FPL Gameweek 32 preview

Paul Pogba

FPL gameweek 32 is an interesting one due to so many extra fixtures. There are five extra matches being played, meaning half of the teams get an extra boost to their expected goals.

FPL Gameweek 32 preview – Attacking potential

Manchester City is once more the go-to source for goals. City have a fantastic GW 32 coming up due to double fixtures against Fulham (a) and Cardiff (h). Our algorithm estimates 6,31 goals for City from those matches. It’s a big, big number. It is true that City won’t feature at GW 33, but they have also a nice double fixture coming up at GW 35 to cover this.

It is likely that Pep Guardiola is going to rest Aguero in one of the matches giving Gabriel Jesus a start. Based on previous matches, it looks likely that Gundogan, David Silva, Bernardo Silva and Raheem Sterling will start both matches. In-form Sterling and Bernardo Silva look like the best options.

Manchester United looks also like a great candidate for goals. The Solskjaer revolution is still going on and their fixtures are very promising. United have double fixtures at GW32 and GW 35. On top of these high goal expectancy rounds they face West Ham (h), Chelsea (h) and Huddersfield (a).

Paul Pogba needs no introduction and he’d start every match. In attack Martial, Lukaku and Rashford are all doubts with Sanchez certainly out. If you want to play safe, pick Lingard (in the picture) to your squad. He’s recently returned from an injury and is not selected by many.

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FPL Gameweek 32 preview – Defensive potential

Leicester is a great short-term source for defenders. Foxes are under new management now, since former Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers took over the reins recently. Leicester lost the first match under Rodgers with a 90. goal but defeated Fulham and Burnley (even with man down) since.

Foxes don’t have clean sheets in 11 matches, but fixtures look great short-term. They face weak travellers Bournemouth and Newcastle at home and Huddersfield at away. Our fixture tracker estimates 1.27 clean sheets from these matches.

Leicester defence has been cemented to a four-man line of RB Pereira, LB Chilwell, CB Maguire and CB Evans. Rodgers has not changed this either. Maguire is suspended, though. This means old warhorse Wes Morgan should come into contention. He is a great pick with a very low TSB percentage. Right-back Ricardo Pereira (in the picture) is more attacking option.

If we look at the big picture, Liverpool is still the best source for defenders. Home matches against Spurs and Chelsea might feel tricky, but Reds have high clean sheet probabilities even from those fixtures. They don’t have any postponed matches either and got three away fixtures against low-table opponents.

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The best attacking potential at FPL GW 32:

Man City: 6.31 expected goals
Man Utd: 4.31
Crystal Palace: 3.05

The best defensive potential at FPL GW 32:

Man City: 120% probability for a clean sheet
Chelsea: 87%
Crystal P: 82%

The best attacking potential for the next 6 gameweeks:

Man City: 17.17 expected goals
Man Utd: 14.22
Liverpool: 13.58

The best defensive potential for the next 6 gameweeks:

Liverpool: 3.41 clean sheets
Man City: 3.30
Man Utd: 2.75

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