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Babel impressing even weeks after Fulham relegation

With the Double Gamweeks and Blank Gameweeks over for another season, we can sit back, relax and enjoy life once again.

Or can we?

The finishing line is almost in sight and mini-leagues can still be won or lost over fine margins.

Liverpool and Man City are still battling it out at the top and there’s still life in the fight to avoid the final relegation spot.

Here are three poorly-owned players that may be of interest to you in Gameweek 36…


Ryan Babel

Price: £5.5m

Ownership: 0.7%

GW36 Fixture: Cardiff (H)

As a general rule of thumb, players from teams that are mathematically relegated are not worth considering in FPL. But I believe Ryan Babel (£5.5m) is defying that principle and can no longer be ignored.

He has quietly scored three goals and registered two assists in his last seven games.

The former Liverpool man is already Fulham’s sixth-highest outfield FPL points scorer, despite only joining them in Gameweek 23.

With the shackles now off, he is playing with a level of freedom that has helped Fulham win two of their last three games even if it’s been in vain.

But I can’t see his performance levels dropping anytime soon. Surely he has some sort of self-motivation to put himself in the shop window so that he doesn’t have to ply his trade in the Championship next season?

His advanced position is being duly rewarded as in the last six Gameweeks he has the second joint-most number of goals inside the box (three) among all midfielders.

Fulham’s next opponents are Cardiff at Craven Cottage. The Bluebirds are still fighting for survival and won’t simply park the bus and hope to nick a boring draw in a compact game.

The Bluebirds have conceded almost two goals per game on average on the road this season too.

I expect Ryan Babel to take advantage of their defensive frailties and be in contention to continue his unsung run of Fantasy returns.



Joel Matip

Price: £4.9m

Ownership: 1.1%

GW36 Fixture: Huddersfield (H)

The chances are that you already have Liverpool defensive cover in your team. However, do you have space to add one more but are squeezed for cash?

Look no further than Joel Matip (£4.9m).

You can’t go wrong with a regular starting sub-£5.0m defender from a title challenging team that has kept nineteen clean sheets this season.

Of course, he hasn’t been a regular from Gameweek 1 but he has played every minute of Premier League football since Gameweek 23.

Matip’s price hasn’t risen since then and he has kept six clean sheets in the process.

With that said, he doesn’t boast a noticeable attacking threat like Robertson, Alexander-Arnold of Van Dijk.

In addition, Matip’s seven penalty area touches in the last six Gameweeks are hardly worth mentioning but it’s only two less than Van Dijk during the same period.

With Matip you simply have a very good chance of a cheap and cheerful Fantasy return in Gameweek 36 through an easy clean sheet banker.

Liverpool face off against relegated Huddersfield on Friday.

The Terriers have only scored 11 away goals all season, whereas Liverpool have conceded the least number of league goals at home since August. What more could you ask for?



Dele Alli

Price: £8.8m

Ownership: 2.4%

GW36 Fixture: West Ham (H)

If an injury hadn’t hampered him for large chunks of this season, there’s no doubt Dele Alli (£8.8m) would have racked up double-digits for goals and assists by now.

He’s on course for playing his lowest number of minutes in a Premier League season but it hasn’t stopped him from registering nine FPL attacking returns.

Now that he is fully fit, Alli should hopefully see through the remainder of the league campaign and whatever is still left of Tottenham’s dream European adventure.

Dele Alli’s heatmap for the 2018/19 season so far

He still boasts an impressive heatmap for the 18/19 season and his injuries haven’t prevented him from playing in advanced positions with 40% of his touches being in the final third.

With Kane still out injured, Alli will play an important role in Tottenham’s attacking areas.

This all bodes well with the fact that they’ve also won every home match at their new state-of-the-art stadium.

Spurs still need to win games to secure Champions’ League football for the 2019/2020 season too.

Up next are West Ham who have lost three of their last four games. They can’t challenge for Europe and are safe from relegation.

Put simply they have nothing to play for.

It could be the kind of match that Alli can revel in, to build up his own self-confidence and show the Spurs faithful that he can help see them through from now till May.

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1,856 Comments Post a Comment
  1. olidooley
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 21 days ago

    Really stumped on starting 11 and bench order....any ideas?

