5) Andros Townsend, Newcastle United – £5.7m
Pivotal to Newcastle’s recent upturn in form, Townsend has been one of very few consistent performers at St James’ Park since his January move from Tottenham Hotspur. Already bagging three goals in black and white, he has also shown his crossing ability with both feet, teeing up chances for the likes of Aleksandar Mitrovic and Papiss Cisse in recent weeks. This weekend’s opponents Crystal Palace are surely now focusing on their FA Cup final, and the England winger will look to take advantage.
4) Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal – £11.1m
While Arsenal’s season has ultimately been a disappointment, with the north London club failing to win a trophy, they should get back on track in the race for a Champions League spot against lowly Norwich City. The Canaries had looked like to stay up after beating Newcastle United just weeks ago, but a crushing home defeat to Sunderland looks to have doomed them once more. Barring a remarkable away performance, the Gunners will get chances at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday – and you’d fancy Sanchez to take them.
3) Troy Deeney, Watford – £5.2m
Birmingham City fan Deeney must be licking his lips at the prospect of this round of fixtures. Not only did he get back on the goal trail in FA Cup action last week, but now he faces the Blues’ already-relegated rivals Aston Villa at Vicarage Road. The Watford skipper took great delight in sealing three points in the reverse fixture back in November, and will hope to do so again here. At just £5.2m, he offers tremendous value.
2) Jermain Defoe, Sunderland – £5.3m
Like Deeney, available for an affordable price, Defoe holds Sunderland’s hopes in his right boot. On paper, a trip to Stoke City is a tough one, but they’ve shipped eight goals in their last two games, and, with a congested fixture list in the final few weeks of the season, the former Toronto FC forward is bound to net at some stage. With his vast experience and goalscoring pedigree, he is an assured pick for Sam Allardyce, and may well fire the Black Cats to safety.
1) Hector Bellerin, Arsenal – £6.5m
The speedy Spaniard was confirmed in the PFA Team of the Year on Sunday after an impressive second season in the Arsenal first team. He has also collected more Fantasy points than any other Gunners defender this term – 154 – trailing only Mesut Ozil in Arsene Wenger’s squad, and will look to add to his handy total at home to struggling Norwich City. Should the hosts dominate as expected, Bellerin may get the opportunity to attack, too, on top of a possible clean sheet.