Fantrax Chaps Choices – GW30

Our weekly Chaps Choices article is here to give you hints and tips to help you find your golden ticket to a big score using our Alternative XI.  We recommend a starting eleven of Premier League Draft Fantasy Football differential picks, who could score big in the upcoming gameweek!

For this article we use the ownership statistics as per Fantrax (using Togga scoring), with the rules being each player we highlight is required to have ownership of 60% or below, at the time of writing.  This way there’s a good chance some of these players will be free agents in your Draft Fantasy Football League.  Use these suggestions to give your team a little boost with a one week punt!


Fantrax Alternative XI (Togga Scoring):

**60% ownership or below**

Draft Fantasy Football GW30 Fantrax

🐶 FWD: Steve Mounie 🐶

Team:  Huddersfield

Opponent:  Bournemouth (Home)

Ownership:  51% (Fantrax)

Average Points Per Game:  6.3 (since Jan 19)

Prospects:  There really aren’t many options for forwards below 60% ownership, unless you want to go with Ashley Barnes, Wood, or McNeil; but we’ve featured them heavily the last couple of months.  Therefore, we’re looking towards Mounie, as he’s started the last two games for Huddersfield, and faces a poor Bournemouth backline this weekend.  Mounie has been one of Huddersfield’s best players since Siewart took over (yes, we know, that’s not saying much), having bagged the winning goal against Wolves in GW28.  We’re hoping the Frenchman will be able to get back to his tremendous “ghost” scores from around Christmas time, where he reached double figures basically every week!  Calvert-Lewin (19% Fantrax) is our alternative here; he’s started the last two games for Everton, and should lead the line for the Toffees once again.

GW30 Points Scored:  1.5


⚒ MID: Manuel Lanzini ⚒

Team:  West Ham

Opponent:  Cardiff (Away)

Ownership:  48% (Fantrax)

Average Points Per Game:  1.7 (since Jan 19)

Prospects:  Lanzini gained his first start of the season in GW29, and played fairly well considering his long injury lay-off.  We’re backing him to start producing decent points as of this weekend, as The Hammers face a trip to Cardiff.  The Argentinean should be nearly up to speed, and will be looking to push on between now and the end of the season.  Lanzini is a magnet for points in Togga scoring leagues, and has guaranteed GW31 and 33 fixtures.  Snap him up if you still can.

GW30 Points Scored:  -0.5


🦊 MID: Youri Tielemans 🦊

Team:  Leicester

Opponent:  Fulham (Home)

Ownership:  53% (Fantrax)

Average Points Per Game:  8.3 (since Jan 19)

Prospects:  Two assists in two games for the Belgian international… things are looking good, and Leicester seem to be making the most of his great technical abilities.  Tielemans was featured in our January Transfer Window article, and he’s ranked Hot in our Player Rankings.  Leicester face Fulham at home this weekend, and they should win this game fairly easily, despite losing in GW29 during Rogers’ first game in charge.  We’re backing Tielemans to bring more attacking returns, and another decent score.  The Foxes also have guaranteed GW31 and 33 fixtures… what more could you ask for?!  Team mate Harvey Barnes (34% Fantrax) was withdrawn early in GW29, so Tielemans is now our top target from the Leicester midfield.

GW30 Points Scored:  19.5


😇 MID: James Ward-Prowse 😇

Team:  Southampton

Opponent:  Tottenham (Home)

Ownership:  58% (Fantrax)

Average Points Per Game:  13.3 (since Jan 19) 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  We’ve highlighted JWP a lot in recent weeks, and rightfully so considering his average score of 13.3 points per game since January 19th!!  His goal and big score against United in GW29 shows he really is fixture proof.  How is his ownership still below 60%???  Southampton face Tottenham at home this weekend, but we’re confident Ward-Prowse will bring home a good score, despite the tough fixture.  Sign him up if you can, he’s so hot right now!

GW30 Points Scored:  12


🔵 MID: Anthony Knockaert ⚪️

Team:  Brighton

Opponent:  Crystal Palace (Away)

Ownership:  53% (Fantrax)

Average Points Per Game:  9.7 (since Jan 19)

Prospects:  Two attacking returns in three appearances for Knockaert… he’s making the most of Gross being out injured!!  The Frenchman scored a massive 22 points in GW29, and we’re backing him to score well again.  Knockaert has been added to our Hot List after these recent displays.  He may not gain attacking returns, but he should score well due to him taking over set piece duties.   March was dropped for the GW29 victory over Huddersfield, so Knockaert was on pretty much all of the set pieces!  This weekend Brighton face a trip to Crystal Palace, and we’re expecting a feisty “M23 Derby”.

GW30 Points Scored:  11.5


⚪️ DEF: Serge Aurier ⚪️

Team:  Tottenham

Opponent:  Southampton (Away)

Ownership:  31% (Fantrax)

Average Points Per Game:  6.6 (since Jan 19)

Prospects:  With Trippier struggling with injury we’re taking an opportunity to back a player that hasn’t really had a look in so far this season; Aurier.  His points per game average of 8.4 shows that he can perform on Togga when given the chance, and he should get the nod this weekend as Tottenham face SouthamptonAurier is certainly worth a punt in these circumstances!  Kompany (23% Fantrax) is a good alternative here, as he looks set to start with Stones and Laporte struggling with injuries.

