Here’s our GW34 fantasy football tips article where Andrew Ferguson reviews his GW33 teams in FPL, TFF, Sky and Sun and outlines his plans for GW34 including a draft wildcard team. Andrew finished top 1k in TFF, Sky and FPL plus 15k in Sun in 17/18.
GW34 fantasy football tips – Andrew Ferguson reviews his GW33 teams in FPL, TFF, Sky and Sun plus outlines his plans for GW34 including a draft wildcard
Fantasy Premier League
Weekly Score: 67 Overall Rank: 42,114
An decent week in the end with Hazard (cap) paying off handsomely. Salah, Maddison and Pereira returned with flops everywhere else. Not much more to say from the gameweek aside from thankfully it’s wildcard time!
I have an active wildcard and am looking at teams jointly with the double GWs in 34 and 35 and remainder of the season in mind:
Arsenal – not overly-bothered about them – four away games out of six and very inconsistent – probably not getting anyone as little value imo
Brighton – two double gameweeks – Ryan, Duffy, Dunk, Gross and Murray
Cardiff – one double gameweek and fighting for their lives – Camarasa
Liverpool – excellent final four fixtures and fighting for the title – Robertson, Mane and Salah
Man City – double gameweek in 35, good fixtures and fighting for the title although heavy rotation likely – Laporte, Sterling, Bernardo and Aguero
Southampton – double gameweek in 35, in form and excellent fixtures till the end of the season – Gunn, Valery, Ward-Prowse and Redmond
Tottenham – double gameweek in 35, excellent fixtures with four in the final at home – Eriksen, Son and Kane
Watford – double in gameweek 35 and decent home fixtures for the rest of the season – Foster, Doucoure and Deeney
Wolves – double in gameweek 35, in form and good fixtures – Doherty, Jota and Jiminez
My current draft is:
I have a decision to make around captaincy – whether to have two bites of the cherry with Duffy or Ryan, or whether to attack a little with Kane. I will very likely go with Kane against a poor Huddersfield but we will see what the week brings.
Telegraph Fantasy Football
Weekly Score: 94 Overall Rank: 106 Transfers: 4
Another good week and big rank boost as I take advantage of the extra fixtures. I swapped out Van Aanholt to Laporte on Saturday afternoon which earned me two clean sheets between them before Jesus returned again to ensure I will have a good coverage in the FA Cup final. Sunday was also a good day with returns from Doherty and Jiminez whilst Wolves’ FA Cup exit hopefully means they will play all the remaining league games. Azpilicueta’s clean sheet against West Ham somewhat negated Hazard’s brace.
With only four transfers I have been thinking of the players I want for the run-in and when to get them in and will likely do the following:
Saturday 13th April – Azpilicueta and Mane to Kane and Redmond (enabler with good fixtures)
Sunday 14th April – Jesus to Aguero (if Aguero starts)
This leaves one transfer for an injury with a flexible formation to be able to bring anyone in. The Champion’s League results may help with decision.
Sky Sports Fantasy Football
Weekly Score: 77 Overall Rank: 19 Transfers: 1
A quiet weekend due to the blank fixtures although Maddison’s captain returns were welcome on Saturday. Lacazette blanked on the Sunday although I held rank before Hazard smashed it last night to reshuffle the top 20 a little.
With only one transfer left I can’t afford to be creative so am just leaving it for an injury or obvious move. I don’t have a Brighton or Cardiff player for next week but they aren’t too exciting so I will very probably leave it. My captains will be Maddison, Kane, Sterling (if he starts, if not Hazard) and Lacazette.
Sun Dream Team
Weekly Score: 56 Overall Rank: 40,205
A decent weekend and rank rise thanks to Liverpool, City and Chelsea winning; Jota also returned on his return to my team. I have good coverage all week now with the Champions League and Europa League matches so I am hoping for another big boost before the weekend.
Kane’s great run starts on Saturday against Huddersfield and I feel I need him in but am struggling to decide how to raise the funds. Jesus to Kane leaves me 2m short so my current thinking is Azpilicueta to a £2.6m defender with not too many great options around! Coady is £1.1m which also leaves me budget for May, this may be the way to go.
Sun Dream Team
Weekly Score: 55 Overall Rank: 2,455
Same as above in regard to returns over the weekend and week to come.
Similar to above although as this team doesn’t have Mane I have more budget to play with. Jesus to Kane and taking Pedro out will leave me £4.5m to find a defender or midfielder giving me pretty much the pick of the game. I am currently tempted by Bernardo at £4m.
I will confirm all my transfers on Twitter (my Twitter handle is @Fergi222, give me a follow!) by the respective deadlines so keep an eye out.
Good luck everyone for GW34!
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