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FPL: @FPLReaction’ Top three Picks for Gameweek 33

The new round of Fantasy Premier League is edging closer so we invited regular contributor and fantasy football whizz @FPLReaction to reveal his top three picks for Gameweek 33. His picks are all players he thinks are going under the radar for the round ahead.

Seeing @FPLReaction’ top three picks for Gameweek 33 could be extremely enlightening. As we approach the deadline many within the community may be unsure when it comes to which players to buy. These three picks could help bring clarity around those decisions.

The Obvious Options

  • Bukayo Saka (£8.9m)
  • Gabriel (£5.4m)
  • Ivan Toney (£8.1m)
  • Pascal Gross (£6.3m)
  • Cole Palmer (£6.1m)
  • Malo Gusto (£4.3m)
  • Mohamed Salah (£13.4m)
  • Darwin Nunez (£7.7m)
  • Erling Haaland (£14.3m)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (£10.3m)
  • Son Heung-Min (£10.1m)

Bryan Mbeumo

Brentford need to be very careful over the next several weeks. The Bees currently sit 15th in the league and although seemingly safe from the drop they are just four points off 18th placed Luton. But, the match this week could be a huge one, in a sense that three points would give them a lot more breathing room.

Fortunately, three points appears to be inevitable for Brentford with Sheffield United ahead. The promoted side have shown recent improvements, and their latest 2-2 draw with Chelsea is a good example of that. However, results may have improved but the Blades continue to concede a huge amount of goals.

The above obviously makes the Brentford attackers much more appealing this week. Actually, Brentford have got pretty good fixtures until the end of the season, so there is potential to invest long-term. Now, Ivan Toney stands out as the best option but if you are looking to go different in midfielder and burn a transfer this week it could be worth bringing in Bryan Mbeumo (£6.7m). With doubts around whether Foden and Saka will play, Mbeumo could well be a perfect short-term replacement, especially after his goal last week.

Joao Pedro

Brighton are another side who I think could make a late dart towards the end of the season. The Seagulls have struggled to balance Premier and Europa League life, due to squad depth and key injuries. However, things could be about to change.

Mid-table is just not good enough for Brighton, and they can make a big step towards climbing the table this week against Burnley. Burnley are another promoted side who appear to be improving and their results back that up. The issue is is that they too continue to leak plenty of goals and I don’t think that will change this week against Brighton.

Many within the community are teeing up a bench boost in Gameweek 37. Brighton are one of the teams that play twice, which could mean we see FPL managers trying to squeeze in an attacker. With too many options in midfield to pick Pascal Gross, we could decide to go for Joao Pedro (£5.2m) up front. Not only does he enable a load of budget to make upgrades elsewhere but he also takes penalties. I think the Brazilian could start this week and I also think he could get at least 120 minutes in Gameweek 37, which could be enough. Pedro could well be a long-term addition into my top three picks for Gameweek 33.

Ben Brereton Diaz

Going back to Sheffield United, things have been much better. Yes they haven’t blown the roof with any of their recent performances but they have drawn three of their last four league games, which is huge considering how awful they were prior to that. The most appealing part about their recent matches is that they netted six goals, against the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Fulham by the way.

Brentford may be a tough fixture, like all of them for Sheffield United. But, the Bees have maintained one of the worst defences in the league recently – conceding at least two goals in six of their last 10 games. They also concede a lot of shots and we can see that as they sit in the worst five teams this season for total shots on goal conceded and total shots on target conceded.

I think we could see lots of goals in the game, which is why two of my picks this week play in the same fixture. Ben Brereton Diaz (£5m) became somewhat of a Championship Fantasy legend over the last years for Blackburn – scoring 36 goals in his last two campaigns. We saw some of that quality with his recent and mammoth 18-point haul against Fulham. What makes him a good mid-term pick as well is that he has a Double Gameweek immediately after this round, so I think he could be worth the punt in midfield.


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