FPL GAMEWEEK 31 TEAM SELECTION

Introduction

We are witnessing some quality clashes in  EPL at the moment and it will continue in this week also. There are a couple of heavyweight clashes this weekend with United locking horns with Tottenham and Leicester facing West Ham. Last week, it was a matter of serious disappointment for the FPL team makers with some bad results. Chelsea was thrashed 2-5 by relegated side WestBrom while Arsenal was outclassed 0-3 by Liverpool. Tottenham was also held at Newcastle despite going up twice early. This week too, we are making our FPL squad keeping in mind the recent form of the players and teams.

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Goalkeeper for FPL

Sam Luke Johnstone (West Brom) Value – £ 4.5 mil

Johnstone has been in some spectacular form for the “Baggies’ this season. His 120 saves are the most by a goalkeeper in EPL in this year’s edition. He also produced a superb display in his side’s 5-2 win against Chelsea. Westham is tipped to play a depleted Southampton attack this weekend and he will likely be at his sparkling best. against them.

Defenders for FPL

Ruben Dias (Manchester City) Value – £ 6.2 mil

The Portuguese have truly been the pillar of the Citizen’s defense along with Stones. Together they had only conceded 2 goals in their first 15 games. When Dias plays, it is almost impossible to penetrate the City defense. Sunday’s clean sheet against Leicester testifies the fact once again. City is up against a strong Leeds attack and Dias has to be on top to earn a clean sheet.

Stuart Dallas (Leeds United) Value – £ 5.1 mil

This man has been the main behind providing defensive stability to the free-scoring Leeds team. He has also scored some crucial goals upfront with 5 goals and 2 assists to his name this season. He is in quite good form over the past two weeks earning two back-to-back wins for Leeds.

Defenders for FPL

Rob Holding(Arsenal) Value – £4.2 mil

The Englishman is gradually turning out to be the backbone of the Arsenal defence. He has dished out some pretty good performances for the Gunners recently. The Gunners are slated to play against Wooden spooners Sheffield United and he is expected to produce a good performance.

Midfielders for FPL

Bruno Fernandes (Man Utd) Value – £11.6 mil

Nothing to say about this man who has so far been the fulcrum of United’s season. His performance for the Red Devils is beyond explanation and inexpressible. He was also instrumental in sealing United’s comeback win last week. With United facing Spurs, much is anticipated to produce again some of his breathtaking displays.

Diogo Jota (Liverpool) Value – £ 6.9 mil

Another Portuguese, Jota, is on a dream run for Liverpool. Last weekend, his brace earned Liverpool a strong 3-0 win against Arsenal. Also, his presence in the field creates a flurry of chances for the Reds.  Jota now has to face a strong Villa defense this gameweek and he will look to continue his impressive run.

Midfielders for FPL

Mason Mount (Chelsea) Value – £7.1 mil

One of the brightest prospects for both England and Chelsea now is Mason Mount. He is in astounding form for Chelsea under Tuchel and has been a regular in the starting XI. He has scored consecutively in Chelsea’s last two matches. With Chelsea going to play against Crystal Palace, he will again likely be the difference-maker for Chelsea.

Ilkay Gundogan (Man City) Value – £ 6.0 mil

The German has been in astonishing form under Guardiola this season. He has played a pivotal role so far in the midfield and also being consistent upfront. He has scored 16 goals and provided 4 assists for them. Against Leeds, he will no wonder be City’s go to man

Jesse Lingard (West Ham) Value – £6.3 mil

The Englishman has once again rediscovered his lost touch since joining West Ham on loan from United. He has now 6 goals and 3 assists in his kitty from 8 appearances. Truly, he is becoming a man to fear for again. West Ham is scheduled to play against Leicester this gameweek and Lingard will hope to contribute to his team’s win.

Forwards for FPL

Harry Kane(Tottenham Hotspurs) Value – £11.7 mil

The Englishman has been in swashbuckling form for the Spurs this season. He has contributed in Spurs’ last two matches with a goal and a brace, scoring 3 goals from 2 games. Spurs are listed to play United this weekend and Kane will be looking to polish his scoring boots once again.

Forwards for FPL

Kelechi Iheneacho (Leicester City) Value – £ 5.8 mil

The Nigerian has been in excellent form for the foxes of late. He has chipped in with 7 goals and 1 assist in Leicester’s last 4 games before the Man City one. His partnership with Vardy is turning out to be brutal. Leicester will be facing a tricky test against Westham and he will fancy his chances to score.

Final Squad

FP.L SQUAD

Net value – £ 75.4 mil, enough fund for substitutes

Substitutes

Illan Meslier (Leeds United) Value – £4.7 mil

The Leeds goalie is second only to Johnstone in terms of no. of saves made. He was instrumental in handing two back-to-back wins to Leeds. Against the lethal Man City attack, he will have his task cut out to fancy Leeds’s chances of winning.

Ben Thomas Mee (Burnley) Value- £ 4.9 mil

Mee has been performing well in defense for Burnley throughout the season. He is arguably the wall of the “Turfites” -s defence. He will again try to make his presence felt against a lowly placed Newcastle side.

 Antonio Rudiger(Chelsea) Value – £ 4.7 mil

The German is in the awesome form under Tuchel and has been performing well of late. His presence has seen Chelsea playing well organized in defense and conceding fewer goals. Against Crystal Palace, he will again try to put out a solid performance.

Patrick Bamford (Leeds United) Value – £6.6 mil

The go to man for Leeds, Patrick Bamford, is on another level in this edition of EPL. He has scored 1 goal and provided 1 assist in his last two EPL games. He will have a uphill task against a resolute City defence but Bamford definitely has the potential to score.

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