Game Week 32 Tips – Our First Thoughts
Game Week 32 Picks: Our First Thoughts
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As the dust settles on an explosive GW31 it is fair to say that things went pretty much to plan. Harry Kane delivered as expected, Riyad Mahrez provided Leicester with another win and Dele Alli proved once again why he is one of the must have picks. The biggest disappointment of the weekend was the way Everton folded against Arsenal with Lukaku being almost non-existent in a game that prompted boos to ring around Goodison Park at the end of the game. Manchester United turned a few heads with a good performance against Man City whilst they now look to have completely blown their title hopes and Southampton showed great spirit to fight back to beat Liverpool having been 2 goals behind.
We now enter in to the dreaded international break and have to wait a full two weeks until any Premier League action returns and we are of course edging ever closer to the game week 34 double game week so we must of course keep that firmly in our thoughts as we look to make the most of players’ who have two fixtures in the one game week. With many of the top FPL players having two international games to come between now and gameweek 32 it is highly recommended to make no changes in case of injury to one of your players – ithas happened plenty of times before!
FPL Game Week 32 Tips
There are plenty of games that stand out in GW32 and there are some new players who have shot to form over the last couple of weeks. The team that it is hard to take any inspiration from is Man City who have only managed 1 goal in their last two games and they visit a Bournemouth side who they should be capable of blowing away. The one reason that could see us see an improved performance here is that City are on the verge of losing their Champions League place so they have everything to play for. Bournemouth on the other hand have very little to play for as they are all but safe sitting relatively comfortably on 38 points for the season. Here are the games that look a little more predictable.
Aston Villa Vs. Chelsea
Chelsea forced a good result against a good West Ham side last weekend and although the Blues would have been hoping for more it probably represented a decent result for them. Chelsea still have an opportunity of making a Europa League spot in the league and although it is a long shot, they have a really good opportunity to make an impression on that ambition at Villa Park.
Although Diego Costa will still be suspended for the game at Chelsea, the return to form of Cesc Fabregas may make a few people take note for this game. I don’t for one minute want to suggest that Cesc will add to the two goals that he scored against West Ham, but a goal or an assist is of course possible. Instead, this game is full of clean sheet potential for Chelsea and Azpilicueta, Terry or Ivanovic all represent excellent defensive choices, as does Courtois!
Arsenal Vs. Watford
Those with short memories may have forgotten how Watford turned Arsenal over in the FA Cup a couple of weeks ago but that might not be a bad thing. I fully expect Arsenal to continue their good turnaround against Everton and although they have looked better on the road of late, this represents a good opportunity for Wenger’s men to exact revenge on Watford.
Danny Welbeck looks like a real threat up front and I can’t see Wenger swapping back to Giroud for this game. Iwobi is another Arsenal player who looks to be taking his chance and he really impressed against Arsenal and represents real value at just £4.5m.
This game should swing the way of the gunners who have everything to play for with a game in hand on Spurs who are 6 points clear of them. With Arsenal having two very good home games in GW34 it is certainly worth stocking up on those players now.
Leicester Vs. Southampton
This is a really tough game to call but it could be a cracker of a game if the Saints’ last performance against Liverpool is anything to go by and Pelle is the man who looks on fire for Southampton of late. A goal and two assists last weekend to add to the two goals that he scored in GW30 mean he is on our radar at the moment. The only downside to picking a player from either of these two sides is that lack of a double game week 34 which is putting us off for now! Mane could well gain a recall to the starting lineup with his two goals against Liverpool and he reminded everyone just why he was being raved about last season and in the first half of this season. He remains on the watch list for now though.
Leicester seem to just keep grinding out results and it could be a similar story when they return to the King Power in game week 32. Riyad Mahrez and a defender remain the two Leicester picks (Fuchs, Simpson and Huth being the ones in order of preference) for me and I’d still stay away from Vardy with plenty of other options in the Premier League right now.
Liverpool Vs. Spurs
This promises to be a very good game indeed and Spurs are the team that arrive at Anfield in the better form following their 3-0 win over Bournemouth and Harry Kane should be able to deliver once again when he faces a defence that crumbled at St Mary’s in GW31. Dele Alli and Harry Kane look set to feature for England in the international break and FPL managers as well as their real domestic manager will be praying that they return unscathed.
From a Liverpool point of view they will fancy their chances of a goal or two but it won’t be easy against this improved Spurs backline. The reverse leg was 0-0 back at the Lane in October but that was a very different approach by Liverpool then and I expect this to be a full blooded affair. Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge look the real danger men and let’s not forget that Liverpool have two double game weeks to come which makes their players even more valuable.
That wraps up our first look at gameweek 32 but we will back over the next week and a half as we build up and count down to the Premier League return.
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