With another Double Gameweek upon us, the community return with their FPL Gameweek 29 tips.
What chips to use and when? Who to captain? It’s all covered in these best bits from Twitter.
Blank and Double Gameweek guru, Ben Crellin, confirms the upcoming schedule for Blank Gameweek 31. While it may be a few weeks away, the planning has to start now when it comes to preparing for a week with just four of ten fixtures.
Blank Gameweek 31 is set!
There will only be four fixtures:
✅ LIV vs CRY
✅ WOL vs BOU
✅ BUR vs WAT
✅ TOT vs WHU
And there will be six Blank fixtures:
❌ SOU vs ARS
❌ CHE vs MCI
❌ NEW vs AVL
❌ MUN vs SHU
❌ LEI vs BHA
❌ NOR vs EVE pic.twitter.com/4kMJh1qU1Z
— Ben Crellin (@BenCrellin) March 4, 2020
Using the chips effectively for the season run-in will be crucial, especially where Blank Gameweek 31 is concerned. Neale from the Fantasy Football Scout team has provided a comprehensive look at how to prepare for this looming schedule.
🔝 3⃣ top 10k finishes, on course for a 4th despite being hacked, and the best #FPL writer on the planet, @SkontoRigga with an excellent piece on the best chip strategies for the run-in! He'll never blow his own trumpet so I have to do it for him 😅https://t.co/N5trvdjvq0
— David Munday (@DavidMunday815) March 5, 2020
Dominic Calvert-Lewin is one of the form players in the Premier League right now and Rebant has provided some informative statistics for the FPL Gameweek 29 tips. He’s dominating many of the key goalscoring metrics and shouldn’t be overlooked.
1st – goals scored
2nd – xG
2nd – big chances
1st – shots on target
2nd – shots
1st – shots in the box
1st – overall points
2nd – bonus points
2nd – xPoints
1st – PPMil
— Rebant #FPL (@RebantMalhotra) March 2, 2020
Jamie Vardy was a huge loss in fantasy terms last weekend and many will be hoping to see his return in anticipation of a home clash against Aston Villa. Ben Dinnery provides the important injury update, with the prognosis seemingly positive.
Rodgers expects Vardy to be ready to face Aston Villa: “We play Monday so he’ll train on Friday and he will be back available for Monday.”
— Ben Dinnery (@BenDinnery) March 5, 2020
Given Manchester City’s two fixtures this gameweek, investing in their attackers will be a popular move, with Riyad Mahrez one of the names in the frame. While he has a high points ceiling, there are obvious concerns of rotation, especially given the minutes he played in the reverse games.
People looking at Mahrez for the double gameweek, it’s worth noting Pep’s previous team selection.
City played United and Arsenal in consecutive games earlier this season.
Mahrez didn’t start either.
Could be tactical. Could be something else 🤷🏻♂️ pic.twitter.com/awEquDSukN
— FPL Partridge (@FPL_Partridge) March 4, 2020
FPL Goat considers a trio of hopefuls vying for out captains armband this weekend. While it’s easy to be clouded by the Double Gameweek, there’s a very strong case being put forward for putting the captaincy on Mo Salah. His record against Bournemouth is phenomenal.
Despite Aubameyang & De Bruyne having DGWs i am very tempted to captain Salah
— FPL GOAT🐐🇦🇪 (@FPLGOAT7) March 4, 2020
Captaincy options for GW29 🐐
🔴 3G 1A in the last 5GWs
🔴 BOU conceded 79 shots in the last 5GWs 👀
🔴Great home form
⭕ 4G in the last 5GWs
⭕ No rotation risk
🐺 1G 2A in last 5GWs
🐺 5SoT in the last 5GWs
🐺 3CS in 5GWs
— FPL GOAT🐐🇦🇪 (@FPLGOAT7) March 5, 2020
Fantasy Football Pundits have captured a broad view for the Gameweek 29 armband, with over 5,000 votes already on their poll. Given concerns over Kevin De Bruyne’s fitness, it’s Aubameyang who leads the way in the FPL Gameweek 29 tips.
🗳 #GW29 CAPTAINS POLL 🗳
It’s now a DOUBLE Gameweek, which makes this decision even more important…
Who will be YOUR Gameweek 2️⃣9️⃣ #FPL captain?
— Fantasy Football Pundits (@FFPundits) March 4, 2020
FPL Salah returns with the all important bookies odds this week and it’s Aubameyang who looks well set to dominate against West Ham. Sergio Aguero has plenty of potential in both of his games, but could Pep rotation scupper his chances?
#GW29 anytime scorers %
— FPL Salah (@fplsalah1) March 4, 2020
#DGW29 second game
Clean sheet %
Anytime goal scorer %
— FPL Salah (@fplsalah1) March 4, 2020
In an excellent Twitter thread, All About FPL looks at some differentials to consider in the FPL Gameweek 29 tips. Top of the list is Ismaila Sarr, who was mightily impressive against Liverpool last weekend.
FPL GW 29 Differential Picks:
It has been a tough blank GW for the managers which saw an astonishingly low average points of 26. To turn it around, check out our differential picks for #GW29 in this blog.
— AllaboutFPL (@allaboutfpl) March 4, 2020
Lionel considers the respective records of our key Double Gameweek assets. Aubameyang has an excellent record against West Ham, with Nicolas Pepe also impressing in the reverse fixture. Can we expect anything from them against Manchester City though?
DGW29 : record some players
vs WHU 🅿️🅿️🅿️🅿️ – ⚽️🅰️🅰️
vs MCI 🅿️🅿️🅿️🅿️
vs WHU 🅿️ – ⚽️🅰️
vs MCI 🅿️
✅ DE BRUYNE
vs ARS 🅿️🅿️🅿️🅿️🅿️🅿️🅿️🅿️🅿️🅿️🅿️🅿️ – ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️🅰️🅰️🅰️
vs MUN 🅿️🅿️🅿️🅿️🅿️🅿️ – ⚽️
— Lionel McB (@SetyawanBejo99) March 4, 2020
Matt Doherty put in a fantastic performance last weekend, and Bakar has crunched the numbers on his performances this season. He certainly has lots of potential, and if he can remain first-choice in this Wolves line-up, could be an excellent option for the season run-in.
Matt Doherty has recorded more big chances than the likes of Martial, Son and Richarlison this season. Only Sterling, Salah and Mane have accumulated more chances from midfielders. With the exception of Lundstram, no defender has had even half as many big chances as Doherty #FPL pic.twitter.com/MNjHRe46xv
— AbuBakar Siddiq (@BigManBakar) March 1, 2020
Finally, it was a landmark episode of the Who Got The Assist? podcast this week. Among the usual features, a discussion on form and fixtures was particularly interesting. Here’s to the next hundred team.
WGTA Pod One Hundred 💥🙌
In week's episode, we reflect on reaching our grand old 💯 not out, as well as grappling with the eternal question of form 🔥 v fixture 📅 in #FPL
Also 💹🦌🧙♂️ and questions ⁉️
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT 💜
— Who Got The Assist? (@WGTA_FPL) March 3, 2020
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