Anti-Fantasy, Players to Avoid – GW 34

Gameweek 33 started with goalless Merseyside derby, mostly because Reds have Champions League game in mind, while Everton were not good enough to get anything from the game that Liverpool were not willing to give them. However, in the last game of the gameweek, Chelsea played only 1:1 at home against West Ham, so Klopp’s tem have even less reasons to worry about top 4 fight. Bournmouth came from behind twice against Crystal Palace for a game to finish 2:2.

Brighton and Huddersfield played 1:1, the same as West Brom and Swansea. Newcastle won at Leicester 1:2, and can start turning off their engines for this season, as their main goal is achieved.  Watford had a lead against Burnley, but it took the Clarets only 3 minutes to turn the game around and win it 1:2. Tottenham won at Stoke with two goals from Christian Eriksen. FPL community will be disappointed to here that even though Harry Kane swore on his daughter’s life, it was not enough to convince League’s panel from awarding the goal to Dane.

Arsenal and Southampton played an action-packed game, which ended 3:2 for Arsenal in goals, and 1:1 in red cards. Of course, the most interesting match of the gameweek was played at Etihad Stadium, where City had a chance to win title against their cross-city rivals. They had a lead at half time, but United came from behind thanks to Paul Pogba’s 2 goals, and a winner from Chriss Smalling.


Top 3 worst choices in GW33 per positions:



  • Karnezis – 1 pt – 2 goals conceded
  • Lossl – 1 pt – 1 goal conceded, 1 own-goal, 4 saves
  • Butland – 1 pt – 2 goals conceded


  • Stephens – -2 pt – 3 goals conceded, 1 red card
  • Maguire – -1 pt – 3 goals conceded, 1 yellow card (6th of the season)
  • Hoedt – -1 pt – 2 goals conceded, 1 yellow card (7th of the season)



  • Elneny – -1 pt – 1 red card
  • Wilshere – -1 pt – 26 minutes, 1 yellow card (6th of the season)
  • Propper – -1 pt – 1 red card



  • Aguero – 0 pt – 14 minutes, 1 yellow card
  • Jesus – 0 pt – 18 minutes, 1 yellow card
  • Okaka – 0 pt – 14 minutes, 1 yellow card


Worst 5 choices of GW33:


We’ll stick for 4-5-1 formation, for this week at least. Asmir Begović remains t goal, while defense in front of him had one change, because Zabaleta came back to the squad. The rest three defenders are: Francis, Schindler & Dunk.

Five men midfield contains of: McClean, Hayden, Ndidi, Davies with Livermore being the latest member.

Ashley Barnes is still a sole forward in the team.


Gameweek 34 will have 14 games, and will last until Thursday evening. So let’s give it a try with predictions:


Southampton – Chelsea: Chelsea will have to give it a try to push for a 4th place, even though it seems more and more unlikely. Southampton is fighting to stay up, but I don’t think they have a quality to beat Chelsea, nor they deserve to stay up.

Burnley – Leicester: Both teams are safe in the upper half of the table for quite some time. Burnley played with more confidence throughout the season, and only because of that I’d consider them favorites in this match.

Crystal Palace – Brighton: It’s really strange that Brighton actually deserved to stay up more than Palace this season. Altough I do think Palace will eventually stay up. There are simply much worse teams than them. In this particular game, I’d say Palace have more chances for a win.

Huddersfield – Watford: Huddersfield will have to fight with everything they have. I lean more towards Watford in this game.

Swansea – Everton: Everton certainly don’t need anything in particular from this game, and Swansea upped they game in the second half of the season, so if they push enough I think they could get something from this match.

Liverpool – Bournemouth: Liverpool have some injury problems lately, and have to play important game during the week in UCL. However, Bournemouth’s defense were not so good this season end if Klopps decide to play they best team, Liverpool is clear favorite.

Spurs – Man City: Derby of the gameweek in which we should expect some goals. Let’s hope Kane doesn’t swear on his daughter’s life agains!

Newcastle – Arsenal: Arsenal is actually only 3 points behind Chelsea at 4th place, so they have something to play for. I think they are favorites in this match, but Newcastle can approach it totally relaxed.

Man Utd – West Brom: United’s win should not be questioned here.

West Ham – Stoke: A chance for another nail in Stoke’s coffin. Let’s expect something from Arnautović! Goals or red card…

Brighton – Spurs: Should be an easy one for Spurs. I don’t really see anything else in this game.

Bournemouth – Man Utd: Potentially a nice game to watch, as Bournemouth will go for all 3 points since it’s the only thing they do.

Burnley – Chelsea: Unlike previously mentioned Chelsea’s game, this could end up in a completely different way. Burnley are no pushovers this season, that’s for sure.

Leicester – Southampton: Well, I hope Leicester win this one, and bring Southampton closer to the Championship!


Good luck FPL managers!


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