Fantasy Premier League Tips: Thinking outside the box for Gameweek 32+

Harry Kane Tottenham
Kane's had six shots against West Ham, with three of those on target.

Holly Shand shares her Gameweek 32 FPL picks, and with Manchester City hosting Liverpool, it might be time to think outside the box...

"Martial scored his first United hat-trick against Sheffield United and he's kindly priced, plus plays out of position as a number 9, despite being classified as a midfielder in FPL."

The Headline Pick: Anthony Martial - Brighton (H)

While many were busy tipping Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford and even Paul Pogba to perform well against Sheffield United midweek, it was the forgotten man Anthony Martial who took front and centre stage. The Red Devils attack is blistering right now and he's the man leading the line.

Martial scored his first United hat-trick against Sheffield United and he's kindly priced, plus plays out of position as a number 9, despite being classified as a midfielder in FPL. The fixtures are excellent for the rest of the season for Manchester United, so it's an ideal time to acquire him.

Providing he can stay fit, he could be an excellent choice for the rest of the season. He scored three goals in four games before the lockdown, and now has 17 attacking returns for the season, equalling his output from the 2015/16 season. He's had six shots in his last two games, with four of those hitting the target.

Manchester United are now available to back at 5/4 to win and score over 1.5 goals against Brighton on Tuesday.

The Budget Pick: Adama Traore - Aston Villa (A)

Wolves continue to go from strength to strength, with two wins and three goals since the restart elevating them to sixth in the Premier League table. The dream of playing Champions League football next season is quickly becoming a real possibility. Up next it's a struggling Aston Villa side.

Raul Jimenez is the main man, but the sideshow assisting the goals for the Mexican is Adama Traore. He has two assists in two games since the restart and the pair have now combined for an impressive ten goals this season. The risk is that Traore sees some rotation, but he has the ability to bring in the big points as a substitute.

He now has four goals and nine assists for the season, far surpassing any previous Premier League output. His link up play with Matt Doherty is also becoming more prevalent, with the understanding of positioning between this pair leading to more Wolves goals. Aston Villa look particularly weak on that right side.

The VAR Pick: Harry Kane - Sheffield United (A)

After a frustrating wait for his owners, Harry Kane has finally delivered a goal in the restart and despite no headline performances yet, we should be encouraged. Kane's certainly ticking along, with some promise in his underlying numbers. He had six shots against West Ham, with three of those on target.

If VAR is on Spurs side in this game, a penalty conversion for Kane could be on the cards. Spurs have won four penalties this season, with Kane being available to convert two of them. Sheffield Untied have conceded three spot kicks so far in this campaign.

The Blades could be without Jack O'Connell in this game: that could be a big loss, with this side conceding six goals in their last two matches. Kane currently stands at 12 goals for the season, having missed nearly a third of Spurs Premier League games through injury at the turn of the year.

You can back VAR and bet on Spurs to score a penalty against Sheffield United at odds of 5/1.

The Sleeper Pick: Mo Salah - Man City (A)

It's easy to overlook Liverpool and Manchester City assets this week given that they play each other in a seemingly tricky game, but fantasy managers ought to embrace the narrative here. At the time of writing, it appears that Liverpool could clinch the title against the current Champions in this game, providing they avoid defeat.

That fact is crucial, because Manchester City will be forced to be on the front foot, which will play into Liverpool's hands with their lethal counter attack. Remember in the reverse fixture that the reds won 3-1, with goals for Salah and Mane. Salah looked back to his best in midweek, with a goal and assist against Crystal Palace.

Salah has a great record against Pep Guardiola's men, with four goals and two assists from eight appearances in a Liverpool shirt. It's set to be the biggest night Liverpool have had in the Premier League era, and you can almost see the headlines now with Mo Salah at the heart of it all.

The Wildcard Pick: Danny Ings - Watford (A)

Finally, Danny Ings creeps in as a wildcard pick. His form this season and the restart cannot be denied, but the fear is that Southampton are on the beach, while Watford are still battling for every point as they move clear of the relegation zone. Could the mismatch in motivation dent Ings returns?


At the time of writing, Ings has 16 goals for the season, which far exceeds his return in any other campaign. Against Norwich in Gameweek 30, he had four shots and created four chances for his teammates too. Opponents Watford were unlucky to concede in their Gameweek 30 fixture against Leicester.

Ings, to score is 7/2 against Watford.

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