Gameweek 31+ Review : 4 Lessons Learned

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Harry Kane is back finding the net

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Spurs defeated relegation-battlers West Ham 2-0 during the week, with Harry Kane (£10.9) scoring his first Premier League goal since a 2-2 draw with Norwich in December. After a quiet performance against Manchester United last week, Kane was very involved in front of goal this week, registering 6 shots with 3 on target during the match. Spurs have a strong home-run of fixtures upcoming, with Tottenham's main man looking to be the ideal replacement for the out-of-form Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang (£11.0), who has failed to score for Arsenal in his last 4 appearances.

Manchester United assets looking dangerous

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The Red Devils were at their best against Sheffield United this week, with budget FPL midfielder Antony Martial (£8.1) scoring his first senior hat-trick, amassing a 21 point haul. With a favourable run of fixtures to end the season, United's defensive assets grow in appeal, such as Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£5.3), who recorded an 11 point performance thanks to his clean sheet and assist in the 3-0 victory. It may also be worth considering the cheap forward Mason Greenwood (£4.3) in your starting XI in the coming weeks. Greenwood started over Daniel James (£5.8) on the right flank, recording 5 shots against Sheffield, which was more than anyone else on the field.

Pep rotation strikes again

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Manchester City provided many headaches again this week in their 2-1 loss to Chelsea. Over 29,000 managers transferred in Gabriel Jesus (£9.6) ahead of the fixture, after the injury to Sergio Agüero (£11.7) last week. To their dismay though, Jesus started on the bench, playing just 35 minutes in the loss. With FA Cup fixtures still ahead for City, owners can expect more rotation to come. Kevin De Bruyne (£10.7) appears the only reliable option, scoring a wonderful free-kick in his side's loss, earning himself 8 points. On the other side of the spectrum, Chelsea's Christian Pulisic (£6.9) appears in great form, scoring in back to back games, and recording 3 shots on target against a strong City defence.

Liverpool triumph raises questions for future

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At long last, Liverpool won the Premier League this week, thanks in part to their 4-0 victory over Crystal Palace. Marquee midfielders Mohamed Salah (£12.7) and Sadio Mané (£12.5) were both on the score sheet, with Salah recording an assist for Mané's goal as well, to bring his weekly points to 11. Salah seemed the sharper and more involved during the tie, recording 5 shots compared to Mané's 1, however only 1 of these was on target for the Egyptian. Now that Liverpool have officially won the league, it will be interesting to see Jürgen Klopp continues to play his biggest assets, or opts for more rotation. It may be smart to leave the captain's armband off your Liverpool assets until we learn how Klopp chooses to play the rest of the season.

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