After the weekend that saw Manchester United win their first major trophy in six years, and Arsenal profit from a double dose of action, a more regular Fantasy Premier League gameweek is on the horizon. Remarkably, we are already into gameweek 26, now entering the final third of the season so it’s time to take some risks to earn yourself a green arrow. Here’s our three tips for success this week.
Three Arsenal assets
It may sound obvious at this point, but having three Arsenal assets is a must at this point. It looked like they might have let things slip when they lost to Manchester City, but two huge wins against Aston Villa and Leicester City got them back on track.
In midweek against Everton they bagged another big win to restore their five-point lead at the top of the Premier League. This weekend they face a plum tie at home to Bournemouth, a game which they should win fairly comfortably.
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The four main attacking options are all worth considering. Martin Odegaard, Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah are all decent options, while Bukayo Saka is becoming a must-own asset. However, if you fancy an Arsenal differential, how about Gabriel or William Saliba, two centre-backs who have broken the 100-point mark this term.
Oleksandr Zinchenko is just £5.1m, and at 10% ownership could prove to be a key differential.
A midweek win for Brighton & Hove Albion saw them become FA Cup semi-finalists and they’ll hope to get back to winning ways in the Premier League as their fixture list takes a kind turn. Their next three matches are against West Ham United, Leeds United and Crystal Palace, which could provide nine points, clean sheets and goals to boot.
They’ve scored one goal in each of their last three, but the last time they failed to score in the Premier League was the October 18. Kaoru Mitoma may have drawn a blank in his last two games but at 11.9% ownership he could make a big impact over the next three weeks. Solly March is also a good option but has a knock, while Alexis Mac Allister is a key cog at £5.4m.
Robert Sanchez is a solid option in goal while Pervis Estupinan is becoming more integral at £4.7m. Brighton could reap the rewards over the coming weeks, so getting a couple of options in could be sensible.
Manchester United can batter Liverpool
Liverpool v Manchester United is certainly the headline act of the weekend. The two most successful sides in English football history go head-to-head, and this time it is the Mancunians who go into the game on red hot form. Jurgen Klopp’s men have been completely out of sorts this term and are staring down the barrel of a Champions League exit after a hammering at the hands of Real Madrid.
Meanwhile Erik ten Hag’s men picked up the Carabao Cup with a comfortable win over Newcastle United and followed it up with a midweek success over West Ham in the FA Cup. They are scintillating right now and have a serious chance to win all four trophies. If they want to stay in Premier League contention they have to win at Anfield, and with Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes in flying form they should be able to tear the hosts apart.
Rashford is a must-own at £7.2m, while Casemiro could turn into a goalscoring bargain at £4.9m, having opened the scoring at Wembley.
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