There is a quick enough turnaround before the next fantasy gameweek, but a full set of fixtures to get excited about – and some potentially more straightforward outcomes than in Gameweek 27. Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City all have home fixtures – respectively, against Watford, Tottenham, Bournemouth and West Ham – while Manchester United face a tricky trip to in-form Crystal Palace.
There are some enormous games at the foot of the table, too. The pick of them is Southampton v Fulham, with the hosts’ mini-revival under Ralph Hasenhuttl an increasingly distant memory and the visitors in even worse shape beneath them. Doomed Huddersfield host Wolves, who haven’t lost in their last eight in all competitions, while Cardiff go to Everton and Brighton head north to face managerless Leicester. Newcastle and Burnley have between them lost just once in 10 Premier League games – the two meet at St James’ Park on Tuesday.
Chelsea-Tottenham is undoubtedly the pick of the bunch, and not just to see who Maurizio Sarri selects in goal. We go elsewhere for our captain’s pick, however – to Anfield, in fact…