Form Vs Fixture Charts for Gameweek 31

Form Fixture Gameweek 31

With just eight teams involved in Blank Gameweek 31, we’ve got a slimmed down version of the Form vs Fixture charts.

Starting Eleven

Many managers have led their teams into a ‘dead end’ for Gameweek 31 and plan to wildcard immediately afterwards. Here are the charts for Blank Gameweek 31.

Gameweek 31 Charts

Front Runner – Liverpool

Liverpool are the runaway favourites for a win in Blank Gameweek 31: they are the only team from the top six to fixture this week, against at Watford side who struggle on the road. The triple up is essential.

The assumption is that you already have double Liverpool attack, in the form of Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino. The triple Liverpool attack has had the edge so far in the run up to this week, with Sadio Mane completing the set.

Liverpool have two clean sheets in their last four games. Virgil Van Dijk is the premium option from the defence and is a pest from set pieces. Andrew Robertson has the assist potential and Loris Karius has potential for save and bonus points.

Form Teams – Huddersfield and Everton

Huddersfield have had just one defeat in their last four and Everton are the only team heading into Blank Gameweek 31 off the back of a win: both teams warrant investment if you have three Liverpool players sorted.

There was a rare clean sheet for Huddersfield last weekend against 10-man Swansea, but they failed to convert any attacking chances. Jonas Lossl and Christopher Schindler are the standout defensive options.

Many of the Huddersfield attacking options carry rotation risk or lack of form: Rajiv Van La Parra, Alex Pritchard and Steve Mounie are all worth a look as an outside bet.

Two premium defensive options have emerged as dark horses for the blank: Seamus Coleman and Leighton Baines. Baines could be on penalties and set pieces, but Coleman plays higher up the pitch.

Coleman edges is slightly for me, but it has historically been pot luck choosing the right one from these two. Be cautious though, both have only just returned from long injury lay offs and could see minutes limited.

Cenk Tosun is the latest in form striker, with a goal apiece in his latest two starts for the Toffees. Be aware that rotation could strike at any point at Everton, with Oumar Niasse waiting in the wings.

Fixture Teams – Stoke and Bournemouth

Despite poor form, both of these teams face home comforts this week. Bournemouth host bottom of the league West Brom and Stoke also have a home match for the visit of Everton.

Adam Smith and Charlie Daniels are the standout picks from the Bournemouth defence: clean sheets are hard to come by but these two can consistently get into strong attacking positions.

Looking at the Bournemouth attack, it’s a real lottery in terms of starting places, with Defoe, Wilson and King all fit. Josh King was the standout blank gameweek player last year, but it’s Junior Stanislas who’s shown the most potential from the Cherries attack.

It’s difficult to pick many standout options from this Stoke side, but their star players in defence and attack, Jack Butland and Xheradan Shaqiri are likely to grind out decent points on the day.

Ones to Avoid – Watford, Crystal Palace and West Brom

Watford face the toughest fixture on paper, I expect Liverpool to dominate the ball on home turf. It’s been some time since they’ve managed a result away from Vicarage Road.

West Brom are rock bottom in the Premier League and have lost their last six Premier League game. Expect that pattern to continue once more this week.

Crystal Palace are another team without a win in their last seven. Many will be tempted by attacking options but I’d encourage looking elsewhere: Huddersfield have excellent from at home.

Starting Eleven

Reverse Fixtures

Check out what happened when these sides last met, all the way back in Gameweek 1. Here’s the results and Dream Team.