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FPL expert: Why you should go BIG on Sheff Utd in Fantasy Challenge

17 Apr 2024
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Expert Harry Daniels explains why he is picking FIVE Blades in this week's challenge

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FPL expert Harry Daniels reveals his approach for the Fantasy Challenge in Double Gameweek 34 (DGW34), with players from promoted clubs Burnley, Luton Town and Sheffield United all scoring DOUBLE points.

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With Sheff Utd the only one of the promoted clubs playing twice in DGW34, hosting Burnley before visiting Manchester United, I've included FIVE of their players in my team. What could possibly go wrong! 

In goal is Ivo Grbic (£4.5m). I will be hoping for a clean sheet against Burnley and some save points versus Man Utd. Dean Henderson (£4.4m) will be my substitute goalkeeper.

It's a similar thought process behind including Anel Ahmedhodzic (£4.3m) in defence. Jayden Bogle (£4.5m) is the other obvious Sheff Utd defender to go for given his attacking threat, but the wing-back is an injury doubt.

Elsewhere in defence, I've gone with Ben White (£6.0m). Arsenal have wobbled slightly, conceding twice to both Bayern Munich and Aston Villa last week, having previously been racking up the clean sheets. 

Trent Alexander-Arnold (£8.4m) is the final defender. Returning from injury, his minutes look far more secure with Conor Bradley (£4.3m) ruled out for around three weeks with an ankle injury. 

My two defenders on the bench are Virgil van Dijk (£6.6m) and Daniel Munoz (£4.5m).

Into midfield, I have two Sheff Utd players in Gustavo Hamer (£4.9m), who is currently their leading points scorer in FPL this season, and January signing Ben Brereton Diaz (£5.0m), who will be my captain. With four goals since joining, I am hoping he will add to that tally in DGW34.

Mohamed Salah (£13.5m) makes the line-up despite his disappointing returns of late, given his Double Gameweek against Fulham and Everton.

FPL Challenge DGW34 expert's team

I have gone with Kai Havertz (£7.4m) as my Arsenal midfielder. He is playing very centrally and far forward, often alongside Gabriel Jesus (£7.7m) in a forward role. The German has had four double-digit returns over his last eight appearances, so he has strong upside this week against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Chelsea.

My final midfielder is Eberechi Eze (£6.0m). He netted in Gameweek 33 against Liverpool and now has two home games against West Ham and Newcastle, who have both struggled defensively this season.

Jean-Philippe Mateta (£5.0m) is the first forward selected, with the Frenchman benefiting from a run in the side under Oliver Glasner to score four goals across his last seven starts.

The final spot in my line-up is taken by Oli McBurnie (£5.4m). He is finding some form recently, with three attacking returns in his last three starts. The Scotland international will be my vice-captain.

This could be the highest-scoring FPL Challenge yet, given so many teams are playing twice. I'm looking forward to joining the 100-point club!

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