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Fantasy Football Team News and Predicted Line-ups GW31

Fantasy Football Team News and Predicted Line-ups GW31

FPL Team News and Predicted Line-ups Gameweek 31

Welcome to Gameweek 31. Finally!! The huge blank gameweek is here and hopefully we are all prepared for a bunch of 1-1 games with holding mids scoring all the goals. Weeks of preparing our teams so we can be disappointed. ‘Remember GW31!!’ managers will say next season. Never forget, learn to forgive, but never forget.

Anyways onto the fixtures. The Cherries take on a Baggies side who have perfected the art of losing. That game is accompanied by Huddersfield taking on Palace and Shaqiri tangling with Everton. The GW finishes with Liverpool’s fantastic four three vs a Watford side who just got spanked by Arsenal.

Fantasy Football TipsArsenal






HOME – Stoke City Sunday 1st April 13:30

Last Updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018

  • TBC….

Current form: LWLDLW

Fantasy Football TipsBournemouth






HOME – West Brom Saturday 17th March 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 16th March 2018

  • Chief Cherry Eddie says he and his medical staff have to check a few ‘niggling injuries’ with Ryan Fraser and Josh King specifically mentioned – Howe says of the pair, ‘we’ll have to see how they come through trading today’ but he appears more confident that King will make it.
  • Jermain Defoe is available and could challenge Callum Wilson for a start.
  • Marc Pugh is a doubt while Tyrone Mings remains out.
  • The Cherries are not only winless in their last four but also suffer the shame and embarrassment of being one of only three teams to lose to West Brom this season.
  • Expect goals – Bournemouth have scored in each of their last eleven league games and only kept a clean sheet in one of those eleven matches.

Current form: WWLDDL

Fantasy Football TipsBrighton






HOME – Leicester Saturday 31st March 15:00

Last Updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018

  • TBC…

Current form: DWDWWL

Fantasy Football TipsBurnley






AWAY – West Brom Saturday 31st March 15:00

Last Updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018

  • TBC…

Current form: DDLDWW

Fantasy Football TipsChelsea






HOME – Tottenham Sunday 1st April 16:00

Last Updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018

  • TBC…

Current form: LLWLLW

Fantasy Football TipsCrystal Palace






AWAY – Huddersfield Saturday 17th March 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 16th March 2018

  • Good news (finally) from the Palace camp as Woy declares that Wilfried Zaha, Mamadou Sakho, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Yohan Cabaye are all fit ahead of the weekend visit to Huddersfield. The manager confirmed that Zaha is fit enough to start and Sakho was part of the squad that lost at Chelsea but Roy was coy RLC & Cabaye, saying ‘I can’t expect them to go straight back out there and reproduce the performances they did before their injuries.’
  • Scott Dann, Bakary Sako, Jason Puncheon and Connor Wickham all remain sidelined and Joel Ward remains a doubt. Keeper Julian Speroni has returned to training.
  • The Eagles will be out for revenge, having been beaten 3-0 by Huddersfield at home on the opening day of the season.
  • However, Palace have taken just two points from their last seven league matches, losing their last four.

Current form: DDLLLL

Fantasy Football TipsEverton






AWAY – Stoke City Saturday 17th March 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 16th March 2018

  • Big Sam ain’t a happy chappy. He says whoever leaked that Gylfi Sigurdsson is out for at least eight weeks will be getting a bollocking. Lovely. Sam pretty much confirmed the leak was vaguely true in terms of timeline.
  • Having won just once on the road this season, Big Sam has persuaded the club psychologist to work with the players in an effort to end the ‘culture of fear’ that he says the players are suffering from!
  • Theo Walcott has been passed fit to play after suffering from cramp (not crap – though both could justifiably apply) last weekend, while Idrissa Gueye should return which would allow Wayne Rooney to replace Siggy in the no.10 role.
  • Big Sam confirmed also that Seamus Coleman and Leighton Baines suffered no reaction from win over Brighton, meaning Jonjoe Kenny and Cuco Martina owners will be disappointed this weekend.
  • Ashley Williams remains suspended, while Maarten Stekelenburg, Eliaquim Mangala and James McCarthy remain on the treatment table.
  • The Toffees have won three and drawn the other of the last four meetings between the teams.

Current form: WLWLLW

Fantasy Football TipsHuddersfield


La ParraPritchardInce




HOME – Crystal Palace Saturday 17th March 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 16th March 2018

  • Danny Williams had surgery on his fibula and will be out for a while.
  • Kachunga is in contention as is Phillip Billing.
  • Kongolo will miss out once again, but according to Wagner he could be back for the Newcastle fixture.

