Premier League Fantasy Football Gameweek 29 top picks

March 1, 2018 by David Nugent

Premier League football returns this weekend and that means gameweek 29 of FPL. Gameweek 28 was one to forget four our tops picks. Let’s hope we have better luck in gameweek 29. Here are our player picks for gameweek 29:

Ben Davies (Tottenham)

The Wales international has shone for Spurs at left-back in recent months at both ends of the pitch. Tottenham have kept 15 clean sheets with Davies in the team, while the full-back has contributed two goals and six assists this season.

Two of those six assists have been in his last five appearances for the team from north London. The former Swansea man has picked up bonus points in three of his last five appearances for Mauricio Pochettino’s side. Valued at £5.8m, he is not the cheapest defender, but a home game against Huddersfield this weekend offers a good opportunity for him to add to his points tally.

There is a caveat with Davies, though. England left-back Danny Rose is back to full fitness and boss Pochettino has a tendency for rotation in the full-back areas. The Wales international also has a blank gameweek 31.

Andrew Robertson (Liverpool)

The Scotland international arrived at Liverpool from Hull City in the summer to fill the team’s problem left-back position. However, it is only in the last few months that he has nailed down a regular starting spot in the Reds backline. He has now started 13 of the Reds last 14 top-flight games.

While Liverpool are always susceptible to conceding goals, Robertson also offers an attacking threat, which he displayed on numerous occasions during his time with Hull last season. In his 72 top-flight appearances for Hull and Liverpool, Robertson has scored once and supplied six assists, not bad for a player still establishing himself as a Premier League player.

With a favourable gameweek 29 fixture at home against Newcastle and a price tag of £4.8m, Robertson is looking like a very good FPL option at the minute.

Marko Arnautovic (West Ham)

Everybody loves a midfielder playing as a striker. The Irons Austrian winger is just that, now back from injury and playing in a forward position.

The former Inter star scored five goals in six matches in a central role before picking up an injury. However, he returned to the Hammers team in gameweek 27 against Watford and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet last time out against Liverpool at Anfield.

A trip to fellow strugglers Swansea this weekend and a price of just £6.9m, make Arnautovic a player that could prove to be a very handy differential for the rest of the season. The only negative is that he will not play in gameweek 31, which will see a number of big teams and players absent.

Punt of the week

Troy Deeney (Watford)

The Watford captain has not always been in the team this season for the Hornets. However, since the arrival of Spanish boss Javi Gracia, the striker has started every game and has now scored in his last two home appearances.

Last time out he scored the only goal of the game against Everton. In fact, all four of the striker’s top-flight goals this season have been scored at Vicarage Road. The weekend visit of West Brom and his price tag of £6.3m certainly make him a tempting FPL prospect. He also has the advantage of featuring in gameweek 31, although Gracia’s team faces a trip to Anfield that weekend, a game the Hornets will be massive underdogs to win.

Who will be the picks of gameweek 29 in FPL?

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