Fantasy Premier League Week 24 Transfers and Tips: Egyptian King impossible to ignore
Fantasy Football managers are working overtime this week as there is a full set of fixtures across Tuesday and Wednesday. Paul Robinson marks our card on his best and worst of Gameweek 24.
"The Egyptian rewarded those of us who made him captain against Crystal Palace with a 15 point haul, and his points since GW16 now read 21, 2, 12, 12, 12, 2, 11 and 15."
Six to like
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - £11.3m. The top scoring striker in the game has delivered two pointers in three of his last four league appearances, but he scored in the FA Cup on Friday and his Arsenal side have a home fixture against Cardiff. The Bluebirds have conceded three goals in three of their last five away from home - including three at Newcastle most recently.
Sergio Agüero - £11.3m. Another big hitter now as I can't ignore Sergio Aguero's credentials for Manchester City's trip to St James' Park. Despite the recent goals by Gabriel Jesus, it seems clear that Pep Guardiola is going to still favour Aguero over him. The Brazilian started the FA Cup game against Burnley, which means that the Argentine is sure to start here. Aguero came off the bench to score on Saturday and he has two in his last three starts in the league.
Diogo Jota - £5.9m. Diogo Jota had an ownership of over 300k for gameweek one as the Wolves attacker appeared to be prime to score plenty of goals in the Premier League. A goalless first 14 weeks rendered him a bust though, and only two more thru week 22 left him with an ownership of a mere 46k. A hat-trick against Leicester last week has put him back on the radar though and he could prove to be a great differential with just a 2.1% ownership. Wolves face West Ham on Tuesday and the Hammers have lost their last three on their travels - conceding eight goals in the process.
Jota is 9/2 to open the scoring at Molineux.
Paul Pogba - £8.7m. The World Cup winner has delivered big time since Jose Mourinho left Manchester United as his points since have been 13, 15, 18, 3, 5 and 8. He is playing in a more advanced position and appears to be motivated to deliver for his manager. United are at home to Burnley this week and they conceded five at the Etihad on Saturday.
Sead Kolasinac - £4.9m. A second Arsenal player in the top six this week is full-back, Kolasinac. Clean sheets have been relatively rare for the Gunners, but they are playing against Cardiff and they did stop Chelsea from scoring here recently. Neil Warnock's men aren't overly prolific on the road - three blanks from their last four - and the Bosnian poses a strong attacking threat too (four assists to date).
Andros Townsend - 5.8m. The former Tottenham winger has really stepped up for Crystal Palace in recent weeks and he comes into this game at Southampton on the back of goals against Liverpool and Tottenham. The Saints have improved under Ralph Hasenhüttl, but they have still only kept one clean sheet under his tenure, and Palace have racked up 11 goals in their last five away from Selhurst Park.
Gonzalo Higuain - 9.5m. The former Napoli and Juventus striker made his Chelsea debut in the FA Cup on Sunday and while he didn't score against Sheffield Wednesday, he showed enough to prove his well-being and he has been a goal machine in Serie A. I would imagine that Maurizio Sarri will start him again at Bournemouth on Wednesday, and the Cherries are conceding goals for fun at present. As of writing he has just 1% ownership and he could prove to be a wise investment.
Aleksandar Mitrovic - £6.5m. It's getting to a stage of now or never for Fulham as they sit second from bottom - seven points from safety. If they are to survive, it will likely be largely down to the goals of Aleksandar Mitrovic, and he is certainly due ahead of their home game against Brighton. The striker has just one goal in his last 10 league games, but he could get some joy against a Brighton side who have kept just one away clean sheet this term.
The Fulham man is 6/4 to score any time.
Two to avoid
Kieran Trippier - £6.1m. Not the most high profile of player in the game, but the England right-back still holds an 18.3% ownership, and thankfully, I am not one of them. Tottenham's season is on a knife-edge following EFL and FA Cup exits over the course of the last week, and while most of their injury woes have been in attack, they haven't been keeping many clean sheets either. Spurs have conceded in each of their last four matches and they have shipped four in their last three at Wembley. Opponents, Watford, are in great form again, and they have netted two or more in each of their last six away from Vicarage Road.
Richarlison - £6.8m. Everton are in the midst of a crisis as they have recorded just three victories in their last 12 games, and they exited the FA Cup at Millwall on Saturday. Richarlison actually opened the scoring at the Den, but in the league it's one goal in seven, and he doesn't pop up with many assists either - just two all season. The Toffees are at bottom of the table, Huddersfield, but they have a new manager now, and could improve.
A Huddersfield clean sheet is 11/4.
Mohamed Salah - £13.6m. There can only be one man considered for the armband this week and it's the same person as last time - Mohamed Salah. The Egyptian rewarded those of us who made him captain against Crystal Palace with a 15 point haul, and his points since GW16 now read 21, 2, 12, 12, 12, 2, 11 and 15. The Reds are taking on an out-of-form, Leicester at Anfield, and Salah will surely get plenty of joy against a slow, Foxes defence.
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*Remember the deadline to submit your teams for GW24 is 18:45 on Tuesday.