The north London derby headlines Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 28 this weekend
Leaders Manchester City travel to the capital to face Fulham, whilst Southampton and Brighton also face-off in south coast derby
Wolves entertain Liverpool, Leeds play Chelsea, whilst Manchester United host top-four rivals West Ham
PREMIER LEAGUE – With just ten games left to play this season, who do you need in your Fantasy Premier League squads this weekend for Gameweek 28?
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On what seems a rare week with no one team having to play twice, picks are a little more cut-and-dry in Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 28 and for our first selection we are rolling the dice with Richarlison (8.0), who is one of the in-form players in the game.
Much derided for a lack of cutting edge, Everton’s resident number seven has at last hit a run of form for the Toffees, with four goals in his last five.
Drawing a blank against Chelsea last time out, it was Richarlison’s first outing without netting since GW24, and as the Merseysiders return home to face Burnley, both he and the hosts can expect greater favour here.
Though now classified a striker, his points tally has taken a significant long-term hit, but which has also seen a big boost to his bonus points value, and Richarlison has grabbed at least two bonuses on all but one occasion he has scored this term.
The Clarets are looking like a team destined for mid-table mediocrity for the rest of the campaign and that will do Sean Dyche nicely indeed, but after conceding seven in their last two on the road, Everton and indeed Richarlison, can exploit Burnley here.
It seems those writing the footballing obituary of Gareth Bale (9.4) had jumped the gun too soon, and as the Welshman plays his first north London derby in eight years this weekend, he could strike again in GW28.
Having finally earned the chance to break back into Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League starting XI, the winger has netted successive braces at home for Spurs, with double-figure hauls in the process.
Though his away showing against Fulham between those outings were a little more stale, a return trip to the Emirates will surely stoke the Bale fires, but most importantly, he will be afforded greater space than at Craven Cottage.
The Gunners will not need reminding of the damage Bale has done to them in the past, and with form by his side, Bale’s ownership is steadily on the rise to 6.4%.
Whilst many may turn to Arsenal’s nemesis-in-chief Harry Kane in GW28, Bale’s link-up play with the England man looks to be a key facet for the Lilywhites for the remainder of this term, and with the onus on the Gunners to play on the front foot, Bale could just be the one to expose them.
Though Wolves’ season has been far from impressive, the absence of Raul Jimenez has been telling for the Black Country outfit, however, the one big plus has been Pedro Neto (5.7) who is poised to make an impact in GW28.
In other other seasons of late, welcoming Liverpool to Molineux would be a unwelcome task, but given the Reds’ record in the league in the past month, the hosts could really test the soon-to-be-fallen champions this weekend.
Having lost six of their last seven games, Jurgen Klopp‘s men looks weary, and though their form in Europe continues to hold strong, Wolves and Neto can cause damage here.
Now spoken of as one of the most promising young players not only in the Premier League but across the continent, the forward has five goals and seven assists for the term.
It could be this week where he makes his intentions clear against the top sides, and defensively with Liverpool looking decidedly unsure, Neto’s pace and drive could put his owners in business for GW28.
As Crystal Palace find themselves looking nervously over their shoulders once more, a home clash versus West Bromwich Albion looks pivotal and Wilfried Zaha (7.1) could be set to ride to the Eagles’ rescue.
Having missed the last five games through injury, the Ivorian’s return is timely and remains just one goal from double figures for only the third time in his Premier League career.
It’s easy to forget Palace were flying high in the table during the early weeks, and that was in large part down to Zaha, who scored five goals in his opening six games.
Since then, Zaha has netted only four times and hasn’t found the net since Gw20. However, after coming on for 45 minutes against Spurs as part of his comeback, the visiting Baggies can expect a test from the Palace man.
West Brom will look to shackle the forward for the most part, but in what could be seen as a relegation six-pointer, Zaha might just burst back onto the scene in GW28.
Punt of the Week: Ezri Konsa
As punts go, this is more of a calculated shot, so for GW28 we look to Aston Villa who travel to Newcastle United on Friday night and to Ezri Konsa (4.6), who looks a decent bet for points at both ends of the field this weekend.
Still only priced at a relatively paltry 4.6, Konsa has become a huge part of the Villans’ sterling season and his goals have added another bow to his FPL status.
With only two goals this campaign, Konsa could have however, conceivably notched a brace at home to Wolves last time out, and his tally does not tell the true story of his threat from set-pieces.
In defence, Konsa has 11 clean sheet this season, and the chance of a 12th looks good, given the Magpies’ on-going issues in front of goal themselves.
Without Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin or Miguel Almiron this weekend, the chances of them adding to their two goals in four games looks slim, and Konsa – with his aerial threat to boot, looks a good pick to begin the weekend’s hopeful points haul.
Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 28 deadline is Friday, 18:30 UK time.
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