Wolves’ Raul Jimenez One Of Four Musts In Your Fantasy Team This Week

Wolves’ Raul Jimenez One Of Four Musts In Your Fantasy Team This Week
08:05, 19 Apr 2019

The Premier League title race is hotting up with just four gameweeks remaining this season.

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are aiming to become the first top-flight side to win back-to-back league titles since Manchester United in the 2008/09 campaign.

We expect to see several goals in Double Gameweek 35 where we have a hefty eight teams playing twice in an action-packed week ahead:

  • Arsenal: Crystal Palace (H), Wolves (A)

  • Brighton: Wolves (A), Tottenham (A)

  • Man City: Tottenham (H), Man Utd (A)

  • Man Utd: Everton (A), Man City (H)

  • Southampton: Newcastle (A), Watford (A)

  • Tottenham: Man City (A), Brighton (H)

  • Watford: Huddersfield (A), Southampton (H)

  • Wolves: Brighton (H), Arsenal (H)

Here are our #FPLBottomLine prospects for DGW35.

Ben Foster

Despite making the mistake that lead to the only goal in the game against Arsenal on Monday, we’re keeping faith in Watford’s Ben Foster.

The Englishman sits third for saves made and joint seventh alongside Manchester United’s David de Gea for clean sheets in Premier League this season.

The Hornets’ shot-stopper faces two of the bottom five teams in their DGW35, Huddersfield Town and Southampton.

In Foster’s reverse fixtures against the Terriers & the Saints this season, he has produced a combined 12 points in total: making 10 saves, earning one bonus point and keeping a clean sheet in the process.

Selected by only 7.9% of teams, we regard Foster as a top differential and stands at a low-priced value of £4.6m.

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Since returning from injury against Newcastle on Boxing Day, Trent Alexander-Arnold has been in remarkable form for Liverpool.

The 20-year-old has amassed five assists from full-back and produced six clean sheets in 12 games, that’s one less assist than what David Silva has created all season.

We can’t forget the two assists the Englishman tallied in his last two Champions League fixtures.

Amongst the Top 6 teams that have two fixtures in DGW35, the Reds arguably have a better chance at keeping a clean sheet and therefore you shouldn’t be put you off by Liverpool’s single gameweek fixture.

The Bluebirds have failed to score in two of their last three games.

Raheem Sterling

Although Manchester City face a tough schedule against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United in DGW35, we simply cannot exclude Raheem Sterling from our weekly selections.

The reigning champions need to accumulate as many points possible to progress ahead of Liverpool in the title race and we expect to see Sterling involved in goals once again.

No other player has produced more goal involvements for club and country in the Premier League than the Englishman this calendar year. In fact, Sterling has 15 more goal involvements in 2019 than last year’s Golden Boot winner, Mohamed Salah.

With 12 goals in his last 10 games for club and country, a record equal to Lionel Messi, it’s a straightforward selection for us.

Raúl Jiménez

Wolves will face both Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal in DGW35.

Brighton are struggling in a fight for Premier League survival; they’ve lost their last five games in all competitions and have shipped in seven goals in the previous two league games.

Eight of Jimenez’s 12 league goals have been scored at the Molineux Stadium this season, making a case for the striker even stronger at home to the Seagulls.

Don't let the fact that Jimenez will face up against Arsenal put you off either.

The Mexican international boasts a solid record against the ‘Big 6’ in all competitions this season and has only failed to produce a goal involvement against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City:

  • Arsenal: Assists x 1

  • Chelsea: Goals x 2

  • Liverpool: Goals x 1

  • Man Utd: Goals x 1, Assists x 2

  • Tottenham: Goals x 2, Assists x 1