FPL Gameweek 30 preview

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Fantasy Premier League managers must prepare for the future. The next gameweek will be a normal one, but there are many special ones coming up after that. Half of the teams are not featuring at GW 31, as an example. The schedule of Manchester United is also a pretty interesting one. You’d check our FPL Fixture Tracker for more information.

FPL Gameweek 30 preview – Attacking potential

Manchester City

Liverpool and Manchester City have very similar attacking potentials in the next six gameweeks. City don’t have a match at GW 31, but they have a double fixture at GW 35 to compensate. Liverpool are out of the FA Cup, which means they’ll feature normally each gameweek.

Manchester City is the best source for attacking players right now. They have the highest goal-scoring potential and seem to struggle a little bit less than Liverpool right now. City haven’t scored much lately, but they keep creating chances a lot.

In midfield, David Silva has assisted four goals in previous eight matches he has started. In attack it’s a choice between Sterling and Aguero, and neither of them is in a superb form right now. Though, Aguero has scored 11 goals in the previous 11 matches he has started.


Bournemouth is a team many managers dismiss right now. Cherries are not in a good form, but the quality is still there. Upcoming fixtures look extremely good for this team, which is why you’d jump in. Bournemouth are facing nothing but lower-midtable teams in the next six gameweeks.

Bournemouth star Calum Wilson (in the picture) is still only 50-50, so it’d be a gamble to start with him. The best pick is Norwegian striker Joshua King, who is the main threat now. King has 4 goals + 1 assist in his previous 7 matches.

Other meaningful options are David Brooks and Ryan Fraser from midfield, who delivered goals and assists earlier this season.

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FPL Gameweek 30 preview – Defensive potential


Liverpool looks like the best choice for defenders going forward. As written above, the goal-scoring threat is similar with City. However, Reds seem to struggle in attack even more. They have also higher chance for clean sheets and play each round.

Pool defence has been cemented to a 4-man line Robertson-Van Dijk-Matip-TAA. Milner has covered for Alexander-Arnold recently, but the regular RB is back in contention. Robertson and TAA are the most potential picks, since both can also deliver assists via precise crosses.


Leicester changed their manager recently. Claude Puel was sacked and former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers took over. Foxes lost Rodgers’ first match due to a late goal at Watford, but the team should improve now.

The upcoming fixtures look fantastic for Leicester: the next three home matches are against Fulham, Bournemouth and Newcastle. Foxes also travel to meet Burnley, Huddersfield and West Ham. This is a fantastic set of matches, where we can expect 2-3 clean sheets.

The obvious pick is full-back Ricardo Pereira (in the picture), who’d get action even if Rodgers chooses the 3-5-2 formation. Good old Johnny Evans is a forgotten choice with just 0,4% selection percentage. He’d be a regular starter in the back three (or four).

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The best attacking potential at FPL GW 30:

Liverpool: 2.75 expected goals
Man City: 2.74
Leicester: 1.88

The best defensive potential at FPL GW 30:

Liverpool: 55% probability for a clean sheet
Man City: 52%
Leicester: 45%

The best attacking potential for the next 6 gameweeks:

Man City: 14.78 expected goals
Liverpool: 14.22
Man Utd: 11.66

The best defensive potential for the next 6 gameweeks:

Liverpool: 3.04 clean sheets
Man City: 2.70
Leicester: 2.32

You’ll find this information for all teams from our unique FPL Fixture Tracker.

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