Huddersfield Town, under David Wagner, have certainly overachieved this Premier League season. They got promoted via the playoffs, something which was not expected of them and started the season really well. They even got a showcase result against Manchester United and came close to taking points off Manchester City.
However, they tailed off in the winter and people were starting to ask questions if they would be able to survive in the top flight. They made some decent winter signings and with their exits from the domestic cups, they have been able to focus on the league and have turned a corner recently and won their last two matches. They will also be playing in the gameweek 31, being only one of 8 teams to do so.
Let’s see how we can use their players to help our fantasy teams.
Date GW Opponent FDR Fixture Difficulty Ranking
03 Mar 15:00 29 Spurs (A) 5
10 Mar 15:00 30 Swansea (H) 2
17 Mar 15:00 31 Crystal Palace (H) 2
31 Mar 15:00 32 Newcastle (A) 2
07 Apr 15:00 33 Brighton (A) 2
14 Apr 15:00 34 Watford (H) 2
The Terriers have a decent fixture list coming up and apart from the Spurs game at Wembley, they should be able to get points in all their other games, especially because they play Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City in their last 4 gameweeks. They will be keen to assure their survival before that tricky run-in at the end of the season.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Huddersfield play a high tempo brand of football, similar to Liverpool, with less attacking quality of course. This is no coincidence as they are managed by the German- American David Wagner, Klopp’s best friend and colleague from their time in Germany. With ample time to rest between gameweeks now, they will be able to play their high-intensity game every week and can look to end the season strongly.
PLAYERS TO LOOK OUT
Alex Pritchard (£5.4)
The winter window signing has been touted as an upcoming talent with great potential and he has added much-needed creativity to this team. He has only completed more than 60 minutes in his last two games and has 2 assists and a goal in them. As he continues to familiarize and get used to playing with his new teammates, his output could improve even further.
Steve Mounie (£5.7)
He has not always been the frontman for his team this season but he scored in consecutive games against West Brom and Bournemouth for the first time in his Huddersfield career and also showed his selfless side by setting up two assists in the Bournemouth game. At his price, he’s a great backup striker.
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Rajiv van La Parra (£4.8)
A hard-working winger who always puts in a good shift for his team. He has been freed up to attack with more intent in recent weeks with the addition of Terence Kongolo at left back behind him. It is no surprise that his goal at West Brom came after Kongolo had come on for Malone at left back. Due to this change-up, he has scored in his last two games and should be considered as an inexpensive midfield addition who plays every week.
PLAYER TO AVOID
Aaron Mooy (£5.3)
Even though he has been the best player for them this season, I would not recommend going in for Mooy right now as he is injured and knee injuries are always tricky to recover from. Even though he is expected back in the next gameweek, I would suggest waiting it out till he’s fully fit and featuring from the start again.
Jonas Lossl (£4.7)
Again, he is the player with the highest points tally in the Huddersfield squad but that does not mean he is reliable enough to feature as a goalkeeper regularly in your fantasy team. There are better backups for lesser prices and Huddersfield don’t keep enough clean sheets to warrant his selection.