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Premier League Fantasy gameweek 29 preview

The Premier League returns with a bang this weekend after the recent international break and it will potentially be a make-or-break week in fantasy football.

There is no need to panic, though, these are the weeks we live for in fantasy, and it could be the perfect time to climb leagues or get ahead as we enter the final weeks of the season.

A total of 12 teams will play twice this week as sides catch up from their busy cup and European schedules in the coming days.

Without further ado, take a look at our preview for gameweek 29, as we have picked out five players that could shine across the next seven days.

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Goalkeeper - Jason Steele

Out of nowhere last month, Brighton’s backup goalkeeper Steele was thrust into the spotlight when Roberto De Zerbi dropped Robert Sanchez.

Sanchez had racked up 81 points then as the No.1 goalkeeper, but Steele, to his credit, has come in and looked the business.

At £3.9m, he offers players real savings elsewhere in their squad and he has picked up 17 points in just three gameweeks.

Brighton face Brentford and Bournemouth this week and there's every chance he lands at least one clean sheet.

The Seagulls are 7/4 to beat Brentford to nil or 6/4 to beat Bournemouth in the same manner.

Defender - Kieran Trippier

As the top-scoring defender in fantasy football, it is impossible to leave out Newcastle star Trippier, especially when he plays twice this week.

The England international has scored 30 more points than closest rival Gabriel and the Magpies take on Manchester United and West Ham over the coming days.

While the tie against the Red Devils looks difficult on paper, Trippier offers a set-piece threat and it appears that Newcastle have shaken off their poor run of results that saw them lose three matches in a row.

While the game against Erik ten Hag's side appears a tough one, Newcastle look a great price to beat West Ham at 5/4, and Trippier is 10/1 to score anytime against the Hammers.

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Midfielder - Bruno Fernandes

Marcus Rashford's fitness issues ruled him out of our plans, but we are still sticking with the Red Devils for one of our midfield slots.

Fernandes may not be one of the highest-scoring midfielders playing this week, but he has returned double-digit hauls in two of the last seven gameweeks.

Should Rashford miss out, Fernandes may be deployed further forward in the attack and United know they have what it takes to beat Newcastle this weekend, having beaten them in the final of the EFL Cup at the end of last month..

Ten Hag's side are still fighting to secure a top-four spot and look good value to win at 2/1.

Midfielder - Alexis Mac Allister

Brighton players will be on the menu this week for nearly all fantasy football players, apart from die-hard Crystal Palace fans, who would rather not support their biggest rivals.

De Zerbi's side have become a force to be reckoned with of late and Mac Allister's new role as a No.10 is getting the best out of him.

He has 24 points from just three gameweeks heading into gameweek 29 and, with Brighton having two generous fixtures, Mac Allister has to be considered.

The World Cup winner is usually on penalty duty for the Seagulls and is 12/5 to score anytime against Brentford on Saturday.

Forward - Ollie Watkins

A tally of nine goals from 26 appearances this season does not exactly jump off the page for Ollie Watkins, but when taking a deeper look, the Aston Villa forward appears primed to strike this weekend.

The former Brentford man has netted six of those goals in eight matches, which suggests Villa coach Unai Emery is getting the best out of him.

Watkins' pace and power will surely cause Chelsea and Leicester problems in Villa's next two games, with neither side known for their defensive fortitude.

The match against Leicester may be Watkins' best chance to shine and that's even better news for fantasy football managers.

Villa played Leicester at the start of February and while they lost 4-2, Watkins was on the scoresheet.

He is 5/2 to score anytime against Brendan Rodgers' side next week, and that looks a great price, especially when considering that Leicester's last clean sheet in the league came back in November.

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