Champions’ City set to celebrate in style
West Bromwich Albion’s shock victory at Old Trafford on Sunday handed the Premier League title to Manchester City, so there should be a party mood at the Etihad on Sunday.
Swansea City are the visitors and our GW35 goal projections do not make pretty reading for the Welsh side.
The Swans will at least have the benefit of knowing whether their 4 point gap to the drop zone is still intact or not, with Stoke City, one of the sides occupying one of the 3 relegation places, playing earlier on the same day.
West Brom may have their own fate sealed when they host Liverpool on Saturday, while 18th placed Southampton are in FA Cup semi-final action this weekend.
With 5 games remaining City find themselves on 87 points, having scored 93 goals so far, so a couple of Premier League records are well within their grasp.
This could tempt a number of Fantasy Premier League managers to hand the GW35 armband to a Citizen but choosing between them isn’t easy. In fact, you can almost throw a blanket over them based on our latest ‘Armband Rankings’!
Sergio Agüero misses out through injury so game minutes suddenly look far more secure for Gabriel Jesus.
While Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne are pretty much guaranteed a starting spot for their respective countries at this summer’s World Cup finals, the same cannot be said of Jesus and German international Leroy Sané. Both players therefore have a bit of additional motivation going into the final weeks of the season since they will be keen on impressing their national coaches. This might just give them the edge over de Bruyne and Sterling.
Liverpool’s Mo Salah is sure to be as popular as ever but it would be a surprise if he was to play the full 90 minutes, bearing in mind that the Reds play the 1st leg of their Champions League semi-final tie with Roma next Tuesday.
Arsenal’s in-form attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is another option for the captaincy, with the Gunners taking on West Ham United on Sunday but Arsene Wenger has one eye on the Europa League so he will not field his strongest eleven in this one.
With just 6 Premier League matches taking place this weekend, we can expect plenty of Fantasy Premier League managers to be putting their faith in Jesus. Will you be one of them?