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Draft Premier League Gameweek 30: Hot or Cold Player Rankings

Our Hot or Cold Player Rankings are here to outline the current prospects of key Fantasy EPL players.  The ‘Hot’ or ‘Cold’ status will help take away your emotional attachment to certain Draft Premier League players and bring in the players that you need to help you dominate your Fantrax Draft League!

Use these hints and tips to increase your chances of success!  New kid on the block hitting good form?  Early draft pick not performing?  Use this article as an objective way to influence your transfer and trade activity!


🔥🔥🔥 Gameweek 30 Player Rankings: Hot List 🔥🔥🔥

These are Fantasy EPL Draft players that have risen in our rankings!  These are potential free agents on good form or established players that you should be looking to trade-in.  Keep an eye on these players, and bring them into your Fantrax squad if you can!


Gary Cahill

Position:  Defender

Team:  Crystal Palace

Ownership:  12%

Form Last 30 Days:  15.67 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures:  bou (A), liv (A), BUR (H), lei (A), CHE (H)

What’s Changed?:  It’s two weeks on the bounce that the evergreen Cahill makes the hotlist, and rightly so in our opinion.  Cahill has had an impressive season, but his impressive form over the past couple of Gameweeks has the potential to turn Cahill into a Draft Premier League legend this season!  With three back-to-back double-digit scores (that’s now four double-digit scores in five Gameweeks by the way) Cahill is the 8th highest scoring defender over the last month!  At only 12% owned, Cahill is likely to be available and is well worth the punt with the fixtures being relatively kind.


Bruno Fernandes

Position:  Midfielder

Team:  Manchester United

Ownership:  88%

Form Last 30 Days:  20.62 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures:  tot (A), bha (A), BOU (H), avl (A), SOU (H)

What’s Changed?:  Hey, this is Bruno, and he is on absolute fire!  If you were lucky enough to have pipped your rival managers to Bruno in January then kudos chap, kudos!  We were pretty psyched up for Bruno’s arrival in January but never did we think he’d hit the ground running as quickly as he has done.  Having amassed a huge 82.5 points over the past month, Bruno is truly hot property and despite picking up two goals and three assists in the last five Gameweeks; his ghost point potential is excellent.


Olivier Giroud

Position:  Forward

Team:  Chelsea

Ownership:  54%

Form Last 30 Days:  11.88 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures: avl (A), whu (A), WAT (H), cry (A), shu (A)

What’s Changed?:  What is there not to love about Giroud?  Seriously we’re loving this chaps renaissance; just as we all thought Giroud was done, playing second fiddle to Abraham and Batshuayi for the majority of the season.  But since Abraham’s injury Giroud has really taken his opportunity with two goals in three games.  Unsurprisingly, uptake in Giroud ownership has been slow, and fair enough chaps because we can’t be sure he’ll keep his place when Abraham is back to full fitness.  But as a short term option; look no further than Giroud!


Gameweek 30 Player Rankings: More Hot Players!

Fantasy EPL Defenders

  • Trent Alexander-Arnold (100%, Liverpool) – Slowed down a little, but still an elite player
  • Matt Doherty (99%, Wolves) – Really finding his form!!
  • Harry Maguire (99%, Manchester United) – Continues to perform to a very high level
  • Marcos Alonso (96%, Chelsea) – Really playing well at the moment. Huge score in GW28
  • Willy Boly (88%, Wolves) – Back in the side, and scoring really well
  • Dan Burn (47%, Brighton) – Back from injury, and back to scoring great ghost points
  • Charlie Taylor (45%, Burnley) – We’ve been highlighting him for months. Scoring really well!
  • Jan Bednarek (31%, Southampton) – The pick of the Saints defenders for us

Fantasy EPL Midfielders

  • Kevin De Bruyne (100%, Manchester City) – Best player in the league!
  • Riyad Mahrez (100%, Manchester City) – Continues to perform really well
  • James Ward-Prowse (98%, Southampton) – Continues to play really well. Racks up great ghost points
  • Diogo Jota (97%, Wolves) – This guy is on fire!!! Trade him in if you can!
  • Abdoulaye Doucoure (88%, Watford) – Performing really well, and chipping in with attacking returns
  • Ryan Fraser (86%, Bournemouth) – Finally showing some decent form!
  • Michail Antonio (80%, West Ham) – Really upped his game the last few weeks
  • Ashley Westwood (65%, Burnley) – Solid scoring midfielder, and guaranteed a GW31 match
  • Matt Ritchie (58%, Newcastle) – Back in the side for and always scores well
  • Ondrej Duda (54%, Norwich) – A great January signing for Norwich. A ghost points magnet!
  • Ross Barkley (48%, Chelsea) – Scores well when he starts. Worth bringing in if you can, as Chelsea has lots of midfield injuries!

Fantasy EPL Forwards

  • Sadio Mane (100%, Liverpool) – One of the best players in the league
  • Raul Jiminez (100%, Wolves) – Continues to score goals, even against the top clubs
  • Dwight McNeil (94%, Burnley) – The young forward has been playing really well in recent weeks. A huge haul in GW27 and great ghost points in GW29
  • Troy Deeney (92%, Watford) – An old favorite of The Chaps, scoring goals and winning aerials for fun!
  • Jordan Ayew (73%, Crystal Palace) – Scoring well and has a guaranteed GW31 fixture
  • Ismaila Sarr (73%, Watford) – The hero of Gameweek 28! Trade him in if you can!!
  • Allan Saint-Maximin (67%, Newcastle) – Scored in GW29, and back in Bruce’s good books
  • Pedro (57%, Chelsea) – Started the last three and scored really good points
  • Christian Benteke (44%, Crystal Palace) – Scoring well and now guaranteed to start for the ROS
  • Jarrod Bowen (36%, West Ham) – Started his first game in GW28, and got himself on the score sheet
  • Shane Long (31%, Southampton) – Really good low ownership option
  • Oliver McBurnie (31%, Sheffield United) – Now nailed in the side, and scoring really good ghost points


❄️❄️❄️ Gameweek 30 Player Rankings: Cold List ❄️❄️❄️

These are Fantasy EPL players that have fallen in our rankings.  This may be due to poor form, they have been dropped from the best 11, they have suffered an injury, or received a suspension.  It’s time to consider dropping these players from your squads!


