Fantasy Football Tips: Three Transfers to make for Gameweek 31

Gameweek 31

Gameweek 31 is fast approaching in Fantasy Football, with it being one of the more difficult weekends for managers to contend with due to the FA Cup. There are just five Premier League fixtures this weekend, with the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur all not in action, leaving the door open for Liverpool to return to the top of the table against Fulham. With players from just 10 teams eligible to score points this weekend, check out our three transfers to make ahead of Gameweek 31.

Sadio Mane

Team: Liverpool

Value: £9.9m

Next Opponent: Fulham (A)

Sadio Mane is arguably the most in-form player in the Premier League at this moment in time, with the Senegalese forward currently being the driving force behind Liverpool’s season. Mane has stepped up during Mohamed Salah’s goal drought, scoring 10 goals in his last 10 appearances in all competitions, including a double in last weekend’s 4-2 win over Burnley at Anfield last time out. He then followed it up with another brace in their 3-1 win away to Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Wednesday night which will only further add to his exuding confidence. Mane looks a solid bet to score this weekend against a Fulham defence that has conceded 68 goals in 30 games this season, keeping just two clean sheets - three fewer than any other team in the league.

Sadio Mane Liverpool

Ayoze Perez

Team: Newcastle United

Value: £6.1m

Next Opponent: Bournemouth (A)

If you’re looking for a bargain forward this week, you could do far worse than taking a punt on Newcastle striker Ayoze Perez, who has been in excellent form for Rafa Benitez’s team in recent weeks. The Spaniard has three goals and an assists in his last four appearances in the Premier League, racking up 16 points for his performance against Everton last time out. Perez and Newcastle face Bournemouth this weekend, a side which he has two goals and an assist to his name against, doing so in four starts and will be hoping to keep up his good form at the Vitality Stadium.

Perez Rondon Newcastle

James Maddison

Team: Leicester City

Value: £6.7m

Next Opponent: Burnley (A)

22-year-old James Maddison was tipped to flourish under Brendan Rodgers and last weekend we perhaps saw a glimpse into what he could achieve under the former Liverpool and Celtic boss. Maddison got an assist for Vardy in what was a solid individual performance against Fulham, with the midfielder now having five goals and six assists to his name in his debut Premier League season. After getting their first win on the board, expect a confident display from Leicester this weekend in what is likely to be a tough game at Turf Moor, but one they will feel confident of getting a result from.

James Maddison Leicester