Double Up On Liverpool In Your Fantasy Football Team For Gameweek 36

Double Up On Liverpool In Your Fantasy Football Team For Gameweek 36
17:10, 26 Apr 2019

Three gameweeks remain as the 2018/19 season comes to a close.

Fantasy Premier League managers will only have up until 7pm on Friday, April 26 for the Gameweek 36 deadline.

Friday 26th April

  • Liverpool vs Huddersfield

Saturday 27th April

  • Tottenham vs West Ham

  • Southampton vs Bournemouth

  • Fulham vs Cardiff City

  • Watford vs Wolves

  • Crystal Palace vs Everton

  • Brighton vs Newcastle

Sunday 28th April

  • Leicester City vs Arsenal

  • Burnley vs Manchester City

  • Manchester United vs Chelsea

All the Double Gameweeks and Blank Gameweeks are now done with for another year, so we can now get along with the remainder of the season.

Here are our #FPLBottomLine prospects for GW36.

Virgil van Dijk

Since February 27, the centre-half has recorded five goals and two assists in all competitions for club and country, demonstrating his aerial threat.

Liverpool host Huddersfield Town, a team that has only managed to score 11 goals away from home this season, the joint worst record in the Premier League this season.

Considering Jurgen Klopp's side have conceded fewer goals at home - 10 - than The Terriers have managed to score away from home, suggests a strong claim for The Reds keeping another clean sheet.

Virgil van Dijk sits in second place behind fellow teammate, Andrew Robertson, in the top FPL defender rankings by a marginal four points.

However, the Dutchman appears the most unlikely to be rotated by Klopp in GW36 as the centre-back is the only defender to have played in every Premier League game for Liverpool this season.

We’ve highlighted rotation risk due to The Reds’ clash against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final next on Wednesday, which makes a strong case for van Dijk.

On the other hand, if you need to free up funds, Joel Matip is the cheapest method into Liverpool’s defence.

Since making his return from injury against Crystal Palace, the £4.9m defender has played every minute of Premier League football, keeping six clean sheets in the process.

Ryan Babel

Age is simply to a number.

32-year-old Ryan Babel has produced four goals and four assists in 13 appearances for Fulham since joining in January.

Quite remarkable for a team that has since been relegated to the Championship.

Since being relegated after a 4-1 defeat against Watford, Scott Parker’s side has won two from two against Everton and Bournemouth, suggesting the freedom the side are playing with.

The Cottagers will play Cardiff City who are still fighting for survival. Therefore we can expect to see the Bluebirds pushing for goals, consequently leaving themselves more vulnerable in defence, which will play into the hands of Babel.

Away from home, Neil Warnock’s side has the third worst goal difference in Premier League this season.

Jamie Vardy

Don’t let the fact that Leicester are playing Arsenal put you off selecting Jamie Vardy.

The Foxes are in good form having only lost one game in their last six, winning four and drawing one.

Arsenal, on the other hand, aren’t that great on their travels. The Gunners have only won four times away from home in all competitions since December 5.

Unai Emery’s side has only managed to keep one clean sheet away from the Emirates Stadium in the Premier League this season, suggesting their leaky defence which Vardy can capitalise on.

This season the Englishman has produced the most goal involvements for players outside the Top 6.

Since Brendan Rodgers’ arrival at the King Power Stadium, Vardy has been on a nonstop party, scoring eight goals and producing one assist in eight games.

To further a case for the Leicester striker, no other player in the Premier League history has scored more goals against the Top Six other than Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.

Sadio Mane

It was always going to be between Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, or even both if you can afford them.

To free up funds, we’ve gone with the Senegalese international.

In 2019, Sadio Mane is the joint top scorer in the Premier League alongside Raheem Sterling and Jamie Vardy, with eight of his goals coming at home.

The forward has amassed 38 points in his last four games at Anfield, a tally which the Egyptian King hasn’t been able to match.

Liverpool face Huddersfield Town who clearly have been no way near good enough for the Premier League this season, The Terriers have lost an astonishing 20 games from their last 22 matches.
Away from home alone, Jan Siewert’s side has only won one game in all competitions this season. To make matters worse, Huddersfield have failed to score in their last eight games against Liverpool.

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