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FPL FORECAST 2016/17: Gameweek 31

Each and every week the three members of The Hype Team post their Premier League and FPL predictions in an attempt to enlighten players that might be stuck with their FPL choices and transfers. In addition, we’ll be taking on a guest for every Gameweek in the PL. On the weekly agenda are a general predictions category, a Gameweek Fantasy Premier League forecast, scout picks, and captaincy choices. For Gameweek 31, we welcome @FPL_Junior as our next guest. All aboard.

 

 

Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 31 Deadline

For the 2016/17 Premier League season, the FPL deadline will be one hour before the commencement of the week's first game. The Premier League website lists each FPL deadline, you can always ask on social media, and you can also view a real time countdown on our Weekly Hype page.

 

The transfer deadline for GW31 is Tuesday 4th April 2017 at 18:45pm.

 

 

How does our Forecasting work?

We have taken to our Hype Team, and the FPL Community, to compete in a weekly head to head dual of wits. We are asking the questions that dominate each week in the Fantasy Premier League: who to pick, who to avoid, who to captain, and who may surprise. The 3 members of the Hype Team, and a Guest, will provide weekly insight for the Gameweek ahead. For the sake of the first edition of the Forecast, we have provided an example of what we're sending out to interest parties.

  • Premier League Fixture Prediction: As pundits, we are testing our football acumen with PL predictions (Mark Lawrenson style, only less biased, hopefully) and will be providing regular updated tables and stats in each edition of the FPL Forecast.A perfect score is worth 3 points whilst a correct result is worth 1 point.

  • FPL Gameweek Forecasting: Answering the regular questions that come up every single week in the Fantasy Premier League community that helps with identifying captaincy picks, transfers, attacking options, clean sheet potential, teams to look our for and avoid, the wildcard differential players, and general analysis and comments.

  • Scout Picks: Picking a squad of 15 for a single Gameweek, using the rules of the FPL - formations, captains and vice captains, and the player limits of 3 per club (chips will not be feature of these weekly picks)

  • Each team must pick a Captain, labelled as (c) and a Vice Captain listed as (vc).

 

Fixture Prediction: 2016/17 Points Table

In our predictions a perfect score is 3 points, and predicting the right outcome is worth 1 point (aka if a team wins but, you predict it, but don't get the perfect score). Below is the Gameweek and overall rundown of our Premier League predictions series for the season.

 

Sam Austin (@TheHypeTrainSam): 12 (1), 7 (2), 8 (3), 7 (4), 11 (5), 7 (6), 9 (7), 3 (8), 5 (9), 8 (10), 4 (11), 3 (12), 9 (13), 5 (14), 5 (15), 7 (16), 6 (17), 12 (18), 7 (19), 4 (20), 8 (21), 8 (22), 6 (23), 7 (24), 7 (25), 7 (26), 10 (27), 2 (28), 6 (29), 8 (30) = 210 total

 

Phil Jones (@TheHypeTrainPJ): 7 (1), 7 (2), 9 (3), 6 (4), 9 (5), 5 (6), 5 (7), 5 (8), 7 (9), 10 (10), 2 (11), 9 (12), 13 (13), 9 (14), 3 (15), 13 (16), 4 (17), 9 (18), 6 (19), 8 (20), 5 (21), 8 (22), 9 (23), 9 (24), 5 (25), 4 (26), 9 (27), 2 (28), 5 (29), 8 (30) = 212 total

 

Robert Austin (@TheHypeTrainRob): 10 (1), 6 (2), 8 (3), 5 (4), 6 (5), 4 (6), 9 (7), 4 (8), 3 (9), 2 (11), 5 (12), 7 (13), 8 (14), 6 (15), 13 (16), 5 (17), 9 (18), 8 (19), 3 (20), 7 (21), 7 (22), 1 (23), 6 (24), 8 (25), 7 (26), 11 (27), 2 (28), 7 (29), 7 (30) = 191 total

 

