Michael Olise

The Premier League game week that comes in-between big European quarterfinal ties is expected to see many changes to lineups as managers rest some of their key players. 

Nevertheless, the big question ahead of Fantasy Premier League Game Week 31 is how to replace Marcus Rashford after he was ruled out for a few matches with his 45% ownership urgently needing a top midfield asset.

The FootballCastle considers that and many more as we approach the Gameweek 31 deadline at 11:00 BST on Saturday 15 April.


David De Gea (£5.0m) 

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The Manchester United man visits Nottingham Forest in excellent form after 22 FPL points in his last four games. De Gea has five clean sheets and three bonus points in his last seven outings, placing him in a fantastic position to add some more points. 

Emiliano Martinez (£5.0m)

Aston Villa have conceded only twice in their last six games and Martinez has had a solid defence to thank as he registered 40 points in that time. 

The Argentine welcomes Newcastle in GW31 and it will be a fascinating battle of who is the better ‘keeper alongside Nick Pope.


Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.3m)

Playing in the trendy inverted full-back role, the Englishman rediscovered his attacking flair with an assist in the epic draw with Arsenal, putting him back in the FPL picture. 

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This is due to Liverpool face relegation-threatened Leeds, Nottingham Forest and West Ham in their next three games, which raises Alexander-Arnold’s potential for points at both ends of the pitch. 

Michael Keane (£4.2m) 

The centre-back is reunited with Sean Dyche and has now started Everton’s last six matches alongside James Tarkowski. Keane has combined a goal and an assist with a clean sheet in that period and he can look forward to more against Fulham who have only scored once across their last three games. 

Everton have indeed kept a clean sheet in three of the five home games under Dyche and Keane’s price makes his all-round appeal even stronger in GW31. 

Pedro Porro (£4.8m)

Porro has started five consecutive games and blanked in only two after combing a goal, an assist and a clean sheet for a total of 22 points.

Emerson Royal’s continued absence makes the right-back an automatic starter and he should get a chance to increase his FPL tally against Bournemouth who have scored just four times in their last eight away matches.

Ben Mee (£5.1m) 

After three goals and an assist with nine clean sheets for 111 FPL points this season, Mee ranks sixth among the top-scoring defenders with his best-ever tally in the game.

The defender’s aerial ability has proven a key asset with Brentford scoring a league-high 14 set-piece goals this season, while GW31 opponents Wolves have been vulnerable. Additionally, Julen Lopetegui’s men have not scored more than once in a game in seven of their last eight games. 


Michael Olise (£5.4m) 

The winger has become a key player since Roy Hodgson’s return as Crystal Palace manager and he has taken all 14 corners since, becoming a major weapon at set-pieces.

Olise supplied three assists to earn a season-high 14 points in GW30 and he next visits bottom-of-the-league Southampton who are winless in their last five games, conceding ten goals.

Luis Sinisterra (£6.5m) 

The winger has started Leeds’ last three matches and is owned by just 0.3 per cent of managers despite 11 points in his last two games. 

Sinisterra has posted some impressive attacking statistics since returning from injury and the Colombian can exploit Liverpool’s weakness down their right flank where recent opponents have found lots of joy. 

Gabriel Martinelli (£6.7m)

The Arsenal winger has 51 points over the last six matches which is the highest total in the game. A goal and an assist last time out against Liverpool means Martinelli has now scored in each of his last four away games, with struggling West Ham next to host the league leaders. 

Mohamed Salah (£12.8m) 

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Salah can continue his improving run of form in recent weeks as his 20 shots in the box is the highest among midfielders over the last six GWs.

The Egyptian has averaged almost seven FPL points as he registered five goals and two assists in the last six matches, meanwhile, Liverpool travel to Leeds with one of the easiest fixture lists for the rest of the season.


Gabriel Jesus (£8.1m)

The Brazilian has been on the scoring sheet three times in just two starts since returning from injury and he would be looking to increase his tally for the season’s run-in. 

Par for the course, Jesus faces relegation battlers West Ham and Southampton up next and you can enjoy plenty of returns from the Arsenal forward.

Erling Haaland (£12.2m) 

This season’s marksman averages 9.9 points per home start and he is the easy captaincy choice ahead of Leicester City’s visit in GW31. Haaland has 18 goals from 13 matches at home which makes for good reading considering the Foxes have conceded 20 goals in five away games against the current top-seven sides.

Harry Kane (£11.7m)

Kane has six goals in his last six games and that consistent output promises a rich source of returns for the rest of the season.

The Tottenham striker has registered five goals, an assist and 41 points in his last five home outings while they next face Bournemouth who have the worst away defensive record in the league with 38 goals conceded.


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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