As Manchester City reclaimed their spot in pole position at Old Trafford on Wednesday, it isn’t just the Premier League title that hangs in the balance.
With only three Gameweek remaining, it really is the last chance for us FPL bosses to pick up some much-needed points.
Ahead of a Gameweek 36 that will be highlighted by Manchester United and Chelsea’s battle to secure a top four finish, we have found three FPL bargain buys you should be looking to bring in this week.
Remember, the transfer deadline closes at 19:00 on Friday!
Arguably saving their best performances for the back end of the season, Newcastle are enjoying quite the purple patch ahead of Gameweek 36.
Coming off the back of an impressive display in their 3-1 win over Southampton last weekend, Rafa Benitez’s side have now won their last two matches on the bounce.
Including a 1-0 win away at the King Power on Gameweek 34, a huge part of the Magpies’ late charge up the table has come thanks to the ongoing form of forward Ayoze Pérez.
Bagging a hat-trick against the Saints last weekend and picking up a points tally of 17, the 25-year-old is quickly becoming an FPL hidden gem.
Earning a spot in the Gameweek 35 Team of the Week, Pérez has now scored four goals in his last two Premier League appearances.
Even more impressive, Benitez’s attacking talisman has registered seven goals in his last nine outings.
Already picking up an overall FPL points haul of 125, Pérez holds the second best return of any player in the North East.
Ahead of a showdown with relegation contenders Brighton on Gameweek 36, Pérez should be confident of extending his recent success in the final third.
Holding just a three-point buffer over the drop zone and coming off the back of a 1-0 loss away at Tottenham in midweek, the Seagulls have failed to win any of their last six Premier League appearances, losing five of those contests.
One area most worrying Chris Hughton will be his sides’ continued struggles on the South Coast.
Brighton have lost their last three top-flight matches at The Amex, including a 5-0 hammering at the hands of Bournemouth on Gameweek 32.
With Pérez now owned by just 1.9% of FPL bosses across the country and valued at just £6.1million, the 25-year-old is certainly a wise investment ahead of Newcastle’s trip to a struggling Brighton.
Although Leicester may have left it extremely late to snatch a point off of West Ham on Gameweek 35, the Foxes have shown plenty of improvements since Brendan Rodgers’ arrival back in February.
Losing just one of their last six Premier League outings, it has been their recent success in the final third most impressing fans around the King Power.
Scoring twice at the London Stadium last weekend, the former Celtic boss will also be overjoyed by the immediate impact that Youri Tielemans has had since making his move to England.
Really hitting the ground running since his loan move from Monaco, the Belgian international picked up another assist on Gameweek 35 and is quickly becoming an FPL favorite.
Since making the move from Ligue 1 in January, Tielemans has now recorded two goals and five assists over his past eight FPL Gameweeks.
More impressive, the midfielder has been involved in 50% of Leicester’s goals since Rodgers’ arrival, a tally that is only bettered by leading goalscorer Jamie Varady (£9million).
Tielemans has also created four big chances for his team-mates from Gameweek 29 onwards, that ranks him fourth overall for players over the past six Gameweeks.
Also scoring or assisting in three of Leicester’s last four matches at the King Power, the 21-year-old should be relishing a matchup against Arsenal this weekend.
With the Gunners suffering another woeful display on the road, Unai Emery’s side suffered a 3-1 loss away at Wolves in midweek.
Remarkably recording just a single clean sheet away from North London all season, Arsenal have won just two of their last 11 away matches, a run that stems back to the 25th of October.
With Tielemans now owned by just 1.9% of FPL bosses across the country, the Foxes’ latest attacking star seems like almost a steal at just £6.1million.
Although Fulham may have already confirmed their spot in the Championship for next season, the Cottagers will be wondering what could have been if they had only turned to Scott Parker earlier in the year.
Clearly showing some much-needed improvements since the former midfielder was given temporary charge at Craven Cottage, the hosts on Gameweek 36 have now picked up back-to-back victories.
Taking maximum points off of Bournemouth (Gamekweek 35) & Everton (Gameweek 34), there is no doubt that Fulham will be looking to end their campaign on a consultation bounce.
Despite what can best be described as a horrific return to the Premier League, one man who has remained Fulham’s standout performer is leading goalscorer Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Scoring from the spot at the Vitality last weekend, Mitrovic also provided an assist against the Toffees back on Gameweek 34.
The 24-year-old has produced 27 shots and 20 shots inside the penalty area since Parker was appointed in Gameweek 29.
Both those totals are more than any other player in FPL over their last six matches.
Unsurprisingly, Mitrovic’s overall FPL points haul of 128 sees him as the only player in West London to break the 100-point barrier this year.
Ahead of a matchup against fellow relegation scrappers Cardiff on Gameweek 36, we’re backing Fulham’s Serbian marksman to carry on his recent success in the final third.
While Neil Warnock’s side may have picked up a much-needed 2-0 win away at Brighton on Gameweek 34, the Bluebirds sit three points adrift of safety and have struggled away from South Wales.
Cardiff have lost six of their last eight matches on the road and have recorded just a single away clean sheet since Gameweek 20.