Special Guests: 2 (1), 8 (2), 8 (3), 7 (4), 7 (5), 5 (6), 3 (7), 9 (8), 6 (9), 4 (10), 3 (11), 5 (12), 13 (13), 3 (14), 6 (15), 9 (16), 6 (17), 9 (18), 4 (19), 1 (20), 7 (21), 8 (22), 4 (23), 6 (24), 7 (25), 7 (26), 8 (27), 4 (28), 11 (29), 5 (30) = 184 total

 

Special Guests

GW1@FPLAid: 2pts (0 perfect scores, 2 correct results, 8 wrong)

GW2 - @AUSFPL: 8pts (2 perfect scores, 2 correct results, 6 wrong)

GW3 - @jamieFPL from @fplbet: 8pts (0 perfect scores, 8 correct results, 2 wrong)

GW4 - @FPLFanatix: 7pts (1 perfect score, 4 correct results, 5 wrong)

GW5 - @FPL_Intellect: 7pts (0 perfect scores, 7 correct results, 3 wrong)

GW6 - @insiderFPL: 5pts (0 perfect scores, 5 correct results, 5 wrong)

GW7 - @FPLJesus: 3pts (0 perfect scores, 3 correct results, 7 wrong)

GW8 - @FPLHints: 9pts (1 perfect score, 6 correct results, 3 wrong)

GW9 - @FPL_Fly: 6pts (1 perfect score, 3 correct results, 6 wrong)

GW10 - @FPLassist: 4pts (0 perfect scores, 4 correct results, 6 wrong)

GW11 - @FPLGeneral: 3pts (0 perfect scores, 3 correct results, 7 wrong)

GW12 - @_FPLtips: 5pts (0 perfect scores, 5 correct results, 5 wrong)

GW13 - @FPLSWOT: 13pts (3 perfect scores, 4 correct results, 3 wrong)

GW14 - @CalledItFPL: 3pts (0 perfect scores, 3 correct results, 7 wrong)

GW15 - @FPLMaestro: 6pts (1 perfect score, 3 correct results, 6 wrong)

GW16 - @fantasypest: 9pts (1 perfect score, 6 correct results, 3 wrong)

GW17 - @fantasypest: 6pts (0 perfect scores, 6 correct results, 4 wrong)

GW18 - @FPLCHI: 9pts (1 perfect score, 6 correct results, 3 wrong)

GW19 - @FantasyPLGuide: 4pts (0 perfect scores, 4 correct results, 6 wrong)

GW20 - @FantasyPLGuide: 1pt (0 perfect scores, 1 correct results, 9 wrong)

GW21 - @_FFM_Mark: 7pts (1 perfect score, 4 correct results, 5 wrong)

GW22 - @FPLPriceChanges: 8pts (1 perfect score, 5 correct results, 4 wrong)

GW23 - @FantasyEagles: 4pts (0 perfect scores, 4 correct results, 6 wrong)

GW24 - @Kegga1988: 6pts (0 perfect scores, 6 correct results, 4 wrong)

GW25 - @KenRooney: 7pts (1 perfect score, 4 correct results, 5 wrong)

GW26 - @FPLConsultant: 7pts (1 perfect score, 4 correct results, 3 wrong)

GW27 - @fantasyxfactor: 8pts (1 perfect score, 5 correct results, 5 wrong)

GW28 - @AUSFPL: 4pts (1 perfect score, 1 correct result, 2 wrong)

GW29 -  @tips_fpl: 11pts (2 perfect scores, 5 correct results, 3 wrong)

GW30 - FPL Rosco (@rosco1177): 5pts (0 perfect scores, 5 correct scores, 5 wrong)

 

Individual Gameweek Predictions

GW1 - Sam (12), Phil (7), Rob (10), @FPLAid (2)

GW2 - Sam (7), Phil (7), Rob (6), @AUSFPL (8)

GW3 - Sam (8), Phil (9), Rob (8), @jamieFPL from @fplbet (8)

GW4 - Sam (7), Phil (6), Rob (5), @FPLFanatix (7)

GW5 - Sam (11), Phil (9), Rob (6), @FPL_Intellect (7)

