The English Premier League returns to action at the start of the new month after having a one-week break for international football. With plenty of fixtures to be played in the remaining two months of the season, the schedule would be quite hectic in the month of April with 6 matches being played in the first midweek itself following the regular 10 fixtures on the weekend. While there are many exciting matchups, this week could be crucial for Liverpool’s champions league ambitions next season as they face two Premier League heavyweights in the form of Manchester City and Chelsea.

Key Takeaways from the MatchDay 28

James Ward-Prowse scored an injury-time penalty to help Southampton draw against Tottenham Hotspurs. Source:

Arsenal was clinical in their 4-1 win against Crystal palace, who were playing under interim manager Paddy McCarthy before appointing Roy Hodgson until the end of the season. Leeds United moved out of the relegation zone with their 4-2 win against 10 men Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Newcastle United won 2-1 against Nottingham Forest thanks to Alexander Isak’s brace which included an injury-time penalty. Everton came back twice to draw 2-2 against Chelsea while Southampton earned a crucial point after they drew 3-3 against Tottenham Hotspurs in the game which ended up being Antonio Conte’s last as spurs manager.

Players to watch out for Matchday 29

The weekend would have a full set of fixtures as well as 6 additional matches in the midweek. Fantasy managers would be looking to balance their squad to achieve the maximum points considering 12 teams would be featuring in two matches. Let's look into notable absences before going through players which can help you to top the leaderboard:

Notable Absences

While there would be a plethora of talent to choose from in the upcoming fixture, few of the important players would be missing from the action. Manchester City would face rivals Liverpool on Saturday but they would be missing Phil Foden due to injury. Erling Haaland is also doubtful as the forward missed Norway’s Euro Qualifiers against Spain and Georgia. Casemiro would be unavailable for both of Manchester United’s matches this week due to suspension while Alejandro Garnacho remains unavailable due to injury. Arsenal would be missing the services of the defender William Saliba due to injury. 


Mo Salah. Source:

a. Bukayo Saka (Arsenal) scored two goals against Crystal Palace as the gunners won 4-1. The young forward was also impressive on international duty as his goal helped England win 2-0 over Ukraine.

b. Joao Felix (Chelsea) could be an important goal scorer for Chelsea who is struggling to score at the moment. The on-loan forward from Atletico Madrid has been in fine form recently having scored goals for both his club and country this month.

Tip: For 10.1 credits,  Liverpool’s Mo Salah (1341 points) could be a great transfer for any fantasy squad. Salah has an impressive record against both of Liverpool's next two opponents, Manchester City and his ex-club Chelsea.


James Maddison. Source:

a. Rodrigo Moreno (Leeds United) made an impressive return from injury by scoring a goal in only his second match post-comeback. Having a proven goalscorer like him could help Leeds United to survive in the league this season.

b. Kaoru Mitoma (Brighton) has seen his stocks rise significantly this season owing to his wonderful performances for both his club and country. His dribbling skills are perhaps his biggest strength but his recent goal-scoring form shows he can finish equally well.

Tip: For 9.2 credits, Leicester City’s Harvey Barnes (999 points) could be a good shout for a transfer for the midfield position of any fantasy squad. He has been Leicester’s top goal scorer alongside James Maddison and could benefit from Maddison’s return to fitness.


Jefferson Lerma. Source:

a. Lisandro Martinez (Manchester United) signed for United only this summer but has already become a fan favorite for giving his 100% in every match. The Argentine defender has formed a solid partnership with Raphael Varane and is one of the biggest reasons for United’s improved performance this season.

b. Ezri Konsa (Aston Villa) has been reliable for Aston Villa in absence of summer signing Diego Carlos due to injury. The defender has been the only outfield player to have featured in all 27 league games for Villa this season so far.

Tip: For 5.6 credits, Bournemouth’s Jefferson Lerma (859 points) could be a great value for money transfer as he is one of the few defenders under 6 credits who accumulated more than 850 points.


Jordan Pickford. Source:

a. Ederson (Manchester City) is enjoying another wonderful season with Manchester City. The Brazilian goalkeeper is in contention for a fourth consecutive Premier League golden glove with 10 clean sheets so far, only two behind the leader Nick Pope and Aaron Ramsdale with 12 clean sheets.

b. David Raya (Brentford) is still leading the chart for most saves this season with 108 saves so far. He would be looking to continue his form to help his side aim for a European position this season.

Tip: For 4.1 credits, Everton’s Jordan Pickford (904 points) could be a great choice as a goalkeeper as Sean Dyche would be relying on him to ensure Everton maintains their status as a Premier League team.

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