Chelsea and Manchester United are the main sides in focus this gameweek with a double for each of them. Meanwhile, some of the other top sides face relegation-threatened sides in what could be a high-scoring week. We’ll be using our popular Fixture Tracker to help guide us through.
FPL GW 34 Tips – Attack
City may not have a double, but a home fixture against struggling Watford could be as good as. Pep Guardiola’s side have scored 72 goals while Watford have a league-low three clean sheets.
Kevin De Bruyne (11.8m) is the in-form attacking asset for the league-leaders but his premium price tag makes him difficult to squeeze in for many. For that reason, there’s perhaps no better differential right now with under 8% of FPL managers opting for the talismanic Belgian.
Elsewhere, City attacking options are a bit of a lottery (as usual). Raheem Sterling (10.5m) has shown strong pint-scoring form, but his price tag is also an issue. None of the cheaper options really stand out at this point in time, so the attacking prowess of full-back João Cancelo (7.1m) might be the best route to a slice of Manchester City’s attacking pie.
The Blues face West Ham and Manchester United in a potentially profitable double this coming gameweek. Although both in the top 7, neither side have looked particularly assured at the back in recent weeks.
With 13 and 19-point hauls in his last five gamweeks, Mason Mount (7.6m) looks very appealing. Without European commitments, Mount looks likely to start each of Chelsea’s remaining league games and comes at an affordable price.
Kai Havertz (7.9m) is the other obvious option in midfield, having made the centre-forward spot his own. The German has found his shooting boots, and is linking up well with the much-maligned Timo Werner (8.6m). Operating from the wing, Werner has hit a run of form and could be a great differential as only 1 in 50 managers own him.
The Red Devils are in desperate need of points but face tough opposition in Arsenal and Chelsea. Nonetheless, a double always provides the opportunity for big hauls.
Cristiano Ronaldo (12.2m) has received plenty of criticism this season, but the 37-year-old has continued to deliver goals, netting a hat-trick against Norwich to take him to 15 PL goals. The Portuguese captain is hard to fit into FPL sides but could prove to be a gamble worth taking.
Bruno Fernandes (11.6m) has been the popular alternative to Ronaldo for much of the campaign, but Anthony Elanga (4.8m) could be a smarter investment given his superior FPL form and far cheaper price. The Swede has become a first-team regular and bagged two assists against Norwich to highlight his points potential.
FPL GW 34 Tips – Defence
The Reds have managed 18 shut-outs this term and have been dominant against their Merseyside rivals for years. With everything on the line, Liverpool have to take advantage of Everton’s poor form this coming gameweek.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (8.4m) is simply a ‘must’ and fellow full-back Andy Robertson (7.3m) isn’t far off that status. Between them, the pair have 22 assists and look set to make the most of a profitable-looking run-in.
Mo Salah has been a shoe-in all season but his form has dipped beyond superhuman levels and anyone brave enough to ditch the Egyptian could look at a defensive triple-up. Joël Matip (5.0m) is ideally priced but three goals from Ibrahima Konaté (5.1m) and participating in three competitions does cast some doubt over the security of his starting place. Instead, Virgil van Dijk (6.8m) and Alisson (6.0m) are the safe choices.
Thomas Tuchel’s side should be at full-strength as they gear up for the FA Cup final having been knocked out of the Champions League. As such, rotation should hopefully be minimised as key players put together a run of games.
Reece James (6.3m) should return to the XI after a stop-start few months in FPL. His attacking threat is unmatched for the Blues and the added expense is likely worth it. Meanwhile, Antonio Rüdiger (6.2m) is as safe as they come and has a penchant for long shots that could add to his defensive points.
Ralf Rangnick hasn’t exactly got his Manchester United watertight, but a double gameweek featuring an out-of-sorts Arsenal could be enough to bring in the defensive FPL points.
There is very little appeal in the overpriced Raphaël Varane (5.5m), Harry Maguire (5.4m), and Alex Telles (5.1m). Diogo Dalot (4.2m) has value on his side, but his starting place isn’t a sure-fire thing. That leaves goalkeeper David de Gea (5.1m) as the best route into the United defence, with save points always a possibility.