GW6 - Sam (7), Phil (5), Rob (4), @insiderFPL (5)

GW7 - Sam (9), Phil (5), Rob (9), @FPLJesus (3)

GW8 - Sam (3), Phil (5), Rob (4), @FPLHints (9)

GW9 - Sam (5), Phil (7), Rob (3), @FPL_Fly (6)

GW10 - Sam (8), Phil (10), Rob (8), @FPLassist (4)

GW11 - Sam (4), Phil (2), Rob (2), @FPLGeneral (3)

GW12 - Sam (3), Phil (9), Rob (5), @_FPLtips (5)

GW13 - Sam (9), Phil (13), Rob (7), @FPLSWOT (13)

GW14 - Sam (5), Phil (9), Rob (8), @CalledItFPL (3)

GW15 - Sam (5), Phil (3), Rob (6), @FPLMaestro (6)

GW16 - Sam (7), Phil (13), Rob (13), @fantasypest (9)

GW17 - Sam (6), Phil (4), Rob (5), @fantasypest (6)

GW18 - Sam (12), Phil (9), Rob (9), @FPLCHI (9)

GW19 - Sam (7), Phil (6), Rob (8), @FantasyPLGuide (4)

GW20 - Sam (4), Phil (8), Rob (3), @FantasyPLGuide (1)

GW21 - Sam (8), Phil (5), Rob (7), @_FFM_Mark (7)

GW22 - Sam (8), Phil (8), Rob (7), @FPLPriceChanges (8)

GW23 - Sam (6), Phil (9), Rob (1), @FantasyEagles (4)

GW24 - Sam (7), Phil (9), Rob (6), @Kegga1988 (6)

GW25 - Sam (7), Phil (5), Rob (8), @KenRooney (7)

GW26 - Sam (7), Phil (4), Rob (7), @FPLConsultant (7)

GW27 - Sam (10), Phil (9), Rob (11), @fantasyxfactor (8)

GW28 - Sam (2), Phil (4), Rob (2), @AUSFPL (4)

GW29 - Sam (6), Phil (5), Rob (7), @tips_fpl (11)

GW30 - Sam (8), Phil (8), Rob (7), FPL Rosco (@rosco1177) (5)

 

 

FPL Scout Picks: 2016/17 Points Table

Picking a squad of 15 for a single Gameweek, using the rules of the FPL - formations, captains and vice captains, and the player limits of 3 per club (chips will not be feature of these weekly picks). Below is the Gameweek and overall rundown of our Premier League predictions series for the season.

 

Sam Austin (@TheHypeTrainSam): 60 (1), 37 (2), 48 (3), 67 (4), 82 (5), 47 (6), 76 (7), 37 (8), 51 (9), 73 (10), 95 (11), 66 (12), 50 (13), 91 (14), 70 (15), 54 (16), 53 (17), 65 (18), 41 (19), 47 (20), 110 (21), 52 (22), 37 (23), 83 (24), 67 (25), 68 (26), 59 (27), 60 (28), 74 (29), 46 (30) = 1,866 total

 

Phil Jones (@TheHypeTrainPJ): 52 (1), 47 (2), 55 (3), 61 (4), 66 (5), 28 (6), 76 (7), 41 (8), 49 (9), 75 (10), 68 (11), 46 (12), 68 (13), 66 (14), 57 (15), 64 (16), 42 (17), 84 (18), 62 (19), 60 (20), 131 (21), 57 (22), 36 (23), 65 (24), 69 (25), 98 (26), 67 (27), 59 (28), 69 (29), 49 (30) = 1,867 total

 

Robert Austin (@TheHypeTrainRob): 53 (1), 52 (2), 53 (3), 50 (4), 102 (5), 66 (6), 53 (7), 56 (8), 50 (9), 86 (10), 70 (11), 60 (12), 63 (13), 92 (14), 65 (15), 78 (16), 60 (17), 59 (18), 59 (19), 42 (20), 103 (21), 59 (22), 41 (23), 62 (24), 50 (25), 74 (26), 87 (27), 54 (28), 78 (29), 53 (30) = 1,940 total

