Whatever you have planned this weekend, make sure your schedule is nice and clear at 4.30pm on Sunday to soak in a pivotal top-of-the-table clash between Manchester City and Liverpool at the Etihad.
City looked to have wrapped up a fourth Premier League title in five years at the turn of the year, however, a mini-wobble (if you can even call it that) coupled with Liverpool’s 10-game winning run means that just a solitary point separates them in the table.
Although it can be filed in the must-not-lose category for both, a victory would be particularly opportune for Jurgen Klopp’s chasers, given they appear to have a tougher run-in with games against top-four chasing Manchester United and Spurs still to come.
The top 4 race, the relegation battles, its immense everywhere you look in the Premier League!
Nevertheless, the following are our top picks for the crucial Gameweek 32!
Matt Doherty (Spurs)
Matt Doherty had only 11 FPL points prior to Gameweek 27 at the end of February and appeared to be on his way out of Spurs in the summer after another dismal season.
Fast forward to now, and the Irish wing-back is a man reborn, having scored twice and assisted four times in his past six games. Surprisingly, no player has earned more FPL points than “Dochertino” in the last six gameweeks.
James Maddison (Leicester City)
James Maddison was unfortunate to have a goal ruled away for a foul in the build-up after setting up the fox’s opening against Manchester United with a brilliant left-wing cross.
He fashioned a match-leading tally of four attempted assists, only surpassed by Heung-min Son and Solomon March thus far this gameweek.
With 10 games remaining in the Premier League season, the Englishman has matched his previous best return in a Premier League season with 8 goals and 7 assists.
Kevin De Bruyne (Man City)
Kevin De Bruyne has been absent from i’s FPL predictions this season owing to a combination of injury concerns, a loss of form, and the feared Pep roulette.
However, coming off an 11-point performance in Gameweek 31, the Belgian gets selected ahead of Sunday’s big clash between the Premier League title contenders at the Etihad.
Only Son (75 points) and Bowen (72) have amassed more FPL points among midfielders in 2022 than De Bruyne (69).
Reece James (Chelsea)
With Joao Cancelo, Trent Alexander-Arnold, and Andy Robertson all playing in the same game, Chelsea’s Reece James appears to be the premium defender of choice this weekend – unless you’re betting on Manchester City and Liverpool to draw 0-0.
James came off the bench against Brentford but will almost certainly be inserted back into the starting lineup following the 4-1 setback. Despite only appearing in 18 games, James is the division’s leading scorer with five goals.