The start of the weekend comes another reminder that we are reaching the business end of the Fantasy Premier League season. And with two sides playing twice in Game Week 34, the prizes remain up for grabs, there are competitions to win and bragging rights in mini-leagues at stake.
Indeed, if you are one of those looking to consolidate your league table positions or others eyeing a remarkable late surge up the ranks, there is a need to pay attention to your strategy for the season run-in.
FootballCastle provides adequate tips for your various needs ahead of the game week 34 deadline at 11:00 BST on Saturday 23 April.
Unlike all of his outfield teammates, the Brazilian is nailed to start for Manchester City and will expect to boost his clean sheet tally during a run-in that looks relatively straightforward.
Ederson is eyeing another shutout when he faces Watford who have conceded seven and scored once in their previous three away matches.
Andy Robertson (£7.3m)
The Liverpool man is a very safe outlet for clean sheet points this game week and almost always follows up with an assist too. At a significantly less price compared to Trent Alexander-Arnold, Robertson is a suitable pick for consistent points.
Dan Burn (£4.4m)
Newcastle’s rearguard has been solid in recent weeks ahead of their meeting with relegation-threatened Norwich.
Over the last four Gameweeks, Burn has 17 FPL points, five shots and three headed efforts while Norwich have conceded 12 headed goal attempts in just three games.
Aymeric Laporte (£5.9m)
With relegation-threatened Watford posing the opposition in GW34, the Spanish international is highly likely to see action in the backline. Laporte has scored three goals this season and he can expect to attack plenty of corners this weekend.
Wilfried Zaha (£6.8m)
Having now equalled his best-ever haul of 11 goals from a run of five goals and 43 points in his last seven appearances, Zaha is on course for his most prolific FPL campaign.
Crystal Palace host Leeds who have conceded at least twice in seven of their previous nine away games, and Zaha would fancy his chances of finding the net.
Dejan Kulusevski (£6.4m)
The Swede has hit the ground running by scoring three and supplying seven assists in his 12 appearances, averaging 6.4 points per match. Kulusevski is also an appealing alternative into Tottenham’s attack given his £4.7m price difference from Son Heung-Min.
Spurs have upcoming favourable fixtures and a Double Gameweek 36 in their quest for a top-four spot, making Kulusevski a fantastic pick.
Kevin De Bruyne (£11.8m)
The Belgian pass master has averaged 9.2 points per start at home this season, scoring nine goals and supplying two assists. GW34 opponents, Watford, are coming off five defeats in six games when they conceded 15 goals.
indeed, a promising encounter with the Hornets increases the captaincy potential of De Bruyne.
Sadio Mane (£11.7m)
The Senegalese has produced eight attacking returns since Gameweek 26 as he has been playing as the centre-forward in recent weeks, supplying and scoring goals himself in a fluid front three as seen against Manchester United.
Mason Mount (£7.6m)
The Chelsea man is one of the most-bought players in GW 34 after scoring four goals and providing three assists in his last four outings in all competitions.
Mount now has five double-digit hauls this season, two of those coming in the last five matches. The attacker is a must-have Chelsea player with two doubles in the next three game weeks.
Anthony Elanga (£4.8m)
The youngster’s 12 FPL points were behind only Cristiano Ronaldo’s 17 following his hat-trick against Norwich. Elanga’s two assists offered proof of his increasingly prominent role in the side, despite the poor overall form in the United ranks, Elanga represents a cheap option for a double game week against Arsenal and Chelsea.
Timo Werner (£8.6m)
The striker could prove a belated differential having started Chelsea’s last four matches, Werner made it seven attacking returns in four matches in all competitions with his goal against Arsenal.
He has now recorded 23 touches in the opposition box in his last two Gameweeks and looks set to end the season in a flurry.
Ivan Toney (£6.9m)
Tottenham’s record of three clean sheets in their last four away matches is impressive, but so is Toney’s three goals and one assist in his last two starts at home.
Brentford have found the net 14 times in the last six Gameweeks – the third-best in that time – and Toney is central to the Bees’ scoring chances.
Harry Kane (£12.6m)
The Tottenham marksman leads the way for attacking returns amongst forwards in the last four game weeks with seven, while his 102 overall attempts is a league-leading total.
Kane has registered three FPL assists in his last three games and will be eyeing a return to the scoresheet having not done so in four.