This particular gameweek will run for six days as FA Cup action resumes over the weekend.
Fantasy Premier League: It is over. 30 years and they have their first. Liverpool FC win the Premier League. They took care of business at Anfield against Crystal Palace but had to rely on Chelsea to deal the final blow to Manchester City. Willian’s penalty assured the 2-1 victory for the Blues and also gave them a crucial lifeline in terms of a Champions League spot. Martial’s first club hat-trick against Sheffield United put Manchester United in the firm chase for the fourth spot while Arsenal grabbed their first win after the lockdown with a 2-0 scoreline against Southampton. Tottenham Hotspur beat West Ham United with Harry Kane grabbing the crucial second goal in a 2-0 victory.
Gameweek 31+ Review – 66 points
An average fantasy premier league gameweek from the team. Andrew Roberston and Sadio Mane had nine points each while Kevin de Bruyne and Caglar Soyuncu both had eight points. Four players – Rui Patricio, defenders Harry Maguire and James Tarkowski and midfielder Adama Traore had six points each. Captain Jamie Vardy had four points while Danny Ings and Jordan Ayew had two each. The average for the week was 62 points.
Gameweek 30 was more rewarding with 79 points. Triple-captained Kevin de Bruyne gave 45 points while Danny Ings too gave a steady 11 points to support.
Gameweek 32+ Transfers
Todd Cantwell is replaced from the lineup. Mason Mount is a favourable change but the midfielder is not known to garner points on a regular basis. In Cantwell’s stead comes Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse. With Southampton, trying their best to avoid the drop, the midfielder can be relied on to pop up with the occasional crucial goal.
Gameweek 32+ Line-up
The team is sticking with a 3-4-3. Rui Patricio maintains his spot in front of goal. Matt Ryan who faces the resurgent Manchester United this week moves to the bench. The three starting defenders are Caglar Soyuncu, James Tarkowski and Harry Maguire. Andrew Robertson and John Lundstram are on the bench this week.
Sadio Mane and Kevin de Bruyne populate the midfield alongside the pacy Adama Traore and the versatile James Ward-Prowse. Ayoze Perez is on the bench. Captain Danny Ings who is at home against Brighton leads the front three with support from vice-captain Jordan Ayew and Leicester forward Jamie Vardy.
All eyes will be on top four and relegation battle as the champions have been decided seven game-weeks early. Manchester City will be giving the guard of honour to the champions Liverpool when the Reds travel to the Etihad. Brighton will be facing Manchester United while Chelsea will travel to West Ham. Norwich are at the Emirates to face Arsenal and Tottenham face Sheffield United away from home.