Fantasy Premier League bosses need to be on their toes with Liverpool kicking off the weekend’s action this evening away at Wolves.
The Friday night football means the FPL deadline has jumped forward a day and is certain to catch out thousands of gaffers who were looking to leave their transfers late.
With injuries aplenty and a couple of serious selection headaches, now is not the time to lose track of your squad so make sure you’re prepared with our hints and tips.
From the best players to sign and the in-form stars to the hidden gems and captain candidates, Express Sport has got you covered if you need to make changes with the GW18 deadline looming.
Top FPL transfer tips
DEF: Nacho Monreal (Arsenal) – £5.4m
Back from injury against Southampton and should retain his spot with clean sheets expected against Southampton, Burnley and Brighton.
MID: Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) – £5.4m
The driving force behind West Ham’s four-match winning run, popping up with a goal and all three bonus points last time out against Fulham.
FWD: Marcus Rashford (Manchester United) – £6.9m
Rashford is the go-to option for United in attack with Romelu Lukaku away on compassionate leave and the 21-year-old will hope to wreak havoc against Cardiff and Huddersfield next.
Fantasy Premier League tips: FPL managers need to move quickly in order to avoid the GW18 deadline
Fantasy Premier League tips: Marcus Rashford is set to start up front against Cardiff
In-form FPL players
MID: Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur – £8.5m) – 7.2 form
Tottenham’s most explosive midfielder, capable of huge points hauls when deployed in an attacking role.
The South Korean blanked last time out against Burnley but produced attacking returns in each of his previous four matches.
MID: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool – £13.1m) – 7.6 form
Salah endured a frustrating match against Manchester United last time out but his hat-trick against Bournemouth means he’s still one of the most in-form FPL stars.
MID: Leroy Sane (Manchester City – £9.7m) – 8.4 form
The German appears immune to Pep Guardiola’s rotation policy and has started City’s past five Premier League matches.
Sane has repaid his manager’s faith with three goals and four assists over that period.
Fantasy Premier League tips: Leroy Sane is the most in-form player in the top flight
Best-value FPL bargains
MID: James McArthur (Crystal Palace – £4.8m) – 1.1 value
McArthur has hit a rich vein of form with goals against Burnley and West Ham.
GKP: Lukasz Fabianski (West Ham United – £4.7m) – 1.2 value
Two clean sheets and a penalty save in his last four matches has seen Fabianski emerge as the best-value goalkeeper currently in the FPL.
MID: Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United – £5.4m) – 1.3 value
West Ham’s four wins on the bounce have seen Snodgrass notching attacking returns in every single match.
Still crazy value at just £5.4m.
Fantasy Premier League tips: Robert Snodgrass has fired West Ham to four consecutive victories
Biggest FPL transfer ins and outs
OUT – 5. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur): 82,564
OUT – 4. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham): 85,768
OUT – 3. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal): 90,039
OUT – 2. Hector Bellerin (Arsenal): 143,475
OUT – 1. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool): 235,640
IN – 5. Andrew Robertson (Liverpool): 87,136
IN – 4. Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United): 100,929
IN – 3. Felipe Anderson (West Ham United): 104,561
IN – 2. Danny Ings (Southampton): 116,670
IN – 1. Leroy Sane (Manchester City): 145,195
Fantasy Premier League tips: Sane is the most signed player ahead of GW18
Who should I captain in FPL GW18?
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) vs Everton (A)
Kane and his Tottenham team-mates have a tough trip to Everton in the final match of the gameweek on Monday night.
The England captain has gone two league games without a goal but could come roaring back against the Toffees after getting a rest in the Carabao Cup.
Leroy Sane (Manchester City) vs Crystal Palace (H)
Sane was not included in the matchday squad against Leicester on Tuesday which would suggest he is due another run-out this weekend.
Two assists last time out against Everton also strengthen his case for inclusion, with Palace the visitors to the Etihad.
TOP CHOICE – Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal) vs Burnley (H)
The Frenchman only came on as a substitute in the disappointing Carabao Cup defeat to Tottenham and should be fresh when Burnley visit the Emirates.
Emery has been reluctant to start both Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in attack together, but the former has played through the middle when it has happened and is a brilliant potential differential.
Fantasy Premier League tips: Alexandre Lacazette is our top captain choice this weekend