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Fantrax EPL: Gameweek 33 Sleepers XI

Updated: May 13, 2021

Our Gameweek 33 Sleepers XI article provides Fantrax managers with a lineup of Fantasy EPL hidden gems.  Our starting eleven of Draft Premier League differential picks will help you find a golden ticket to a big score this weekend!  These hints and tips will give you a better chance of picking up an all-important victory, as one of our picks could easily make the difference in a Head-to-Head game!

We'll be focusing on players that will bring us not only attacking returns or clean sheets, but also those players that score "ghost points" on the sophisticated and statistics based Fantrax Scoring System!

Fantasy EPL Gameweek 33 Sleepers XI

For this article, we use the % rostered from Fantrax. Our only rule is that each player we highlight is required to be rostered in 60% of leagues or below at the time of writing. Therefore there's a good chance these players will be free agents in your Fantrax Draft League!

I'm sure you've all been following the huge footballing news that took control of much of the weekend and early this week. Norwich City were promoted back to the Premier League at the first time of asking, and we'll finally be able to get the wonderful Emi Buendia back in Fantrax. It goes without saying that we'll have a ton of Norwich City, as well as the other promoted clubs, content in our 21/22 Draft Kit. Look out for that during the pre-season!

I don't think there was much other football news from the past week...

Gameweek 33 is a Blank Gameweek for Manchester City and Tottenham due to their League Cup final meeting, which means that Fulham and Southampton also sit-out as their intended opposition for this week. Therefore, this Gameweek 33 Sleepers XI article has added importance; there are fewer low ownership gems to tap into!

GK: Robert Sanchez

Team: Brighton

Opponent: Sheffield United (Away)

Rostered: 19%

Points Last Gameweek: 16

Prospects: Brighton are going to feature heavily in my Gameweek 33 Sleepers XI. The Seagulls have plenty of low ownership players and they face an already relegated Sheffield United. First up is goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, who has performed incredibly well this season after displacing longstanding shot-stopper Mat Ryan. The Spaniard gained a great score of 16 points against Chelsea in Gameweek 32, and another clean sheet is surely on the cards. Sanchez is the obvious low ownership GK streamer this week.

DEF: Seamus Coleman

Team: Everton

Opponent: Arsenal (Away)

Rostered: 21%

Points Last Gameweek: 7.25

Prospects: I'm kicking off the defence with a Premier League veteran who has seemingly found a new lease of life as the season draws to a close. Seamus Coleman hasn't managed to get back to the level prior to his horrific leg injury a few years ago, but maybe the added freedom playing at right wing-back is what he needed. The Irishman has scored really well during his last two starts for Everton, and grabbed an assist from the bench in his last game. After a rather abject display from Iwobi in Gameweek 32, I'm fully expecting Coleman to start this weekend against Arsenal. Scores of 24.5 and 19.25 are extremely encouraging... try and bring in Coleman if you can! El Mohamady (2% ownership) is a great alternative here now that Cash is suspended. The Egyptian will start against West Brom this weekend.

DEF: Ozan Kabak

Team: Liverpool

Opponent: Newcastle (Home)

Rostered: 35%

Points Last Gameweek: 5.5

Prospects: I started Ozan Kabak in one of my leagues last week. I wasn't too keen on the choice, but my opponent didn't have a Liverpool defender and I was behind in my game. The young Turkish defender scored 5.5 points, which would have been 13.5 if the Merseyside Reds didn't concede at the death. So not too bad a score to be honest. This weekend Kabak faces a Newcastle side fresh from consecutive EPL wins for the first time this year. Despite a Saint-Maximin led mini resurgence, I think Liverpool will be able to deal with the Magpies' attack and gain a clean sheet.

DEF: Dan Burn

Team: Brighton

Opponent: Sheffield United (Away)

Rostered: 16%

Points Last Gameweek: 20

Prospects: Another Brighton asset! Dan Burn returned to the starting eleven for the 0-0 draw with Chelsea and scored a huge 20 points. With White missing out this weekend due to suspension, Burn should keep his place in the side no matter what system Potter decides to deploy. The giant defender is a free agent in many Fantrax leagues after his recent injury, and he's a great pickup ahead of the game against Sheffield United. Team mate Veltman (44% ownership) is an alternative pick here. I do prefer the Dutchman to Burn if you can get hold of him.

