Just 3 gameweeks left until the conclusion of the 17/18 EPL season, decisions made in FPL will be crucial to improve your rankings in your mini-leagues. Let’s take a look at some hidden gems who we believe can generate a bunch of points to give your FPL rank a boost in Gameweek 36.
Fixture: Newcastle (A)
It’s do or die for West Bromwich Albion, who have to give it their all to have a chance to play in the PL next season onwards, and have to rely on the very few proven and bright players they have. One of them is the 28-year-old forward Jay Rodriguez, who has recently collected 28 points in the last 5 matches. He scored important goals in 3 of them, which included an all-important ‘title-winning’ goal against Manchester United.
Not only that, but he is a source of bonus points as well, collecting 5 in the last 3 matches. The English striker will be a crucial component of his club’s survival mission, and a comparatively easy fixture against Newcastle is the perfect opportunity for Rodriguez to give a much needed solid performance.
Fixture: West Brom (H)
Our next pick comes from the same match. Newcastle United never disappoint when it comes to cheap and reliable goalkeeping options, and now even their third choice goalkeeper has proven to be trustable come situations. Priced at just 4.5m, he presents superb value for money when his home form is bought into light. The Slovak has conceded just 1 in 4 home matches, and the next fixture is at home against, technically speaking, the worst side in the league. You can put a decent on Dubravka maintaining his superb home form this gameweek.
Manchester United have a peculiar way of dealing with their young guns, one of them being Marcus Rashford. Known to be one of the most talented youngsters in the squad, irregular game time, blips in his performances and Alexis Sanchez’s arrival have affected his life at Manchester United and his FPL selection too. But recently getting increased game time, we believe Marcus Rashford will sooner or later cause an impact. After all, he did destroy Liverpool single-handedly earlier in the season.
United’s next fixture is against Arsenal, a team the 20-year-old Englishman loves scoring against. He also poses an insane record against top teams, with 6 of his 15 goals coming against the ‘top 6 teams’ (courtesy: Opta Joe). We believe the game against Arsenal will serve as a confidence booster for Rashford and will prove worthy of his 7.4m price tag.