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Draft Premier League Gameweek 36: Chaps Choices Sleepers XI

Our Gameweek 36 Chaps Choices article provides Fantrax managers with a Fantasy EPL Sleepers XI.  Our starting eleven of Draft Premier League differential picks will help you find a golden ticket to a big score this weekend!  These hints and tips will give you a better chance of picking up an all-important victory, as one of our Fantasy EPL sleeper picks could easily make the difference in a Head-to-Head game!

We’ll be focusing on players that will bring us not only attacking returns or clean sheets, but also those players that score “ghost points” on the sophisticated and statistics based Togga scoring model!


Fantasy EPL Gameweek 36 Sleepers XI

For this article, we use the ownership statistics from Fantrax.  Our only rule is that each player we highlight is required to have ownership of 60% or below at the time of writing.  Therefore there’s a good chance these players will be free agents in your Fantrax Draft League!


GK: Lukasz Fabianski

Team:  West Ham United

Opponent:  Watford (Home)

Ownership:  47%

Points Last Gameweek:  12

Prospects:  Lukasz Fabianski gets the nod in goal this week after performing well in our Reserve XI last time around.  West Ham United have only conceded one goal in their last two games, although they were playing two of the lowest scoring sides in the league in Burnley and Norwich.  However, Fabianski should gain a decent score in what will be a fiercely contested relegation battle between West Ham and Watford.  The Hornets won their last game 2-1 but scored both of their goals from the penalty spot.  Fabianski is a solid addition to our Gameweek 36 Sleepers XI as he looks to be the pick of the bunch from the low ownership goalkeepers.

GW36 Points Scored:


DEF: Ryan Fredericks

Team:  West Ham United

Opponent:  Watford (Home)

Ownership:  23%

Points Last Gameweek:  21.75

Prospects:  Last week we backed Ryan Fredericks after an encouraging display in Gameweek 34.  We were not disappointed, as the West Ham right-back gained a huge haul of 21.75 points.  Any defender playing against Norwich City is a great shout, but Fredericks repaid our faith in him by providing an assist for The Hammers’ fourth goal.  We also paid a fair few dollars of our FAAB budget for him in the Draft Premier League Super League, but that was 100% worth it.  West Ham faces Watford next, and also host Aston Villa on the final day of the season.  We would highly recommend adding Fredericks, or Aaron Cresswell, to your Fantrax roster if you can.

GW36 Points Scored:


DEF: Kurt Zouma

Team:  Chelsea

Opponent:  Norwich City (Home)

Ownership:  45%

Points Last Gameweek:  3.75

Prospects:  We’re backing Kurt Zouma in our Gameweek 36 Sleepers XI, despite Chelsea having some severe defensive issues.  The reason for this; they are playing Norwich City.  The Canaries are now officially relegated and have only scored one Premier League goal since the restart.  Zouma has been playing really well the last couple of games, and managed to score a fairly impressive 3.75 points in Gameweek 35 despite conceding three goals!  The French center-back should start once again for Chelsea, and we would expect them to have enough to shut out a Norwich City attack bereft of confidence.  Zouma is a good shout here, but Chelsea has tough games to end the season after the match against Norwich.

GW36 Points Scored:  5.25


DEF: Kyle Walker-Peters

Team:  Southampton

Opponent:  Brighton (Home)

Ownership:  21%

Points Last Gameweek:  N/A

Prospects:  Southampton are yet to play their Gameweek 35 match, but we just had to highlight Kyle Walker-Peters here.  The Saints have a nice fixture list to finish the season, after the trip to Manchester United, and therefore we would highly recommend bringing in some of their assets if you can.  Southampton have nothing to play for, but will be going all out to win their remaining games and help Danny Ings in his quest for the Golden Boot.  Walker-Peters has played the full 90 minutes in each of Southampton’s last three games, and we’re expecting him to stay there to finish out the season.  The Tottenham Hotspur loanee may well move to Southampton on a permanent basis, and therefore both Walker-Peters and manager Hasenhüttl will be wanting a strong finish to the season.

GW36 Points Scored:  10


DEF:  Ben Davies

Team:  Tottenham Hotspur

Opponent:  Newcastle United (Away)

Ownership:  40%

Points Last Gameweek:  1.75

Prospects:  Ben Davies has now firmly established himself as Tottenham’s first-choice left-back after a season of inconsistency.  The Welshman has gained three double-figure hauls in his last five appearances, and could be due another as The Lilywhites face a trip to Newcastle.  Morale will be sky-high after a 2-1 victory in the North London Derby and we think Tottenham will be able to secure another victory in Gameweek 36.  Davies is a good route into their back-line and he has a fairly nice end of season fixture list.

GW36 Points Scored:  0


MID: Daniel Podence

Team:  Wolves

Opponent:  Burnley (Away)

Ownership:  2%

Points Last Gameweek:  16.5

Prospects:  This one is a bit of a risk as we’re not sure Daniel Podence will be afforded two starts in four days, but after such an electrifying display against Everton we’re including him in our Gameweek 36 Sleepers XI!  Podence is the epitome of a sleeper right now, as he’s just 2% owned, and could be a real gem ahead of the season finale.  If you own Jota or Traore, we would highly recommend adding Podence to your roster in case he starts ahead of them once again.  The Portuguese winger should be afforded more game time over the last few matches, as Traore is struggling with his ongoing shoulder problems, and Neto looks set for a spell on the sidelines through injury.  Wolves face an in-form Burnley side in Gameweek 36 who will be tough to break down.  Therefore, Podence could earn another start in order to help break down a resolute Clarets back-line.

