Daily Fantasy Premier League Football Tips - Gameweek 36
Posted by @FFPundits_Drew
7:48am Apr 26 2018
@FFPundits_Drew returns with his Safe vs. Differential fantasy football picks for FPL and Starting 11 in Gameweek 36
Good day to all fantasy bosses and welcome to our Gameweek 36 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 Fantasy Premier League action.
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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 – Sanchez vs. Arsenal (H)
Perhaps a scapegoat earlier in the season for Manchester United’s poor performances – Sanchez has benefited lately by the media’s attention switching to Pogba, giving the Chilean the opportunity to quietly build on his form.
In my opinion Sanchez is looking dangerous again, backed up by his goal in the FA Cup Semi-Final and his four attacking returns in his last three Premier League games.
With Arsenal rotating player due to Europa League priorities, this is one of those weeks where you just know Sanchez will score vs his old club.
Differential – Ings vs. Stoke (H)
Oh it felt wrong last weekend bringing Danny Ings into my Starting 11 side, then down right dirty when he scored a goal!
After a long spell on the sidelines, Ings has started two of Liverpool’s last three Premier League games due to first team rotation now that Liverpool are in the latter stages of the Champions League – I expect Ings to start again this weekend.
Stoke’s defence gives Ings an opportunity to make it two goals from two games, especially given the Potters have conceded eleven goals during their last six games.
Safe Pick – Sane vs. West Ham (A)
With the Premier League title all wrapped up and no other silverware available, Manchester City are out to break records – the 5-0 win over Swansea proves they have no intention of sitting back.
After looking dangerous of late, Sane was rested during the Swansea game – for me that makes him a safe bet for a starting place vs West Ham.
West Ham have conceded six goals in only three games, could we see another big win for Manchester City?
Differential – Shaqiri vs. Liverpool (A)
Could this be an opportunity for Stoke to take advantage of Liverpool and make Shaqiri a big differential pick for Fantasy bosses this weekend?
Liverpool have their head’s turned, could you blame them when they have a lunchtime fixture with Stoke City sandwiched in-between two legs of a Champions League Semi-Final?
If Stoke are to score then it’s likely that Shaqiri will be involved, I think they can earn themselves a lifeline in their bid for relegation survival – those two away goals from Roma could be enough to tempt Klopp into weakening his team on Saturday.
Safe Pick – Azpilicueta vs. Swansea (A)
With Alonso suspended it’s Azpilicueta who catches my eye as the Chelsea defender most likely to provide me with some attacking returns, that’s despite playing as part of the back three instead of wingback.
Azpilicueta has two goals and six assists this season which is impressive for a centreback – he even recorded another assist in the FA Cup last weekend in the 2-0 win over Southampton.
Will Swansea manage to stay out of the relegation drop zone? It certainly won’t be due to their goal scoring form, having only scored two goals in their last five games.
Differential – Baines vs. Huddersfield (A)
I was tempted to throw Baines in as a Safe Pick this week, but then again this is Everton after all so a differential he remains.
With two clean sheets in their last three games as well as a fixture vs the worst attack in the league, surely Baines is coming home with clean sheet points this weekend?
There is a dispute over whether Coleman or Baines is the man to back, for me it will always be Baines – perhaps a decision made with my heart over my head but he has served me well for many years of Fantasy Football.
Safe Pick – Ederson vs. West Ham (A)
Many critics still try to claim that Manchester City are vulnerable at the back, yet they have kept fifteen clean sheets this season and have conceded the fewest goals in the Premier League.
Manchester City made it through their purple patch having exited the Champions League but with Premier League winners medals – then celebrated in style with a clean sheet in the 5-0 win over Swansea.
The newly crowned champions can now play with the added confidence of being champions – I am not sure West Ham will see the ball enough to make many attempts on goal, let along score.
Differential – Pickford vs. Huddersfield (A)
Given the defensive form and the fixture, I think it would be rude not to double up with an Everton stack this weekend – Pickford to join Baines in your Starting 11 line-up?
Who will be wear that number 1 jersey for England this summer? For me it’s between Butland and Pickford – the Everton man will be hoping to impress Gareth Southgate enough during the final league games of the season.
Their opponents Huddersfield may not offer Pickford many opportunities to showcase his talent, having only scored two goals in their last six games.
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