Fantasy Football round 33 preview

In association with Monroes

The big news of round 33 has to be West Ham's dramatic victory over Chelsea on Wednesday night. Andriy Yarmolenko's 89th minute winner earned The Hammers a massive three points while dealing a hammer blow (see what I did there ) to Chelsea's top four hopes.

Elsewhere Man United and Wolves kept up the pressure in the race for fourth place with wins over Brighton and Aston Villa respectively and Bournemouth and Norwich City both lost to Newcastle and Arsenal respectively, to remain in the bottom three.

But round 32 is over so let's look ahead to round 33 of the Advertiser Tribal League in association with Monroe's Tavern.

Top picks

Bruno Fernandes (Man United - £8.8 million ) v Bournemouth

He may have been brought in during the January transfer window and have only played eight league games but I think it could be argue that Man United's Portuguese midfielder is the signing of the season. Five goals and three assists in those matches from Bruno Fernandes has seen United transformed into an attacking outfit that can pass. On Saturday, United welcome woeful Bournemouth to Old Trafford. The result is in no doubt as Eddie Howe's men look like they are heading towards relegation and The Championship. Fernandes will pick The Cherries off with ease.

Willian (Chelsea - £7.1 million ) v Watford

It is said fear focuses the mind and Willian is playing like a man who knows his contract is up at the end of the campaign. Three goals in his last two league outings plus the assist to set up the winner against Leicester City in the FA Cup, sees Willian as one of the hottest properties in the league since the restart of football. On Saturday night, The Blues take on league strugglers Watford at Stamford Bridge. The Hornets seemed to have lost their sting with only one point from the opening three games. Both sides need the win for differing reasons but I can only see one victor; Chelsea; and Willian will have a lot to do with it. Get him in your team.

Dwight Gayle (Newcastle - £5 million ) v West Ham

Sometimes a break is good for the soul and the Premier League shutdown seems to have worked a treat for Dwight Gayle as he has scored two goals in two games since football restarted. Before shutdown Gayle had the embarrassing stat of zero goals for the campaign. On Sunday, The Magpies welcome a resurgent West Ham to St James' Park. David Moyes' men earned a vital three points on Wednesday night to move three points clear of the drop zone. However, The Hammers defence can be suspect and I expect Gayle to exploit this weakness.

Enjoy round 33 with food and a pint from Monroe's Tavern

With Monroe's Tavern announcing that it will open its doors to the world in late July, punters do not have the opportunity to watch round 33's matches in the pub's pleasant surroundings. However, the next best thing is available with Monroe's Takeaway and Dial-a-Pint service. Operating Wednesday to Sunday, simply call (091 ) 583 397 to place your order for food and a pint and the team at Monroe's will deliver right to your front door.

So sit back, relax, and eat and drink the delicious food and pints from Monroe's Tavern in the comfort and safety of your own home while watching some top flight football.

Saturday:

Norwich City v Brighton (12.30pm ) BT Sport.

Leicester City v Crystal Palace (3pm ) SKY Sports.

Man United v Bournemouth (3pm ) BT Sport.

Wolves v Arsenal (5.30pm ) SKY Sports.

Chelsea v Watford (8pm ) SKY Sports.

Sunday:

Burnley v Sheffield United (12 noon ) SKY Sports.

Newcastle v West Ham (2pm ) SKY Sports.

Liverpool v Aston Villa (4.30pm ) SKY Sports.

Southampton v Man City (7pm ) BBC.

Monday:

Spurs v Everton (8pm ) SKY Sports.

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