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Fantasy EPL Gameweek 29 Perfect XI
So, what is Perfect XI? Similar to Official Fantasy Premier League game, all managers have full access to the entire player pool each week, meaning multiple teams within the league could be completely identical. The main departures from OFPL are the Fantrax Default Scoring, unlimited transfers each week, no budget/salary cap, and live lineup changes available. This means that each week you can select a dream team of Fantrax assets who you think will score the most points on a given gameweek, and have the added bonus of being able to see the real life lineups before your players lock in. Magic.
Check out our Perfect XI tips below. These are our recommendations for the best eleven players this weekend! Picks are now accompanied by our weekly projections, which our Inner Circle members can exclusively access. Due to the tight scheduling, these will be a bit abridged for a couple weeks.
GK: Jose Sa
This week we'll keep it short and sweet, just like the GW. Sa faces Leeds at home and has the 2nd best clean sheet odds (37%) of the week after Leicester (38%). Sa has been the best Fantrax keeper this season, and with Leicester's backline and Ndidi still banged up I don't like Schmeichel's chances.
Pivot: Hugo Lloris
DEF: Matt Doherty, Sergio Reguillon, Rayan Ait-Nouri
This week the only typical stud wing backs are the Spurs lads given no Liverpool, Chelsea, City, etc. Doherty has been not so good the last 2 weeks but still offers significant upside, like his other side partner Reguillon. Regs isn't the best defender in real life but his attacking prowess does the trick for us. Both have a 29% chance of keeping a cleanie and have around a 17% chance at getting an assist (9% for a goal). Next up we have Ait-Nouri, who is favored to return to the Wolves XI over Marcal in a home matchup vs the fast-paced Leeds. RAN also has a 17% chance at assisting and 38% at a cleanie. It's not pretty but other than those 3, there's not a whole lot of trustable upside out there.
Pivots: Ethan Pinnock, Roman Saiss, Wesley Fofana
MID: Raphinha, Dejan Kulusevski, James Maddison, Youri Tielemans
Spurs attack will be a prominent feature of this week's XI and that starts with Kulusevski. He's been red-hot on the wing, Conte loves him, and he has a 26% chance of getting an assist and 20% at a goal. Next to him we have a series of consistent, often set-piece taking mids in Raph and the 2 Leicester lads. Raphinha is back on set pieces as of last week and has an 18% chance at an assist, 20% at a goal, and much higher odds to wrack up key passes and dribbles. The Leicester duo face Brentford at home in a favorable matchup they should take advantage of. Both have been in and out of the side for various reasons, but with Ndidi, Albrighton, and others out injured, they should start. Maddison has the 2nd highest assist odds of the weekend at 28%, with a 35% chance at a goal too. Tielemans has 17% at an assist and 26% at a goal. Regardless, Brentford tend to concede oodles of ghost points to opposing midfielders, particularly in away games.
Pivots: Harvey Barnes, Daniel Podence, Gabriel Martinelli
FWD: Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane, Ivan Toney
Up top we complete the Spurs attack with Kane and Son, paired alongside Toney away to Leicester. Kane has been red hot, scoring over 10 FPts in his last 4 starts and over 19 in 3 of 4. Son's been a bit quieter recently, but Conte said he'd be crazy to bench Son, and he's still a premium attacker this week at home vs West Ham. Kane has the highest goal odds of the week with 46%; Son is at 26% but leads the assist category with a 27% chance. Toney has scored 5 goals in the last 2 games, and despite Leicester's relatively high clean sheet chances, I think he has a great chance of scoring on Saturday as well. 32% according to the bookies. I think Jimenez vs Leeds maybe has higher upside but less floor than Toney, and Lacazette has a similar profile. My sleeper pivot is Pepe, and if he gets the nod I'm starting him.
Pivots: Raul Jimenez, Alexandre Lacazette, Nicolas Pepe
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