QPR’s Charlie Austin and The 5 #FPL Players You MUST Pick For GW31
DEFENDER: Yun Suk-Young – £3.9m (Away v West Brom, Away v Aston Villa)
It’s a double Gameweek for QPR and Aston Villa, and whilst those two don’t possess too many desirable defenders it might just be worth taking a punt on one of the cheapest players in the game.
QPR left-back Yun Suk-Young has played the full 90 minutes in each of the Rs’ last six games, and whilst none of those have ended in a clean sheet he’ll have two chances to register one of those as he goes to The Hawthorns and Villa Park.
MIDFIELDER: Scott Sinclair – £5.2m (Away v Manchester United, Home v QPR)
The first of Aston Villa’s two matches is one that they are surely going to lose, with the trip to Old Trafford to face a rejuvenated Manchester United hardly one to relish at the moment.
But if Scott Sinclair can pick up a couple of points there then he’ll spring into action in the second game at home to QPR, and look to keep up some decent Villa form which has seen him score once in the league and twice in the FA Cup during his loan spell.
FORWARD: Olivier Giroud – £8.5m (Home v Liverpool)
With six goals in his last five Premier League games and this fine strike for France against Denmark during the international break, it really is impossible to ignore the form of Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud right now.
Liverpool arrive at the Emirates Stadium missing some key players and with morale dropping a little, and with the Gunners in the form they’re in then a victory and a strike or two from their current golden boy could be on the cards.
THE OUTSIDER: Matt Phillips – £4.6m (Away v West Brom, Away v Aston Villa)
After becoming somewhat lost under Harry Redknapp, the arrival of Chris Ramsey at QPR has been terrific for the winger Matt Phillips, for whom his one goal and four assists this season have all come in the last seven games.
The goal was of course this remarkable strike at Crystal Palace, and so a gamble on the former Blackpool man could come up trumps as QPR double up.
THE CAPTAIN: Charlie Austin – £6.4m (Away v West Brom, Away v Aston Villa)
We’re aware that this is a little QPR heavy now, and that isn’t anything you’ve wanted to be at any point this season, but surely if Rangers are to have any chance of staying up then they need to take something from their next two matches, and for that they need Charlie Austin to be in form.
The England hopeful will be the man trusted by many to deliver over his next 180 minutes of football, with the future of both his club and plenty of fantasy teams determined by just what happens in them.