Fantasy Premier League: Five transfer tips for Gameweek 29

Although Gameweek 28 has not finished yet, Fantasy Premier League managers will already be looking to get a head start on finalising their squads for a jam-packed Gameweek 29.

Six teams have a double Gameweek coming up; Liverpool, Brighton, Newcastle, Arsenal, Tottenham and Everton are all playing twice.

Arsenal and Spurs asset holders will hope that a double Gameweek means increased returns from their in-form players. Harry Kane had his third double-digit haul in four weeks, notching 13 points against Everton. Similarly, Gunners midfielder Bukayo Saka earned a goal and assist against Watford, finishing this week with 12 points.

With the double fixtures in mind, here are five Fantasy Premier League tips for Gameweek 29.

Take a chance on Everton?

We’re going to start outside of the box here.

This double Gameweek is massive for Everton’s chances of survival. They take on Wolves and Newcastle, both at home. With Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison back from injury, the Toffees will heavily rely on their attackers to produce the goods.

That is exactly why Calvert-Lewin may be a good differential pick. The England forward loves playing against Newcastle; he has scored more against the Magpies than any other team, scoring five times in nine appearances. At £7.7m and just 3.1% ownership, the double opportunity for Calvert-Lewin to return is a tempting prospect.

North London assets

Both Arsenal and Tottenham enjoyed a great Gameweek 28, earning another three points in the race for the top four. In particular, some individual performances certainly caught the eye of FPL managers.

Bukayo Saka is a borderline must-have going into GW29, not just because of the double-stacked fixtures. Arsenal also play in GW30 – a week affected by the FA Cup quarterfinals.

Aside from that, Saka is one of the most in-form players in the game, scoring 23 points across his last three matches. Fixtures at home to Leicester and Liverpool are tricky, but with the way Arsenal are playing, there should be the opportunity for returns.

Many managers are rightly snapping up any or all of Tottenham’s attacking trio. Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane, and Dejan Kulusevski are all excellent picks for points against Man United and Brighton.

But what about differentials?

Matt Doherty (£4.7m) has gathered two double-digit hauls in his last two games. Despite this, he has just 1.5% ownership. The Tottenham defender may have established himself as Conte’s first-choice at right wing-back, making him an excellent alternative for a Spurs and defensive asset.


Leeds take on fellow strugglers Norwich on Sunday. The Canaries have kept just four clean sheets this term – so goals should be on the cards.

Therefore, Leeds’ leading man Raphinha (£6.5m) is a player to back for an attacking return this week. This season, the Brazilian has been Leeds’ standout performer, racking up 106 FPL points. Raphinha’s role as set-piece taker for the Yorkshire side also boosts his chances of providing points.


There are plenty of options when it comes to sneaking an advantage over your rival FPL managers this week. Unfortunately, they all come with risk attached, with the potential of being unavailable for the limited GW30 coming up.

Somehow still a differential pick, Sadio Mane has scored more FPL points than any other player in the last four matches. Considering that most players have Salah, the Senegal international can give managers the edge in GW29. However, the Liverpool forward has a blank GW30 because of the FA Cup.

Our differential pick for this week is a striker who has recently found his shooting boots and favourable fixtures. Brentford’s Ivan Toney scored a hat-trick in GW28, yet is owned by just 9.1% of managers. With a GW29 match against Burnley, followed by Leicester in GW30, Toney has the potential to find the net again.

The hope of green arrows is always high going into a Fantasy Premier League Gameweek. Here’s to hoping that the double Gameweek brings some good fortune.

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