Gameweek 35 of the Premier League continues into Sunday with three more games to keep the round moving. 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.
Everton v. Man United
A surprise loss to Fulham last out ended a three game winning streak for Everton. The loss even more surprising when you consider the three included Arsenal and Chelsea. United bounced back for a surprise loss of their own to beat West Ham 2-1, before crashing out of the Champions’ League midweek.
Both sides have played every season on the Premier League, so this will be their 54th meeting. Of the previous 53, the Red Devils have won 36 and drawn nine, leaving just eight wins for the Toffees. United have also won the last three by an aggregate 8-1.
Hard to look past the stats, so will be focused mainly on the visiting players for PlayON purposes.
A couple of goals against West Ham saw Paul Pogba (£13.7m) take home a whopping 3200 points, moving the season average back up over 1450.
Thirteen goals and ten assists for the term now, I wouldn’t back against him going again here.
Coming in for the suspended Luke Shaw against the Hammers, the price of Marcos Rojo (£5.5m) means he cannot be ignored as a value play. If he is named to start, lock him in.
Arsenal v. Crystal Palace
One loss in five for Arsenal means they reclaim fourth spot, in a battle that is heating up between four teams around the last two top-four spots. Palace’s form has been patchy, with alternating wins and losses in the last five, but they are safe for another year on 39 points.
Not much chance of the Eagles adding to those 39 points here, according to the history at least. In 19 matchups, Palace have just two wins to the Gunners’ 13. Hard to look past Arsenal then, and their players for your sides.
I backed Lacazette last out but it was Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£16.4m) who got the start and the winning goal.
If he gets another start here, I’m betting he’ll be closer to his 1650 last score than his 1020 season average.
A sixth clean sheet of the season saw Shkodran Mustafi (£7.3m) score 1345, well above his pricing. Even his average of 995 isn’t bad at the price. If he adds to his two goals for the season here, who knows where the score will go.
The opposition and 720 average will ward off a few, but Andros Townsend (£10.4m) scored 1360 against City without a goal or assist.
If Palace can find the net here, and Townsend gets involved, it could be a big score for you that most other teams won’t have the benefit of.
Cardiff v. Liverpool
No repeat of the infamous slip against Chelsea for Liverpool last out, as they ran out 2-0 winners to keep the title charge alive. City have the game in hand and technical pole position, but they have some tough games, including the early Saturday game against Spurs this week.
It might be a tougher matchup for the Reds than most think, however, with the Bluebirds battling relegation. A win over Brighton last out will give them confidence, but they do also face a side against who they’ve never taken a Premier League points, losing the three meetings by a total of 13-5.
Probably hard to look past Liverpool for this one, but they have never kept a clean sheet against Cardiff, so possibly room for the right forward on the home side.
An 18th goal of the season for Sadio Mané (£15m) last out, and he sits just one behind Salah on the Reds’ scoring charts. He also boasts the highest PlayON average in this game, by a considerable margin.
Post-European rotation permitting, I expect him to run riot in this.
A fourth assist of the season against Chelsea means Virgil van Dijk (£8.8m) has the average of someone with a much higher price.
A good chance for a clean sheet here, but also for a sneaky goal or assist. If he nabs one, the resulting score could be massive.
Once you’ve settled on your best lineups, head to the Lobby to enter those teams.
Plenty of action still to come, so keep your eyes on the rest of the round’s contests.