The Premier League has reached gameweek 30 and once again, we are here with a ‘ones to watch’ article. Our gameweek 29 ones to watch was mixed a bag, as two of the four players picked up points. We are hoping to do better this week with our selections, so here you go the ones to watch for gameweek 30:
Michael Keane (Everton, £4.8m)
Since a break of 17 days without football, Everton seems to have rediscovered how to play football and how to defend too. The Toffees have now kept clean sheets in their last two games against Cardiff and Liverpool.
Their defensive improvement has been encouraging for the Merseysiders. At heart of that improvement has been England international, Michael Keane. The former Burnley star produced one of his best performances in a royal blue shirt against Liverpool last time out. He is showing signs that he is returning to the form that man him such a coveted player prior to his move to Merseyside.
At £4.8m, he could prove to be a bargain, if Everton can continue their defensive improvement. The Toffees travel to Newcastle this weekend before hosting Chelsea at Goodison Park. They are not the best of fixtures, but Marco Silva’s team seem to have now turned a corner, as has Keane it seems.
David Brooks (Bournemouth, £5m)
The young Welsh midfielder has appeared in our ones to watch on a number of occasions, as the midfielder is tremendous value to for money at £5m. The former Sheffield United youngster returned from a four-game injury layoff to play 74 against Manchester City last time out.
His return to fitness could be significant to FPL players looking for a bargain, with great fixtures to come. Brooks has already succeeded all expectations this season by scoring six goals and producing four assists.
A trip to bottom of the table Huddersfield, a game that the Cherries are favourites to win, gives Brooks the chance to add to his growing points tally. The fact that seven of the Cherries remaining nine league matches rank two in the FPL difficulty ranking makes the midfielder potentially a major bargain.
Robert Snodgrass (West Ham, £5m)
The Scottish winger is another player that has previously featured in our ones to watch. Like Brooks, at just £5m the West Ham winger offers tremendous value for money, especially when the Hammers have favourable fixtures to come.
Snodgrass has produced 13 chances in his last four top-flight appearances while producing assists in his last two league matches for the Irons. A trip to Cardiff this weekend is followed by home games against bottom of the table Huddersfield and mid-table rivals Everton.
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace, £6.9m)
The Ivory Coast international has hit a stellar run of form of late, scoring five goals in his last five appearances for the Eagles, who host travel-sick Brighton at Selhurst Park in the Premier League’s early kick-off.
After a blank fixture in gameweek 31, the Eagles host bottom place Huddersfield, before a trip to fellow strugglers Newcastle. At £6.9m, Zaha is looking like a potential top differential, although that blank gameweek in 31 has lessened his appeal for some FPL bosses.
However, if you are willing to bench him in 31, then Zaha could give you rich rewards in the next two matches. In addition, he will have a double gameweek to come later in the season.
How many of our ones to watch will pick up big points hauls in gameweek 30 of FPL?