Telegraph Fantasy Football: Gameweek 29 selection tips

Spurs and Liverpool players took the top six slots in GW28, but you won’t find any of their players in this week’s well-calculated selections

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Gameweek 28 round-up

It seems like an eternity ago but Week 28 in Telegraph Fantasy Football was a fragmented affair with a depleted Premier league card due to the FA Cup quarter finals creating some transfer dilemmas due to TFF’s 2-hour rule. In league action, North London rivals Arsenal and Spurs continued their good form with 1-0 and 3-1 victories, respectively.

The Gunners’ match winner was Bukayo Saka (£3.7m), the England international has now returned 33 points over his last six gameweeks. However, the 16% of managers who own Arsenal shot-stopper Aaron Ramsdale (£2.8m) would’ve been left disappointed as an injury meant he missed out on the appearance and clean sheet points. Meanwhile it was the dependable attacking duo of Heung-Min Son (£6.6m) and Harry Kane (£7.0m) who racked up the points over at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, with a combined haul of 23 between them.

The FA Cup saw all the favorites through, with Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, and Crystal Palace now all having extra games in which to acquire TFF points. The latter three all kept clean sheets, with owners of fantasy favorites Virgil Van Dijk (£5.1m), Allison Becker (£4.3m), Edouard Mendy (£4.3m), Thiago Silva (£4.3m) and Antonio Rudiger (£4.3m). 3.8m) reaping the rewards.

However, the star of the show was newly England-capped Marc Guehi (£2.3m), who kept a clean sheet and scored for Palace in their 4-0 defeat of Everton.

Gameweek 29 selection tips

Take a look at this week’s tips, all with favorable long-term fixtures:

1. Bruno Fernandes (£6.7m)

The Portuguese maestro has just returned from a successful international break and faces a porous Leicester defense in the 5.30pm kick-off on Saturday. Telegraph FantasyFootball managers could take advantage of the staggered kick-off times, transferring out a player who has already played to bring in the in-form talisman for extra points. The Red Devils also have a nice fixture run, including an extra Premier League game in Gameweek 32.

2. Reece James (£3.9m)

This one is down to fitness, but there is a 3pm transfer deadline on Saturday so take advantage of the ability to check the line-ups to see if the attacking wing-back starts or not. The Blues have kind fixtures, including at least one additional FA Cup game, and once James is back in the starting XI, plenty of managers will be jumping on the bandwagon.

3. Wout Weghorst (£4.0m)

This pick is mainly down to volume of fixtures and consistency of appearances. Burnley have the most Premier League games left to play with 11 and, after this weekend’s game with Manchester City. they embark on a run of games with favorable opponents.

transfer tactics

Check how many remaining fixtures teams have left (including FA Cup games), and determine whether they have something meaningful to play for, to maximize the use of precious remaining transfers.

Take a look at where you stand with your remaining transfers in comparison to these positions in the leaderboard:

Top 100 – 5.79 average transfers remaining

Top 1,000 – 6.69

Top 10,000 – 7.94

Gameweek 29 insights

Finally, here are some of the best up-to-date football insights for ahead of this weekend’s games.

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George Holan

George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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