FPLTips' Team Selection - DOUBLE Gameweek 35 BENCH BOOST
Posted by FFPundits
8:12am Apr 18 2019
FPLtips have activated their Fantasy Premier League BENCH BOOST ahead of DOUBLE Gameweek 35 – all-in on Manchester City assets?
The original plan was to move Murray on to Deeney for Double Gameweek 35, with Watford facing Huddersfield away this weekend before hosting Southampton midweek.
After Deeney’s sending off and subsequent suspension, there aren’t many strong alternatives, so it may just be his teammate Andre Gray who comes in, to take advantage of those favourable fixtures.
He’s been directly involved in 2 goals across his last 4 appearances (2 assists), firing 4 shots inside the box and creating 3 chances.
The Bench Boost chip is active and here’s how the team is likely to lineup for Double Gameweek 35:
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Watford defended well with 10 men against Arsenal and in the end, it was only a rare mistake from Ben Foster that cost them the result.
Gameweek 35 sees them face a Huddersfield side that have scored just 3 goals across their last 4 home matches, with only Brighton (1) faring worse.
Their midweek opponents Southampton have scored 4 goals across their last 4 away trips, producing only 4 big chances during those games; ranking 5th worst in the league.
Robertson is the only player amongst the 15 who’s team doesn’t feature twice in Gameweek 35 and it’s a trip to Cardiff for the Reds as they continue their title race with Man City.
The last 4 matches have seen the Bluebirds score 3 goals from 2 big chances; ranking 2nd worst in the league on each account.
Doherty faces back-to-back home fixtures against Brighton and Arsenal, with Wolves boasting an impressive record against ‘top six’ sides this season.
Man City have kept 4 clean sheets in 8 games vs the ‘top six’ this season, conceding only 5 goals. Those numbers offer reassurance for owners of Laporte, ahead of meetings with Spurs and Man Utd.
Spurs travel away to Man City for their first fixture in Double Gameweek 35 but will then host Brighton midweek, a side that have conceded 11 goals in their last 4 matches; only Huddersfield (14) have fared worse.
20 attempted assists by Eriksen in the last 6 Gameweeks ranks top amongst midfielders, while only De Bruyne (5) and Fraser (6) have created more big chances than the Dane (3).
His teammate Heung-Min Son has a goal and an assist in the last 2 Gameweeks and only 5 midfielders have scored more than his 12 goals this season.
Sterling has scored 5 goals in the last 6 Gameweeks, ranking top amongst midfielders. Only Hazard (10) and Salah (11) fired more than his 8 efforts on target during that period, while only Babel and Mané (each 5) had more than his 4 big chances.
Back-to-back home fixtures for Wolves bode well for Jota in Gameweek 35, with the out-of-position midfielder returning 5 goals and 2 assists during his 5 home matches this calendar year.
His 7 big chances during that time ranks joint-top amongst midfielders, on par with Babel, while only Hazard (6) and Mané (8) have scored more goals.
Providing Deeney is set to miss both matches through suspension, Andre Gray is likely to come in as a short-term option up front.
Across the last 4 matches, Huddersfield have conceded 14 goals, 15 big chances and 51 shots inside the box; ranking bottom of the league on each account.
Agüero has produced an average of 7.4 points per game against the ‘top six’ this season, scoring 8 goals in 7 matches against those sides.
According to Unibet Slovakia and most other sports books, he’s the clear First Goalscorer and Anytime Goalscorer for this fixture – you can read more info here on the match betting markets for this match and all the DOUBLE Gameweek 35 games before making your transfers.
9 goals conceded by Manchester United in the last 4 matches ranks 7th worst in the league and Solskjaer’s side have lost 5 of their last 7 games in all competitions.
Jiménez has returned 3 goals and 4 assists across 6 home matches this calendar year, with Lacazette (8) and Agüero (9) the only forwards to provide more FPL involvements during that period.
Meanwhile, 20 shots inside the box by the Mexican was on par with Lacazette and Aubameyang, with Rondón (21) the only forward to fire more.
The plan to use the Bench Boost depends somewhat on the fitness of Deulofeu and Valery, with both players flagged as doubts ahead of the weekend.
The Saints defender has been pictured in training this week, however, and the Watford midfielder was close to being included in the squad to face Arsenal, so hopefully we’ll get some positive updates later in the week.
Alongside them will be Spurs goalkeeper Lloris, for fixtures against Man City and Brighton, as well as villain of Gameweek 34, Shane Duffy, with Brighton set to face Wolves and Spurs on the road.
There isn’t an obvious pick for captaincy, although Agüero stands out amongst the premium assets, given his strong form against ‘top six’ sides this season.
But with possible rotation to be expected from Spurs and Man City, Raul Jiménez is a serious contender for the armband, for the two home fixtures against Brighton and Arsenal.
As we’re all painfully aware, the Seagulls shipped 7 goals in Double Gameweek 34 alone, while the Mexico international has returned 4 goals and 5 assists in 10 matches against the ‘top six’ this season.
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