Fantasy5 Picks GW30: Barnes and Kulusevski are backed

Pick five Premier League players to beat their Fantasy5 ‘points target’ and you could win a prize of up to £10,000.

We love alternative challenges at Fantasy Football Community, so we really enjoy the Fantasy5 game. It’s a free-to-play challenge, where each week you select a player from five matches who you back to beat their designated ‘points target’. It follows the exact same scoring system as FPL but without bonus points.

Get all five correct and you get a split of the £10,000 jackpot prize. Full terms and conditions are here.

In the meantime, we attempt to suggest five successful picks.

Gameweek 30 Fantasy5 picks

  • Everton v Newcastle (GW29)
  • Wolves v Leeds
  • Aston Villa v Arsenal
  • Leicester v Brentford
  • Tottenham v West Ham

Deadline is 19:45 (GMT) on Thursday 17 March.

Following the week before, where the holy grail of five correct picks was so close, Gameweek 29 was a return to the usual Fantasy5 frustrations. Four of our five picks scored two points and Marcos Alonso didn’t play at all.

In fact, only four players exceeded their points target in total, as normality resumed. Those were Cristiano Ronaldo, Ivan Toney, Thomas Partey and Said Benrahma.

As there are only four matches in Gameweek 30, this week’s picks has to borrow the final game of Gameweek 29 – Everton v Newcastle. Therefore the deadline is Thursday evening.

Joe Willock (6.5) was rested for the Magpies’ defeat at Chelsea and should take part at Goodison Park. He rediscovered his goal scoring ability in Gameweeks 26 and 27, about to face a very bad defence. Romain Saiss (6.5) is part of a Wolves defence with back-to-back clean sheets, with his two goals continuing a trend of adding several per season.

Elsewhere, Alexandre Lacazette (6.5) is backed to score against Aston Villa because other popular assets are priced highly. Bukayo Saka (8.5), Gabriel Martinelli (8.5) and Philippe Coutinho (7.5) are perhaps a bit too costly.

As mentioned several times here recently, Harvey Barnes (7.5) is the prime Leicester asset for not only this weekend but their generous fixture run to end the season. Tottenham is harder to predict – partly because their performances are inconsistent and partly due to the high prices of Harry Kane (9.5) and Son Heung-min (9.5). Let’s go with in-form Dejan Kulusevski (7.5) – a January signing who is rapidly being snapped up by FPL managers.

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