Gameweek 33 saw the first double gameweek of the season with Everton and Crystal Palace playing twice. However this gameweek see’s a little bit more double gameweek action and see’s plenty of transfer dilemmas. So, who do you pick for the gameweek? Below is our gameweek 34 preview with our predictions and star men picks!
Norwich vs Sunderland
Two teams, one goal, one survivor. This classic six pointer promises entertainment and drama. Both the teams suffered with disappointing defeats last week are in dire need of a crucial win. A win for Norwich would give them a huge 7 point lead over Sunderland but for Sunderland that could be curtains. Desperate times require desperate measures from Big Sam.
STAR MAN – Jermain Defoe (5.2m)
The Englishman has shown prime form at away grounds this season, scoring 9 of his 12 goals this season away from home, and Carrow Road is a destination where he will be poised to increase his tally. He is the only man who can score Sunderland away from relegation.
PREDICTION: Norwich 1-2 Sunderland
Everton vs Southampton
Southampton look as though they have found the form that had evaded them thus far this season, whereas it has been a disappointing campaign for the underperforming Everton.With a win needed for Southampton to continue strives for the European spot, Everton will find it difficult to breakdown the Southampton defence.
STAR MAN – Graziano Pelle (7.9m)
The Italian international has found some form come the end of the season scoring 4 & assisting 3 in his last 4 games, making him a strong pick for a trip to Goodison.
PREDICTION: Everton 1-2 Southampton
Manchester United vs Aston Villa
With just the 1 goal in the last 4 games, Villa are just 1 defeat away from their fate being sealed and the trip to Old Trafford could just be the final nail in the coffin for the Villans. Man Utd on the other hand will look to bounce back after their untimely defeat at White Hart Lane, with nothing but a win acceptable for the Red Devils.
STAR MAN – Anthony Martial (7.6m)
The Man Utd forward has 2 goals & an assist in his last 3 home games and looks poised to improve those stats against the relegation bound Villans.
PREDICTION: Manchester United 2-0 Aston Villa
Newcastle United vs Swansea City
A huge, huge game for Newcastle in the fight for survival. Last week the Swans managed to strike the first loss for Chelsea under the management of Guus Hiddink. The struggling Newcastle team might find it tough to break down the very tight Swansea defence which is now showing signs of last year’s form. Having said that, this could just be the game to give Newcastle a much needed boost. It is a DO or DIE for Newcastle.
STAR MAN – Aleksandar Mitrovic (6.2 m)
Having scored three in his last three fixtures, he is the man in form for Newcastle. A potential game changer, his will power and determination could prove to be vital for Newcastle in their race for survival.
PREDICTION: Newcastle United 2-1 Swansea City
West Bromwich Albion vs Watford
Both teams languishing in the lower mid table and have achieved their goals for the season.With the Albion’s defence and Watford’s recent form this could turn out to be a cagey affair and does not promise many goals but it does provide an opportunity to invest in the Albion defence.
STAR MAN – Craig Dawson (5.1 m)
Decent defensive performances and a very narrow defensive approach means the Albion defence is tough to break down. The vigour and sharpness of the Watford attack seems to have vanished since the turn of the year and the Albion defence might find it easy to deal with the Watford front-line.
PREDICTION: West Bromwich Albion 1-0 Watford
Chelsea vs Manchester City
Manchester City are currently 4th placed, 4 points ahead of city rivals Man Utd and will want to end the season on a high which includes a tough run of fixtures along the way. Chelsea will be looking to next season with a chance of landing 7th place & Europa League qualification, as they will want to bounce back after their 1st defeat under Hiddink. This game seems to be a close call with either side having the ability to steal the 3 points.
STAR MAN – Diego Costa (10.5m)
The fearless Spaniard is back from suspension and might look to haunt a Kompany-less Man City defensive line.
PREDICTION: Chelsea 2-2 Manchester City
Bournemouth v Liverpool
Liverpool sit mid table, hoping to push on for European qualification. Bournemouth just having crossed the 40 point mark have all but confirmed their survival. Another lunchtime kick-off which could be a very open game with both sides having nothing to lose.
STAR MAN – Joshua King (4.3 m)
Having scored last week, he is in form and with the Liverpool defence stuttering & struggling for consistency in recent games, he may be just the man to strike the killer blow for Bournemouth.
