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Premier League 2020/21: FPL Gameweek 32 Fantasy Forecast


Ahead of each Gameweek in the Premier League, The Hype Train's team, Robert Austin, Sam Austin and Phil Jones, duel for FPL and league supremacy in predicting Premier League scores, as well as going head to head in picking a Scout Picks squad for each round of games. With the 2020/21 Premier League season starting tomorrow, we provide our Gameweek Forecast predictions, speculating how we think the latest round of games will be played out. Welcome to the Forecast. All aboard.

Premier League 2020/21: Gameweek 32 Fixtures

Premier League 2020/21: FPL Gameweek 32 Forecast

Enjoy our FPL Forecast article, with each of our team forecasting how we think the Premier League will shape up this upcoming Gameweek. If you agree or want to challenge us on our point of view, get in touch with us on our main Twitter account, @RealHypeTrain.

Fixture Predictions: Gameweek 32

Everton 1-2 Spurs

Newcastle 1-3 West Ham

Wolves 2-0 Sheffield United

Arsenal 2-0 Fulham

Man United 3-0 Burnley

Leeds 0-1 Liverpool

Chelsea 2-0 Brighton

Spurs 2-1 Southampton

Aston Villa 0-4 Man City

Leicester 1-1 West Brom


FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 32


One team has a Double Gameweek during GW32:

Spurs: vs. Everton (A) and Southampton (H)


Top FPL player targets ahead of the upcoming Gameweek:

GK: Hugo Lloris (TOT, GK, £5.6mil, 6.9% ownership)

DEF: Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV, DEF, £7.4mil, 16.0% ownership)

MID: Kai Havertz (CHE, MID, £8.2mil, 3.1% ownership)

FWD: Kelechi Iheanacho (LEI, FWD, £6.0mil, 12.0% ownership)


Who are the teams to look out for and avoid?:

West Ham (Watch): Every time I think that West Ham aren’t going to do anything, they go and win their next game. Jesse Lingard has been linked to a move to Real Madrid, I’m not even kidding. David Moyes has got this West Ham team ticking and it is unbelievable. They have an away game against Newcastle which should be an easy win for them based on their form.


Spurs (Watch): The Double-Gameweek team has two games against Everton and Southampton which on paper is perfect. Son and Kane are the obvious picks for the week. The only doubt I have is over their defence which has been shaky for…ever.


Leicester (Avoid): The Foxes are once again on a mission to drop out of the Top Four, and they are facing a West Brom that has won their last two games and done it in style. Unless they sort out their form, they won’t win this game.


Chelsea (Watch): The Blues are through to the semi-finals of the Champions League after besting Porto over two legs. The Chelsea defence has been next level since Tuchel has come into the team, and with Havertz playing a false-9 role they feel more attack orientated.



Gameweek 32 – FPL Differential Picks:

EVE/TOT: Hugo Lloris (TOT, GK, £5.6mil, 6.9% ownership)

NEW/WHU: Allan Saint-Maximin (NEW, MID, £5.1mil, 2.4% ownership)

WOL/SHU: Adam Traore (WOL, MID, £6.0mil, 5.2% ownership)

ARS/FUL: Alexandre Lacazette (ARS, FWD, £8.3mil, 8.3% ownership)

MUN/BUR: Mason Greenwood (MUN, MID, £7.0mil, 2.1% ownership)

LEE/LIV: Nathaniel Phillips (LIV, DEF, £4.1mil, 2.9% ownership)

CHE/BHA: Kai Havertz (CHE, MID, £8.2mil, 3.1% ownership)

TOT/SOU: Hugo Lloris (TOT, GK, £5.6mil, 6.9% ownership)

AVL/MCI: Benjamin Mendy (MCI, DEF, £5.9mil, 1.5% ownership)

LEI/WBA: Callum Robinson (WBA, FWD, £5.2mil, 0.9% ownership)


Differential Captain: Mason Greenwood (Manchester United)

The English winger/forward has found his electric form again, and in the last two games has two goals and an assist. Greenwood has been a slow burn this season, but all the potential that we saw last season is still there. Manchester United have a comfortable home game against Burnley, and they will need Greenwood’s ability to help break down the defence. This is a cut and dry pick.


