It was another shock week in the Premier League as Liverpool stuck seven past a resurgent Manchester United at Anfield. Few had the Liverpool attacking triple up but that now looks like an option to consider as Jurgen Klopp’s men hit top gear. Arsenal and Manchester City bagged important wins to keep the pace at the top of the league, but here are three tips to help you close in on your FPL titles.
Brighton and Brentford double
It’s double gameweek time again. This time Brighton and Hove Albion, Crystal Palace, Southampton and Brentford have two fixtures and it’s a great chance to bag those extra points. Roberto de Zerbi’s men are on top form at the minute at Kaoru Mitoma is a must-have, after he bagged another goal at the weekend.
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Solly March and Alexis Mac Allister in particular are also growing in influence and are reasonably priced, so bringing them in for this gameweek seems sensible. Meanwhile Brentford continued their unbeaten run with a 3-2 win over Fulham and Ivan Toney scored yet again. His potential ban doesn’t seem to be coming anytime soon so you can jump on his bandwagon, with Ben Mee now right up there with the highest scoring defenders at £5.1m.
Getting as many Brighton and Brentford in as possible will lead to more points. Simple as that.
Kane in, Kane out?
Harry Kane has been relentlessly consistent. He has 18 Premier League goals to his name, along with two assists, and yet still he is only in 38% of teams and is far from a certainty. He definitely isn’t a captaincy option and that is where the problem lies.
As Erling Haaland, Marcus Rashford and now Mohamed Salah have delivered double digit hauls, Kane has steadily post 6 or 8 points. For the £11.7m he cost, you want more than that, with his last double figure score coming in gameweek 19.
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If managers are now trying to fit Salah back into their teams, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Kane’s ownership levels drop. But now isn’t the time to get rid. Spurs face Nottingham Forest, Southampton, Everton and Bournemouth in their next five fixtures and Kane will need to be on top form if they are going to make the top four. Make changes if you wish, but Kane needs to stay.
Liverpool are back?
7-0. Braces from Mo Salah, Cody Gakpo and Darwin Nunez. 21 points alone for the Egyptian King. Is it time to get those Liverpool lads in your team or was it simply a one off? Well, don’t rush to bring Jurgen Klopp’s men in. They won’t score seven goals again this season and it was a one off.
But more importantly, despite facing Bournemouth this weekend, they have a blank gameweek 28 and then a horrendous run of fixtures. Man City away, Chelsea away and Arsenal at home will dictate whether they can make it into the top four, while their away leg at Real Madrid is also still to come. It’s worth holding your horses and seeing how they fare against the big guns before bringing in the likes of Nunez and Salah.