Two to go. Is your title race as close as the Premier League? Do you need to make changes to your side to differentiate from those ahead of you? This week we will provide two alternative value picks that could help to make a difference to your side and provide you with extra points from players your rivals don’t have.
This gameweek kicks off again on a Friday night – the fantasy gods are testing our commitment, and indeed concentration – with Everton hosting Burnley. Bournemouth welcome Tottenham to the south coast for the early Saturday kick-off, after which there as many as two 3pm kick-offs: West Ham v Southampton and Wolves hosting Fulham, who have won three in a row, conceding not a single goal.
The battle for the title continues on Saturday night, when Liverpool travel to face a Newcastle team managed by their old boss Rafa Benitez. Then, on Monday evening, Manchester City host another former Reds head coach when Brendan Rodgers and Leicester visit the Etihad. At the other end of the table, Cardiff need to beat Crystal Palace to have any chance of saving themselves from relegation; Brighton, the only other side in danger, are at the Emirates to play Arsenal on Sunday.
But we ignore all of those fixtures when selecting our fantasy captain, who may be making his farewell appearance at a ground he has illuminated for seven seasons…