FPL Fixture Watch Gameweek 34-38 2021/22: Best teams to target and avoid

Plan your moves accordingly!

It’s been a long season and now we’re in the final five game-weeks of the Premier League 2021/22 season. There probably won’t be many people willing to go through another massive planning headache. We’re here to make life a bit easier with the FPL Fixture Watch Gameweek 34-38 (till the end of the season) 2021/22.

With clocks ticking, the race for key places on the table is far from over. Only 1 point separates Manchester City and Liverpool at the top, and this season’s title could go either way. Meanwhile, Arsenal, Tottenham, and Manchester United continue their battle for a top 4 finish to secure Champions League football for next year. On the other side, of the table, Norwich City, Watford, and Burnley will be hoping to secure as many points as they can to break out of the relegation zone. Everton and Leeds both sit on the edges and have no room for complacency in the remaining games of the season.

For FPL fans, the end of the campaign will be more hectic than ever. As it stands, there are 19 double fixtures in total amongst all teams in the league. 15 out of the 20 teams in the league will play at least one double fixture, and of them, 4 play two or more double fixtures. Clearly, there’s a lot to manage. Here, we’ve picked out the best teams to target and avoid over the next five gameweeks – use this to plan transfers each week. Trust your gut feeling, try not to overthink decisions, and good luck!

For the upcoming eventful gameweeks, we’ve picked out the best teams to be looking at and buying into with transfers. It’s worth noting that if there are other fires to put out such as injuries, suspensions, rotation risks, etc, those should be a higher priority.

FPL Fixture Watch Gameweek 34-38 2021/22: Teams to Target

1. Leicester City

It seems Brendan Rodgers has prioritized the UEFA Conference League over domestic competitions. That is a little frustrating in FPL-terms, and it’s led to a very stacked fixture schedule for the Foxes. Leicester will play twice every week between now and the end of the season, so lots of rotation is expected.

Nonetheless, their league fixtures are great, featuring two double game-weeks in GW36 and GW37. The Gameweek 36 set is up there for best out of all teams, where Leicester plays Everton and Norwich both at home. The ideal time to start bringing in Leicester players is before the GW26 deadline, which is when they’ll have played their European ties (the UECL final is on the 25th of May – after GW38 ends).

FPL Fixture Watch Gameweek 34-38 2021/22: Leicester City

James Maddison (7 million) looks like Leicester’s most on-form and most valuable player at the moment. The rotation risk is annoying, but he could turn out to be worth it. Harvey Barnes (6.6 million) has been frustrating to deal with, with Rodgers opting to bench the 23-year-old in both the last 2 PL games. His underlying stats have been good, but he hasn’t matched that with points yet. James Justin (4.9 million) is back from his ACL injury and still looks like he’s gaining match fitness. He was an FPL special last season before he took the hit, and he could still get back to that form again.

2. Chelsea

Chelsea plays 7 matches in the remaining 5 game-weeks, including 2 doubles in GW 34 and GW36. They’ve got just one top 6 clubs to play against (Manchester United) and are yet to face three of the bottom 5 too (Everton, Leeds, and Watford). Now that they’re out of the Champions League as well, they’ve only got domestic competitions so it will be less of a headache dealing with those assets.

Mason Mount (7.6 million) tops his club for both goals (10) and assists (9). Although inconsistent, Mount has proven to be a very explosive player at times, totaling 5 double-digit hauls this season. Kai Havertz (7.9) is another option at a similar price point, who is on especially good form at the moment. The German has blanked once in his last five, scoring 6 times.

Chelsea FPL Fantasy
FPL Fixture Watch Gameweek 34-38 2021/22: Chelsea

Chelsea ranks 3rd for xGC this season, so their defense is definitely one to invest in. Antonio Rudiger (6.2 million) is the safest bet who has featured in all but two games for the Blues. Although slightly riskier, Reece James (6.3 million) could score huge in the remaining weeks, and he already has 5 double-digit hauls to his name. However, he is very inconsistent with minutes. The funny thing is, in 33 game-weeks, James is still yet to score a simple 2-pointer.

3. Manchester City

Manchester City has a great fixture schedule, featuring Watford, Leeds, Newcastle, West Ham, and Villa over the next five gameweeks. They’ve even got a game against Wolves which will be scheduled as another double game-week in either gameweek 36 or gameweek 37.

The only issue is there’s no guarantee who starts those matches. There’s no doubt, that Pep Guardiola is desperately after Champions League glory, but with late domestic competition from Liverpool, the league title isn’t in the bag just yet. Pep loves a bit of rotation but maybe the added pressure to seal the title leads to some clear team selection.

