Fantasy football tips for Blank Gameweek 33. In this Fantasy Premier League series FPL Junior (four top 13k finishes in last four seasons) shares his FPL tips by selecting a team each week to try and score as many points as possible. In essence, he will be “free hitting” every single Gameweek. Rather than selecting longer-term options, he’ll solely focus on players with the best form and fixtures for the upcoming Gameweek 33.
Blank Gameweek 33 Team
Wolves’ defence has remained solid over their easy run of games and I imagine the Burnley match up will be another low scoring game. Patricio keeps the gloves this week in the hope he can return for the third time in a row for the first time this campaign.
Despite Liverpool’s home form, I feel like Alexander-Arnold is a great option this week. Newcastle’s attack has fired in their last three games but as was exemplified last week, Trent doesn’t need a clean sheet to come away with a haul as he hoovers up the bonus points due to his impressive baseline bonus.
I’ve been really impressed with the Brighton defence and they’ve got a great fixture for the blank in Sheffield Utd. Dunk is their biggest attacking threat from defence and worth paying the slight bit extra. The Blades have only scored twice in their last nine games!
Castagne is the final defender against Crystal Palace. The defender has a slight worry with Pereira potentially taking his spot but his versatility means he can play on either side of the pitch. He had a field day against West Brom and played extremely advanced. I don’t think he’ll have as much room against Palace but he’s definitely in for a clean sheet and attacking returns.
Fernandes has failed to deliver recently but he hasn’t been far away from the points during that time. He faces Leeds and that’s where he picked up his joint highest return of the season in the reverse game with a 17 pointer.
The Red Devils have had a rare midweek off too which might help the side and it’s not as if they’ve had any distractions during the week… Leeds’ defence is looking and performing much better than the first half of the season and they’ve limited their last three big six opponents to an average of just one goal a game.
That being said I believe the derby will have plenty of goals in it, not as many as eight this time around. I’ve also gone for the double up including Greenwood. I was close between himself and Cavani but I favoured the former’s fitness. His price at £7.1m is great value but there’s always the chance he gets left out. But he’s shown he can deal damage off the bench too.
Salah faces a resurgent Newcastle but I think he’s an easy pick this week after last week’s unforeseen rest. Liverpool have struggled at Anfield but are slowly processing as Aston Villa was the first time they scored more than once since GW13 there. Liverpool just have the league to focus on now till the end of the season so I hope that can further improve their performances.
Havertz is in the side instead of a more conservative pick for his game West Ham. The Hammers have had defensive issues since Rice has been absent and they are also missing Dawson. The German’s attacking numbers are impressive but he’s struggled when he’s been in front of goal. He’s not as creative as the likes of Mount but I think his ceiling is worth punting on this week after playing under 70 minutes last week.
Iheanacho and Vardy lead the line as I’m not satisfied with just one Leicester attacker against Crystal Palace. They beat West Brom at a canter and are closing in on Champions League qualification and don’t have to worry about their FA Cup final for a few more weeks.
The Nigerian has been getting more chances and provides brilliant value but I think the double up could pay of nicely this week and it feels like ages since Vardy has had a penalty! Palace are on the beach too and a lot of their players who are out of contract come the end of the season probably have their heads elsewhere.
Watkins returns to the XI against West Brom. He’s ticked over steadily but I think this fixture might see him reach double figure for the first time since Gameweek 15. The Baggies aren’t far from the drop and will need to win the local derby and they can’t afford to sit off like they did on Thursday.
Watkins is Villa’s focal point without Grealish and despite the limited chances he’s received, he’s been managing to sneak in returns.
Sanchez, Trossard, Shaw and Rudiger.
Blank Gameweek 33 Captaincy
Vardy skippers the side against Crystal Palace.
The inform Jesse Lingard doesn’t feature as I believe that Chelsea’s defence will be too strong and I can’t see more than one return if they do break through Tuchel’s defence.