FPL Scout Picks: Gameweek 32

Formation: 3-4-3


Starting 11


GK: Hugo Lloris (TOT)


DEF: Ruben Dias (MCI)

DEF: Luke Shaw (MUN)

DEF: Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV)


MID: Kai Havertz (CHE)

MID: Hueng-Min Son (TOT) - (VC)

MID: Mohamad Salah (LIV)

MID: Jesse Lingard (WHU)


FOR: Harry Kane (TOT) - (C)

FOR: Kelechi Iheanacho (LEI)

FOR: Alexandre Lacazette (ARS)


Substitutes


GK: Rui Patricio (WOL)

MID: Diogo Jota (LIV)

DEF: Nelson Semedo (WOL)

DEF: Ben Chilwell (CHE)

Fixture Predictions: Gameweek 32

Everton 1-1 Spurs

Newcastle 1-3 West Ham

Wolves 2-0 Sheffield United

Arsenal 3-0 Fulham

Man United 2-1 Burnley

Leeds 1-2 Liverpool

Chelsea 1-0 Brighton

Spurs 2-1 Southampton

Aston Villa 0-1 Man City

Leicester 3-0 West Brom


FPL Forecasting: Gameweek 32


One team has a Double Gameweek during GW32:

Spurs: vs. Everton (A) and Southampton (H)


Top FPL player targets ahead of the upcoming Gameweek:

Keeping in line with my ‘one week at a time model’, Gameweek 32 is pretty straight forward as there are some heavily favourable fixtures and a Double Gameweek for Spurs – though I’ll avoid this topic as I only think Kane and/or Son are worth a mention – nobody else from Mourinho’s side have a big ceiling and will most likely leave you crying your eyes out eating a soggy burrito in an above ground jacuzzi.


West Ham have a good game to profit against Newcastle. Jesse Lingard (£6.5m) is the name on everyone’s lips right now. The Englishman is locking himself into Gareth Southgate’s England team with a current run of 8 goals and 4 assists in just 9 games since joining on loan from Man United in January. Due to Lingard’s form, Jarrod Bowen (£5.9m) has gone under the radar with goals in 3 successive league games against Arsenal (GW29), Wolves (GW30) and Leicester (GW31) and is probably worth the inclusion for a single week if you are strapped on cash and can’t afford the pennies to get in Lingard.


Last week I stressed that having both West Ham and Leicester options in the same game was a good idea as it screamed a high-scoring affair. As it turns out it was a feast of points for Lingard as well as current player of the month, Kelechi Iheanacho (£6.0m) who scored twice at the London Stadium in a 3-2 defeat, bringing Kelechi’s goal totals up to 7 in 8 league games. Against West Brom at home, who wouldn’t back the Nigerian to continue the streak? Leicester are also in a goldilocks zone of good fixtures and the Forward (who I’m not calling Nacho because he’s not Spanish like everyone else is in the ‘Community’) is dirt cheap and an enabler for high-valued assets. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.


Staying with Leicester, I’d also like to think that Brendan Rodgers has targeted the next five games to solidify their claims for a place in the Champions League as Chelsea, West Ham and Liverpool are just behind them in the current league standings. I’ve still got my second Wildcard to play and would probably look at Kasper Schmeichel (£5.4m) or Timothy Castagne (£5.7m) to utilise in the business end of the campaign.


Leicester’s Next 5 League Outings:

GW32: West Brom (H)

GW33: Crystal Palace (H)

GW34: Southampton (A)

GW35: Newcastle (H)

GW36: Man United (A)


Liverpool’s tricky game at Leeds shouldn’t detract from having both Trent Alexander-Arnold (£7.4m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) if you can afford both. Liverpool have a great run of fixture until the end of the season and having both these key men in your squad should mean you can set and forget a couple of positions due to Jurgen Klopp’s lack of depth to properly rotate his players – not that he will given the club’s chase for a Champions League birth again next season.


The theme of teams with good fixtures ends with a Wolves side who came out the other side of their Friday night outing at Fulham with a clean sheet and last-minute winner. Rui Patricio (£5.3m) was my transfer in this week for Emi Martinez, whilst Romain Saiss (£4.9m) is a cheap(ish) option to consider, whilst Adama Traore (£6.0m) has actually been going up gears in recent weeks, scoring or assisting in his last couple of matches.


Who are the teams to look out for and avoid?:

Spurs (Cautious):

Ripping the band aid right off, I’m not sure the hysteria around Spurs having a Double Gameweek is largely warranted as much as it should be. Yes, it’s a great opportunity for everyone’s favourite FPL attackers, Kane and Son, to get amongst the points against two mid-table sides, but I’m not sure it is cut and dry.


Not only can Everton and Southampton be tough opponents, but Spurs have unravelled lately and are 6 points off the Champions League places – nobody is backing them to get in the mix either. Watching Premier League football right now is a large pill to swallow, most game are played like dead rubbers, with Jose Mourinho’s side the prime example of this. They got a goal against Man United to lead last weekend and said that’s enough attacking for us. If it not for Kane’s finishing abilitites and some luck this team would have lost to Newcastle too, so I’m just worried the signs of a poor showing are on the cards.


