Mo Salah (13.3m) – Southampton are bottom for expected goals conceded. Liverpool need a win and Salah is feeling the pressure from Son for the golden boot. Also on penalties, Salah will be owned by slightly fewer than expected due to ‘form’ from KDB and Son. A worthy captain contender in my opinion.
Kevin De Bruyne (12.0m) – Admittedly a bit of recency bias from me here but City are focused entirely on the league and De Bruyne playing the way that he’s playing, I’d have him in.
Heung-Min Son (11.0m) – Burnley at home is a strong fixture and of late Spurs’ football seems to be Kane dropping a bit deeper while the clinical Son is getting onto the final pass more. In the hunt for Golden Boot, he’s in.
Wilfried Zaha (6.9m) – The first Fantasy Premier League DGW pick in midfield for me. Zaha tends to finish seasons strongly – possibly to put himself into the shop window. On penalties, too. Zaha has an upside that I like at this price.
James Maddison (6.9m) – While Chelsea away may not be the best fixture, Watford away looks ripe for returns. No European distraction should mean he sees 120+ mins across both games. Does well when he starts and showed what he can do with 4 shots and 2 key passes last night against Norwich. A differential that I like.
Anthony Gordon, Demarai Gray and Michael Olise have good stats and two fixtures. Max Cornet has been on a purple patch in terms of his underlying numbers and could be a strong differential for the risk-takers. Coutinho and Buendia seem likely to share minutes and so I’d be avoiding them as of now.
From single fixture players, whichever of Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota looks likely for a start against Southampton (given the deadline falls after the FA Cup final) – that player has the potential to do very well. Minute risk for Sterling and Mahrez means Foden emerges as the next best pick from City’s midfielders.