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FPL Show: Pick Higuain to fill in the blanks

8 Mar 2019

FPL expert Ben Crabtree says Chelsea forward is a better choice than Hazard ahead of blank Gameweeks

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With blank Gameweeks on the horizon, Fantasy Premier League managers considering Chelsea players should be targeting Gonzalo Higuain (£9.6m), rather than traditional Fantasy favourite Eden Hazard (£10.8m).

So believes FPL expert Ben Crabtree, who says Higuain's three goals in five matches give him the edge.

Only 10 teams play in both Gameweeks 30 and 31, with one of those being Chelsea.

FPL managers are already reacting, with Higuain and Hazard currently the 11th and 13th most popular signings ahead of Saturday's 11:30 GMT deadline.

"Hazard's only got two goals in his last nine and they were both against Huddersfield," says Crabtree, on the latest FPL Show.

"So I quite like the more consistent Higuain, and he's a bit cheaper as well."

Anderson option

West Ham United are another team to feature in both of the next two weeks.

Although Felipe Anderson (£7.2m) has no double-figure hauls in the last 10 Gameweeks, more than 38,000 managers have brought in the midfielder ahead of his trip to Cardiff City.

FPL expert David Munday can see the thinking behind that transfer.

"I'm going to hold him," says Munday. "It is frustrating because the player himself is not in great form, but I would feel a bit of a mug if I took him out for a really nice fixture and then he punishes me."

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