FPL Tips: 3 stars you should be looking to bring in ahead of Gameweek 31
While the FA Cup might steal the headlines this weekend, FPL bosses across the country should see Gameweek 31 as the perfect opportunity to pick up some much-needed points.
Ahead of a weekend that will see Liverpool look to reclaim their spot at the top of the Premier League table, we have taken a look at three FPL stars you should be looking to bring in.
Sadio Mane – £9.9million
Bagging a brace out in Germany on Wednesday and spearheading Liverpool’s charge to the quarter-finals of this year’s Champions League, there is no doubt that Sadio Mane remains Jurgen Klopp’s leading man.
With reigning PFA Player of the Year Mohamed Salah seeing his goal drought continue, the Senegal international has continued to shine both in Europe and in the Premier League.
Scoring twice against Burnley in Liverpool’s 4-2 win over Burnley on Gameweek 30, Mane is quickly becoming an FPL MVP.
Picking up 14 points last week, the tricky winger has recorded eight goals in his last eight Gameweeks.
Now sat fourth in the overall FPL charts with a points tally of 173, Mane and Liverpool should be excited by a trip to Craven Cottage this weekend.
SADIO MANE ??? pic.twitter.com/awcr6vhG3f
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 13, 2019
Now under the guidance of former midfielder Scott Parker, Fulham still sit 13 points adrift of safety and remain an overwhelming favourite for the drop this season.
Enduring a run of form that has seen them lose their last six Premier League matches on the bounce, it has been the Cottagers’ drastic defensive issues behind their woeful campaign.
Fulham have not recorded a top-flight clean sheet since a 1-0 win over Huddersfield on Gameweek 20.
Also holding the worse defensive record across any of England’s footballing tiers, Mane is undoubtedly a wise investment for FPL bosses across the country this week.
Callum Wilson – £6.4million
While Callum Wilson may have missed six Gameweeks after picking up an injury against West Ham back in January, the 27-year-old has shown no signs of rust since making his return last weekend.
Once again earning a spot in Gareth Southgate’s England side, Bournemouth’s leading goalscorer was back at his clinical best in the Cherries’ 2-0 win away at Huddersfield on Gameweek 30.
Finding the net and also picking up an assist, Wilson left the John Smith’s Stadium with 11 points, including two bonus points.
Now recording 11 Premier League goals this season, Eddie Howe’s marksman has found the net in his last three consecutive appearances, earning 26 points.
He's the most-bought player of Gameweek 31 for a reason ?
— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) March 12, 2019
This weekend, Wilson and the Cherries will host a resurgent Newcastle side on Gameweek 31.
While Rafa Benitez’s side managed battle back and pick up three points against Everton on their last outing, the Magpies have struggled with their form away from St. James’ Park.
Newcastle have failed to record an away victory since a 1-0 win over Huddersfield all the way back on Gameweek 17.
Owned by just 15.3% of FPL bosses since his return from injury, Wilson seems like a steal at just £6.4million.
It is also worth noting Bournemouth’s enviable run of fixtures at the back end of the campaign.
In their final eight Gameweek’s, the Cherries face just two sides who currently sit in the top half of the table.
Jamie Vardy – £9.0million
Picking up their first victory under Brendan Rodgers in their 3-1 win over Fulham on Gameweek 30, one man who already appears to be relishing the former Liverpool bosses arrival is the in-form Jamie Vardy.
Picking up 16 FPL points last weekend, the highest tally of any player on Gameweek 30, the now former England international left the King Power with all three bonus points.
With Rodgers making it clear that Vardy is his #1 attacking option, the 32-year-old has now registered three Premier League goals in as many appearances.
Bagging his 100th goal for the Foxes and arguably enjoying his brightest spell of the season, Leicester’s talisman has already registered 122 points and sits eighth in the overall striking charts.
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) March 9, 2019
Remarkably owned by just 11% of FPL bosses across the country, Rodgers’ side will travel to Lancashire on Gameweek 31 to face a struggling Burnley side.
Despite showing some signs of improvement last month, Sean Dyche’s men appear to have once again slipped back to their old ways.
Shipping four against Liverpool last weekend, the Clarets have now lost their last three top-flight matches on the bounce, conceding nine goals on that losing run.
It is also worth noting that in his last appearance at Turf Moor, Vardy did find the net.
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