Dan’s Transfer Targets - Gameweek 36
By Sky Sports Fantasy Football reigning champion Dan Cox,
Gameweek 36 is a week that requires a little bit of pre-planning to navigate through the 14 fixtures spread over six separate days. And at this stage of the season, you’ll want a captain each day for that final push towards the finish line.
Manchester United, Tottenham, Chelsea and Leicester all have two fixtures this week so I’d be looking at trying to get in some players from those teams as you try and take advantage of the double gameweek. The only teams that don’t play twice but will need covering are West Ham and Stoke for their standalone game on Monday.
So starting with that game Marko Arnautovic (8.8m) looks like a good captaincy choice. Another highly inconsistent player that on his day can be sublime. A few reasons why I think he’s a good option this week. One, as mentioned it’s the only game on Monday so you’ll need a player. And who better than a player who in his last two games has 26 points with two goals, an assist and a MOTM. Another reason is, as he showed against Stoke in December’s reverse fixture he’s keen to get one over on his former club. That day he scored and was MOTM, and even recently against Southampton he showed former boss Mark Hughes his class with two goals and the MOTM. Also, he’s only in 3.88% of teams so any sort of a haul will see a big jump in the rankings for your team.
Leicester face Burnley away and then Southampton at home this week and Jamie Vardy ( 11.2m) has scored in each of his last three games. He’s now sitting on 16 goals for the season, which appears to have gone largely unnoticed as he’s only in 7% of teams. With Leicester playing struggling Southampton on Thursday night he’s a great choice for captaincy. Vardy will be hoping to pile more misery on Southampton who are now deep in relegation trouble having lost their last three consecutive premier league games, conceding nine goals in the process.
Paul Pogba (11.2m) showed in two minutes against Manchester City last Saturday what he's capable of. Manchester United have two fixtures that shouldn’t cause them too many problems. Seemingly doomed West Brom at Old Trafford Sunday, and a trip to the south coast to face Bournemouth on Wednesday. The Bournemouth game being the only game that day so again a good captaincy choice. Whilst he did get 20 points last weekend. He’s only managed 18 in his previous seven games. But with two favourable fixtures and seeming back in favour with Mourinho and playing with a bit of confidence I don’t see any reason why he shouldn’t have a good run into the end of the season.
Another Manchester United option for the two games this week is Romelu Lukaku (12.4m). With 15 goals and seven assists this season he could be vital to your plans. The standout captaincy option on Sunday for me and potentially again on Wednesday if you don’t fancy taking a chance on Pogba. Manchester United were exceptional in the second half of the Manchester Derby and that has given me a renewed faith in their attacking options
I tipped him last week before his 21 point haul against Stoke and I’m tipping him again this week. Christian Eriksen has been in fantastic form. Admittedly Manchester City won't be an easy game but they also play Brighton in midweek and you can’t argue against a player in his form. With 51 points in his last five games, he’s been sensational since the overhaul. Those points have come from three goals, two assists, two MOTM and from hitting passing bonus in a couple of games. Owned by 19.44% of teams, he’s a popular pick and If he does again deliver you don’t want to be missing out.
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