    Lloris
    Robertson TAA Duffy
    Sterling Mané Eriksen Son JWP
    Aguero Jiménez

    Ryan Ings Doherty Valery

    1. EMBOLOFAN
        1 month, 21 days ago

        im starting doherty over brighton def

        1. HVT
          • 8 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          I was too but think I’ll play Duffy now, Wolves will def concede, Brighton really need a win/cs V a low scoring Newc to be sure of safety.

          1. EMBOLOFAN
              1 month, 21 days ago

              "wolves def will concede" lol ok

              1. HVT
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Not sure about the lolz bit?
                Wolves have kept 7/35 CS this year, that’s 1 in 5, poor enough imho.
                Watford are decent and I fancy them to score.
                Brighton have a 38% chance of cs. That’s decent in my book.

        2. Niho992
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Gtg

        3. kysersosa
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Managers, GTG??

          Guita

          TAA, VVD, Masina
          (TC) Mane, Son, Eriksen, Babel
          Vardy, Lacazette, Jiménez

          Guatia, Pogba, Chilwell, Rice

          1. Ask Yourself
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I like

          2. Max City
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            GK?

        4. Ruinenlust
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 21 days ago

          Anyone doing Hazard TC next week?

          1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            he is on list but I have my mind somewhere else

          2. Bruno BaNani
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            I’d rather tc Sterling/aguero next week. This week is however the week for tc with pool-Huddersfield.

            1. Ruinenlust
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Have you seen Hazard’s home form?

              1. Andy Ftw
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                Have you seen Liverpool and Huddersfield’s form?

          3. Niho992
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Aguero or Sterling next week for me imo

            • Athletic Nasherbo
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              I think so.

            • Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              Could be class but if city look on it this weekend I’d be more minded to C one vs Leicester

            • TRASH BOAT
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              One thing about this is that surely Haz gets 85 odd mins minimum...maybe taken off for the ovation...

          4. Winston.
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 21 days ago

            Who to play?
            A. Gray (WOL)
            B. Vertonghen (WHU)
            C. JWP (BOU)
            Thanks.

            1. Bruno BaNani
              • 7 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              B

            2. Ask Yourself
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 21 days ago

              A

            3. Ajaxeeding
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              1 month, 21 days ago

              B

              1. Winston.
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                thanks all

          5. Niho992
              1 month, 21 days ago

              A : Martial to JWP for free
              B: Eriksen and Martial to Mane and JWP for a hit ? (Have Mo)

              1. Bruno BaNani
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 21 days ago

                B. Eriksen due a rest.

              2. EMBOLOFAN
                  1 month, 21 days ago

                  neither

                  1. Niho992
                      1 month, 21 days ago

                      Who would you buy instead of Martial? (Salah,Eriksen,Son and Docoure are other MID)

                      1. EMBOLOFAN
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          if a) no money itb b) 1ft c) you already have salah, i'd not likely do anything

                          1. Niho992
                              1 month, 21 days ago

                              I need cash for Eriksen to Sterling next week for free..

                          2. SoShy
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 21 days ago

                            B silva

                            1. Niho992
                                1 month, 21 days ago

                                I like it.

                      2. Big Col
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        Which one to play GW36?

                        A) Jota (wat)

                        B) Ward-Prowse (BOU)

                        C) Valery (BOU)

                        1. Ajaxeeding
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 21 days ago

                          A

                      3. the dom 1
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 21 days ago

                        G2G?

                        Ryan
                        Robbo, AWB, Doherty, Duffy
                        Salah, Stirling, Son
                        Vardy, Kun, Jimenez

                        Foster, JWP, Valery, CHO*

                        Bench Order right?

                        Cheers

                        1. EMBOLOFAN
                            1 month, 21 days ago

                            decent team, good luck

                            1. the dom 1
                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                              • 4 Years
                              1 month, 21 days ago

                              Cheers mate, GL to you too.

                              BTW who ya capping?

                              1. EMBOLOFAN
                                  1 month, 21 days ago

                                  mo the goat

                          • Four Season Wonder
                            • 5 Years
                            1 month, 21 days ago

                            Worth losing Eriksen & Jiminez to bring in Salah for a -4 ?

                            Eriksen + Jiminez >> Salah + DCL

                            Would give me this...