Current form: LLWWLD

Fantasy Football TipsLeicester






AWAY – Brighton Saturday 31st March 15:00

Last Updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018

  • TBC…

Current form: LDLDDW

Fantasy Football TipsLiverpool



Robertsonvan DikjMatipGomez


HOME – Watford Saturday 17th March 17:30

Last Updated: Friday 16th March 2018

  • Klopp says he and his team must use last week’s devastating loss to Man Utd as a source of inspiration.
  • There is little in terms of injury news, though Klopp may look to shore up a defence which was found wanting last weekend at Old Trafford. Joe Gomez could replace Terence Alexander-Arnold while Joel Matip could come in for the bullied Dejan Lovren.
  • Klopp humourously described Adam Lallana as one of the best 3-4 players for England which probably says more about England than Lallana.
  • Liverpool’s front 3 looks well primed to continue their great form – Sadio Mane has scored in both league appearances for Liverpool vs Watford, Roberto Firmino has scored three and assisted three in his last four league games vs the Hornets and Mo Salah scored and assisted vs Watford on the opening day.
  • Liverpool have won nine of the ten top-flight league meetings between the two at Anfield.

Current form: WDWWWL

Fantasy Football TipsManchester City


SterlingD.SilvaDe BruyneSane




AWAY – Everton Saturday 31st March 17:30

Last Updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018

  • TBC…

Current form: WDWWWW

Fantasy Football TipsManchester United




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HOME – Swansea Saturday 31st March 15:00

Last Updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018

  • TBC…

Current form: LWLWWW

Fantasy Football TipsNewcastle






HOME – Huddersfield Saturday 31st March 15:00

Last Updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018

  • TBC…

Current form: DDWDLW

Fantasy Football TipsSouthampton






AWAY – West Ham Saturday 31st March 15:00

Last Updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018

  • TBC…

Current form: DWLDDL

Fantasy Football TipsStoke City





HOME – Everton Saturday 17th March 15:00

Last Updated: Thursday 15th March 2018

  • Returning to the tradition of conceding goals, Paul Lambert’s men follow on from the 2-0 loss to Man City at the bet365 Stadium to welcoming Everton to the same place this weekend.
  • The Potters manager began his press conference with noting there were “one or two” knocks from the match against the Cityzens, though he was pleased his squad didn’t “disgrace themselves”. Paul was talking about their skill on the pitch against the league leaders, rather than bowel function, one would hope.
  • “Xherdan Shaqiri has done well for us but everyone needs to chip in and score goals – we can’t rely on one player,” he continued, adding Ramadan Sobhi’s performance in the last game means the player is in his thoughts for Saturday.
  • Whilst Jack Butland is celebrating the call up to England’s 27-man squad, other good news for the Potters is that Mame Diouf could be making a return to the first team much sooner than previously expected.
  • On the subject of forwards, Peter Crouch is “fine” and Saido Berahino is in the manager’s considerations.
  • “There are a few areas of the pitch that we may need to shake things up in a little bit,” Lambert concluded.

Current form: DLDDDL

Fantasy Football TipsSwansea

J. AyewA.Ayew




AWAY – Manchester United Saturday 31st March 15:00

Last Updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018

  • TBC…

Current form: WDWLWD

Fantasy Football TipsTottenham






AWAY – Chelsea Sunday 1st April 16:00

Last Updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018

  • TBC…

Current form: WDWWWW

Fantasy Football TipsWatford






AWAY – Liverpool Saturday 17th March 17:30

Last Updated: Friday 16th March 2018

  • Gracia was visibly relieved that eleven players even turned up to training this week with the daunting trip up to Liverpool this weekend.
  • The manager said ‘nobody new was training with the team’ this week; they are probably all milking their injuries for another week!
  • Having trained with the squad for the last two weeks, Gracia confirmed that Craig Cathcart is available for selection. A blessing in disguise for Mariappa owners should Cathcart get the nod – I would rather get no points than -1!
  • Nathaniel Chalobah, Tom Cleverley, Christian Kabasele, Gerard Deulofeu, Younès Kaboul and Molla Wagué remain out.
  • Huerelho Gomes was fit last weekend, although Karzenis was preferred against Arsenal having trained all week. We are tipping Karzenis to retain his spot this week, despite Gracia saying the only reason he started Karzenis last weekend was because he trained all week. Take note kids!
  • We will keep predicting Will Hughes to start until he does so.

