survival, Norwich City have the worst run of games compared to their rivals, despite having a double in gameweek 37.
The Canaries start off with a blank this weekend, before facing Arsenal (Away) then Manchester United (Home) and Watford (Home) in the DGW. If results don’t go their way in these fixtures, Newcastle and Sunderland could be too far ahead when they visit Everton on the final matchday.
But in any case, many managers could be eyeing in the opportunity to bring in a cheap Norwich defender to free up some cash to buy other expensive players, but we believe there are better assets elsewhere from Sunderland, Watford, and even Newcastle United.