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The Premier League is back and so is our Fantasy Premler League who’s hot, who’s not column.

Friday, April 2, 2021, 4:45 p.m.

“/>Captain’s Choice – Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur (Image: PA)

After a long international hiatus, fantasy football is returning without any further breaks until the end of the season. Leeds v Sheffield United, Newcastle v Tottenham and Man United v Brighton are the standout games of the week, as well as Chelsea’s home game against West Brom, which starts with game week on Saturday at 12.30pm.

However, be aware of the upcoming Champions League and Europa League quarter-finals, as the teams still competing in these competitions may have half an eye on their games during the week.

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/> Choice of Captain – Raphinha of Leeds United (Image: PA)

Harry Kane (£ 11.6m) v Newcastle (A)

Before Kane scored twice in international action, he had scored four goals in his last five league games and created two assists to take the table lead together with Mo Salah (17). In the same period, no player had collected more points than the English captain (38) or as many shots in the box (14) or shots at the target (9).

Bruno Fernandes (£ 11.5m) v Brighton (H)

“/> Who’s Hot – Manchester United’s Luke Shaw (Image: PA)

Despite having only scored one goal and scored four shots on goal in the last four games, Fernandes can never be ruled out. He scored twelve points over a goal and assist against Brighton earlier this season and history could repeat itself this weekend. Although the Red Devils have European football on Thursday, their relatively easy quarter-final against Granada could give Solskjaer a chance to rest.

Raphinha (£ 5.7m) v Sheffield United (H)

Behind Harry Kane, Raphinha had the most shots in the box in the last four weeks of play (11) as he remains one of the league’s most threatening midfielders. At Sheffield United, Leeds face the worst defense in the league based on expected goals (10.88), big chances (19) and goals conceded (66) in the last four games To consider.

The Form Guide – Who’s Hot?

“/> On display – Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Conor Coady (Image: PA)

Diogo Jota (Liverpool, £ 6.7m)

After a successful international break with three goals in two games for Portugal, Jota returns to the Liverpool squad right on time for the end of the season. As a budget for the attack in Liverpool, he faces Aston Villa, Leeds and Newcastle after Arsenal’s away game. With the Real Madrid games being between those games, there’s a good chance Klopp will switch players to make sure they don’t get overworked. Still, for almost half the price of Salah and Mane, Jota is great value for money.

Luke Shaw (Man United, £ 5.2m)

Conceding four straight goals, Man United are in the best defensive form of the season, which is good as they face Brighton and Burnley at home for the next three weeks of play. Shaw himself has created seven chances, had three shots in the box and had more touches (15) than any other defender in the league during that period. This shows how important he has become to the Man United system and how high he is on the field.

Che Adams (Southampton, £ 5.8m)

Facing Burnley and West Brom for the next few weeks of play, Che Adams is the man if you want to involve a Southampton attacker. He has scored a goal in each of his last three league games, scored his first goal for Scotland during international break and has scored more shots in the box (5) than any other Saints player in the last four games.

The form guide – who is not?

Neal Maupay (Brighton, £ 6.2m)

Despite having scored a goal in his last game, Brighton’s tough games make the players unattractive despite their relatively strong form. The Seagulls will face Man United, Everton and Chelsea next and will do well to take a point in one of those games. Despite being Brighton’s top scorer, Maupay’s goal against Newcastle was his first in ten games, so he’s barely productive.

Tomas Soucek (West Ham, £ 5.3m)

Much like Maupay, Soucek West Hams is the top scorer, but his goal last week was his first in seven games instead of ten. Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard have led West Ham’s shots and chances for the past few weeks. With the Wolves and Leicester games to come, now may be a good time to look elsewhere for an inexpensive midfielder.

People to watch (less than 5% property)

Marcos Alonso (Chelsea, £ 5.7m, 2.6%)

Ben Chilwell, who plays 90 minutes for England on Wednesday, Chelsea with kick-off early Saturday and a Champions League quarter-finals in mind, makes me believe that Marcos Alonso will have a fantastic game against West Brom this weekend with an opportunity for a clean Sheet. The Spaniard has not conceded a goal in four of the last five games he started.

Conor Coady (Wolves, £ 4.8m, 4.7%)

The popularity of Wolves players is expected to increase as their cheap schedule means they don’t have to play a traditional top 6 team until game week 36. One man who is likely to star in all of these games is Conor Coady. The Wolves’ captain has played in all but one game this season and is the cheapest Wolves defender whose game is “guaranteed”.

After you have selected your first squad, you will receive 1 free transfer per game week. Each additional transfer you make in the same game week will deduct 4 points from your score.

If you don’t use your free transfer, you can make an additional free transfer the following week of play. If you don’t use this saved free broadcast in the following game week, it will broadcast by then. You can never have more than 1 saved transfer.

For example, since you receive 1 free transfer per game week and you don’t make any transfers between game weeks, you have 2 free transfers to prepare for the next game week. You will receive a 4-point hit per transfer via your free transfer allowance.

During the season, your fantasy football players will earn points based on their performance in the Premier League. Remember that your captain scores double points every week. So choose them wisely!

1 For playing up to 60 minutes

2 For playing 60 minutes or more (without interruption)

6 For each goal scored by a goalkeeper or defender

5 For each goal scored by a midfielder

4 For each goal scored by a striker

4 For a goal conceded by a goalkeeper or defender

1 For a goal conceded by a midfielder

1 A goalkeeper saves for every 3 shots

1 to 3 bonus points for the best players in a game

-1 for every 2 goals conceded by a goalkeeper or defender

For more information on the rules of the game, visit

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