PREDICTION: Bournemouth 2-1 Liverpool
Leicester vs West Ham United
Leicester, looking to continue their form and win the coveted title after securing a Champions League spot for next season, are up against a very sturdy and determined West Ham team who are in the hunt for a top 4 spot ahead of their move into their new stadium next season.
STAR MAN – Riyad Mahrez (7.5 m)
The man who has very often been crucial in Leicester’s wins will need to step up for this one for his side to beat the in-form Hammers.
PREDICTION: Leicester City 1-1 West Ham United
Arsenal vs Crystal Palace
Last week’s fixtures involved a crucial win for the Eagles but the Gunners were to be content with a thrilling draw away from home. With the Gunners scoring 9 goals in their last three fixtures, this could potentially be a very one sided game.
STAR MAN – Alexis Sanchez (10.9 m)
With the Arsenal star man back in form you would expect him to pop up with a few goals and be pivotal in firing the Gunners to a win.
PREDICTION: Arsenal 3-0 Crystal Palace
Stoke City vs Tottenham Hotspur
Stoke’s home form this season has been poor with the Potters winning just one in their last five. The fear that other teams had of visiting the Britannia has now subsided. Tottenham are one of the in-form teams in the league and might fancy their chances but the return of Ryan Shawcross will bolster the Stoke defence and they will be looking for a comeback after the thumping at Anfield. Spurs will want to take advantage of Stoke’s goalkeeping woes and might just edge this one.
STAR MAN – Harry Kane (10.3m)
The in-form striker will like to get back to scoring ways after a blank vs Manchester United. Stoke seems to be a decent destination to do so at the moment.
PREDICTION: Stoke City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur
Newcastle United vs Manchester City
Rafa Benitez is looking for answers from his side. The fans want to see some fight from their team, will this be the game for the Magpies? Well that’s uncertain with City showing some end of season form.The free-scoring City might pile relentless pressure on the Magpies but with City’s busy fixture list and progress in Europe, Newcastle might fancy their chances.
STAR MAN – Sergio Aguero (13.5m)
No doubt the little Argentine will torment the make shift Magpies defence & on his day, with full fitness, HE CAN DO ANYTHING.
PREDICTION: Newcastle United 0-3 Manchester City
West Ham vs Watford
Watford are struggling to find any points of late, and they could find themselves in a difficult situation when they travel to face West Ham at Boleyn Ground. The return of Lanzini from injury has boosted the Hammers’ hopes of finishing in the top 4 this season. Can’t see Watford taking home any points from this fixture.
STAR MAN – Dimitri Payet (8.5 m)
The 29 year old Frenchman has hit the ground running after coming back from his injury, earning him a call up to the French national team. He is simply MAGICAL and hard to ignore with such a tasty fixture for West Ham.
PREDICTION: West Ham 3-0 Watford
Liverpool vs Everton
The MERSEYSIDE DERBY. They don’t come any bigger than this for these 2 teams. Both teams are struggling to find any sort of rhythm this season having put in many lacklustre performances. The last three games between these two have ended in draws full of drama and action and this one might as well be heading in the same direction. Expect a thrilling and end to end game at Anfield with both sides getting their fair share of chances.
STAR MAN – Philippe Coutinho (8.2m)
The little MAGICIAN has scored a few stunning goals after returning from injury and he might have something to say in such a big game.
PREDICTION: Liverpool 2-2 Everton
Manchester United vs Crystal Palace
Palace on the back of a home win against Norwich will look to seal a place in next season’s Premier League and avoid any chance of them being dragged into relegation, while Man Utd will want to push on for one of those Champions League places to save their season.
STAR MAN – David De Gea (5.8m)
The Man Utd shot stopper has always lived up to expectations whenever called upon to do so with a large number of match saving saves & he will no doubt have a big role to play when the Eagles pay Old Trafford a visit.
PREDICTION: Manchester United 1-0 Crystal Palace
Arsenal vs West Bromwich Albion
With the recent form of the Gunners this fixture seems to be pretty straight forward for them but the Albion defence under Pulis is always tough to break down. Fatigue might also play a role with the players playing as many as 4 games in the span of 10 days.
STAR MAN – Mesut Özil (9.7 m)
Having been quiet for a while, the midfield maestro got back among the FPL points last week at Upton Park. Expect him to break down the Albion defence and edge closer towards breaking the assist record.
PREDICTION: Arsenal 2-0 West Bromwich Albion
Written by FPL Transfer Tips