                            Ryan
                            Trent - Duffy - Doherty
                            Salah(TC) - Mane - Sterling - Sonny
                            Aguero - DCL - Llorente
                            ---
                            Gunn; JWP, Dunk, Valery.

                            1. EMBOLOFAN
                                1 month, 21 days ago

                                no

                              • the dom 1
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 4 Years
                                1 month, 21 days ago

                                nope

                              • Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 21 days ago

                                does JWP to 4m allow you to keep Jimenez?

                                1. EMBOLOFAN
                                    1 month, 21 days ago

                                    this would be good

                              • The 12th Man
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 5 Years
                                1 month, 21 days ago

                                So I’m playing Jota,Redmond and Lacazette ahead of Jimenez this week.

                                I’m not comfortable benching Jimenez but feel I have to do it to get as many differentials as I can to close a 29 point gap.

                                Differentials.
                                Me- Lloris,Doherty,Salah(c),Jota,Redmond,Son,Lacazette

                                Him- Alison,Luiz,Pogba,Sterling,Maddison,Rashford,Jiménez

                                Guessing he will captain Sterling or Mane.
                                If I put Jimenez in he loses him as a differential but then I lose Redmond.

                                1. EMBOLOFAN
                                    1 month, 21 days ago

                                    starting redmond over jimenez is bad just hope salah hauls and see what happens

                                2. cutch
                                  • 4 Years
                                  1 month, 21 days ago

                                  Lloris (Foster)
                                  Robbo, Laporte, Duffy (Valery, Dunk)
                                  Salah(c), Son, Eriksen, Jota, Deulo
                                  Agüero, Jiménez (Gray)

                                  A) GTG, save
                                  B) Duffy + Eriksen -> TAA + Milivojevic (-4)
                                  C) Eriksen + Gray -> Mané + bench fodder (-4)

                                  1. Paulio
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    • 1 Year
                                    1 month, 21 days ago

                                    Probably A but maybe C

                                  2. EMBOLOFAN
                                      1 month, 21 days ago

                                      A

                                    • the dom 1
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 21 days ago

                                      G2G

                                    • cutch
                                      • 4 Years
                                      1 month, 21 days ago

                                      Thanks for your answers. A it is then.

                                    • Ajaxeeding
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      1 month, 21 days ago

                                      C

                                  3. Ajaxeeding
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    1 month, 21 days ago

                                    Repost. I need a 5.2 or below defender this so that I can make a move next week. I was thinking of doing Yoshida at 4.1 to give me more money to play with the next two weeks.

                                    Current team:
                                    Foster Ryan
                                    Lamport - TAA - **** - Kolasinac - Duffy
                                    Sterling - Mane - Son - Doucouré- Hojberg
                                    Jiménez- Aguero - Vardy

                                    1. EMBOLOFAN
                                        1 month, 21 days ago

                                        yoshi is fine

                                        1. Ajaxeeding
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          1 month, 21 days ago

                                          Thanks. I was going to do Yoshida for Duffy, but then last nights price rises forced me into this. Will see how it goes!

                                    2. thepirates
                                      • 1 Year
                                      1 month, 21 days ago

                                      Hello,

                                      What would you choose:

                                      a) Salah (TC) & 5,4 attacker (Eriksen & Laca out)
                                      b) Mané (TC), 3,8 def Firminho (-4) (Eriksen, Laca & Duffy out)
                                      c) Mané (TC), 3,8 def (Eriksen & Duffy out)

                                      Already got TAA, 2 FT and 23k OR.

                                    3. S.Kuqi
                                      • 6 Years
                                      1 month, 21 days ago

                                      Madness to keep Pogba this gw and hope for penalty?

                                      1. Paulio
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        • 1 Year
                                        1 month, 21 days ago

                                        I probably would, great fixtures after this week.

                                      2. EMBOLOFAN
                                          1 month, 21 days ago

                                          big call i had to make was keeping him or eriksen - decided to keep eriksen in the end.

                                          1. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 21 days ago

                                            Keeping both

                                            1. EMBOLOFAN
                                                1 month, 21 days ago

                                                only way i could accomodate vardy, who i want for this week.

