After a round of midweek fixtures, the Premier League returns to weekend action with a full compliment of 10 games on Saturday and Sunday.
And with fantasy football hitting the business end of the season, it’s time for manager’s across the globe to start making some key decisions.
Do you get rid of that big money striker, or hope he finds form again?
Does the midfielder returning from injury get the nod for the run in, now that his problems are behind him?
Or do you stick with the 15 men who have brought you this far?
Whatever decision you choose, it’s bound to have consequences. Here’s our guide to gameweek 29, looking to help you get things right…
Arsenal will be without Petr Cech, after he picked up an injury in the defeat to Swansea.
Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink has confirmed that John Terry will NOT return this weekend also while the Blues are also without winger Pedro.
Leighton Baines injury troubles mean he’s a doubt for Everton again, while Southampton are set to be without both Charlie Austin and Shane Long.
Favourable match-ups of the week
Manchester City will fancy getting back to winning ways after their Anfield humbling in midweek – they face Aston Villa at the Etihad.
Southampton will be eyeing three points after back-to-back losses also when they face Sunderland.
Bournemouth will go to Newcastle without any feelings of fear, which is the very thing that has engulfed St James’ Park.
Big names/bandwagons to avoid
Connor Wickham struck twice in midweek, but he’s an injury doubt so you probably don’t want to go there when they host Liverpool.
And what of Marcus Rashford? A deep West Brom line won’t give him any space to run into, while the defensive nous of McAuley/Olsson and co. will be a major test for the 18-year-old; can he rough it?
West Ham’s Michail Antonio has picked up 11 points in each of his last two games – he’s likely to line up at fullback again at Everton.
Saido Berahino, back in favour, looking fitter and hungrier than at any point this season, could be worth a shout at £5.8million as well. He’s set to come up against an inexperienced Man United defence, who handed Watford a host of chances in midweek.
Who should I captain?
If you’ve got him in your lineup, then Sergio Aguero. Heck, if you have your triple-captain still in the bank, it might be worth throwing that his way. He’s had a disappointing week in front of goal, but that doesn’t tend to last with the Argentine. Oh and did I mention he’s up against Aston Villa!
Failing that, Diego Costa is bang in form, while Romelu Lukaku enjoys scoring goals against West Ham.
Gameweek 30 falls on FA Cup weekend, so there are only six Premier League matches – but the top four are all involved.
Arsenal host West Brom, Leicester meet Newcastle, Spurs travel to Aston Villa and Manchester City are at Norwich.
The other matches see Bournemouth meet Swansea at Dean Court, while Southampton visit Stoke.
Injuries, doubts, suspensions etc
Here is a full rundown of those that either won’t be playing this weekend or are facing tricky last-minute fitness tests…
Out: Cazorla, Koscielny Rosicky, Wilshere, Cech, Oxlade-Chamberlain
Out: Amavi, Kozak, Traore, Grealish, Sanchez
Out: Mings, Wilson, Stanislas
Doubts: King, Arter
Out: Zouma, Terry, Pedro, Falcao
Out: McArthur, Puncheon, Kaikai, Dymond
Doubts: Hennessey, Wickham
Doubts: Baines, Cleverley, Besic, Gibson
Out: Gomez, Stewart, Lucas, Rossiter, Ings
Out: De Bruyne, Nasri, Delph.
Out: Johnstone, Shaw, Schweinsteiger, Young, Rooney, Keane
Doubts: Jones, Smalling, Valencia, Love, Bortwick-Jackson, Fellaini
Out: Krul, Mbemba, Coloccini, Haidara, Obertan, Toney
Doubts: Townsend, Gouffran, Cisse
Out: Wisdom, Tettey
Out: Gardos, Rodriguez, Long, Austin, Seager
Out: Adam, Given, Wilson, Bardsley
Doubts: Cameron, Shawcross.
Out: Lens, Cattermole, Watmore, Gooch
Doubts: O’Shea, Kirchoff
Out: N’Jie, Vertonghen
Out: Gilmartin, Hoban
Doubts: Jurado, Cathcart, Ekstrand
Out: Evans, McManaman, Morrison, Brunt, Lindegaard
Out: Tomkins, Reid, Collins, O’Brien, Moses, Cullen, Valencia
This post was written by Fantasy iTeam