We have reached two-thirds of the Premier League season and the table has started to take shape, Fantasy Premier League managers will now be thinking of re-building their Fantasy Squads ahead of FPL Gameweek 29 (Blank GW). The roster of players to choose from is huge, but with the 100 million budget, you will need to make your choices carefully. Amongst the roster, there are some individuals that have proved their capabilities in the previous seasons with stellar performances. Here is a list of players who are a good idea to have your marquee signings as your FPL players in your 2020-21 squads ahead of the FPL Gameweek 28.
We are here with the Watchlist series ahead of Blank Gameweek 29 to identify some of the players that caught the eye over the last few game weeks. Here are some of the players in our FPL Gameweek 28 Watchlist who are possible options to transfer into the Fantasy team over the coming game weeks keeping the upcoming blank game week in mind.
Blank Gameweek 29
Before going into the discussion of FPL Gameweek 28, let’s take a look at the fixtures of Gameweek 29, which has a total of only 4 fixtures and 8 teams playing. We will pick our squad for Gameweek 28 keeping in mind to field a full 11 players for the blank gameweek without activating the Free Hit chip (if you don’t have it in your inventory).
- Fulham vs Leeds United
- Brighton vs Newcastle United
- West Ham United vs Arsenal
- Aston Villa vs Tottenham Hotspur
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Midfielder) 11.4 million
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring against Burnley to continue his recent form in front of goal ahead of a meeting with West Ham in Blank Gameweek 29. No midfielder has taken more than his 4 shots in the box during the gameweek. The 31-year-old has netted 4 goals in the last four games box though three of those came against Leeds. Only Riyad Mahrez has fired more than his 9 shots in the box over that period amongst midfielders while only Sterling has recorded more big chances than he’s 4. Spurs are the only side to score more than Arsenal‘s eight goals over each team’s respective last four matches. Only Tottenham, Brighton, and Man City have fashioned more big chances than their nine. They’re one of only eight teams who feature in Blank gameweek 29 facing an away trip to West Ham.
Gareth Bale (Midfielder) 9.4 million
Harry Kane and Gareth Bale each scored twice as Spurs took Crystal Palace apart in a comfortable 4-1 win no player has recorded more big chances than the Wales international this game week with two while only Kevin De Bruyne and Conor Townsend compared to his 4 attempted assists, the 31 years old impressed coming from the bench against West Ham in gameweek 25 and has gone on to start every league match since earning just under 70 minutes each time he’s racked up a league-high 35 FPL points in the last two games weeks amassing 4 goals and 1 assist. No midfielder can better his 4 efforts on target or his 1.83 expected goals figure Mourinho has been rewarded for letting the shackles off his team during this period with a beaten Burnley, Fulham, and Crystal Palace they produced league-leading totals of 90 goals and 10 big chances in that time.
Note: You can go for either of Bale or Heung min-Son for your fantasy squad, Son offers more of a nailed down starting point in the Spurs lineup but with Bale you have the reward of risking out a differential.
Bertrand Traore (Midfielder) 5.9 million
With Jack Grealish still sidelined and his return date unknown, Bertrand Traore could be an option to consider amongst the Aston Villa midfield. Over the last three gameweeks in the absence of their talisman, Traore ranks top amongst teammates with an expected goals figure of 1.78. Amongst all FPL midfielders only Sterling has been afforded more than his 3 big chances in that time while only Saka, Pepe, Sterling, and Mahrez can better his 6 shots in the box. Aston Villa has only scored two goals in their last four matches but they fashioned seven big chances and rank joined eighth for shots in the box with 30. They still have their fixture against Everton to be rescheduled and whilst it’s looking less and less likely to fall in gameweek 28 there is a chance it could alternatively go into gameweek 30.
Joël Veltman (Defender) 4.3 million
Speaking of differentials, and a sort of budget enabler as well to fill your other areas of the team. Veltman is nailed on at the right wingback/right midfielder slot for Brighton and also comes at a cheap price of 4.3 million. Also, he has really promising stats for a defender, over the last five games he has had 7 shots in the box and creating 2 big chances along the way. Veltman has recorded 1.22 expected goals and has scored 1. He has made 5 key passes in the final third along with 1.08 expected assists. That’s pretty decent for a defensive player! Brighton still enjoys the rank of having the third-best defense in the league according to expected goals and assists but has underperformed in the last few weeks. Also in Veltman, you get a guaranteed starter in 4.3 million with back2back fixtures against Southampton and Newcastle in gameweeks 28 and 29. There are really fewer chances to go wrong with this bargain.
Harry Kane (Forward) 11.3 million
Two Tottenham players are the perfect way to go for this blank game week and hence after running riot against Crystal Palace last weekend Kane now has 4 goals and 2 assists in six matches since returning from injury. The England captain has produced league-leading figures of 26 shots in total, 16 shots in the box, and 10 efforts on target. Only Diagne and Werner have been afforded more than his 6 big chances. Spurs have scored 12 goals over the last six game weeks ranking behind only Man United and Man City. Their total of 15 big chances is better only by Man United, Chelsea, and Man City. Their gameweek 28 opponent, Arsenal has considered eight goals over the same period keeping no clean sheets The Gunners are ranked 11th for shots on target conceded and 10 for big chances conceded.
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Which players among these are you thinking of featuring in your Starting lineup for the FPL 2020-21 season? Did you choose any from our FPL Gameweek 28 WatchList? Let us know in the comments section below who is on your FPL Gameweek 28 Watchlist!