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The Scout’s FPL Gameweek 30 Ones to watch

26 Mar 2024

See the five players backed for big returns, including Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah

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The Scout is tipping five players for big success in Gameweek 30 of Fantasy Premier League and FPL Challenge ahead of Saturday's 11:00 GMT deadline.

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) £13.1m

A home encounter with Brighton & Hove Albion lifts the Liverpool star’s appeal as a standout captaincy pick in Gameweek 30.

Salah has averaged 9.4 points per start at Anfield this season, producing 11 goals and two assists across 11 outings. 

That record suggests he is a better option than Manchester City’s Erling Haaland (£14.3m) or Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka (£9.1m), who face each other at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

It also makes Salah an essential player in Fantasy Premier League and FPL Challenge in Gameweek 30, with managers given unlimited funds to build their very own dream team in the game's first ever challenge.

Brighton have conceded at least three goals in each of their last two away fixtures in all competitions, which also raises the appeal of heavily investing in the Reds’ attack in FPL Challenge and bringing in Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez (both £7.5m) for Sunday’s encounter.

Anthony Gordon (Newcastle) £6.0m

The Newcastle United winger’s form and fixtures make him a strong pick for managers who are playing their Wildcard.

Gordon is the second top-scoring player in home matches this season, producing eight goals, six assists and just a single blank across 14 appearances.

Crucially, Newcastle have four matches at St James’ Park in the next six Gameweeks, hosting West Ham United, Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United.

At a cost of only £6.0m, Gordon’s all-round attacking prospects can make him a big source of value in Fantasy for the upcoming period, starting with this weekend's clash against the Hammers. 

Nicolas Jackson (Chelsea) £6.8m

A visit from Burnley allows Chelsea’s Senegalese the chance to continue his improved run of returns in Fantasy.

Jackson has amassed 19 points in his side’s last three matches, scoring against Newcastle and Brentford, and supplying an assist against Man City.

Notably, this is the first time in his debut campaign for the Blues that the forward has produced attacking returns in three successive Gameweeks. 

Since returning to the Chelsea first XI in Gameweek 24, Jackson’s six shots in the box and five shots on target both place joint-top among team-mates. 

Burnley, meanwhile, have conceded 28 goals over their 14 away matches, claiming just a single clean sheet. 

Furthermore, their total of 180 shots conceded in the box in away matches is the second-worst of any side this season.

Antonee Robinson (Fulham) £4.6m

The left-back’s display in Blank Gameweek 29 has made him a top target in Fantasy for Fulham’s visit to Sheffield United.

Robinson is the second most-bought defender in the Gameweek, with 77,000 managers bringing him in on the back of his 11-point haul against Spurs last time out.

He has collected 13 returns in Fantasy this term, supplying six assists and earning seven clean sheets.

Robinson also offers strong all-round potential in Gameweek 31 when Fulham face Nottingham Forest.

Richarlison (Spurs) £6.9m

Having marked his return from injury with an appearance off the bench against Fulham, the Spurs attacker could be set for his first start since Gameweek 25 at home to Luton Town this weekend.

Richarlison was a huge success in Fantasy prior to his recent period on the sidelines. Playing as a forward, he scored nine goals in 10 matches to claim 75 points.

Now owned by a mere four per cent of managers, the Brazilian’s short-term schedule indicates he can prove an astute differential, with Spurs also facing West Ham and Nott’m Forest in the next three Gameweeks.

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