Gameweek 31 had only 4 games, due to FA Cup fixtures. I assume many managers opted for a “free hit” chip, which was probably the good choice. However, the smartest move of GW31 was not using any chips, it was sticking to the this season’s one and only rule: Always captain Mohamed Salah! Well, unless you used “triple captain” chip on Salah in that case I salute you! Liverpool ruthlessly beat Watford 5:0.
In other three games of the gameweek, Bournemouth was losing against West Brom at home, but managed to come from behind and win 2:1. Crystal Palace won 2:0 away at Huddersfield, while Everton won 2:1 at Stoke, thanks to 2 goals from January acquisition Cenk Tosun.
Top 3 worst choices in GW31 per positions:
• Karnezis – 1 pt – 5 goals conceded, 5 saves
• Lossl – 2 pt – 2 goals conceded, 3 saves
• Foster – 2 pt – 2 goals conceded, 3 saves
• Dawson – -1 pt – 2 goals conceded, 1 yellow card (5th of the season)
• Schindler – -1 pt – 2 goals conceded, 1 own goal (5th of the season)
• Adam Smith – -1 pt – 56 minutes, 1 yellow card (6th of the season)
• Adam – -2 pt – 29 minutes, 1 red card
• Hogg – 0 pt – 1 yellow card (6th of the season)
• Hughes – 1 pt – 25 minutes
• Berahino – 1 pt – 14 minutes
• Okaka – 1 pt – 20 minutes
• Robson-Kanu – 1 pt – 4 minutes
Worst 5 choices of GW31:
We had another change in the formation of THE WORST TEAM OF THE SEASON! Yet again, our squad has 5 defenders. Asmir Begović is still between the sticks, while the back five contains of: Schindler (Huddersfield), Dunk (Brighton), Francis, Adam Smith (both Bournemouth) and Zabaleta.
Four man midfield: March (Brighton), McClean (West Brom), Oriol Romeu (Southampton) & Davies (Everton).
Ashley Barnes of Burnley is still the sole forward in the team.
Crystal Palace – Liverpool: Palace will have to fight for every single points ‘till the end of the season. However, Liverpool has to be considered a clear favorite in this game.
Brighton – Leicester: I’d consider Leicester a favorite here, even though I won’t be surprised if Brighton manages to take something from this game.
Man Utd – Swansea: United is a clear favorite. Anything but their win would be surprise.
Newcastle – Huddersfield: Newcastle has a chance to get away from the danger zone if they manage to win this match. Huddersfield is in even worse situation, but their form is clearly not at the same level as at the beginning of the season.
Watford – Bournemouth: Both clubs are safely placed at the very middle of the table with the exactly the same amounts of points. However, they came there from quite different beginning of the season. A rough game to call.
West Brom – Burnley: West Brom is already considered a Championship side, while Burnley is actually chasing Arsenal’s 6th position! Clearly, The Clarets should be considered favorits in this match.
West Ham – Suthampton: Relegation battle at its best! The only question is who deserves more to get relegated? In my opinion, Southampton should go down before West Ham.
Everton – Man City: It’s not like Everton is in danger of anything by the end of the season. Well, they can get thrashed by future champions at home, so they’ll probably like to avoid get beaten a lot.
Arsenal – Stoke: Arsenal recorded some really bad results this season, but they should be considered favorites in this game, nevertheless.
Chelsea – Spurs: A clear derby match of the gameweek. Chelsea should really try to get a win from this match, while Harry Kane is still injured for Spurs. If Spurs manage to win this game, battle for UCL spots should be over.
Good luck FPL managers!
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