Fantasy football best player tips for Gameweek 34. 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 34.
Gameweek 34 Team
Chelsea are likely to see some rotation against Fulham with the game being sandwiched in between their two semi-final legs but I can’t see Kepa playing. Mendy takes the gloves and Alonso is in as a punt with the hope Chilwell is rested for the second leg. I think it’s worth the risk with a strong bench in play. Opponents, Fulham, sit at least third bottom in all the major attacking statistics for the last six Gameweeks.
Castagne maintains his spot in the XI for the second week running after another impressive performance at right-wing back for Leicester. Despite not keeping a clean sheet he showed he’s got plenty of potential to return from a number of different avenues. Leicester’s defensive numbers remain extremely impressive while Southampton are expected to have some key players out injured to compound their current form.
Dallas sees a return to the XI with Leeds facing Brighton. The reverse fixture was painful for a lot of managers back in DGW26 as the Leeds side let down a lot of bench boosters but the Leeds backline have been conceding fewer big chances and have averaged an xGC of 1.38 over their last four which includes Man City, Liverpool and Man Utd. Dallas always carries goal threat playing in the midfield which gives him a higher ceiling than most of his peers.
Son looks an obvious pick in midfield this week as he faces relegated Sheffield Utd at home. They shocked Brighton last week but the Seagulls missed gilt-edged chances and accumulated an xG of nearly 2. Spurs and Son looked deflated after a toothless cup final performance against Man City, so all they have left to fight for is a Europa League spot unless others slip up around them.
After his first blank since Gameweek 23, Lingard travels to Burnley as West Ham start a crucial run of games for their chance of European Football. Burnley kept their first clean sheet in eight games last weekend while the Hammers where held out by a big six side for the second time in a row. Moyes has been a lot less expansive against tougher opposition and I see West Ham creating a lot more opportunities this time out against a much worse defence. It would be overthinking to look elsewhere in this West Ham side while the attacker’s in this form.
Pereira makes his debut in the Hub XI as West Brom face Wolves. The Derby means a lot more to the Baggies at the moment but it seems like a matter of time rather than whether they get relegated. Pereira has created the joint-most amount of big chances created (3) and the second-highest xA (1.77) as well as having three big chances over the last four games. Wolves’ defence was put to the sword against Burnley, so I think he’s a good punt with the rotation amongst the top clubs and tough fixtures.
I wouldn’t have called him a punt last season but due to the number of times I’ve been burned by him, I think he’s definitely a punt now; that is Sterling who faces Crystal Palace. With him being committed against PSG and Palace sat “on the beach” I’m risking him in a week when I struggled to find midfield options with the big boys facing each other. I’m not making the fatal error this time of giving him the armband. Sterling is yet to properly find his shooting boots this season and if he wants to secure a place in England’s XI, let alone City’s, he’s going to have to start putting his chances away. Hopefully it is this week!
Iheanacho and Vardy lead the line once again and despite a blank for the latter on Monday, I was happy with the number of opportunities the pair had. I don’t think there’s much of a reason to change this pair this week against Southampton who’ve kept one clean sheet in 15 games.
Kane, like Son seems a simple choice against Sheffield Utd. He’s back training after his injury and should be more advanced than his CDM position he practically played in against Man City.
It’s an expensive bench this week with Sanchez, Digne, Saint-Maximin and Alexander-Arnold ready to feature.
Gameweek 34 Captaincy
Kane takes the armband against Sheffield Utd.
I’m avoiding Man City defensive options this week with the Pep roulette in full swing at the moment. A defender could be a good bet this week but it’s hard to tell who is going to start even with Stones suspended. Ederson? I’ve learnt this season that his ceiling is six points, so he’s not for me.
I’ve also avoided assets from Man Utd versus Liverpool. All results seem possible but I don’t think it will be high scoring. A 0-0 would hurt and that’s not only the viewers.
A Spurs defender against Sheffield Utd could work out well such as Reguillon but I don’t trust Spurs to keep a clean sheet against anyone at the moment, despite the fixture.