 

Special Guests: 50 (1), 78 (2), 61 (3), 64 (4), 85 (5), 61 (6), 50 (7), 38 (8), 48 (9), 66 (10), 70 (11), 60 (12), 53 (13), 101 (14), 55 (15), 78 (16), 53 (17), 81 (18), 72 (19), 55 (20), 103 (21), 40 (22), 36 (23), 59 (24), 47 (25), 87 (26), 59 (27), 65 (28), 84 (29), 45 (30) = 1,904 total

 

Scout Picks: Special Guests

GW1@FPLAid: 50pts (Captain Aguero, 18pts)

GW2 - @AUSFPL: 78pts (Captain Aguero, 26pts)

GW3 - @jamieFPL from @fplbet: 61pts (Captain Aguero, 4pts)

GW4 - @FPLFanatix: 64pts (Captain Hazard, 2pts)

GW5 - @FPL_Intellect: 85pts (Captain Lukaku, 24pts)

GW6 - @insiderFPL: 61pts (Captain Aguero, 26pts)

GW7 - @FPLJesus: 50pts (Captain Lukaku, 16pts)

GW8 - @FPLHints: 38pts (Captain Aguero, -2pts)

GW9 - @FPL_Fly: 48pts (Captain Ozil, 6pts)

GW10 - @FPLassist: 66pts (Captain Lukaku, 24pts)

GW11 - @FPLGeneral: 70pts (Captain Aguero, 12pts)

GW12 - @_FPLtips: 60pts (Captain Aguero, 4pts)

GW13 - @FPLSWOT: 53pts (Captain Firmino, 6pts)

GW14 - @CalledItFPL: 101pts (Captain Kane, 26pts)

GW15 - @FPLMaestro: 55pts (Captain Hazard, 6pts)

GW16 - @fantasypest: 78pts (Captain Kane, 4pts)

GW17 - @fantasypest: 53pts (Captain Kane, 4pts)

GW18 - @FPLCHI: 81pts (Captain Ibrahimovic, 30pts)

GW19 - @FantasyPLGuide: 72pts (Captain Costa, 12pts)

GW20 - @FantasyPLGuide: 55pts (Captain Aguero, 14pts)

GW21 - @_FFM_Mark: 103pts (Captain Sanchez, 22pts)

GW22 - @FPLPriceChanges: 40pts (Captain Hazard, 6pts)

GW23 - @FantasyEagles: 36pts (Captain Ibrahimovic, 4pts)

GW24 - @Kegga1988: 59pts (Captain Kane, 12pts)

GW25 - @KenRooney: 47pts (Captain Jesus, 2pts)

GW26 - @FPLConsultant: 87pts (Captain Lukaku, 12pts)

GW27 - @fantasyxfactor: 59pts (Captain Aguero, 18pts)

GW28 - @AUSFPL: 65pts (Captain Mane, 4pts)

GW29 -  @tips_fpl: 84pts (Captain Lukaku, 32pts)

GW30 - FPL Rosco (@rosco1177): 45pts (Captain Alli, 12pts)

 

Individual Gameweek Scout Picks

GW1: Sam (60), Phil (52), Rob (53), @FPLAid (50)

GW2: Sam (37), Phil (47), Rob (52), @AUSFPL (78)

GW3: Sam (48), Phil (55), Rob (53), @jamieFPL from @fplbet (61)

GW4 - Sam (67), Phil (61), Rob (50), @FPLFanatix (64)

GW5 - Sam (82), Phil (66), Rob (102), @FPL_Intellect (85)

GW6 - Sam (47), Phil (28), Rob (66), @insiderFPL (61)

GW7 - Sam (76), Phil (76), Rob (53), @FPLJesus (50)

GW8 - Sam (37), Phil (41), Rob (56), @FPLHints (38)

GW9 - Sam (51), Phil (49), Rob (50), @FPL_Fly (48)

