Based on last week’s results, the finalists for this year’s FA Cup have been chosen, and new developments in the battle for the top four have emerged.
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Game Week 31 Roundup
Last weekend, the fantastic managers had the opportunity to stock up on assets at Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea as three of the Premier League’s top sides were in action in the FA Cup.
In Saturday morning’s kick-off, Spurs’ tightly held attack failed at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with a 1-0 loss to Brighton. The front four and north London rivals Arsenal were unable to take advantage and suffered a defeat by the same scoreline against Southampton.
However, a Manchester United-inspired Cristiano Ronaldo (£7.0million) beat Norwich 3-2 with a hat-trick and 17 international top scorer points. Some savvy Telegraph Fantasy Football managers have moved on to Portuguese hitman Harry Kane (£7.0m) and Heung-Min Son (£6.6m), taking advantage of the multiple transfer deadline rule .
Sadio Mané (£6.6million) was the best player in the FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Manchester City, as the Senegalese star put the Citizens to the sword with a fine brace and a return of 11 points.
These newly selected Chelsea assets were duly delivered in the second FA Cup semi-final, with last week’s number one choice Mason Mount (£4.9m) scoring second in a 2 win -0 on Crystal Palace. Many took advantage of the Blues’ coming congestion and potential to score points by recovering their defensive assets, such as Édouard Mendy (11%), Antonio Rüdiger (33%), Reece James (14%) and Marcus Alonso (8%). ) all saw owners raised and returned points without fail.
Gameweek 32 Selection Tips
Take a look at this week’s expert advice:
1. Sadio Mane (£6.6m)
With Luis Diaz (£4.4million) on the left of Liverpool’s front three, Jürgen Klopp opted to play Mané in the middle, reaping immediate rewards for their number 10 with three goals in his last two games. With Everton traveling across Merseyside to visit Anfield on Sunday, and the Reds advancing in the FA Cup, the in-form player may well continue his purple spot.
2. Kai Havertz (£5m)
The Germany international played just 30 minutes in midweek and this weekend Chelsea host a depleted West Ham United side who could have their eyes on their next Europa League semi-final. Additionally, Chelsea have another penciled-in game against Manchester United next week, providing two attacking comeback chances.
3. Bruno Guimarães (£3.6m)
The Brazilian midfielder mixes attacking returns with bonus points, making him a perfect hybrid player for the Telegraph Fantasy Football scoring matrix. Newcastle travel to Norwich on Saturday, giving the 24-year-old the chance to continue his fine form.
Chelsea are playing Sunday this week, have an extra game against Manchester United on Thursday and have reached the FA Cup final. Transferring players who played on Saturday, for those in Chelsea’s starting line-up on Sunday, increases the chances of fantastic point returns.
See where you are with your remaining transfers compared to these positions in the rankings:
Top 100 – 3.69 average transfers remaining
Top 1000 – 4.35
Top 10,000 – 5.64
Game Week 32 Preview
Finally, here’s some of the best up-to-date football news ahead of this weekend’s games.
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