GW36 Points Scored:  5.5


MID: Trezeguet

Team:  Aston Villa

Opponent:  Everton (Away)

Ownership:  12%

Points Last Gameweek:  28.5

Prospects:  Another big scorer from Gameweek 35, Trezeguet gets the nod for our Gameweek 36 Sleepers XI.  The Egyptian international winger has started the last three games for The Villains and was the two-goal hero against Crystal Palace.  Aston Villa has been missing a killer instinct since the Premier League restart, and Trezeguet certainly provided that in Gameweek 36!  Aston Villa now faces a trip to an Everton fresh off a 3-0 defeat to Wolves.  Based on the joy that Podence, Neto, and Jota had attacking against slow Everton defenders, we’re backing Trezeguet to perform well again.  Pick him up from your waiver wire if you can, he’s a great addition to our Gameweek 36 Sleepers XI.

GW36 Points Scored:  1.5


MID: Josh Brownhill

Team:  Burnley

Opponent:  Wolves (Home)

Ownership:  2%

Points Last Gameweek:  7

Prospects:  We’ve featured January arrival Brownhill in our Reserve XI a couple of times, but we think its about time we highlight him in full!  The former Bristol City midfielder had a slow start at Burnley, having played just one minute of football for the club prior to the Premier League suspension.  However, since then he’s played the full 90 minutes in every game.  At times like this when the games are coming thick and fast, every Fantrax squad needs a reliable midfielder in their roster who they can rely on to start every game.  Brownhill offers just that.  The midfielder has increased responsibility now that Jack Cork is out injured, and we think that he’ll be especially busy against Wolves in Gameweek 36.  You could do a lot worse than this under the radar Burnley midfielder!

GW36 Points Scored:  2


MID: Mateo Kovacic

Team:  Chelsea

Opponent:  Norwich City (Home)

Ownership:  45%

Points Last Gameweek:  0

Prospects:  We’re backing another Chelsea player ahead of their fixture against Norwich, this time in the way of midfield enforcer Mateo Kovacic.  The Croatian has been missing through injury the last few games but returned to the bench as an unused substitute during the abysmal 3-0 defeat to Sheffield United.  Based on this display from The Blues, we’re backing Kovacic to earn a Gameweek 36 start, and therefore he makes the cut for our Sleepers XI.  As we’ve said above regarding Brownhill, every Fantrax squad needs a steady scoring midfielder or two.  Now that Kovacic is back from injury, we would expect him to start all three of Chelsea’s remaining games.

GW36 Points Scored:  2.5 points


FWD: Jay Rodriguez

Team:  Burnley

Opponent:  Wolves (Home)

Ownership:  30%

Points Last Gameweek:  13.5

Prospects:  Jay Rodriguez has gained double-figure hauls in each of his last four starts for Burnley.  That is some incredible scoring form, especially considering he is playing for an injury-ravaged side.  Rodriguez has gained 62 points over this period, making him the 14th top scoring player since June 25th!  Next up for The Clarets is a home game against Wolves, which is followed by a trip to relegated Norwich, and another home game against Brighton to end the season.  Considering Burnley managed to gain a draw at Anfield in Gameweek 35, we wouldn’t be surprised to see them win all three of their remaining games.  Rodriguez will be key to this, and he’s an essential addition to our Gameweek 36 Sleepers XI.  Bring him into your side if you can!

GW36 Points Scored:  2.5


FWD: Oliver McBurnie

Team:  Sheffield United

Opponent:  Leicester City (Away)

Ownership:  34%

Points Last Gameweek:  21.5

Prospects:  We’ve featured Oliver McBurnie A LOT since he established himself in the Sheffield United starting eleven back in January.  The Scottish striker has a decent points floor due to his strength at winning aerials.  McBurnie also picks up points for shots on target and key passes due to the fact that he plays in the final third.  If McBurnie is able to add attacking returns to this already decent points floor, he’ll gain you a huge score!  And the Sheffield United man did jut that last time around, with a score of 21.5 points during the 3-0 victory over Chelsea.  Don’t be drawn to David McGoldrick due to his higher Gameweek 35 score, McBurnie is the man you want to own for guaranteed minutes and consistent scores.  The Blades end the season with a fairly difficult fixture list, but we would still recommend owning McBurnie if you can.  A trip to Leicester City is up next, but they will be missing Soyuncu who is suspended and will be reeling after the 4-1 defeat to Bournemouth.

GW36 Points Scored:  9


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Team Average Score – Gameweek 36:  

Average Ownership – Gameweek 36:  27% Fantrax ownership


Gameweek 36 Reserve XI

Our Reserve XI features even more low ownership Fantasy EPL Sleepers for Gameweek 36!

  • Alex McCarthy | Southampton | 12% ownership
  • Tariq Lamptey | Brighton | 16% ownership
  • Phil Bardsley | Burnley | 17% ownership
  • Craig Dawson | Watford | 11% ownership
  • Aaron Cresswell | West Ham United | 24% ownership
  • Tomas Soucek | West Ham United | 51% ownership
  • Anthony Gordon | Everton | 12% ownership
  • Conor Hourihane | Aston Villa | 12% ownership
  • Junior Stanislas | Bournemouth | 12% ownership
  • Dwight Gayle | Newcastle United | 11% ownership
  • Danny Welbeck | Watford | 13% ownership


Previous Sleepers XI Editions: Gameweek 28 | Gameweek 29 | Gameweek 30 | Gameweek 31 | Gameweek 32 | Gameweek 33 | Gameweek 34Gameweek 35

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