Fantasy5 Picks GW35: Cash is worth the price

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 35 Fantasy5 picks

  • Aston Villa v Norwich
  • Southampton v Crystal Palace
  • Leeds v Man City
  • Tottenham v Leicester
  • West Ham v Arsenal

Deadline is 15:00 (GMT) on Saturday 30 April.

Although only one of last week’s guesses successfully beat their points target, only five players did so overall. And the biggest score was correctly predicted – Gabriel Jesus’ 21. Of the rest, Virgil van Dijk only slightly fell short – having kept a clean sheet – but Timo Werner and Christian Eriksen didn’t go well. Ayoze Perez was a maverick call that backfired – he only made a four-minute cameo.

This week, Matty Cash has been given a generous 6.5 points target. Not only will he be confident of a clean sheet versus Norwich but he also has the sixth-most shots of all defenders and third-most touches inside the penalty area. Two recent goals and assists have paid off such attacking instincts and more should come.

Southampton and Crystal Palace’s meeting is tough to call. There have been recent rotations for Armando Broja, Che Adams, Mohamed Elyounoussi, Jean-Philippe Mateta and Michael Olise. It’s also the case for Stuart Armstrong (6.5), who gets the nod here.

Elsewhere, the selection of Raheem Sterling against Leeds is based purely on Tuesday’s short appearance against Real Madrid. 9.5 is a high target but it’s less than the 10.5 of Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez. The reverse fixture saw Man City win 7-0 and – although not to this extreme – the league leaders will expect another comfortable victory.

The problem with Spurs hosting Leicester is that Fantasy5 have anticipated high returns for Harry Kane (9.5) and Son Heung-min (11.5). The former has an exceptional record against the Foxes and Brendan Rodgers’ men will be prioritizing the Europa Conference League semi-finals that surround this clash. However, there will still be players on the pitch and Harvey Barnes (6.5) just needs one goal to succeed here.

Bukayo Saka (8.5) is the last pick, should he be passed fit to face similarly-distracted West Ham. He punished the 266,000 FPL managers that sold him before the Man United match, where he subsequently bagged a goal and assist.

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