We have a shorter Gameweek 33 with some FA Cup action this weekend, but there are still three matches to be enjoyed on Saturday.
There’s also plenty enjoyment to be had at PlayON, and hopefully some money to be made too though the Daily Fantasy competitions on offer for the day. To try to help with that, I’ve highlighted the players I think you should be looking at in each game below.
Bournemouth v. Burnley
Not great form reading for either side, with just one win each in the last five games. More so for Burnley, who sit just above the drop zone, but they did get a good win over Wolves last out and a precious three points in the fight against relegation.
Five meetings at this level and no draws, with three Clarets wins and two for the Cherries. Hard to split them here, so I’m looking at both teams scoring and bringing on forwards on both sides for PlayON purposes.
With 11 goals for the season, Josh King (£11.4m) boasts a PlayON average of 1460, the best in this game.
Two in two as well, he will come into this with some confidence.
Another with two from two, Dwight McNeil (£7.6m) continues to benefit from some injuries for the Clarets and now has three goals and three assists since coming into the side in round 19.
You can do a lot worse with your money that picking up him and his 1000 average.
Limited minutes and a low average should be enough to keep down the ownership of Dominic Solanke (£6.1m).
He has made appearances in the last three games though, and provided an assist in there. If he’s done enough to prove his fitness and earn a start in this, he will shape as a good POD play.
Huddersfield v. Leicester
A loss to Palace last out confirmed Huddersfield’s drop back to the Championship after two seasons in the top flight. Leicester had been struggling but now have three wins on the bounce and are back in the top half.
Just the three meetings at this level. After a 1-1 draw first up, the Foxes have won the last two, scoring three goals in each. Hard to look past them for this then, and their players for your sides.
On fire lately, with six goals in seven games, you simply cannot look past Jamie Vardy (£14.1m) here.
Always knows where the goal is, but the fact he comes into this in red hot form just increases his appeal further.
A constant threat from set pieces, Wes Morgan (£7.6m) has a goal in each of the last two.
Add in his defensive work and you have a PlayON average of 1400, a steal for his price!
The 560 average will ensure he doesn’t feature in many teams, but Demarai Gray (£6.5m) has the knack of popping up with the odd goal, as he has done four times this term. They’ve been nicely spread out as well, so by my calculations he’s due another soon.
In a game where the Foxes could dominate, he’s worth the outlay if named to start.
Newcastle v. Crystal Palace
Both sides come into this from 2-0 losses, Palace to Spurs and Newcastle to Arsenal. Couple of wins for both in a mixed-bag last five games. Mixed-bag sums up the season for both and is the reason why this is a 13th against 14th clash.
The sides have met 15 times before, with five draws, including the last two. From the remaining ten, the Magpies hold an 8-2 lead, winning two of the last five.
The recent draws have me leaning toward both teams scoring, rather than a result, so room for players on both sides here.
While Milivojevic is banging in the goals, Wilfried Zaha (£12.2m) is also laying on assists – seven of them, to go with his eight goals.
Into a bit of form in recent weeks, and into an average of 1500, he has to be among your top priorities here.
The biggest goal threat for the Magpies remains Salomón Rondón (£10.9m) who has nine goals and five assists for the season. That means an average of 1460, which sits well above his current price.
At least a goal or assist in four of his last five home games suggests he’s a good chance for some decent points here.
That’s it for Saturday’s games – at least once you’ve headed to the Lobby to enter your lineups into a contest.
There still are games to come Sunday and Monday though, so be sure to look out for those previews.