After 23 miserable gameweeks, it's finally here: a DOUBLE GAMEWEEK!
Yes, it might be only Liverpool who are blessed - in an FPL sense - with two fixtures in gameweek 24 as they travel to Wolves on Thursday and West Ham next Wednesday either side of their FA Cup tie with Bristol City, but come on, a DOUBLE GAMEWEEK!
After months of hesitation and persistent temptation to triple captain Kevin de Bruyne or Sadio Mane against a lowly side with a woeful defensive record, now's your time - Mane, Mohamed Salah or even Trent Alexander-Arnold and Virgil van Dijk are all viable options for the sacred boost this week.
The typical FPL player gained a measly 44 points last time out with the luckiest of the lot earning 119 - with no bloody boosts! But don't fear, we here at 90min are here to reveal to you who you should be picking up and avoiding ahead of the midweek round of fixtures.
Here. We. Go!
Back Ben, Ditch Kepa's Wrists
Nigel Pearson has turned Watford into a half-decent side over the past few weeks and it wouldn't be the worst idea to add Ben Foster to your squad.
The veteran shot-stopper has, arguably, been one of the keeper's of the season amid the Hornets' pre-Pearson turmoil - bagging eight clean sheets thus far, including four in his last six. With the Watford backline proving a stout force once more and the likes of Aston Villa, Everton and Brighton on the horizon for the Hornets, Foster's a prime candidate for points in upcoming weeks.
Kepa Arrizabalaga, meanwhile, has had a torrid time of it as of late. The Spaniard ranks last in the league for save percentage and 127th out of 132 keepers from Europe's top seven leagues.
So, in short, his poor old wrists aren't made for saving footballs. If his woeful form wasn't enough, Chelsea's next four Premier League fixtures come against Arsenal, Leicester, United and Spurs, I just don't see where the clean sheets are coming from.
James Is the Man, Slumping Soyuncu
Reece James. That's it, that's the sentence.
The Chelsea full-back is simply a must for your FPL side purely due to his attacking output, or at least potential. While he only has two assists this season - in seven starts, mind - that figure his bound to go up because boy, this kid can cross a ball. He has every sort of delivery in his locker and in recent weeks, he's proved to be the Blues' most creative player. It's just a matter of time until his attacking numbers meteorically rise.
It was fun while it lasted, but Leicester are in a bit of a rut as we speak - winning just two of their last seven in the league, keeping just one clean sheet in the process. While their defensive 'struggles' could be attributed to the recent absence of Wilfried Ndidi, it's fair to say that the performances of their two centre-halves haven't quite been up to standard.
Caglar Soyuncu was a popular man during the Foxes' great run of form but now, it may be time to say goodbye. A fixture-list that includes Chelsea, Wolves and Man City doesn't exactly scream 'clean sheets' to me.
Sadio Season, Grealish on Fire & Stop Mounting Mason
Did you not hear earlier? Liverpool have a DOUBLE GAMEWEEK. And what better way to utilise it by deploying the Reds' most potent attacking threat as your triple captain - if not used already, of course.
While he's gone goalless in his last two, you can expect Sadio Mane to make up for it over the next week or so - I mean, he does have 18 goal contributions already this season. Also, have you seen Liverpool's schedule over the next couple of months?
Another option you have to be looking at bringing in is that man Jack Grealish. The all-action midfielder has almost single-handedly guided Villa to their 22-point tally this season and it's not harsh in saying that he's their only hope in staying up. The Englishman has seven goals and six assists this season and if his wonderful strike against Brighton doesn't tempt you, nothing will.
It would be criminal to see, say, Mason Mount, in the Euro 2020 squad at the expense of the Villa man. The Chelsea youngster has gone so, so cold in recent weeks after a blistering start - registering no goals and just one assist in his last eight!
In vintage Claude style: "IT'S TIME TO GO!"
Deadly Dominic, No More Neal
The whole 'new manager bounce' phenomenon is great, and one obvious beneficiary of it has been Dominic Calvert-Lewin. After scoring three in 13 under Marco Silva earlier this season, Everton's target-man has scored six in his last eight with Duncan Ferguson and Carlo Ancelotti at the helm.
There's little doubt that the Italian sees Calvert-Lewin as a key member of his side, with the forward playing every Premier League minute since Ancelotti's arrival and we've seen his ability in the box continue to cause opposition defences a number of problems. At just £6.0m, the Evertonian represents great value.
Neal Maupay, on the other hand, is someone who should be ousted from your squad. The former Brentford man is crucial in Graham Potter's possession-based system and already has seven goals this season, but he's failed to score in his last six after his run of netting in three consecutive games at the start of December.
Although Brighton's upcoming fixture list isn't necessarily tough, Maupay's form in front of goal shouldn't fill you with any confidence.
Source : 90min