GW10 - Sam (73), Phil (75), Rob (86), @FPLassist (66)

GW11 - Sam (95), Phil (68), Rob (70), @FPLGeneral (70)

GW12 - Sam (66), Phil (46), Rob (61), @_FPLtips (60)

GW13 - Sam (50), Phil (68), Rob (63), @FPLSWOT (53)

GW14 - Sam (91), Phil (66), Rob (92), @CalledItFPL (101)

GW15 - Sam (70), Phil (57), Rob (65), @FPLMaestro (55)

GW16 - Sam (54), Phil (64), Rob (78), @fantasypest (78)

GW17 - Sam (53), Phil (42), Rob (60), @fantasypest (53)

GW18 - Sam (65), Phil (84), Rob (59), @FPLCHI (81)

GW19 - Sam (41), Phil (62), Rob (59), @FantasyPLGuide (72)

GW20 - Sam (47), Phil (60), Rob (42), @FantasyPLGuide (55)

GW21 - Sam (110), Phil (131), Rob (103), @_FFM_Mark (103)

GW22 - Sam (52), Phil (57), Rob (59), @FPLPriceChanges (40)

GW23 - Sam (37), Phil (36), Rob (41), @FantasyEagles (36)

GW24 - Sam (83), Phil (65), Rob (62), @Kegga1988 (59)

GW25 - Sam (67), Phil (69), Rob (50), @KenRooney (47)

GW26 - Sam (68), Phil (98), Rob (74), @FPLConsultant (87)

GW27 - Sam (59), Phil (67), Rob (87), @fantasyxfactor (59)

GW28 - Sam (60), Phil (59), Rob (54), @AUSFPL (65)

GW29 - Sam (74), Phil (69), Rob (78), @tips_fpl (84)

GW30 - Sam (46), Phil (49), Rob (53), FPL Rosco (@rosco1177) (45)

 

Sam Austin (Face Facts)

Twitter@TheHypeTrainSam

Favourite PL Club: Liverpool

About: Sam is the Hype Train’s Chief Writer, and Weekly Wildcards specialist, delving into the depths of FPL possibility each and every week.

 

 

Gameweek 31 Fixture Prediction

Burnley 1-0 Stoke

Leicester 3-0 Sunderland

Watford 0-1 West Brom

Man United 1-1 Everton

Arsenal 4-1 West Ham

Hull 2-0 Middlesbrough

Southampton 1-1 Crystal Palace

Swansea 0-3 Spurs

Chelsea 2-2 Man City

Liverpool 3-1 Bournemouth

 

FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 31

 

Best GW Attacking Options:

Leicester (H) vs. Sunderland

Spurs (A) vs. Swansea

Arsenal (H) vs. West Ham

Liverpool (H) vs. Bournemouth

Hull (H) vs. Middlesbrough

 

Best GW Defensive / Clean Sheet Potential:

Burnley (H) vs. Stoke City

Leicester (H) vs. Sunderland

West Brom (A) vs. Watford

Spurs (A) vs. Swansea

 

Who would you Transfer In and Out for the Gameweek and beyond?:

IN: Alexis Sanchez, Ryan Bertrand, Philippe Coutinho, Oumar Niasse.

OUT: Sadio Mane, Pedro, Leighton Baines, Troy Deeney.

 

Who are the teams to look out for?:

Arsenal: Playing a weak West Ham team, and stopped the rot against Man City. Perfect opportunity for the Gunners to get back to winning ways.

 

Liverpool: Playing at peak form again even with injuries, so expect to see Liverpool find a way to win again and retain their place in the top four.

 

Spurs: Dominated Swansea last time, and I expect the same in this fixture. Dele Alli will be the one to watch from this game.

 

Hull City: Haven’t lost at home yet under Marco Silva and I expect them to dispatch Boro with ease. Andrea Rannochia is also looking like a quality defender who should be playing for a better club.

 

Who are the teams to avoid?:

Chelsea: I’m sceptical about the Blues in their fixture against Man City because the Citizens know how to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Sergio Aguero is on scoring form and after seeing Crystal Palace pull off the impossible it could be the blood in the water the Argentine striker needs to have the FPL universe go into meltdown.

