Fantasy Premier League is back with a bang as a double header lies in store for Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion. With just three Gameweeks left of this chaotic season, The Sportsman is here again with three tips to help you attain a big points tally this weekend.
Salah spearheading Liverpool’s top four push
Many people would suggest Mohamed Salah has had a disappointing season by his standards. The Egyptian forward has still scored 19 goals in the Premier League this term and has six goals in his last six appearances in the top flight. After a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Brentford at Anfield last time out, with Salah the match-winner, the Reds face a trip to struggling Leicester City this weekend.
The Foxes were beaten 5-3 on Monday by Fulham, significantly raising their relegation fears on a day when Everton also thrashed Brighton and Nottingham Forest beat Southampton. Leicester are now two points adrift of safety and their performances are not improving. Against Liverpool and an in-form Salah, Dean Smith’s side could be in for yet another miserable afternoon. Salah is valued at £13.1m
Guardiola not making a change against Real Madrid was hardly shocking
Odegaard the Gunner in form
Arsenal recorded a huge victory over Newcastle United last weekend to ensure that they are still applying pressure on Manchester City in the title race. Martin Odegaard opened the scoring at St James’ Park with another drive from outside the box, his fifth goal in five games.
The Gunners host Brighton & Hove Albion this weekend, which will be another challenging fixture. But after their victory against the Magpies, and Brighton’s shock 5-1 defeat to Everton, Arsenal will be feeling confident when they return to the Emirates Stadium.
Odegaard is now Arsenal’s joint-top scorer in the top-flight alongside Gabriel Martinelli with 15. He is still available for £6.7m which is an absolute steal for the Arsenal captain.
Newcastle defenders and attackers worth investing in
Newcastle United are looking to secure their place in the top four and are about to face a double header against Leeds United (A) and Brighton (H). The Magpies have been exceptional this season under Eddie Howe and there have been incredible performances all over the pitch. They have kept 13 clean sheets in 34 matches and they have been regarded as having one of the best defences in the division.
He may have had a few blanks in his last seven appearances, but Kieran Trippier is still worth holding onto for his offensive and defensive contributions. The right-back has scored one goal and provided seven assists this year, and for £6.1m he is worth re-investing in if you lost faith in him in recent weeks.
Further up the pitch, Newcastle have two in-form forwards in Callum Wilson (£7.1m) and Alexander Isak (£7.0m), who have scored 15 and 10 goals respectively this campaign. Leeds have conceded the most goals this term with 69 and the lack of defensive structure is hugely concerning, giving Sam Allardyce a tough task to keep them up.