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Fantasy EPL Gameweek 33 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.
GK: David de Gea
At times, De Gea has seemed like the only player trying to save United's season, and in DGW33, he will need to continue his magic, so they are still in the top 4 conversation. United have a 51% chance of grabbing a clean sheet vs NOR and a measily 10% for the game against LIV, however DDG could face a myriad of shots against title-chasing Pool, so could rack up points despite most likely conceding.
Pivot: Martin Dubravka
DEF: Alex Telles, Matt Targett, James Tarkowski
The 3 T-Boyz all bring something different to the PXI table this gameweek. Telles, as mentioned before, has a decent chance of a CS vs NOR and has a good floor as he commands many set pieces. Targett has really taken over the mantle from the injured Trippier as the main man on the Newcastle DEF, who have 31+31% chances of a CS. He also takes some set pieces, and even more if Fraser is out. Tarkowski needs no introduction and should be a clear starter every time Burnley have a double gameweek.
Pivots: Mohamed Salisu, Charlie Taylor, Nathan Collins
MID: Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sancho, ASM, Bukayo Saka, James Ward-Prowse
Time to roll out the big guns in midfield. Bruno, ASM and JWP sit atop the midfield totals fpts table and should be considered must starts in DGWs, so there are no surprises here. The odds also back up our selections: Bruno has 39% chance of a goal and 49% of an assist(highest of the week), ASM 32% and 33%, JWP 30% and 32%. Plus, they are all almost guaranteed 180 minutes across the 2 games. The triad are supported by Saka (37%G, 37%A), who had it not been for the miserable start to the season, would be considered amongst the aforementioned studs in overall scoring, as well as in our hearts. The final man is Jadon Sancho (40%G, 40%A), who has slowly put together somewhat of a revival, albeit a quiet one, steadily bringing home Fantrax ghost points with a return here and there. Do keep in mind the Inner Geek’s article about Bruno disappearing in big games, so do not expect fireworks from him in their second game. Maddison would normally be a great pick here, but doubts remain over his likelihood to start 2 games in their DGW.
Pivots: Maddison, McNeil, Pogba
FWD: Cristiano Ronaldo, Chris Wood
What an odd couple. We still believe in Ronaldo. Well, no, that is not true. We believe in him when he is facing Norwich. That is about the only time. A whopping 72% chance of a goal with 32% chance for an assist this DGW by the bookies seems to confirm that hunch. Wood is a close second for goal odds with 59% and 26% for an assist.
Pivots: Mohamed Salah, Che Adams, Marcus Rashford, Alex Lacazette
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