Spurs then have a ‘blank’ immediately after this Double Gameweek, so you’ll have to shuffle your team to accommodate them just for this week – meaning I wouldn’t (and haven’t) transferred in a player like Heung-Min Son.


Would I triple captain Kane or Son? Not a chance. Am I captaining Kane? Of course. But I’m not adding that extra stink on Spurs this week. Not sure they warrant it.


Wolves (Watch):

Defensively speaking, Nuno’s side were excellent at Fulham and should duplicate this form against the worst team in the league, Sheffield United. I was one of the culprits who used a transfer on Pedro Neto last week, only for the Portuguese winger to be ruled out for the rest of the season due to injury. I’ve just moved on Neto for Adama Traore instead as there is some good value with Wolves during a nice fixture run.


Chelsea & Brighton (Avoid):

Every fibre in my body suggests that this will be a low-scoring affair and it might be a good idea to have a defender from each on hand. With Emi Martinez playing City this Gameweek, Edouard Mendy is a prime contender for his spot at a similar price. All this depends on Tuchel’s starting squad though as they still have to fight for a Top 4 finish, especially since Liverpool have nothing else to play for.


Liverpool (Watch):

Being knocked out of the Champions League is a big bonus for FPL players as it solidifies key players. There will be more trust in Salah knowing he doesn’t have to play twice against Chelsea in two-legged Champions League semi-final against Chelsea. That said, Leeds (just like Liverpool) are on a 3-game winning run in the Premier League, setting up an enticing encounter.


Leicester (Watch / Cautious):

Leicester’s game against West Brom ends Gameweek 32 and is after the Foxes FA Cup semi-final against Southampton. With the Baggies winning back-to-back league games, this isn’t a straight forward process, though I think regardless of their semi-final, priorities are on a Champions League finish come the end of the season. With Kelechi Iheanacho in great form, this should be a default home win.


Man City (Avoid):

Gundogan isn’t playing. Stones and Dias are being rotated. Their attack is being moved around and in FPL they aren’t worth the stress. The only smart choice is Ederson and he doesn’t do anything for 89 minutes a game. Going for every domestic and European title on offer just means we as FPL players will not get our way until the end of the season. There are some worthy alternatives to go for right now so it is best limiting City options, which is crazy as I see them getting the win at Villa.


Burnley (Avoid):

They just lost to Newcastle and are playing the only team with four successive PL wins right now in Man United. It’s going to be a long afternoon for Burnley on Sunday.


Newcastle (Avoid) & West Ham (Watch):

Despite Newcastle only losing 1 of their last 6 league outings, the soul-destroying 3-0 loss to Brighton during Gameweek 29, I think I am still in denial over the state of the club, or I’ve completely died inside and wouldn’t blink twice if the club were hit with an atom bomb before the game against the Hammers. Saint-Maximin and Wilson returning solidified what every single person on planet earth already knew – the club can’t score or create without them – and now they are both doubts.


On the other foot, I mostly think Newcastle’s downfall will be the opposition being in a rich vain of form with a few goal-scorers like Jesse Lingard. I can’t believe how much I use to rag on West Ham in these articles, but props to them are in order – David Moyes has his team ticking and they look a good force in the league. They should beat Newcastle and this look like the perfect fixture to push Lingard above 10 points-per-game (pictured below).



Gameweek 32 - FPL Captaincy Picks:

Essential: Harry Kane (TOT)

Alternative: Mohamed Salah (LIV)

Differential: Kelechi Iheanacho (LEI)


Other Gameweek Comments:

Every single Gameweek that takes place over the course of an entire week is a nightmare. One game a day here, one there, mixed in with FA Cup semi-finals, means we are destined for rotation from the Chelsea, City, Leicester and Southampton.


FPL Scout Picks: Gameweek 32

Formation: 3-5-2


Starting 11


GK: Rui Patricio (WOL)


DEF: Timothy Castagne (LEI)

DEF: Ruben Dias (MCI)

DEF: Cesar Azpilicueta (CHE)


MID: Heung-Min Son (TOT)

MID: Bruno Fernandes (MUN) – (VC)

MID: Jesse Lingard (WHU)

MID: Mohamed Salah (LIV)

MID: Adama Traore (WOL)


FOR: Harry Kane (TOT) - (C)

FOR: Kelechi Iheanacho (LEI)


Substitutes


GK: Kasper Schmeichel (LEI)

FOR: Alexandre Lacazette (ARS)

DEF: Vladimir Coufal (WHU)

DEF: Luke Shaw (MUN)

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