Gameweek 36 Preview – 29 April 2016

Gameweek 36 Preview of Fantasy Premier League, courtesy of Bet365

A huge game taking place on Sunday this weekend that could provide this season’s fairytale with the perfect ending. The 5,000/1 outsiders will wrap up the league title if they claim 3 points at Old Trafford, and what better place for them to secure their first ever league title than at the home of the most successful club in English football history? This could be a cagey game though, bearing in mind Jamie Vardy’s suspension and the defensive records of these two sides – Leicester have 6 clean sheets from their last 7 games and United have 5 from their last 6. Chris Smalling (£6.5m) and David de Gea (£5.9m) are the only certainties to start at the back for the home side, while for the visitors any one of Schmeichel (£5.0m), Fuchs (£5.2m) or Huth (£4.9m) could be great purchases.

If Leicester drop points on Sunday then Monday evening’s game between Chelsea and Tottenham could be very interesting, with Spurs hoping to capitalise on any slip-ups by the Foxes to allow them back into the title race. The FA’s decision to kibosh Dele Alli’s season for his off-the-ball punch in Monday evening’s draw with West Brom could be good news for England as it allows him a few games’ rest before this summer’s tournament, but it will mean that plenty of Fantasy Football managers are searching for alternatives to provide them with the points required to surge up the table in the final few gameweeks of the season. Christian Eriksen (£8.6m) and Harry Kane (£10.4m) could both be excellent attacking options, especially considering the fact that Chelsea have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 games, and that was against Aston Villa.

On Saturday there’s plenty of Fantasy Football points potential from Arsenal. They have a home game against Norwich, and will be looking to secure a vital win before next weekend’s game against Manchester City, which could be a top 4 decider if Man United can win their final few games. Alexis Sánchez (£11.1m) is in great form of late, with 6 goals in his last 7 games. He’s scored or assisted 9 of Arsenal’s last 15 league goals, and with Saturday’s visitors having lost 7 of their last 8 away games in the league and only picking up 3 away wins all season you’ve got to fancy him to add to his goal haul this weekend.

Everton v Bournemouth
Newcastle v Crystal Palace
Stoke v Sunderland
Watford v Aston Villa
West Brom v West Ham
Arsenal v Norwich
(5.30pm Sky Sports 1)

Swansea v Liverpool
(12.00pm BT Sport 1)
Man Utd v Leicester
(2.05pm Sky Sports 1)
Southampton v Man City
(4.30pm Sky Sports 1)

Chelsea v Tottenham
(8.00pm Sky Sports 1)