FPL 2021/22 Man City
FPL Fixture Watch Gameweek 34-38 2021/22: Manchester City

Joao Cancelo (7.1 million) is second for the most minutes this season. He has tallied the most FPL points out of any of his teammates and ranks 4th out of all players in the league. The Portuguese international will be important to Guardiola in the upcoming matches, so he’s a must-have asset.

Phil Foden (7.8 million) hasn’t been benched since GW21, but he hasn’t had that much of an impact since then either, with just 2 goals and 0 assists in the 10 matches. Kevin De Bruyne (11.8 million) would be an absolute essential if it wasn’t for that rotation risk. However, he has been benched just once in the last 15 matches, so he could be worth a shot.

4. Liverpool

The Reds are pretty much in the same boat as Manchester City in terms of their FPL perspectives for the rest of the season. They’ve got a great list of fixtures but with other competitions to account for, rotation is very likely. Liverpool has the Merseyside Derby in GW34, but Everton has dropped off a fair bit and this looks like a decent opportunity to bump up the goal difference for Liverpool. Following that is Newcastle, a double gameweek against Villa and Spurs, Southampton, and finally, Wolves.

Liverpool Football Club
FPL Fixture Watch Gameweek 34-38 2021/22: Liverpool Football Club

Trent Alexander-Arnold (8.4 million) should be glued in at this point. In the last 10 matches in which Trent has started, he has blanked only once. He will be rotated at some point, but it’s very much worth it for a player of his caliber. Full-back partner Andrew Robertson (7.3 million) has been in great form too and is another player that’s worth having.

Mohammed Salah (13.2 million) has been underwhelming for his standard recently. He has been nowhere near the form from the start of the season, where he went an incredible 17 weeks without blanking. With a 57% ownership though, it would be really scary going into a gameweek without Salah, knowing he’s fit to play.

5. Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace has surprised football fans with their performances this campaign. Patrick Vieira‘s men made it to the semi-finals of the FA Cup and have turned in a lot of upsets throughout the season. As the end of the season approaches, they’ll be hoping to secure a top-half finish, and they’ve got some good fixtures to do so. In addition to a Double Gameweek in GW37 against Everton and Villa, the Eagles face Leeds, Southampton, Watford, and Manchester United.

Crystal Palace
FPL Fixture Watch Gameweek 34-38 2021/22: Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha (6.8 million) looks in form for his club at the moment, with 5 goals in his last 7 appearances. He hasn’t proven to be a consistent performer this season but that 5.2% ownership makes him a decent differential.

Jean-Phillipe Mateta (5.3 million) looks like he’s the preferred forward for Vieira having started in all 4 of the club’s last 4 fixtures. In that period, the Frenchman has managed 2 goals as well as 3 bonus points. For an asset that is cheap, and in an environment where most strikers are underperforming, Mateta could be a good solution.

FPL Fixture Watch Gameweek 34-38 2021/22: Teams to Avoid

1. West Ham United

West Ham
FPL Fixture Watch Gameweek 34-38 2021/22: West Ham

West Ham doesn’t play any double game-weeks and 3 of their last 5 fixtures are against Chelsea, Arsenal, and Manchester City. Furthermore, they also have UEFA Europa League commitments in the midweek slots. The Hammers have provided some good players throughout the season, but it’s best to keep away from them for the remainder of this season.

2. Manchester United

Manchester United looked like serious challengers at the start of the season, after the personnel they brought in. However, they haven’t managed to live up to the expectations and now see themselves scrambling for a top 4 finish, or at the least, someplace in Europe.

Their upcoming fixtures don’t look too great either. The fact that they have a double gameweek in GW34 is slightly misleading. That double is against Arsenal and Chelsea, and it’s also worth noting that United blank in GW37 as well.

Manchester United FPL Fantasy
FPL Fixture Watch Gameweek 34-38 2021/22: Manchester United

Perhaps Cristiano Ronaldo‘s explosive ability could keep him up as a possible FPL asset, considering he has bagged 2 hattricks in his last 3 starts. Other than that, the mixture of unconvincing form and poor fixtures doesn’t help the cause of many other United players.

3. Newcastle United

Newcastle players looked popular ahead of their double gameweek in GW33. Their upcoming fixtures mean it’s probably time to see them off now though. The Magpies face the dreaded back-to-back ties against Liverpool and Manchester City, followed by a game against Arsenal. They have no other double game-weeks left this season either.

Newcastle United FPL Fantasy
FPL Fixture Watch Gameweek 34-38 2021/22: Newcastle United

Bruno Guimarães hit a brace last weekend against Leicester, and despite looking like a promising budget pick, it’s best to steer clear from him. Other short-term punts like Fabian Schär, Chris Wood, and Matt Targett still have the preferable fixture against 20th-placed Norwich City in GW34. After that though, it’s probably best to start looking for replacements.

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