                                          2. Ajax Hamsterdam
                                            • 4 Years
                                            1 month, 21 days ago

                                            I'm keeping definitely

                                          3. Stimps
                                            • 5 Years
                                            1 month, 21 days ago

                                            Keep for last 2 fixtures

                                        • Paulio
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          • 1 Year
                                          1 month, 21 days ago

                                          Think I'm going to bank my FT this week but am tempted to do:

                                          Eriksen and Jiménez --> Sterling and Llorente for -4

                                          Current team:

                                          Ryan (Foster)
                                          Doherty, Alexander-Arnold, Laporte (Kolasinac) (Duffy)
                                          Mané (C), Eriksen, Redmond, Son (Camarasa)
                                          Firmino, Jiménez, Agüero (V)

                                          What do you think?

                                        • Niho992
                                            1 month, 21 days ago

                                            Who to play
                                            A: Doherty (have Jimi)
                                            B: Ings( have JWP)
                                            C: Docoure

                                          • Tsparkes10
                                              1 month, 21 days ago

                                              1FT 0.8 itb

                                              Lloris
                                              Robo Val Doh
                                              Jota Son Lucas X Sterl
                                              Jimenez X

                                              (Foster, Gray, Kolas, Masina)

                                              1. Salah TC, Zaha (1.8m ITB)
                                              2. Mane, Firminho TC (1.3m ITB)

                                              1. Athletic Nasherbo
                                                • 2 Years
                                                1 month, 21 days ago

                                                2

                                            • Stimps
                                              • 5 Years
                                              1 month, 21 days ago

                                              Triple C Mane or Salah?

                                              1. Geezer
                                                • 8 Years
                                                1 month, 21 days ago

                                                Salah

                                              2. EMBOLOFAN
                                                  1 month, 21 days ago

                                                  whoever you want

                                                • kysersosa
                                                  • 4 Years
                                                  1 month, 21 days ago

                                                  I’m going Mane as don’t have Salah. If I did have Salah, I’d probably still go Mane.

                                                • JoeSoap
                                                  • 5 Years
                                                  1 month, 21 days ago

                                                  Salah for me. Could go either way.

                                              3. ⚒Jay⚒ American Dycho
                                                • 4 Years
                                                1 month, 21 days ago

                                                Aubameyang back in training. Reckon Lacazette starts?

                                                1. Would Ed Woodward
                                                    1 month, 21 days ago

                                                    Not worth guessing with Emery.

                                                2. Ask Yourself
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  • 3 Years
                                                  1 month, 21 days ago

                                                  Help pls: Play 1 and put them in order for a surprise if your choice xx

                                                  A) Kola
                                                  B) Duffy
                                                  C) Valery

                                                  1. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                                    • 5 Years
                                                    1 month, 21 days ago

                                                    BCA

                                                    1. Athletic Nasherbo
                                                      • 2 Years
                                                      1 month, 21 days ago

                                                      This

                                                      1. Ask Yourself
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        1 month, 21 days ago

                                                        Rats

                                                      2. Would Ed Woodward
                                                          1 month, 21 days ago

                                                          This x2

                                                      3. Ask Yourself
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        • 3 Years
                                                        1 month, 21 days ago

                                                        Well that’s the wrong answer >:I

                                                        1. Would Ed Woodward
                                                            1 month, 21 days ago

                                                            I'm rubbish at this, sorry.

                                                            1. Ask Yourself
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 3 Years
                                                              1 month, 21 days ago

                                                              It’s okay now I get to blame all of you for kola’s haul

                                                    2. paza12
                                                      • 9 Years
                                                      1 month, 21 days ago

                                                      Lacazette to Firmino worth doing for free? Cheers!

                                                      1. Athletic Nasherbo
                                                        • 2 Years
                                                        1 month, 21 days ago

                                                        I would

                                                    3. SoShy
                                                      • 3 Years
                                                      1 month, 21 days ago

                                                      Don't judge me,

                                                      Start either JWP, Doucoure or Lukaku

                                                      1. EMBOLOFAN
                                                          1 month, 21 days ago

                                                          lukaku

                                                      2. kysersosa
                                                        • 4 Years
                                                        1 month, 21 days ago

                                                        Mane TC? Anyone else?