DEF: Rayan Ait-Nouri

Team: Wolves

Opponent: Burnley (Home)

Rostered: 30%

Points Last Gameweek: 13.5

Prospects: I've backed Rayan Ait-Nouri two weeks in a row and he's scored 13.5 points during both games. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. So welcome back once again! This weekend the French youngster will be up against Burnley, and another clean sheet for Wolves is likely. Ait-Nouri has timed his run in the side pretty well; just as a tasty run of fixtures against relegation threatened sides arrived! I keep meaning to work in some kind of Bixente Lizarazu reference when writing about Ait-Nouri but nothing has sprung to mind. I guess I did just get the Lizarazu mention in there... Anyway, sign Ait-Nouri if you still can, and go do some Lizarazu research if you don't know who he is!

MID: Gabriel Martinelli

Team: Arsenal

Opponent: Everton (Home)

Rostered: 51%

Points Last Gameweek: 15.5

Prospects: Two starts. 32 points. Gabriel Martinelli returned to the Arsenal starting eleven in Gameweek 31 and scored 16.5 points. The Brazilian followed this up with a score of 15.5 points in Gameweek 32 without any attacking returns! I backed Martinelli in my Sleepers XI last week simply because he's an exciting player who needs to be owned when he's starting. I expect him to keep his place in the side as Arsenal face Everton this weekend. Aubameyang and Lacazette are going to miss the game, so surely Martinelli will start once again.

MID: Dani Ceballos

Team: Arsenal

Opponent: Everton (Home)

Rostered: 41%

Points Last Gameweek: 20.5

Prospects: And speaking of Arsenal midfielders who will surely start once again... Dani Ceballos needs to be added to that list. Like Martinelli, the Spaniard has scored really well on Fantrax during the last two games after being given limited opportunities in recent weeks and months. Ceballos assisted Nkeitah's last minute equalizer against Fulham on his way to 20.5 points. The Real Madrid loanee has been pretty disappointing this season, but now is the time to bring him into your roster.

MID: Yves Bissouma

Team: Brighton

Opponent: Sheffield United (Away)

Rostered: 24%

Points Last Gameweek: 9

ProspectsYves Bissouma is a classic Sleepers XI pick during limited gameweeks. With four teams sitting out their Premier League duties this weekend due to the League Cup final, every Fantrax manager needs to bring in a steady scoring player or two to get them over the line. Bissouma can be one of those players. The Malian midfielder is a trusted asset at Brighton, as well as in Fantrax. He starts every game, and usually scores around the 7 or 8 points per game mark. Those points could win you your match-up, and will prevent any rotation induced headaches!

MID: Matt Ritchie

Team: Newcastle

Opponent: Liverpool (Away)

Rostered: 18%

Points Last Gameweek: 20.5

ProspectsMatt Ritchie has started the last three games for Newcastle, and they have gained 7 points out of a possible 9. Therefore, the Scotsman is very likely to keep his place in the side this weekend. The Magpies do face Liverpool, but Ritchie has a history of being a really good ghost points scoring player. The majority of his Gameweek 32 points came courtesy of his two assists, but the point here is that if he doesn't get those attacking returns, he will hopefully score well based on those peripheral points we all know and love here at The Draft Society. Jacob Murphy (15% ownership) is a decent alternative pick.

FWD: Danny Welbeck

Team: Brighton

Opponent: Sheffield United (Away)

Rostered: 38%

Points Last Gameweek: 1

Prospects: I'm finishing off my Gameweek 33 Brighton contingent with Danny Welbeck. The Englishman has now started five games in a row under Potter, and I would expect him to start once again this weekend. As I've been saying throughout this article, Brighton are the team to target during this reduced weekend of fixtures. Try and get hold of Welbeck; he's playing against a side who have nothing to play for and have lost five games in a row!

FWD: Willian Jose

Team: Wolves

Opponent: Burnley (Home)

Rostered: 17%

Points Last Gameweek: 13.5

ProspectsWillian Jose scored his first Premier League goal at the weekend, and considering Wolves have yet another favorable fixture this weekend, I'm going to back the Brazilian for more. It hasn't been the most successful of loan spells for Jose, and he has had some extremely big boots to fill whilst Jimenez is recovering, but maybe he will end the season with a bang? With Neto out injured, Jose could take on a more prominent role in the side. Wolves play Burnley this weekend, and backing attacking assets against The Clarets is usually a good tactic.

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