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The latest Fantasy Premier League game week comes against the backdrop of midweek European action, but there is a blank schedule in your favourite weekend game.

Hence, only Premier League fixtures are taking place in Blank Game Week 29 due to the FA Cup quarter-finals. This means that plenty Fantasy managers will be using their Free Hit chip to fill their squad with ‘mercenaries’ this weekend. 

Popular picks such as Erling Haaland, Mohamed Salah, Bukayo Saka and Kevin De Bruyne all don’t have a fixture, so it is essentially a battle of wits in BGW29. Nevertheless, FootballCastle has the most reliable tips to consider ahead of Blank Game Week 29 deadline at 13:30 GMT on Saturday, 16 March. 


Guglielmo Vicario (£5.3m)

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Amidst the dearth of strong defensive options in BGW29, the Tottenham goalkeeper is capable of a good return against Fulham. Vicario kept his sixth clean sheet of the campaign in the big win at Aston Villa and he can look forward to another haul in an away victory. 


Cristian Romero (£5.1m)

The Argentine has delivered a goal, a clean sheet and four bonus points in the last two matches which makes him a top pick against Fulham.

Romero is the fifth most transferred-in player ahead of BGW29 and you could join the band.

Alfie Doughty (£4.7m) 

I was one of the several owners rewarded by his assist in DGW28 and Doughty could continue his impressive attacking form against Nottingham Forest. 

The Luton left-back is their most creative outlet this season and he should find joy going forward this weekend. 

Pedro Porro (£5.8m) 

Porro is an assist threat due to his set-piece duties and he also boasts a clean sheet probability against Fulham. 

A derby at Craven Cottage is set to be an open affair but Tottenham impressively shut out Aston Villa last weekend and they will look to repeat that defensive performance. 

Mads Roerslev (£4.4m)

Roerslev found the net against Chelsea in GW27 and he is likely to get into many attacking positions against lowly Burnley.

Brentford are winless in their last five league games and the trip to Turf Moor is a good opportunity to perform well before the March international break. 


Morgan Gibbs-White (£5.7m) 

Gibbs-White is sought after in BGW29 as he enters a good run of fixtures beginning with the trip to Luton Town who are very suspect defensively. 

Jarrod Bowen (£8.0m) 

He has four goals and an assist from the last three matches and Bowen should enjoy the visit of Aston Villa who would be playing an expansive game. 

Having had a hand in four of West Ham’s last nine goals, Bowen is their key asset in BGW29.

Son Heung-min (£9.9m) 

Heung-Min Son

The Tottenham captain is the easiest pick for the game at Fulham as he has delivered 30 FPL points in the last four games. 

Son continues to fill the number nine spot during the absence of Richarlison and he is also on penalties, bet against captaining him at your own peril.

Dejan Kulusevski (£6.8m) 

Kulusevski has one goal and one assist in the last three GWs and he could haul massively against Fulham by continuing a good record on the road.  

The Swede boasts six of nine goal involvements in away games this term while Tottenham have netted at least twice in all of their last six travels.


Ivan Toney (£8.2m)

Toney has entered a dry spell in his last four matches but his shooting frequency has not reduced so it is only a matter of time before he registers an attacking return.

That haul could come in BGW29 against Burnley who are without a clean sheet this year after conceding 12 goals in the last four games. It is pertinent to note that the Brentford hitman is on penalties, direct free-kicks and sure to play 90 minutes. 

Carlton Morris (£5.2m) 

There is a shortage of fixtures and trigger-happy Luton at home to Nottingham Forest, what better time to bring in Morris who has seven goal involvements in the last nine fixtures?

The Hatter no. 9 is a very reliable option for BGW29.

Ollie Watkins (£9.0m)

A nasty cut on his leg saw him taken off in the first half of Aston Villa’s Europa League win over Ajax but the FPL top scorer is well worth the risk against West Ham in BGW29.

Watkins is a goal and assist threat from centre-forward and he can carry the captaincy responsibility in your team. 


Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin

Chief Editor of the Football Castle, Bolu Alabi-Hundeyin is a football junkie and writer of the beautiful game.


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