Fantasy Premier League GW33 – All You Need to Know
Gameweek 33 is here – and who couldn’t get excited about kicking off Saturday with the Merseyside Derby and ending it with the Manchester Derby?! Last weekend’s Premier League action saw plenty of goals – in fact, all but one game saw at least two scored – so there were a number of big name players racking up some serious points. With a “double gameweek” also on the horizon, FPL managers would be smart to look ahead and aim their transfers towards the teams with that valuable match in hand – Man United, Chelsea, Spurs, Leicester, Burnley, Brighton, Bournemouth, and Southampton will all be in action twice next weekend.
Below you’ll find the Gameweek 33 starting lineup for the Free Super Tips Fantasy Premier League team, candidates for the captain’s armband, and other potential transfer options worth consideration.
Team FST Gameweek 33 Line-up
GW33 Deadline – 7th April 11:30
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FST – GW33 Captain
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) – £10.8m
A combination of the Gunners’ favourable fixtures and the Gabon international’s consistent form should inspire an end-of-season surge for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. His ineligibility to play a part in Arsenal’s UEFA Europa League campaign means a secure starting role in the Premier League adds to his appeal. His four goals, an assist and 6 bonus points over his six appearances so far puts him among the best in the league in terms of points per match, and he’s an easy transfer in terms of budget for FPL managers looking to avoid the risk of, for example, Harry Kane not starting. Arsenal’s winnable run continues with a match at home to Southampton this weekend – The Saints’ defense has kept just one clean sheet from their last 13 Premier League away matches.
Other GW33 Captain Alternatives
Eden Hazard or Alvaro Morata (Chelsea) – £10.7m or £10.4m
Despite neither Eden Hazard nor Alvaro Morata being in particularly top form, the pair should not be overlooked in the coming weeks. Hazard has been a prolific points scorer against struggling sides – in fact, five of his six double-figure tallies have come against teams outside the top nine. Meanwhile, Morata has scored in back-to-back fixtures (one Premier League and one FA Cup goal) since returning to Antonio Conte’s starting XI just before the international break. The pair will look to punish a West Ham United defense who have conceded a huge 11 goals over their last three away outings. Not to mention that The Blues have a double gameweek against Southampton and Burnley in GW34.
Riyad Mahrez or Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) – both £8.9m
Jamie Vardy continued building on his 2nd best ever Premier League season with a sixth goal in eight outings against Brighton last weekend – 15 goals in 30 matches for the Foxes in total. With one of the more favourable runs of fixtures ahead, including a “double gameweek” in GW34, he should be looking to keep this tally growing, starting with a match at home to Newcastle on Saturday. Like Southampton, Rafael Benitez’s side will arrive at the King Power Stadium with just one single clean sheet from 13 away days. Mahrez, who has scored or assisted in 11 of his last 15 starts, returning double-digits on five occassions, will also look to take advantage of this.
FST – Ones to Watch
Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) – £8.9m
Dele Alli has pulled a few top performances out the bag just in time for the end-of-season run-in. The English midfielder has produced three goals, two assists and four bonus points over his last three Premier League outings – an average of 10.3 points per match – following an indifferent spell of FPL form which saw his ownership plummet. His late-season flourish does make him all the more significant for those managers looking to make up ground on mini-league rivals, especially with a trip to the out-of-sorts Stoke City scheduled for Saturday.
Pascal Gross (Brighton and Hove Albion) – £6.0m
Brighton have a crucial match at home on Saturday, and for the hosts, Pascal Gross should prove pivotal. The German midfielder averages around 6 points per match at The Amex Stadium, having scored or assisted 52% of Brighton’s goals there when selected, and he faces a Huddersfield Town defense that haven’t kept a clean sheet on the road since September (a run of 13 consecutive matches) – the numbers are in Gross’ favour!
Shkodran Mustafi (Arsenal) – £5.4m
Mustafi has emerged as the go-to defender in the Gunners’ ranks, both in terms of time on the pitch – the German hasn’t failed to start since GW20 – and in terms of value – he’s one of the cheapest defenders from “the big six” at just £5.4m. Mustafi has clocked one goal, two clean sheets and 3 bonus points over his last two Premier League outings, and a fixture at home to Southampton on Sunday begins an end of season run in of just one match rated 3 or higher on the FDR (fixture difficulty ranking). With Southampton travelling to the Emirates having failed to score in four of their last five matches, Mustafi has the potential for another big pay day.