Current form: DWLWWL

Fantasy Football TipsWest Brom





AWAY – Bournemouth Saturday 17th March 15:00

Last Updated: Friday 16th March 2018

  • Lord Pardew says he is angry and frustrated but marriage guidance should fix that. Poor old Pards is calling on his senior players to deliver. A bit like they did with the taxi in Spain.
  • Sadly, senior pro Gareth Barry will miss out, but Barry’s co-taxi pilot and fellow senior citizen Jonny Evans has trained all week and is available. Daniel Sturridge and Nacer Chadli are obvious absentees.
  • The Baggies have won just three games this season – however, one of those was a 1-0 win over Bournemouth on the opening day.
  • Owners of West Brom defenders be heartened for four of West Brom’s five Premier League goals vs Bournemouth have been scored by G Mac (2), Dawson and Hegazi. Which is just as well for Bournemouth have scored in each of their last eleven league games so a clean sheet for your Baggie is unlikely this week. Or any week really.
  • West Brom haven’t won any of their last 14 away league games and have lost the last three without scoring.

Current form: LLLLLL

Fantasy Football TipsWest Ham






HOME – Southampton Saturday 31st March 15:00

Last Updated: Wednesday 14th March 2018

  • TBC…

Current form: DLWLLL

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  1. 1

    **Team News and Predicted Line-ups**

    Half of Watford’s players are hiding, Lallana is ‘great’…well, if you only count English players. Big Sam asks the club psychologist for help and Pardew needs a marriage counselour.

    Thanks to all who contributed.

  2. 2
    BennyB says:

    Hi All,

    Is there a reason why Benteke isn’t making into many teams, have I missed something?

  3. 3
    RedVT says:

    Hey guys, hate to be the bearer of bad news but it looks like Shaqiri may be crocked. He’s not been included in the Switzerland squad.

    • 3.1
      AT says:

      He’s probably just decided he wants to play for Kosovo now

    • 3.2
      Smash10 says:

      I was going to bring him in. Now I’m not so sure

      • AT says:

        The report (at least as translated into English by someone) is that he was hit on the calf against City. Doesn’t sound like it’s anything serious. The rest of the passage is simply explaining the perilous situation Stoke are in, and therefore are not wanting to risk injury to him, which seems fair. I probably wouldn’t be bringing him in mind, I’m just trying to assuage my fears having brought him in for a hit! :lol:

        • inittowinit says:

          I’ve heard his legs hanging off ;)

          He wasn’t pictured in training but that could have simply been a necessary caution.

        • AT says:

          Hmm…missing training the day before doesn’t usually bode well though

        • Smash10 says:

          Big break after not in the Swiss squad a massive concern. Not sure if they can risk him.

        • AT says:

          Ben Dinnery says he was in training today, but hasn’t trained since Monday. Meh, I feel like they have no option but to play him if fit – got the incentive of two weeks off afterwards.

    • 3.3
      inittowinit says:

      Loads of speculation on twitter and it’s seems fairly evenly split as to whether it’s to give him a full rest as of from now or just a rest after tomorrow. There’s obviously an issue though so the question is whether Stoke risk him getting through tomorrow and not aggrevating it or not.

      15% own him and 58k have bought him this week. Which is still 27k less than have bought Son :)

  4. 4

    Just realized smtng.

    Every single time I see Jose in one of his press-conferences, I literally want to ***** (arghhhh…not even gonna say it out loud !! )

    The irony, sarcasm and idiotism (as a part of his performance) – are disqusting!!

    It literally makes me wanna puke !!!

  5. 5
    Sven-Goran says:

    Hi all,
    Is it unwise to use the Freehit and field a full team this week bringing in the likes of Mane, Zaha, Stanislas, Shaqiri (if he plays), Mounie, PVA etc vs fielding a 7-8 man team with some less ideal players like Can. Team attached.

    Still have all chips & WC. Doesn’t seem like anyone is using FH this week?


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    • 5.2
      inittowinit says:

      General concensus seems to be that the next blank (GW35) will have better teams / fixtures than this one and that it’d be of more use then. Personally I’m pretty sure I’ll be using it to go after DGW37, which again will be of better use than this one as you’ll effectively be able to field 22 players and some of the teams and fixtures in that one are looking quite attractive at the moment, if the FA Cup results go pretty much as expected anyway.

    • 5.3
      theswirly says:

      I’d definitely hold fire on using your free hit chip. Due to the quality of the teams involved, bar Liverpool, there’s not much excitement for this one! Gameweek 35 will most likely be another blank one which will be better for the chip. A lot of teams won’t even be seven or eight players this gameweek, so you should be fine.

    • 5.4
      Sven-Goran says:

      Thank you all 3 for the quick feedback! GL this week

  6. 6
    shane7 says:

    Evening all.
    Great article as usual guys.
    To hit or not to hit? For -4
    Any body have any winners at Cheltenham?

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