FPL Tips: 3 FPL striking stars to bring in ahead of Gameweek 32
With England getting their EURO 2020 campaign off to a winning start all eyes will turn back to the Premier League this weekend.
As we reach the back end of the season and battles at both ends of the table remain too close to call, FPL bosses across the country will be looking to end their campaign on a high.
With a hectic schedule on Gameweek 32, we have found three striking stars you should be looking to bring in before Saturday’s 11:30 am deadline.
Javier Hernandez – £6.1million
While Marko Arnautovic may have been handed his first start on Gameweek 31 since trying to force through a move to China in January, Javier Hernandez has done an impressive job of leading the line for West Ham.
With the Hammers 3-1 behind against Huddersfield prior to the international break, Hernandez’s arrival at half-time played a vital part in Manuel Pellegrini’s side picking up a dramatic 4-3 win.
Scoring two last gasp goals and leaving the London Stadium with 12 points on Gameweek 31, Hernandez is enjoying his brightest FPL run of the campaign.
Also finding the net while away on international duty with Mexico, the 30-year-old has three Premier League goals in his last four appearances and has registered 26 FPL points in his last three matches at the London Stadium.
Hosting an Everton side that have been wildly inconsistent this season, Hernandez and West Ham should be confident of extending their winning run on home soil.
Javier Hernandez has a goals per 90 ratio of 0.54
Which is the best out of every player outside the top 6, with 7 league goals or more. pic.twitter.com/MPfnMnyj08
— Hammers Chat (@hammers_chat) March 27, 2019
The Hammers are unbeaten in all six of their Gameweeks at the London Stadium in 2019 and have now recorded back to back 3-1 wins over their opponents on Saturday.
Despite picking up an impressive 2-0 win over Chelsea prior to the international break, it does not cover what has been a worrying campaign for Marco Silva.
Sat outside of the top half of the Premier League table, it will undoubtedly be their form away from Goodison giving Silva the biggest headache.
Everton have lost four of their last six fixtures on the road and their only away victories have come against Cardiff (Gameweek 28) and Huddersfield (Gameweek 24) two sides who currently sit in the relegation zone.
With Hernandez really enjoying a purple patch with the Hammers he could be a steal at just £6.1million for FPL bosses across the country.
Wilfried Zaha – £6.9million
While Wilfried Zaha may have returned early from international duty without even kicking a ball, the medical staff at Crystal Palace remain confident that the pacey forward should make a return after picking up a hamstring injury earlier in the month.
After crashing out of the FA Cup prior to the international break, Roy Hodgson will be demanding his side finish the season brightly and will undoubtedly be looking for his attacking talisman to carry on his bright run of form.
Arguably enjoying his most successful spell of the year, Zaha has scored five Premier League goals over his past six Gameweeks and appears to be relishing playing in a more central role in Palace’s 4-4-2.
Now collecting an FPL points tally of 101, the former Manchester United man is one of just four players at Selhurst Park to break the 100-point barrier this campaign.
With Huddersfield so publically struggling at the foot of the Premier League table, Zaha should see Saturday as the perfect opportunity to extend his goalscoring tally.
Most fouls won in the final third in the Premier League since 2016/17:
• Wilfried Zaha (110)
• Eden Hazard (105)
• Raheem Sterling (79)
• Dele Alli (76)
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— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 23, 2019
Shipping three late goals against West Ham prior to the break, Huddersfield now sit 16 points adrift of safety and relegation seems almost a certainty.
Enduing a three-match losing run and picking up just a single victory since the end of November, the Terries’ form on the road has been nothing short of woeful.
Losing their previous four fixtures away from West Yorkshire, Huddersfield have conceded a staggering 13 goals on that losing run.
With Zaha bagging the only goal when the two sides met at the John Smith’s Stadium back in September, the Ivorian international could be a wise investment ahead of Gameweek 32.
It is also worth noting that the forward will have a chance to pick you up double points this Gameweek as Crystal Palace also face a matchup against Tottenham next Wednesday.
Raul Jiménez – £6.9million
With Wolves booking their spot in the semi-final of this year’s FA Cup and enjoying a stellar return to the top-flight, the mood in Nuno Espírito Santo’s camp couldn’t be any higher.
Having their sights firmly set on securing Europa League football for Molineux this season, the ongoing form of leading goalscorer Raul Jiménez has played a huge part in their rise this year.
Once again finding the net for Mexico while away on international duty, the 27-year-old is quickly becoming an FPL MVP.
Now bagging 12 Premier League goals this season, Jiménez has scored in back to back Gameweeks collecting a very impressive 20 points.
Finding the net in his last five matches for club and country, his overall points haul of 153 sees him sat only behind the trio of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah in the FPL striking charts.
Set to face off against a struggling Burnley side this weekend, Jiménez should be confident of extending his recent tally.
Four of Raúl Jiménez's seven goals for Wolves this season have been scored against the Premier League's 'big six'.
⚽️⚽️ vs. Spurs
⚽️ vs. Chelsea
⚽️ vs. Liverpool
The Reds added to Raúl's list. pic.twitter.com/iYPbVkiMCe
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) January 7, 2019
Slumping to a 2-1 loss at home to Leicester on Gameweek 31, the Clarets have lost their last four Premier League matches on the bounce and find themselves firmly at the heart of a relegation battle.
Holding just a two-point buffer from slipping onto the relegation zone, Sean Dyche will be growing more concerned by his sides defensive issues.
Burnley have not recorded a clean sheet since a 0-0 draw with Watford on Gameweek 22 and have conceded 11 goals on their four-match losing run.
It is also worth noting that when he last faced Burnley back on Gameweek five the Mexican international scored the only goal at Turf Moor.
At just £6.9million, Jiménez is arguably FPL’s hidden gem this season and is certainly a wise move at the back end of the season.
Over their next three Gameweeks, Wolves face no side that currently sit in the top half of the table.
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