FPL Fixtures, the Longview GW33: Which teams should we target and avoid?

Long-term planning is ideal but sometimes difficult to execute. With this in mind, let’s assess FPL fixtures beyond the next couple of weeks.


FPL Fixtures

The Fantasy Football Scout season ticker allows managers to look at an editable period of Gameweeks of their choosing. Managers can delete Gameweeks, change the ratings of games and sort by difficulty. Here is the ticker for the final six Gameweeks:

The FFScout season ticker also offers separate rankings focused on both attack and defence.

Teams to target

Despite Monday’s announcement adding eight matches to the schedule and creating, for 12 teams, at least one Double Gameweek, four of last week’s top five remain the same.

Still on top are Leicester, where three of their remaining six Gameweeks are doubles. The Foxes face Everton twice, alongside promising encounters with Norwich (H) and Watford (a). Yet their problem remains the same – should they remain in the Europa Conference League, will that be where Brendan Rodgers prioritises playing Harvey Barnes and James Maddison? The winners get automatic Europa League qualification and it’s their best route into continental football next season.

Burnley have two more Double Gameweeks. We built up to last week’s pair by asking if it was a trap, considering how they let so many FPL managers down in Double Gameweek 27. The answer was a resounding yes. The late win over Everton has given them hope of survival but that doesn’t translate to FPL returns for Wout Weghorst and their defence.

As rumoured, the outstanding north London derby has been added into Double Gameweek 36, further enhancing the appeal of Bukayo Saka, Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Dejan Kulusevski and defensive assets from both sides like Matt Doherty and Aaron Ramsdale.

Entering the top five is Chelsea, now that Leeds (a) and Leicester (H) are in their schedule. Should they be eliminated by Real Madrid in Tuesday night’s Champions League tie, there’ll be more safety to picking Reece James, Antonio Rudiger and Kai Havertz. However, their consecutive doubles could change if they reach the FA Cup final.

Crystal Palace are on a run of four clean sheets in all competitions. Their nice run could put Wilfried Zaha, Conor Gallagher, Joachim Andersen and Jean-Philippe Mateta on the radar.

Crystal Palace player ratings vs Wolves: Mateta brilliant, Andersen  dominant as Eagles win 2-0 - football.london

Teams to avoid

Leeds and Wolves blank in this upcoming Gameweek and soon face two of the top three, so understandably rank low. Whilst Everton’s extra matches boost their place in the fixture ranking, West Ham and Newcastle have dropped.

Therefore it might be best to find exit routes for Raphinha, Jose Sa, Conor Coady, Jarrod Bowen and Allan Saint-Maximin.

Longview is a regular segment on the Official FPL Podcast, brought to you each week by Kelly Somers and a selection of experts.

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