Rob Reid with his fantasy premier league GW35 player picks


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Here’s Rob Reid with his fantasy premier league GW35 player picks to help you decide on your transfer. Rob has finished 3 of the last 4 seasons in the top 0.5% of FPL managers

Rob Reid with his fantasy premier league GW35 player picks

Hi everyone and welcome to Gameweek 35 Player Picks.



You may recall that last season I ran a weekly article where I selected an Ace, Banker and Joker pick each week. This season I’ve slightly changed the format but I’ll be making my picks along similar lines. The Ace will be a form player who I would heavily favour for captain this week. The Banker is a fixture pick and has an eye to the next few gameweeks. The Joker will be a differential pick where the only condition is that they must have less than 10% ownership.

I’ll be keeping an eye on how each player performs each week. After the success of GW1 & 2s Bankers, I’ve decided to go back on my original plan and I’ll now be following the Banker pick for 4 weeks again, like I did last season. I’ll also be running a weekly average on how well the selections perform each week. Finally, there will be Guest Picks again from time to time and I’ll be running some Twitter Polls throughout the season where Fantasy Football Geek readers and Twitter followers will be able to vote on who we’re going to pick in each category – keep an eye out for these as the season goes on and feel free to vote!

Here goes – wish me luck!

Previous Picks

Banker 

GW31 – Ryan Fraser

GW31 – 2 points
GW32 – 2 points
GW33 – 2 points
GW34 – 16 points (1 goal, 2 assists, 2 bonus points)

Average – 5.5 points

GW32 – Luka Milivojevic

GW32 – 11 points
GW33 – 10 points
GW34 – 8 points (1 goal, 1 bonus point)

Average – 9.67

GW33 – Yan Valery

GW33 – 2 points
GW34 – 2 points

GW34 – Heung-Min Son

GW34 – 4 points (sub appearance, 1 assist)

Overall Banker average: 5.42 points per GW

Ace

Romelu Lukaku

2 points

Overall ace Average – 6.05 points

Joker

Mat Ryan

1 point (Game 1 – 5 goals conceded, Game 2 – 2 goals conceded)

Overall Joker Average – 4.96 points



Gameweek 35 Picks

Banker – Sergio Aguero (MCI 11.7m) – TOT/man

It’s a big double this week for The Citizens facing 2 of the top 6, fresh from their quadruple dream being ended by their midweek Champions League exit. Their opening fixture is against Spurs, the architects of that UCL demise and this is followed by a huge derby match at Old Trafford. As such, I think it’s less likely that Pep will play his usual selection roulette this double with every point vital so in my opinion, there’s as good a chance as any that Aguero will start both matches and rack up good minutes in both. Sterling also looks a good option, but I’m favouring Aguero as I expect he’ll be heavily captained, he has a good record against Spurs (remember the 4 goals and penalty miss in one game a few seasons back?) and I expect he’ll be gunning for United as revenge for the Red Devils spoiling a potential title party last season.

Ace – Raul Jimenez (WOL 6.9) – BRI/ARS 

The Mexican striker has certainly been this season’s bargain buy, producing a steady and consistent stream of points that now ranks him at 3rd in the forwards table for overall points. 12 goals and 10 assists is certainly a great return for a debut season in the EPL and I suspect there will be more to come before the end of GW38. His club Wolves should be fully focused on the battle for 7th place and a possible Europa League place after they were knocked out the FA Cup by Watford and they have a nice set of double fixtures this week. Saturday opponents Brighton are in wretched form, shipping 7 goals in 2 games in GW34 and are notoriously poor EPL travellers. Wednesday’s visitors to Molyneux Arsenal also fall into the bracket of struggling away from home, though did win at Watford in GW34. Either way, Jimenez looks a good bet for some returns this week and could even make a nice left-field captain shout.

Joker – Lucas Moura (TOT 6.8) – mci/BRI

The big winners last weekend were managers who picked Moura. A hat-trick and a full set of bonus for a 21 point return for a 7.5% owned player – I can imagine there were some huge overall ranking gains as a result of the Brazilian’s haul! I’d be surprised if there was a repeat of Wednesday’s 7 goal thriller at The Ethiad on Saturday, but Spurs must at least fancy boosting their goal difference against the aforementioned Seagulls on Tuesday. With Kane injured, the only question is how Poch is going to manage his front 4 over the next few games, especially with Spurs now in with a very real chance of reaching the Champions League Final. It’s kind of 5 players for 4 places and with Son suspended for the first leg of the UCL semi and more likely to start in the league as a result it could be a bit of gamble on his Moura’s gametime. If he does start though, especially against Brighton it could certainly be another big haul for the Brazilian.

That’s all from me this week on Player Picks, best of luck for this week everyone!

Other stuff

Remember to vote in our captain poll

If you’re needing to plan transfers use Joseph Crilleys google spreadsheet which is an excellent team planning tool.

Also see the Geek’s early transfer and captain thoughts our recent form article and our GW34 review article

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