Fantasy Premier League Week 29 Transfers and Tips: Arsenal defence to get the Kane
It's another quick turnaround for Fantasy Football Managers and Paul Robinson has checked the fixtures and stats, so that you don't have to. Here are his best and worst for GW29...
"Harry Kane returned to action at Turf Moor with a goal, and while he couldn't replicate that at Stamford Bridge, he has a great record against the Gunners, and the Arsenal defence are yet to keep a clean sheet away from the Emirates this season."
Six to like
Harry Kane - £12.4m. It's the North London Derby this weekend and Spurs need to bounce back from two devastating defeats. The losses weren't devastating in terms of the scoreline, but the one at Burnley all but ended their title hopes and the one at Chelsea enabled the chasing pack to close even further. Harry Kane returned to action at Turf Moor with a goal, and while he couldn't replicate that at Stamford Bridge, he has a great record against the Gunners, and the Arsenal defence are yet to keep a clean sheet away from the Emirates this season.
Romelu Lukaku - £10.7m. The Belgian striker has made his way back into the Manchester United starting XI and while he only did so through injuries initially, his brace at Selhurst Park on Wednesday will surely mean that he retains his place this weekend. United take on the Saints on Saturday afternoon at Old Trafford, and despite Southampton's recent improvement, they are still conceding goals. Lukaku is a confidence player and his two goals at Palace, along with the managerial style of Ole Gunnar Solskjær, will surely have his morale at the highest it's been for quite a while.
Raúl Jiménez - £6.9m. Cardiff City have really struggled in their last two games as they have suffered two heavy defeats in front of their own fans. A trip to Molineux is hardly the tonic that they would have been looking for and Raul Jimenez will be hoping to add to his 10 Premier League goals this season, against a defence that have shipped eight goals in two matches. I am confident that he will.
Trent Alexander-Arnold - £5.3m. Long-suffering owners of TAA were rewarded for their faith in him on Wednesday, as the young right-back came up with a clean sheet, three assists and three bonus points. His return from injury has added impetus to Liverpool's attack down the right-side, and even though the Reds are away at Everton on Sunday, he has both clean sheet and attacking potential.
Wilfried Zaha - £6.8m. Wilfried Zaha didn't deliver as we wanted him to against Man United during the week but he's been in good form and Palace have enjoyed more success on the road than they have at home this season. On Saturday they are at Turf Moor and Burnley's good run of form came to an end at Newcastle on Tuesday. The Eagles have scored 15 goals across their last six away games and Zaha is back amongst the goals.
Harvey Barnes - £5.5m. Another player who I am retaining faith in is Harvey Barnes, as while he didn't produce a return in Leicester's 2-1 win over Brighton, his stats were good and a goal and assist glut could be just around the corner. The Foxes are expected to improve under Brendan Rodgers and we know that Brendan appreciates young players and attacking football. Barnes fits both bills and at £5.5m he is a great midfield option.
Ryan Sessegnon - £6.0m. This is one of the ultimate punts as Fulham are in terrible form, are up against a top six club and the player hasn't even been a first choice regular. Sessegnon was one of the best performers in the Championship last season and for whatever reason, he hasn't been given much game-time this term. Now that Claudio Ranieri has departed, I would expect some of last year's success stories to get more of a look-in, as the club prepare for life back in the Championship.
Glenn Murray - £6.3m. The veteran striker was in great form in the first part of the season, but Murray has just two Premier League goals in his last 12 appearances, and both of those were in one match. He should never be written off though, and the Seagulls are at home to Huddersfield on Saturday, with the Terriers sitting at the foot of the table, and having conceded 50 goals this season.
Two to avoid
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - £11.0m. The Arsenal man is still in the race for the Golden Boot, but his scoring has slowed down in recent weeks, and I don't see him getting much joy at White Hart Lane on Saturday. Tottenham don't tend to concede many goals at Wembley, and while many are writing them off following two away defeats, I think that they will be a different proposition back on home soil.
Eden Hazard - £10.8m. Hazard was in my two to avoid in the previous gameweek, and I see no reason to take him out of it now. His team did win on Wednesday, but he wasn't involved in the goals and he was subbed after an hour. He looks like a tired player to me, and while Chelsea are playing Fulham this weekend, it's a derby game and the Cottagers have a new manager.
Sergio Aguero - £11.7m. Another non-mover this week is Sergio Aguero as he retains the armband for Man City's clash against Bournemouth. The Cherries have the third worst defensive record in the division, and City are the top scorers - with 11 more than their nearest rival. Aguero is the Premier League's top scorer so far this season with 18, and he's been in excellent form since his return from injury.
Aguero is 2/1 to score two or more at the Vitality.
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*Remember the deadline to submit your teams for GW29 is 11:30 on Saturday.