                                                        1. Ask Yourself
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 3 Years
                                                          1 month, 21 days ago

                                                          Would if I could

                                                        2. Hand of Dog
                                                          • 1 Year
                                                          1 month, 21 days ago

                                                          Looking like it

                                                      3. Athletic Nasherbo
                                                        • 2 Years
                                                        1 month, 21 days ago

                                                        How’s it looking? Bench?

                                                        Foster
                                                        Robertson Laporte Duffy
                                                        Mane(C) Eriksen Son Jota Deulofeu
                                                        Aguero Jiménez

                                                        Patricio Lukaku Yoshida Valery

                                                        1. Ask Yourself
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          • 3 Years
                                                          1 month, 21 days ago

                                                          Lovely yep.

                                                        2. EMBOLOFAN
                                                            1 month, 21 days ago

                                                            lol lukaku on bench

                                                        3. Chucky
                                                          • 5 Years
                                                          1 month, 21 days ago

                                                          Bobby cappo or triple cappo?

                                                          1. Christina.
                                                            • 9 Years
                                                            1 month, 21 days ago

                                                            neither

                                                          2. Holmes (specialist in failu…
                                                            • 5 Years
                                                            1 month, 21 days ago

                                                            capatino

                                                          3. EMBOLOFAN
                                                              1 month, 21 days ago

                                                              sell him

                                                            • Ask Yourself
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              • 3 Years
                                                              1 month, 21 days ago

                                                              Nay

                                                              1. Ask Yourself
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                • 3 Years
                                                                1 month, 21 days ago

                                                                I mean moo

                                                          4. DV8R
                                                            • 8 Years
                                                            1 month, 21 days ago

                                                            Which combo to go for?

                                                            A) Eriksen + Firmino
                                                            B) Salah + Gray (bench)

                                                            1. DarkSideOfTheLoon
                                                              • 2 Years
                                                              1 month, 21 days ago

                                                              A)

                                                            2. EMBOLOFAN
                                                                1 month, 21 days ago

                                                                b by miles

                                                            3. Cilly Bonnolly
                                                              • 8 Years
                                                              1 month, 21 days ago

                                                              De Bruyne replacement. Sané, David Silva or Bernard Silva?

                                                              1. Becks
                                                                • 1 Year
                                                                1 month, 21 days ago

                                                                Sane

                                                            4. tbhogal
                                                              • 9 Years
                                                              1 month, 21 days ago

                                                              Start Foster or Ryan? Have Dunk already

                                                              1. EMBOLOFAN
                                                                  1 month, 21 days ago

                                                                  what does having dunk have to do w it? ryan

                                                              2. Hand of Dog
                                                                • 1 Year
                                                                1 month, 21 days ago

                                                                Bench 1:

                                                                1) Jota
                                                                2) Jiminez
                                                                3) Vardy

                                                                Thank you, good people.

                                                                1. EMBOLOFAN
                                                                    1 month, 21 days ago

                                                                    jot

                                                                  • the dom 1
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    • 4 Years
                                                                    1 month, 21 days ago

                                                                    1 as they other 2 are on pens

                                                                    1. Hand of Dog
                                                                      • 1 Year
                                                                      1 month, 21 days ago

                                                                      Forgot about pens. Good point,.

                                                                2. AJK
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  • 1 Year
                                                                  1 month, 21 days ago

                                                                  Pick two defenders pls

                                                                  A. Duffy
                                                                  B. Doherty
                                                                  C. Cathcart
                                                                  D. Valery

                                                                  1. Jota
                                                                  or
                                                                  2. Redmond

                                                                  Thanks

                                                                3. Max City
                                                                  • 2 Years
                                                                  1 month, 21 days ago

                                                                  Ederson

                                                                  TAA Laporte Doherty Duffy

                                                                  Eriksen Mane Son

                                                                  Vardy Jimenez Firmino

                                                                  Subs:
                                                                  Foster Doucoure Yoshida Martial

                                                                  GTG?
                                                                  Bench ok?

                                                                  1. the dom 1
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    • 4 Years
                                                                    1 month, 21 days ago

                                                                    G2G mate.

                                                                    thoughts on my post below peeps?

                                                                  2. pingissimus
                                                                      1 month, 21 days ago

                                                                      Fun team. Like it