Fantasy Premier League (FPL) is on its way back!
After the Premier League announced a project restart date of 17 June, FPL managers have begun making transfers and tinkering with their squads.
But who should managers be looking to bring in? Let’s give you some top FPL tips around players you should consider for the rest of the season.
Arguably one of the best picks for the rest of the season with just a few big tests left on paper, Vardy bagged two goals in his last outing against Aston Villa which saw him bounce back after a little dry spell. Even after going 10 games without a goal, the Leicester hitman still leads the way as the Premier League top scorer with 19 goals.
He’s currently 2/1 to end the year top of the scoring charts too, which is fairly generous odds when you consider he’s two goals ahead of Aubameyang and three ahead of Salah and Aguero as it stands. If you fancy backing him, make sure you shop around for the best price. Better still, check out one of many trending sports betting bonuses at online UK bookies as they’ll often give you a good financial boost on your bet.
Jamie Vardy's having a #FPL party ?
Did you get it right❓ pic.twitter.com/CGpsLzYVp2
— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) March 19, 2020
He’s back, and if you’ve seen the social media videos, he looks sharp. Nobody knows just how match fit he’ll be when football returns, but he’s in the same boat as everyone else now from a fitness perspective.
In terms of fixtures remaining, Spurs have just one fixture remaining that’s rated a ‘4’ in difficulty with FPL, which suggests that the England man will get plenty of opportunities to score in these last nine games. If you’ve still got your wildcard, adding Kane and Vardy to your squad could pay dividends up top.
It's @SpursOfficial frontman, Harry Kane!
Did you get it right? ✅ pic.twitter.com/9jhpWssDYC
— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) May 14, 2020
For those looking to shore up their midfield with a top performer who doesn’t break the bank, consider adding set-piece specialist James Ward-Prowse to your squad. He might not be someone you stick with for all nine remaining games, but his next three fixtures are appealing in terms of points potential – Brighton, Norwich, and Bournemouth.
The Saints midfielder has played every minute of every game so far this season, so there’s no worry of any squad rotation. With Ward-Prowse on the majority of set-pieces, he’s chances of a few more assists and a goal or two before the end of the season are pretty high. And at under £6.0m, he’s a bargain buy.
Not many of you guessed this one correctly… ?
— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) April 19, 2020
It might be worth giving Nicholas Pepe a wide berth for the next three games as Arsenal come up against Spurs, Man City, and Liverpool. However, after that it’s a very favourable run-in where he could rack up plenty of points. All Arsenal players could in fact, but the reason we’ve pointed out Pepe is because he’s a differential with only 5% ownership compared to Aubameyang’s 27.5%.
There’s always been doubts over Pepe’s place in the first team, but he’s racked up 25 points in his last three games and was finally coming into his own after a tentative start to life in England. At £9.3m, the Ivory Coast international has the potential to score big in the final seven fixtures.
It's @Arsenal's Nicolas Pepe! ?
— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) March 24, 2020
There you have it, four to players to consider adding to your squad for the run-in. But what’s happening with the FPL now that gameweek 38 is over?
What was the FPL announcement?
In case you missed it, here was the official FPL statement on the return to action:
“Premier League Shareholders this week agreed to a new provisional restart date for the 2019/20 season of Wednesday 17 June, provided that all safety requirements are in place.
The health and welfare of all participants are our priority.
We would like to offer an update to Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers wondering what this means for their teams.
Once a date is confirmed and the remaining fixtures have been announced, our plan is to resume FPL with additional multiple Gameweeks created to reflect the remaining 92 fixtures.
Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal, postponed due to the Carabao Cup final, are scheduled to take place on 17 June, two days before a full match round commences on 19 June.
— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) June 8, 2020
These two fixtures and the full match round that follows would constitute the first full Gameweek.
We would like to remind managers that any chips you retain at present (i.e. Triple Captain, Bench Boost, Free Hit and/or Wildcard) would remain available for you, in accordance with the Game Rules, for these Gameweeks.
We thank FPL managers for their continued patience and will provide you further updates on the game when appropriate.”
— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) June 8, 2020
Whether you decide to keep the faith with the squad you had before lockdown or change it up a little ahead of the next set of fixtures, use any remaining bonus chips wisely, and keep up to date on those upcoming double gameweeks by listening to our Fantasy Weekly FPL Podcasts.
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