Matt Targett

Position:  Defender

Team:  Aston Villa

Ownership: 58%

Form Last 30 Days:  0.83 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures:  CHE (H), WOL (H), liv (A), MUN (H), CRY (H)

What’s Changed?:  For a while, Targett was everyone’s favorite diamond in the rough defender.  He was scoring big points, in a side where if your name isn’t Grealish then you don’t get a look in with Draft Premier League managers.  But four back-to-back low scores has had a significant impact on Targett’s form.  The final nail in the coffin for us was the absolute humiliation at Leicester, who are a good side with excellent players; but they have been low on form themselves of late.

Recommendation:  We’d recommend dropping Targett as there are much better defenders out there capable of bringing in the attacking returns!


Christian Pulisic

Position:  Midfielder

Team:  Chelsea

Ownership:  88%

Form Last 30 Days:  0 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures:  avl (A), whu (A), WAT (H), cry (A), shu (A)

What’s Changed?:  Is it fair to put Pulisic in here?  Yeah, because his ownership is still 88%.  Chaps, we are moving into the most crucial part of the Draft Premier League season, now is the time to move on from a player that hasn’t featured since the 1st January.  Even when Pulisic returns to fitness, the likes of Willian and Pedro are on fire right now and players like Hudson-Odoi will make the competition seriously tough.

Recommendation:  We’d recommend dropping Pulisic immediately.


Teemu Pukki

Position:  Forward

Team:  Norwich City

Ownership: 94%

Form Last 30 Days:  3.12 PPG

Next 5 Fixtures:  SOU (H), ars (A), BHA (H), wat (A), WHU (H)

What’s Changed?:  Well, we’ve been here before hey chaps!?  Pukki form is having another little wobble, with no goals in his last five outings.  In fact, Pukki’s last two goals came from the penalty spot meaning his last goal from open play came back in December; Gameweek 17.  It’s not like Norwich aren’t creating chances for him either.

Recommendation: This is a really tough one and we have seen Pukki being used as trade bait; which is fair enough considering his form.  Whilst we feel your pain and desire to potentially offload, stick with your man; he will come back into form soon (as he has done twice before this season) and Norwich does create a lot of chances.  Pukki will take one soon!


Gameweek 30 Player Rankings: More Cold Players!

Fantasy EPL Defenders

  • Toby Alderweireld (70%, Spurs) – Spurs are really poor at the back. Drop him
  • Aymeric Laporte (66%, Manchester City) – Out injured again and time to drop him
  • Nathan Ake (58%, Bournemouth) – Not sure why his ownership is so high, scores really poorly
  • Joel Matip (57%, Liverpool) – Not getting a look in. Lovren started ahead of him in GW28
  • Victor Lindelof (50%, Manchester United) – Never scores well in Togga Scoring
  • Diego Rico (50%, Bournemouth) – Not started the last two games. Drop him

Fantasy EPL Midfielders

  • Gylfi Sigurdsson (97%, Everton) – A shocking performance in GW29. Try and trade him out
  • Felipe Anderson (95%, West Ham) – Doesn’t look to be in Moye’s best XI at the moment!
  • Pascal Gross (87%, Brighton) – Stuck on the sidelines. Drop him if you’re struggling for players
  • Daniel James (82%, Manchester United) – He plays most games, but scores really poorly
  • Luka Milivojevic (81%, Crystal Palace) – Not played the last three games. Drop him
  • Manuel Lanzini (69%, West Ham) – Riding the bench. Drop him
  • Giovanni Lo Celso (58%, Tottenham) – Starting every game, but not scoring very well at all
  • Bernard (44%, Everton) – Not playing consistently. Can’t catch a break with fitness
  • Andros Townsend (39%, Crystal Palace) – Can’t get into the side. Drop him
  • Johann Gudmundsson (36%, Burnley) – Struggling with injuries. A great asset, but time to bite the bullet and ditch him
  • Alex Iwobi (34%, Everton) – Scores poorly, and can’t get into the side at the moment

Fantasy EPL Forwards

  • Raheem Sterling (100%, Manchester City) – Not hitting the heights he should be and City sometimes looks better without him in the side!
  • Tammy Abraham (97%, Chelsea) – Struggling with injuries at the moment. Worrying times for his owners
  • Ayoze Perez (96%, Leicester) – Never been a fan. Not sure how he starts every game
  • Teemu Pukki (95%, Norwich) – Struggling for goals, and points
  • Gerard Deulofeu (61%, Watford) – Out for the season. Drop him
  • Joelinton (52%, Newcastle) – The forward continues to struggle for goals and Fantrax points


Previous Hot or Cold Player Rankings Editions: Gameweek 22 | Gameweek 23 | Gameweek 24 | Gameweek 25 | Gameweek 26 | Gameweek 27 | Gameweek 28 | Gameweek 29

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