Daily Fantasy Premier League Preview: 17 Mar

premier league picks gameweek 31

The shortened Gameweek 31 of the Premier League continues into Sunday with two games to close out the round.

The action continues at PlayON too, with Daily Fantasy competitions on offer for the games as always. To give you the best chance of moving to the top of those leaderboards, I have picked out my best plays for the games, from must-have guns to cash-saving value plays, with the odd sneaky POD pick to set you apart from the opposition.

Fulham v. Liverpool

Not a point in sight for Fulham in their last five and it’s fair to say it would take a miracle to see them avoid the drop this year. The task doesn’t get any easier when they host Liverpool, a point off the top and with just one loss for the season.

In the 27 previous matchups, the Reds have won 17 and drawn four, so they enter this as strong favourites. No arguments from me on that and I will be looking at their players for my PlayON squads first and foremost.


Two more goals against Burnley, before another brace midweek to see off Bayern, Sadio Mané (£15m) is in some form.

Sixteen goals for the season now, his 1650 average is the best on offer in this one, and over 300 above the current average of Salah. Must have!

Value Pick

Everyone loves a full back who gets assists! That is what you get with Trent Alexander-Arnold (£9.2m), who has six for the season, pushing up his average to 1230 and making him value for money.

With Fulham leaking goal, he is a great chance of more attacking stats here.

Everton v. Chelsea

Losing from 2-0 up last out, Everton have just one win in the last five. In the same time, Chelsea have just one loss, winning three and drawing against Wolves last out, albeit needing a late equaliser to do so.

Two Premier-League constants here, meaning they’ve met 53 times before. Of those, the Blues lead 25-9 in terms of wins, with 19 draws, including 0-0 in the last two.

In the three before that, however, Chelsea have beaten the Toffees by a combined 10-0. Hard to look past them on that basis, but I can also see some space for the odd home player for a consolation goal.


Nabbing the late equaliser against Wolves, Eden Hazard (£16.2m) now has 13 goals and 11 assists for the season and a goal and assist in his last two.

The biggest attacking weapon for the Blues, you likely won’t have too many chances to play him in EPL PlayON comps, given his apparent want of a move away in the post-season.

Value Pick

Three goals in his six games for the club is a good return for Gonzalo Higuaín (£10.1m) and his current 1350 average shapes a great value for money.

Potentially carrying an illness, but if he is named you should jump straight on.

POD Pick

The falling average, higher price and tough opponent will keep Richarlison (£9.8m) out of a lot of sides. But he did get back on the scoresheet last out.

If it’s a return to form that continues here, there will be points on offer than many other sides won’t have.


And just like that, Gameweek 31 is over – once you’ve headed to the lobby and entered your teams, that is.

We face a week off for the international break, but PlayON, and I, will be back the following week for Round 32.

Good luck!