Dan’s Transfer Targets - Gameweek 35
By Sky Sports Fantasy Football reigning champion Dan Cox,
Gameweek 35 doesn’t appear too tricky to navigate with the fixtures over just Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday Tottenham are the team with the most appealing assets. Harry Kane is back from the ankle injury he sustained away to Bournemouth on March 11th. Returning to action as a second half substitute during Spurs comfortable win over Chelsea on Sunday. Stoke are now winless in eight games, while Spurs on the other hand are on a five game winning streak and look in great form. Harry Kane after his spell out, now finds himself five goals behind Mohammed Salah, 24 and 29 goals respectively. And you can guarantee that he will be all guns blazing trying to land a third successive golden boot.
Christian Eriksen is another option. The stunning goal he scored against Chelsea was a timely reminder of how good a pick he actually is. His goal and MOTM award meant he earned 13 points last Sunday, and that’s now 30 points in his last four games. With eight goals and nine assists this campaign it’s no surprise that he’s the fourth highest point scoring midfielder this season.
Riyad Mahrez is another player I’m predicting to do well this weekend and even in the favourable fixtures ahead in the coming weeks. It’s Newcastle at the King Power this Saturday and Mahrez has been in good form. Two goals, an assist and a MOTM in his last three games, that equates to 28 points in three games. With ten goals and ten assists this season it’s hard to understand how Mahrez is only in 2.72% of teams.
Looking at Sunday there are just two games to choose from with Arsenal hosting Southampton at the Emirates in the 2.15 kick off. And later that afternoon Chelsea host London rivals West Ham at Stamford Bridge. Two names that stand out from each fixture are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for Arsenal and Eden Hazard for Chelsea.
Aubameyang has been constantly delivering the points, with four goals and an assist in his last three games. The Gabon international now has 31 points in his last three games, including 14 points against Stoke last Sunday. That total could have been even more had he not passed up on the chance to claim his hat trick when he let Alexandre Lacazette take the penalty, despite having already scored from the spot. Despite his recent hauls Aubameyang is still only in 3.60% of teams. Arsenal’s record £56m signing also has some great fixtures coming up and provides a vital captain choice over the next couple of weeks.
Eden Hazard should be considered for the visit of West Ham. The Belgian is one of the most frustrating players to own as he’ll either hit double figure points with a goal or two and the MOTM award. Or he’ll just end with the two points for an appearance. Even with a modest tally of 11 goals and just four assists for the season it’s worth bearing in mind that he has received MOTM eight times. This still puts him as the sixth highest points scoring midfielder this season and on his day anything is possible. West Ham have lost their last three away games conceding at least three in each, and despite just managing two points a game in his last three games. I think this weekend could be the one where Hazard gets back amongst the points to reward the 8.97% of managers who have kept the faith.
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