Spurs, Wolves and Arsenal (Sort Of) Make the Preview

Fantasy Football – Gameweek 35 Preview – Written by @NiallHawthorne

And so, we’ve finally arrived at Double Game Week 35 – where those of us with chips left will roll the dice one last time. It’s like a weekend away in a budget Monte Carlo. In all seriousness though, this could be the week when mini-leagues are decided. Remaining wildcards will be sacrificed to the FPL Gods, Benches will be Boosted and there will be more Free Hits than you’d see in Wrestlemania. If you still have your Triple Captain chip available, then I admire your nerves of steel and your ability to resist the urge for 34 full weeks. Bravo. Now don’t balls it up.


Defender: Matt Doherty, Wolverhampton Wanderers

I’ll be straight up with you here. It was hard to pick a defender this week. I mean sure, many teams have two games, but City play two top-six opponents, United can’t actually defend, Spurs play City, Arsenal are Arsenal and the less said about the option of a Brighton defender for a Double Game Week, the better…

So, I decided to play it simple, and select the highest scoring defender this season that has two games this week. Matt Doherty will face Brighton and Arsenal at home. Brighton are in freefall and could be very vulnerable right now, and Wolves have fared extremely well at home to Top 6 opponents this season.

Midfielder: Heung-Min Son, Tottenham Hotspur   

If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. So damn it anyway, I’m tipping Son this week again!

His two goals at The Emptyhad show he’s capable of delivering in even the toughest at matches, and he follows that up with a home game to Brighton.

Yes, I know he could be rested for the Brighton game, but if they lose to City that’s less likely…AND IT’S BRIGHTON!

Trust me. Or don’t. What do I care? I’m nearly done for the season!

Forward: Sergio Aguero, Manchester City    

Yes, there’s a chance that Kun could be rested ahead of City’s big Champions League semi-final against Ajax coming up and…oh, right. VAR. Oops.

It’s the Premier League or a domestic cup bust (relatively speaking) for Pep and his band of not so merry men right now, and he’s going to throw everything at the league title campaign.

This Saturday will go one of two ways. City will roar back at Spurs and punish them for Wednesday night, or the emotional toll will affect them and they’ll finally break from the pressure of a quadruple assault.

To be honest my reason for picking Aguero this week is the fixture against Manchester United. City could do horrible, horrible things to that United team right now. So, he’s in.


Captain: Raheem Sterling, Manchester United  

See my preview reasoning for Aguero. Same applies here.

Outsider: Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal  

You know when you’re in a long-term relationship where you live together, share everything, but then the relationship breaks up? You can’t just walk out and never come back, it takes time to separate your respective lives. New places to live need to be sourced. Items you bought jointly must be divided up. It’s messy.

Then as you’re trying to get all this sorted you suddenly notice that your other half has spruced themselves up. They dress nicer, smell nicer, have more pep in their step, and suddenly seem even more attractive to you than when you first met.

That’s Aaron Ramsey to Arsenal right now. The tease. With just 1.7% ownership you should ensure you have him as he reminds Arsenal every damn day just what they’re going to be missing when he’s gone.


ED: Scrap that – since this post was written it looks like Ramsey has picked up a hamstring injury. With that in mind we’ll go with Doucoure for Watford as our outsider pick. Under 3%, in form, sting in the tail of the hornet, yada yada 🙂


Draft: Ryan Babel, Fulham     

A draft tip in GW35? Seriously?

Fine…Ryan Babel is in great form considering he’s playing for a Championship side in the wrong league. He’s got lovely gentle fixtures coming up and he’s playing like he doesn’t have a care in the world. Which he should do, because he sure as hell won’t be playing in the Championship next season. Get him in.



Fantasy Football – Gameweek 35 Preview – Written by @NiallHawthorne


Written by Niall Hawthorne.

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