 

Swansea: Spurs will be Spurs, and what I mean by that is that they know how to dispatch teams from the bottom half. Earlier in the season Spurs defeated Swansea in what experts called the most one sided game in Premier League history. Take that as you will, but I don’t expect the Swans to cause them many problems.

 

Southampton: The Saints are class, but what they don’t have is Mamadou Sakho shutting out the universe currently. The on-loan Liverpool defender has showed his pedigree by forming an unstoppable shield and currently have four wins from his four games for the Eagles. We expecting the Frenchman to soar again, and without Gabbiadini this could be number five.

 

GW Differential Picks:

Oumar Niasse: I have been elevating the status of Niasse for quite a few weeks because he can score goals for Hull, even to the point where I will constantly recommend him to the other members of the team for consideration as a legitimate transfer. The Tigers haven’t lost at home since Marco Silva arrived and Niasse is their best option in attack, and with Boro visiting midweek it could be a chance to extend Silva’s incredible home form dating back to every club he has ever managed (google it, you’ll be amazed).

 

Christian Fuchs: The Austrian achieved three consecutive home returns and is now on the cusp of securing a fourth FPL victory when Sunderland (yes, the team nearly relegated) visit the King Power. This is the ultimate opportunity for so much history for Craig Shakespeare and a real statement of intent for the remainder of the season from the Foxes. Fuch’s have found his feet again and should be a real handful for the Black Cat’s this gameweek.

 

FPL Captaincy Picks:

(C): Alexis Sanchez

(VC): Philippe Coutinho

 

Other Gameweek Comments:

Be warned, players will be dropped this week.

 

FPL Hype Picks: Gameweek 31

Formation: 3-4-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: Tom Heaton

 

DEF: Ryan Bertrand

DEF: Jan Vertonghen

DEF: Christian Fuchs

 

MID: Bamidele Alli

MID: Alexis Sanchez (C)

MID: Philippe Coutinho (VC)

MID: Eden Hazard

 

FOR: Oumar Niasse

FOR: Jamie Vardy

FOR: Sergio Aguero

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Eldin Jakupovic

MID: Roberto Firmino

DEF: Andrea Ranocchia

DEF: Danny Simpson

Phil Jones (SweatyMongoose FC)

Twitter@TheHypeTrainPJ

Favourite PL Club: Chelsea

About: Phil is our Transfer and general FPL expert, and is mini-league Champion between the Hype Team.

 

 

 

Gameweek 31 Fixture Prediction

Burnley 1-0 Stoke

Leicester 3-0 Sunderland

Watford 0-1 West Brom

Man United 2-2 Everton

Arsenal 4-1 West Ham

Hull 0-0 Middlesbrough

Southampton 0-2 Crystal Palace

Swansea 1-3 Spurs

Chelsea 2-1 Man City

Liverpool 1-3 Bournemouth

 

FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 31

 

Best GW Attacking Options:

Leicester (H) vs. Sunderland

Spurs (A) vs. Swansea

Crystal Palace (A) vs. Southampton

Arsenal (H) vs. West Ham

 

Best GW Defensive / Clean Sheet Potential:

Burnley (H) vs. Stoke City

Leicester (H) vs. Sunderland

Crystal Palace (A) vs. Southampton

West Brom (A) vs. Watford

 

Who would you Transfer In and Out for the Gameweek and beyond?:

IN: Christian Benteke, Alexis Sanchez, Ben Gibson.

OUT: Diego Costa, Joshua King, Leighton Baines.

 

Who are the teams to look out for?:

Crystal Palace: Mamadou Sakho is the man.

 

Arsenal: West Ham defence is poor, and Sanchez destroyed them last time.

 

Bournemouth: Liverpool are prone to slips after big wins.

 

Who are the teams to avoid?:

Chelsea: Prone to losses against Man City.

 

Swansea: Spurs will be Spurs, as Spurs always are.

