FPL Gameweek 35: 3 bargain buys you should be looking to sign
With Manchester City and Tottenham playing out a Champions League classic on Wednesday night, all eyes turn back to the Premier League title chase this weekend.
While the battle between Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp remains too close to call, FPL bosses across the country are also desperately looking for an end of season push.
Ahead of a hectic Gameweek 35 that will once again see Manchester City hosting Spurs at the Etihad, we have found three FPL stars you should be looking to bring in before the 11:30am deadline.
Raul Jimenez – £6.9million
While Wolves may have suffered a shock 3-1 loss away at Southampton on Gameweek 34, Nuno Espírito Santo’s side will be glad to make a return to Moliniuex this weekend.
Ahead of a Gameweek 35 that will see them play both Brighton and Arsenal in the Midlands over the space of four days, Wolves will be looking to continue their push for a lucrative seventh-place finish.
Also looking to put their FA Cup heartbreak behind them, Santo’s will be looking for leading goalscorer Raul Jimenez to carry on his stellar debut season in the Premier League.
Making his move to Molineux a permanent on earlier in the month, the former Benfica man has recorded 12 top-flight goals this season.
Despite failing to find the net at St. Mary’s on Gameweek 34, Jimenez has continued to play a vital part in Wolves’ attacking system.
Raul_Jimenez 9 has been directly involved in 48% of Wolves' 40 PL goals this season (12 goals, 7 assists) – only Eden Hazard has been involved in a higher share of his team's goals (49%) pic.twitter.com/A8IM6Bla8l
— sefa sports updates (@Sefatakyioteng) April 13, 2019
Picking up a pair of assists in their 2-1 win over Manchester United on Gameweek 32, the Mexican international has recorded two goals and three assists over his past five Gameweeks.
More impressive, Jimenez’s overall FPL points tally of 166 sees him sat third in the striking charts, only behind the duo of Sergio Aguero and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Another huge part in Jimenez’s stellar debut Premier League season has been his continued performances on home soil.
The 27-year-old has recorded 37 points in just his past five appearances at Molineux and is the second most purchased player ahead of a doubleheader on Gameweek 35.
James Maddison – £6.8million
Although Leicester’s shock 1-0 loss at home to Newcastle on Gameweek 34 may have seen the Foxes’ four-match winning run come an abrupt end, the mood in Brendan Rodgers’ camp will still be on a high.
Much like Wolves, Saturday’s visitors have their own sights set on securing a Europa League finish and the former Celtic boss sees his side currently occupy that lucrative seventh spot.
With Rodgers offering Leicester a new attacking identity, midfielder playmaker James Maddison has continued to shine in his debut Premier League campaign.
Quickly becoming an FPL favourite following his move from Norwich last summer, the 22-year-old has already picked up an overall points tally of 122, more than any other midfielder at the King Power.
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) April 12, 2019
Also remarkably creating more chances than any other player in England’s top-tier this season, a huge part of Maddison’s success has come on his appearances away from Leicestershire.
Earning his first call-up to Gareth Southgate’s squad earlier in the year, the Foxes’ attacking talisman has scored in both of his previous two matches on the road (Huddersfield Gameweek 33 & Burnley Gameweek 31).
Ahead of a trip to an inconsistent West Ham this weekend, Maddison certainly seems like a wise back end of the season investment for FPL bosses across the country.
Despite impressing an Old Trafford on Gameweek 34, the Hammers suffered a 2-1 defeat and have now lost their last three top-flight matches on the bounce.
With Manuel Pellegrini’s side conceding two or more goals over their previous four consecutive outings, Maddison should be looking to extend his recent points haul this weekend.
Callum Wilson – £6.7million
Putting five past relegation contenders Brighton on Gameweek 34, Bournemouth will be desperate to build off of that result when they return to the Vitality this weekend.
Looking to mount a late push for the top half of the Premier League table, Eddie Howe will be calling on leading goalscorer Callum Wilson to carry on where he left off last weekend.
Really spearheading Bournemouth’s charge at the Amex on Gameweek 34, the England international found the net against the Seagulls and also picked up two assists.
Leaving Brighton with a points tally of 15 and a spot in the FPL Team of the Week, Wilson is enjoying another bright season in the top-tier.
With an overall FPL points haul of 146, Wilson holds the second best return at the Vitality, Howe’s leading marksman also sits eighth in the overall striking charts.
More impressive, since returning from injury on Gameweek 30, the 26-year-old has recorded 35 points.
Callum Wilson has been directly involved in 20 goals in a single Premier League season for the first time:
⚽ 12 goals
? 8 assists pic.twitter.com/WHAort3w4c
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 13, 2019
Coming up against a Fulham side who have already secured their spot in the Championship next season, Wilson should be confident of extending his goalscoring run.
Despite coming off the back of a shock 2-0 win over Everton last weekend, Scott Parker’s side have drastically struggled following their return to the top-flight.
Still holding the worst defensive record in the Premier League, the Cottagers have lost their last seven matches on the road and have conceded two or more goals in each of those defeats.
It is also worth noting that when the two sides met back on Gameweek 10, Wilson bagged a brace and also left Craven Cottage with 13 points.
Now the second most purchased player ahead of Gameweek 35, the 26-year-old almost seems like a steal at just £6.7million.
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