FPL Briefing | Gameweek 33+

After an almost weeklong previous Gameweek, Fantasy Premier League managers now have just 24 hours to make their deals before the Gameweek 33+ transfer deadline arrives.

Following a week of rest, Wolves are back in action on Saturday evening as Nuno Espirito Santo’s men take on Arsenal at Molineux, and ahead of the match, we have analysed two players – one from each side – who could make a difference to your FPL side.

With Norwich City vs Brighton & Hove Albion the lunchtime kick-off, that means another 11.30pm transfer deadline on Saturday for your teams, and to help you decide what moves to make, we’ve taken a look across the league to see which player who is on the rise and might be good addition to your team, as well as focusing on another who could be a key differential purchase as we enter the final month of the season.

Don’t forget, you can join the official Wolves FPL league by visiting fantasy.premierleague.com and using the code: yzkt9b.

Wolves target: Conor Coady

  • Position: Defender
  • Price: £5.1m
  • 2019/20 points: 102
  • Points since restart: 19

Celebrating his five-year anniversary in gold and black today, Conor Coady will once again lead out Wolves this weekend extending his consecutive league appearances to 106, and just 22 behind the all-time club record.

Alongside his defensive partners Willy Boly and Romain Saiss, Coady, who is only selected by 2.2 per cent of FPL managers but is Wolves’ fifth highest point scorer, has been in outstanding form this season, and has played his part in seven clean sheets in Wolves’ last eight Premier League outings, including three from three since the restart.

Although Wolves are yet to stop Arsenal from scoring in the last three times the two sides have met, Saturday’s hosts haven’t tasted defeat to the Gunnars in those fixtures, so will be confident of making it four from four.

Gunners target: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

  • Position: Forward
  • Price: £11m
  • 2019/20 points: 174
  • Points since restart: 22

The obvious choice from an Arsenal perspective, but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is coming into Saturday’s tie with Wolves off the back of his best performance so far this season.

Two goals, an assist and a clean sheet against Norwich City in Gameweek 32+ helped the Gabon striker to 16 points – the highest FPL points tally he has earnt in any single Gameweek to date and a place at the top of the FPL forward standings.

Although 823,000 managers handed him the captain’s armband, he has been moved on by 48,000 managers ahead of a difficult run-in for the Gunners, but with Eddie Nketiah starting just one of Arsenal’s last four matches, and a poor run of form from Alexandre Lacazette, Aubameyang is expected to remain the a key source of his side’s goals.

On the rise: Christian Pulisic

  • Position: Forward
  • Price: £7.1m
  • 2019/20 points: 92
  • Points since restart: 22

A home encounter with Watford this weekend hand Chelsea striker Christian Pulisic the chance to extend his excellent form in Fantasy Premier League.

The United States international has been a major target for FPL managers for his Stamford Bridge encounter with the Hornets, becoming the fourth most-bought midfielder in the Gameweek, earning more than 84,000 transfers in.

The comes after significant attacking returns in all three of the Blues’ matches since the restart, with Pulisic producing back-to-back goals against Aston Villa and Manchester City followed by two assists at West Ham United in midweek.

Differential: Allan Saint-Maximin

  • Position: Midfielder
  • Price: £5.5m
  • 2019/20 points: 82
  • Points since restart: 27

Three assists against AFC Bournemouth in midweek continued Newcastle United winger Allan Saint-Maximin’s excellent run of recent FPL returns.

Saint-Maximum has three double-figure hauls in the last four Gameweeks ahead of his home meeting with West Ham United, thanks to goals against Southampton and Sheffield United in Gameweeks 29 and 30+.

Owned by just 2.7 per cent of FPL managers – up from 1.7 per cent before Gameweek 32+ – the 23-year-old speedster, who has the third-best form in the entire league behind Kevin De Bruyne and Bruno Fernandes, will be aiming to extend his stunning run once again this weekend.