 

GW Differential Picks:

Mamadou Sakho

Christian Fuchs

 

FPL Captaincy Picks:

(C): Alexis Sanchez

(VC): Philippe Coutinho

 

Other Gameweek Comments:

Potential rotation risks due the fixture congestion, also no real alternatives to plenty of the options.

 

FPL Hype Picks: Gameweek 31

Formation: 3-4-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: Tom Heaton

 

DEF: Gareth McAuley

DEF: Mamadou Sakho

DEF: Kyle Walker

 

MID: Bamidele Alli

MID: Alexis Sanchez (C)

MID: Philippe Coutinho (VC)

MID: Eden Hazard

 

FOR: Christian Benteke

FOR: Jamie Vardy

FOR: Sergio Aguero

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Eldin Jakupovic

MID: Wilfried Zaha

DEF: Ben Gibson

DEF: Christian Fuchs

Robert Austin (Pownage FC)

Twitter@TheHypeTrainRob

Favourite PL Club: Arsenal

About: Robbo is the Hype Train owner that provides a wealth of Graphical Aid for all THT social platforms.

 

 

Gameweek 31 Fixture Prediction

Burnley 2-0 Stoke

Leicester 2-0 Sunderland

Watford 1-1 West Brom

Man United 1-1 Everton

Arsenal 2-1 West Ham

Hull 1-0 Middlesbrough

Southampton 1-3 Crystal Palace

Swansea 0-2 Spurs

Chelsea 2-0 Man City

Liverpool 2-0 Bournemouth

 

FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 31

 

Best GW Attacking Options:

Leicester (H) vs. Sunderland

Spurs (A) vs. Swansea

Crystal Palace (A) vs. Southampton

Arsenal (H) vs. West Ham

 

Best GW Defensive / Clean Sheet Potential:

Burnley (H) vs. Stoke City

Leicester (H) vs. Sunderland

Spurs (A) vs. Swansea

Hull (H) vs. Middlesbrough

Liverpool (H) vs. Bournemouth

 

Who would you Transfer In and Out for the Gameweek and beyond?:

IN: Alexis Sanchez, Ben Gibson, Philippe Coutinho, Wilfried Zaha, Zlatan Ibrahimovic

OUT: Everton defenders, Bournemouth players, and Sadio Mane (can't believe he's injured - he's in contention to be my player of the year)

 

Who are the teams to look out for?:

Crystal Palace: Mamadou Sakho, Zaha, and Benteke, can turn on the heat when they want and it looks like the fire is burning. Southampton have been quite poor recently and should have lost to Bournemouth. A scalp for Big Sam is on the cards here.

 

Leicester: Sunderland are coming, which is great news for Craig Shakespeare, who is surely going to register a 5th consecutive victory in the league.

 

Who are the teams to avoid?:

Man City: Chelsea could (and should) respond to losing to Palace with an assured response. If not, the title race is back on.

 

Southampton: Palace are talk of the town right now and it looks increasingly likely that the London side will stay up. There are FPL points for players in this game, but not from the home side.

 

GW Differential Picks:

Mamadou Sakho

Christian Fuchs

Jan Verthongen

Wilfried Zaha

 

FPL Captaincy Picks:

(C) Alexis Sanchez - Alexis looks incresingly likely that he'll leave Arsenal, but on the pitch he usually gives 200% and against West Ham he should have another field day against the fellow London side.

 

(VC) Jamie Vardy - Surely Sunderland are FINALLY getting relegated, and one man to help make that happen will be Jamie Vardy. The Foxes forward has been in great form and even nabbed against Stoke in an easy home win.

 

Other Gameweek Comments:

Last night our team did Forecast picks whilst watching Wrestlemania together and I got laughed at for stating that midweek fixtures usually lack goals, and FPL points due to rotation and game management across the board. Just go back to GW23 to see the mess that week was. That means I've gone full Mark Lawrenson with my picks, with a lot of 1-1 draws and 2-0 victories for the 'bigger' sides.