GW30 Points Scored:  0


🍬 DEF: Seamus Coleman 🍬

Team:  Everton

Opponent:  Newcastle (Away)

Ownership:  54% (Fantrax)

Average Points Per Game:  10.7 (since Jan 19) 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  Coleman has enjoyed somewhat of a renaissance in recent weeks, as he’s gained two double digit returns in as many weeks… this coming after a pretty average period for his owners.  This weekend Everton face a trip to Newcastle, and although this isn’t an easy fixture, we’re backing Coleman to continue his recent good form!  Team mate Zouma (18% Fantrax) is a good alternative; he scores pretty well on Togga, and has recently returned to the side.

GW30 Points Scored:  0


⚒ DEF: Angelo Ogbonna ⚒

Team:  West Ham

Opponent:  Cardiff (Away)

Ownership:  8% (Fantrax)

Average Points Per Game:  6.3 (since Jan 19)

Prospects:  West Ham gained a somewhat surprising clean sheet in GW29 considering their severe lack of them this season, but we’re backing them for another this weekend.  Ogbonna was key against Newcastle, and he’s gained two big scores in the last three weeks (16.75 in GW27, and 15.75 in GW29).  The Italian is our pick of the West Ham defenders ahead of their upcoming games against Cardiff and Huddersfield.  A trip to Cardiff followed by a guaranteed GW31 fixture at home to Huddersfield.  Yes please!  We were close to giving this spot to Evans (19% Fantrax); he looks a good option for this weekend as Leicester host struggling Fulham.

GW30 Points Scored:  5.5


🐶 DEF: Jon Stankovic 🐶

Team:  Huddersfield

Opponent:  Bournemouth (Home)

Ownership:  5% (Fantrax)

Average Points Per Game:  17.1 (since Jan 19) 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  Siewart has stated that Stankovicshould be ok” for the weekend… that’s good enough for us considering he’s bagged 32.5 points over the last two games!!  Stankovic is likely to be a free agent in most Draft Leagues, and we’re guessing a lot of you Chaps would have never heard of him!  He’s pretty hot right now.  Huddersfield face a Bournemouth side who usually don’t travel very well, so we’re hoping for another big score.  The Terriers also have the benefit of a guaranteed GW31 fixture, so Stankovic has a fairly high upside.  Our alternative pick here is Matip (41% Fantrax), as he continues to deputise for the injured Lovren.  Liverpool have gained four clean sheets in a row, and Matip has averaged 9.4 points per game since January 19th!

GW30 Points Scored:  8.5


🦅 DEF: Jeffrey Schlupp 🦅

Team:  Crystal Palace

Opponent:  Brighton (Home)

Ownership:  34% (Fantrax)

Average Points Per Game:  11.5 (since Jan 19) 🔥🔥🔥

Prospects:  Schlupp has been an absolute revelation in recent weeks – he’s played the full 90 minutes for the last five games, bagged four attacking returns, and has averaged 17.25 points over this period!!  Schlupp is so hot right now!  This weekend Palace host fierce rivals Brighton, and we’re hoping for more attacking returns from the defender playing in midfield.  Schlupp should be high on your radar ahead of this weekend; if he’s still a free agent in your Draft League, he needs to be signed immediately!  Fellow defender Tomkins (55% Fantrax) is a decent alternative if Schlupp has already been taken.

GW30 Points Scored:  5


🦅 GK: Wayne Hennessey 🦅

Team:  Crystal Palace

Opponent:  Brighton (Home)

Ownership:  24% (Fantrax)

Average Points Per Game:  7 (since Jan 19)

Prospects:  Hennessey was reinstated to the Palace side during the GW29 victory over Burnley, and we’re backing him to score well this weekend as The Eagles host Brighton.  The big goalkeeper bagged 7 points against Burnley, despite conceding a goal.  Brighton have only scored three goals over their last four games, so there’s a decent chance Hennessey will be able to keep himself a clean sheet.

GW30 Points Scored:  0


GW30 Team Points:  63

GW30 Team Average Score:  5.7 points per player

GW30 Average Ownership:  38%


📝 Ownership Statistics 📝

The quoted ownership statistics were taken from Fantrax.  Check them both out if you’re after an online platform for your Draft Fantasy Football league!  Fantrax mainly uses the more intelligent scoring system made famous by Togga, and has a fully customisable experience!!  The options available so League Commissioners is just insane!


📢 More Chaps Choices 📢

Check out our GW30 Draft Fantasy Chaps Choices article here!


🚨 Blank GW31 Strategy 🚨

GW31 sees the first major obstacle for Draft Managers this season, as the FA Cup Quarter Finals coincide with the Premier League fixtures that weekend.  Navigating the blank and double gameweeks is essential for every Draft Fantasy Football Manager, so we’re here to provide some hints and tips on the best strategy, as well as players to target.


📊 Previous Scores 📊

Average Team Score: 99 points

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