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The latest international break is over which means a welcome return to Premier League action this weekend. My Sky Fantasy Football tips for Gameweek 30 should help to navigate you through this season-defining phase, so let’s take a look at what it has in store.
This weekend sees a full set of fixtures spread over three days, which means no awkward solo Friday/Monday night game this week. Eight matches are split across Saturday and Sunday, with the remaining two fixtures concluding on Monday night.
Chelsea and Leeds poised for GW30 returns
We’ll start with Saturday’s early kick-off: Chelsea vs West Brom. Though Tuchel’s tinkering looks to have settled, it’s a huge help to see Chelsea’s line-up before locking in our teams, particularly after an international break.
Though their attack is worth considering, 10 clean sheets in 12 games under the new manager is hard to ignore. They face a West Brom side who have only found the net once in their last five games.
Saturday afternoon sees Leeds host Sheffield United. The ever-popular trio of Patrick Bamford, Raphinha and Stuart Dallas could profit against a Sheffield United side that were battered 5-0 against Leicester last time out.
Is Iheanacho a good pick for Sky Fantasy GW30?
Speaking of the Foxes, they’ll welcome Manchester City to the King Power on Saturday evening. Can Kelechi Iheanacho sustain his goalscoring form? He currently sits in 0% of the top 1,000 teams, opening the door for an intriguing differential.
Despite a hat trick last time out and five goals in his last three Premier League games, I wouldn’t bring him in now. After Man City, Leicester face the defensively stubborn West Ham, which is followed by a blank gameweek. I’d personally wait now for the Palace, Southampton and Newcastle games that proceed the blank.
Of course, you could always spin the Pep wheel and gamble on a City player starting. It’s a big risk, but perhaps even more so after an international break. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Salah gunning to end goal-drought
The last game of the day is Arsenal vs Liverpool. Can Mohamed Salah end a run of five Premier League games in which he’s failed to muster so much as a shot bonus? The Egyptian’s owners will be buoyed to hear that Arsenal have conceded in all of their last six Premier League games, including three against West Ham last gameweek.
Arteta’s men, meanwhile, will be looking to continue a fine run of goalscoring form that has seen them bag nine goals in their last four Premier League outings.
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