FPL previews: Gameweek 29 – Saturday

#THFC βšͺ️ v #AFC πŸ”΄ (3.00pm)

The big (and slightly mystifying) news for Spurs is that Harry Kane escapes punishment for the “headbutt” on Cesar Azpilicueta on Wednesday night. Bad news for The Gunners as the only thing more certain in football than a Daniel Sturridge injury is a Kane goal against Arsenal. Jan Vertonghen is, however, a doubt which would be a huge loss for Spurs. Dele Alli is still out while Kieran Trippier won’t have don’t himself many favours with his bizarre own goal at Chelsea.

⭐️ Star pick: Harry Kane
🎲 Differential pick: Serge Aurier

Club captain Laurent Koscielny should be fit to face Arsenal’s arch rivals. Stephan Lichtstiener is, however, struggling meaning that Ainsley Maitland Niles should get the nod at right back. Sead Kolasinac is fit enough to start. In form Henrikh Mkhitaryan will hope to keep his place while Mesut Ozil’s sparkling performance against Bournemouth means Unai Emery has a nice headache in attack.

⭐️ Star Pick: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
🎲 Differential Pick: Henrikh Mkhitaryan

#AFCB πŸ’ v #MCFC πŸ† (3.00pm)

Bournemouth are starting to look a little more like Bournemouth thanks to the long awaited return of FPL star David Brooks. Junior Stanislas and Callum Wilson are, however, expected to miss out while Dominic Solanke, Jefferson Lerma (suspended) and Steve Cook won’t feature. Not a week to own Bournemouth assets.

⭐️ Star pick: Ryan Fraser
🎲 Differential Pick: David Brooks

The Champions will be without Fernandinho and Aymerick Laporte for their trip to the south coast. While the pair aren’t the most popular in FPL, those playing further forward may still be affected. The return of Gabriel Jesus may have an adverse effect on the minutes of Sergio Aguero. Although Aguero should start, his recent busy schedule will probably lead to an early withdrawal.

⭐️ Star Pick: Kevin De Bruyne
🎲 Differential Pick: Nicolas Otamendi

#BHAFC 🐦 v #HTFC 🐢 (3.00pm)

A minor hamstring strain keeps Pascal Gross out of this one, meaning Anthony Knockaert should benefit from minutes and set piece duties. Other than that, Brighton’s FPL assets are good to go and good to own against struggling Huddersfield.

⭐️ Star Pick: Shane Duffy
🎲 Differential Pick: Anthony Knockaert

Isaac Mbenza, Adama Diakhaby and Tommy Smith will be missing for a Huddersfield side buoyed by their first win of 2019. Steve Mounie should continue up front after his match winning heroics and is The Terriers best FPL asset, particularly in Fantrax.

⭐️ Star Pick: Steve Mounie
🎲 Differential Pick: Alex Pritchard

#BFC 🍷 v #CPFC πŸ¦… (3.00pm)

Ashley Westwood is all set to return: good news for owners who have enjoyed consistent Fantrax returns from him. Any other absentees are long term. Robbie Brady could come in for Dwight McNeil having regained fitness over recent weeks. A good week to own Burnley assets as Crystal Palace are without their best defender.

⭐️ Star Man: Johann Berg Gudmundsson
🎲 Differential Pick: Robbie Brady

The “best defender” in question is Mamadou Sakho who may miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery. The good news is that Aaron Wan Bissaka will return after suffering a hamstring injury. Still, this will be a tough test for Palace without their defensive general.

⭐️ Star Pick: Wilfried Zaha
🎲 Differential Pick: Jeffrey Schlupp

#MUFC πŸ”΄ v #SFC πŸ˜‡ (3.00pm)

Injury hit Manchester United should lineup with a front three of Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford against Southampton. Lukaku took his chance well in midweek but Sanchez will only keep his place thanks to the injuries to Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard. Marcus Rashford has been passed fit. The midfield three is anyone’s guess but Fred could be a handy little differential if he gets the nod again on Saturday.

⭐️ Star Pick: Paul Pogba
🎲 Differential Pick: Fred

The Saints will be without Danny Ings and Mario Lemina for this big test. The big five should be under considerable strain at Old Trafford so the normally popular Jan Bednarek and Jannik Vestergaard should be avoided for GW29.

⭐️ Star Pick: Nathan Redmond
🎲 Differential Pick: Pierre Emile Hojbjerg

#WWFC 🐺 v #CCFC πŸ”΅ (3.00pm)

The normally dependable Nino EspΓ­rito Santo admits there will be one change to his usually predictable lineup as John Ruddy replaces Rui Patricio between the sticks. Other than that, normal service should be continued as Wolves look to get over the shock defeat at Huddersfield when hosting a Cardiff team that have conceded eight in their last two.

⭐️ Star Pick: Raul Jimenez
🎲 Differential Pick: John Ruddy

Victor Camarasa should make his long awaited return to the Cardiff City lineup this week. The Spaniard is a potential FPL gem and the Bluebirds are undoubtedly a better side when he plays. Elsewhere, Oumar Niasse, Joe Ralls and Callum Paterson are all expected to be recalled.

⭐️ Star Pick: Sean Morrison
🎲 Differential Pick: Joe Ralls

#WHUFC πŸ”¨ v #NUFC ⚫️ (5.30pm)

Manuel Pellegrini is expected to ring the changes once more following their narrow loss to the Champions in midweek. Aaron Cresswell and Marko Arnautovic look to be in line for recalls while Manuel Lanzini and Robert Snodgrass will both be fighting to start.

⭐️ Star Pick: Michael Antonio
🎲 Differential Pick: Manuel Lanzini

Not much to report on the Magpies! Newcastle come into the Saturday tea time game in hot form and will be looking to continue it with a counter attacking performance at the London Stadium. Miguel Almiron has impressed while Fabian Schar has gone from being a differential to a must have thanks to four attacking returns in five weeks from centre back.

⭐️ Star Pick: Ayoze Perez
🎲 Differential Pick: Sean Longstaff

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