Preview: Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 24

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on January 25, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

After a slight break for the FA Cup, Fantasy Premier League is back in gameweek 24 with a full set of fixtures.

Preview: Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 24

Captaincy Picks

There are quite a few good looking fixtures this week to choose your captain from. The most obvious pick is definitely Mohamed Salah. Liverpool are playing well and have a decent home fixture against Leicester City. Salah should do well in this game. Other top Liverpool assets like Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino should also be considered.

Arsenal have a great fixture as well, at home to struggling Cardiff. If you own Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, he could be a good choice for the armband. Arsenal tend to do well in these sort of matches at the Emirates so one would expect a comfortable home win. How will the tragic disappearance of Emiliano Sala‘s plane affect the bluebirds though?

Manchester United are in great form and have Burnley at home. The likes of Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba could do really well again as Ole Gunnar Solskjær’s side look to make it 9 wins out of 9.

High flying Manchester City are away from home this week. They are visiting Newcastle, where they have a decent record. The last time City failed to win there in the league was in 2005. So, the likes of Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, and Leroy Sané could do well.

Other Top Contenders

Tottenham Hotspurs have a London derby with Watford this week. Normally, this could be considered a good fixture for Spurs but with them having so many injuries and having to play quite a lot recently, it is not as clear cut. Watford are a feisty bunch as well so this could turn out to be a tricky fixture at Wembley. Son Heung-Min might not make it back in time from the Asian Cup so Christian Eriksen and Kieran Trippier are the most likely to rack up the points.

Chelsea travel to Bournemouth buoyed by their victory over Spurs in the semifinal of the Carabao Cup. Eden Hazard scored in that game and was restored back on the left wing. With the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain, the Belgian should be able to play in his preferred position. The Cherries generally struggle against top opposition so this could be a good game for the Blues to pick up three points.

Differentials to Consider

Fulham are in dire straights and badly in need of a win at home to Brighton this week. They will fight hard for the three points and will look to their talisman Aleksandar Mitrovic for inspiration. This could be a season-defining game at Craven Cottage for Fulham.

Wolves face erratic West Ham at Molineux in a tricky game to call. Both teams have the ability to do well on their day, but both tend to have some off-colour performances as well. Matt Doherty is my pick from this game.

Top Picks

  1. Mohamed Salah (13.6)
  2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (11.3)
  3. Marcus Rashford (7.7)
  4. Paul Pogba (8.7)
  5. Roberto Firmino (9.3)
  6. Sergio Agüero (11.3)
  7. Sadio Mané(9.5)
  8. Eden Hazard (11.0)
  9. Aleksandar Mitrović (6.5)
  10. Matt Doherty (5.2)

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