Goal’s handy Fantasy Premier League guide aims to assist your team selections ahead of the forthcoming gameweek
Liverpool may well be Premier League champions but there’s plenty to still be decided further down the table as we enter the final weeks of the 2019-20 season.
The race to finish in the top four is becoming increasingly intriguing, with Manchester United’s win over Crystal Palace seeing them stay level with Leicester City, while Chelsea remain a point ahead of both.
Just two games remain now as Fantasy Premier League managers look to finish the season with a flurry, with every transfer and starting XI choice potentially being crucial.
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Kevin De Bruyne: 0. Raheem Sterling: 1. Riyad Mahrez: 1.
Gameweek 36+ was a frustrating one for the majority of FPL bosses whose squads are packed with Manchester City‘s highest point scorers as Pep Guardiola decided to rest and rotate ahead of the FA Cup semi-final.
City face Arsenal at Wembley on Saturday and it is therefore a tricky task to work out how they will line up in the Premier League against Watford on July 21, especially as their Champions League last-16 second leg isn’t too far away either.
De Bruyne (£10.7m) – who is chasing Thierry Henry’s single-season assists record – and Sterling (£11.8m) will hope to be reintroduced to the league starting XI but given we don’t know what will happen in FA Cup semi, Ederson (£6m) is about the only player that we can say with any level of certainty will start.
In a likely futile attempt to second guess Guardiola, while David Silva (£7.4m) was in top form last time out, and has delivered 31 points over the last three games, he did only play 26 minutes against Brighton in Gameweek 35+.
Should the Spaniard start in what could be his last game at Wembley on Saturday, the likelihood is that he will then be rested at Vicarage Road. Don’t put your mortgage on that theory coming to fruition, mind you!
Elsewhere, Manchester United, who also have an FA Cup semi-final to look forward to against Chelsea on Sunday, will look to accelerate their Champions League charge with a home clash against West Ham on July 22.
Anthony Martial’s (£8.4m) impressive form since the Premier League restart continued with his eight-point haul at Selhurst Park, while Marcus Rashford (£8.9m) and Bruno Fernandes (£9.1m) remain reliable options for your starting XIs.
It will be interesting to see how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer manages Mason…