 

There's going to be a lot of rotation and clashes with SWA/TOT and MUN/EVE. e're all probably going to suffer.

 

FPL Hype Picks: Gameweek 31

Formation: 3-4-3

 

Starting 11

 

GK: Tom Heaton

 

DEF: Marcos Alonso

DEF: Christian Fuchs

DEF: Jan Verthongen

 

MID: Bamidele Alli

MID: Alexis Sanchez (C)

MID: Philippe Coutinho

MID: Wilfried Zaha

 

FOR: Romelu Lukaku

FOR: Jamie Vardy (VC)

FOR: Christian Benteke

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Eldin Jakupovic

MID: Eden Hazard

DEF: Ben Gibson

DEF: Nathaniel Clyne

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Gameweek 31 Fixture Prediction

Burnley 1-0 Stoke

Leicester 2-0 Sunderland

Watford 1-1 West Brom

Man United 1-0 Everton

Arsenal 2-1 West Ham

Hull 1-0 Middlesbrough

Southampton 2-1 Crystal Palace

Swansea 0-2 Spurs

Chelsea 2-1 Man City

Liverpool 3-1 Bournemouth

 

FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 31

 

Best GW Attacking Options:

Leicester vs Sunderland

Arsenal vs West Ham,

Liverpool vs Bournemouth

Tottenham vs Swansea

 

Best GW Defensive / Clean Sheet Potential:

Burnley vs Stoke

Leicester vs Sunderland

Watford vs WBA

Hull vs Middlesbrough

 

Who would you Transfer In and Out for the Gameweek and beyond?:

IN: Ben Davies, Tadic, Ibrahimovic, Zaha, Valdes

OUT: Alonso, Costa, Mane, Sigurdsson

 

Who are the teams to look out for?:

Tottenham - DGW to come and strong fixtures. They are the closest team to nicking Chelsea to the league and they will be very motivated. Brilliant options at both ends of the pitch.

 

Middlesbrough - DGW 34 fixtures are quite nice and they have a good run leading up to it. I would stay away from attack and focus on defence.

 

Crystal Palace - DGW 34 not too far away, cheap options such as Zaha and they look to be coming into good for under Big Sam.

 

Who are the teams to avoid?:

Sunderland - Poor form and in a downward spiral. They look to be heading in one direction, the Championship. This seasons whipping boys.

 

Bournemouth - Poor fixtures over the next 3 Gameweek's before a nice spell. Have kept a few clean sheets but I can't see that continuing. Penalty nigtmares don't help their attacking outlets either.

 

West Brom - Poor attacking outlets, BGW to come and they only have 7 more GWs. Stay clear from attacking options, but I wouldn't look at buying into defensive options at this point either.

 

GW Differential Picks:

Keane (BUR)

Sane (MCI)

Zaha (CRY)

Maguire (HUL)

 

FPL Captaincy Picks:

(C): Alexis Sanchez - Alexis is the one player in the Arsenal squad I can trust at the moment. He can change a game on his own. On the reverse fixture we all know what happened, the dink he sunk in the back of the net was one of the best goals this season. The hammers aren't in good form and conceding many goals. Hopefully Sanchez can add to West Ham's misery.

 

(VC): Dele Alli - Just returning back into my side after the unfortunate injury of Mane. Spurs are in terrific form and are attacking well under Poch this season. Alli nearly had a brace against Burnley but ended up with just an assist.

 

FPL Hype Picks: Gameweek 31

Formation: 3-5-2

 

Starting 11

 

GK: Tom Heaton

 

DEF: Christian Fuchs

DEF: Andrew Robertson

DEF: Kyle Walker

 

MID: Alexis Sanchez (C)

MID: Phillipe Coutinho

MID: Dele Alli (VC)

MID: Christian Eriksen

MID: Dusan Tadic

 

FOR: Zlatan Ibrahimovic

FOR: Jamie Vardy

 

Substitutes

 

GK: Eldin Jakupovic

DEF: Antonio Valencia

DEF: Ryan Bertrand

FOR: Sergio Aguero

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