Daily Fantasy Premier League Football Tips - Gameweek 35
Posted by @FFPundits_Drew
8:30am Apr 19 2018
@FFPundits_Drew returns with his Safe vs. Differential fantasy football picks for FPL and Starting 11 in Gameweek 35
Good day to all fantasy bosses around the world and welcome to our Gameweek 35 edition of Safe Picks vs. Differentials, where I, @FFPundits_Drew, look to provide Fantasy Premier League and Starting 11 bosses with a mixed bag of picks for this weekend’s contests.
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There are no Double Gameweeks here but I hope this week’s Safe Picks vs. Differentials give you plenty of food for thought when making your FPL transfers and creating your Starting 11 lineups.
Safe Pick – Salah vs. West Brom (A)
It could (and should) have been more last weekend, but the one goal Salah did score vs Bournemouth took the Egyptian to THIRTY for the season – does Harry Kane (26) stand any chance in his quest retain his golden boot?
This weekend’s opponents West Brom may come into the fixture off the back of an unlikely victory vs Manchester United, but for me this just means Klopp will take the Baggies even more seriously – West Brom will still go down and Liverpool are going to hammer one more nail in the coffin.
Salah always stands out as a strong captaincy option, however in a reduced fixture list this weekend it would take a brave Fantasy boss to look anywhere else.
Differential – Wood vs. Stoke (A)
Burnley’s unbelievable run continues, FIVE wins from their last six games have helped cement their 7th place in the Premier League this season and takes them to within only two points of 6th place Arsenal – European football next season?
Since his return to the first team in Gameweek 29, Wood has scored five goals in six games – an attacking threat we don’t normally expect from a Burnley side.
Their opponents Stoke City haven’t won a game since January and threw away their chance to end that run by conceding a 90th minute goal vs West Ham, heads will have dropped!
Safe Pick – Sane vs. Swansea (H)
With the league title wrapped up and having already exited the Champions League, Manchester City’s season is over other than the temptation of breaking records.
We have spent most of the season praising the likes of David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne, however the player who has caught my eye of late is Sane who is showing signs of his form from earlier in the season making a return.
Of course with rotation expected, the beauty of Starting 11 is that if Sane doesn’t make the line-up you can substitute him out before kickoff.
Differential – Zaha vs. Watford (A)
This man has been a fantastic differential in my own Starting 11 line-ups lately, one goal vs Bournemouth followed up with another two vs Brighton – he led me to victory in my head to head games the twice two weeks almost singled handed.
The man in form will this week take on another defence which is leaking goals, thirteen of them in fact in only five games – I will definitely be sticking with him this week.
Out of all the teams around the relegation zone, Crystal Palace are the ones fighting hard and I expect them to continue in climbing away from danger.
Safe Pick – Robertson vs. West Brom (x)
Establishing himself now as Liverpool’s first choice left back, his attacking threat has caught the eye of Fantasy bosses across all formats.
Despite having a reputation for a poor defence, Liverpool have kept three clean sheets during their last four league games – not to mention only conceding once over two legs vs Manchester City.
Having recorded two assists from his last three games, can he add to his clean sheet with an attacking return again this weekend?
Differential – van Aanholt vs. Watford (A)
We all love an attacking fullback, particularly one on set piece duty – a Fantasy favourite of mine gets the nod this week for my differential defender pick.
Van Aanholt is a prime example of the fight Crystal Palace are showing, last weekend the Dutchman was marauding forward like a centre forward and was unlucky not to score his 1 on 1 with the keeper.
Their opponents Watford, having scored only two goals in five games, have fallen away of late and will count themselves lucky not to be deeper into the relegation fight.
Safe Pick – Ederson vs. Swansea (H)
Equal with West Brom for lowest (27) goals scored, Swansea have struggled in front of goal all season – as they are unlikely to see much of the ball on Sunday I do not see that changing this weekend.
For all of Manchester City’s reported defensive frailties vs Manchester United and Liverpool, this fixture should see the return of the clean sheets.
The pressure if off Manchester City now, with additional confidence of playing as Champions added to their usual style of football could be a joy to watch.
Differential – Pope vs. Stoke (A)
Heaton is back but Nick Pope will not let his club captain return to first team football that easily.
Having been praised by Sean Dyche for his performances lately I expect Pope to continue between the sticks for the Clarets.
Stoke have scored only three goals in their last six games and I am hopeful Burnley can avoid conceding their usual one goal a week.
As I mentioned earlier, is there anyone but Salah in your mind for your Fantasy captain this week?
Potentially being rested during Gameweek 36 due to Champions League commitments as well as Tottenham’s Harry Kane having a game in hand in the race for the Golden Boot – Salah needs to make the most of this opportunity.
West Brom’s win against Manchester United was a blip, Klopp will be fully aware of Manchester United’s mistakes and ensure his side win comfortably.
After Kane was awarded the goal that never was, Salah has the additional fuel he needs to press on and win that Golden Boot.
I will be captaining Salah with confidence.
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