Fantasy Football Preview: Gameweek 30

All the big guns are back in action this weekend, and plenty of games could offer the chance for points as the Premier League season heads into the home straight.

Who can help you earn bragging rights this weekend?

Fixtures Analysis: Big games at the bottom can be turgid affairs, but Aston Villa and QPR both seem to be trying to attack their way out of trouble, and could be amongst the points this weekend. Liverpool head to Southampton in excellent form, whilst Manchester United host Reading looking for a big win to restart their campaign. Tottenham are also looking to bounce back at home to Fulham, whilst Chelsea hope to maintain their momentum with West Ham coming to town. Finally Wigan vs Newcastle sees too inform attacking sides face off, and both their attacks could yield decent points.

Transfers In: Christian Benteke (7.1) is still the obvious choice in a Villa side that has been finding the net regularly despite some poor results, although Andreas Wiemann (5.0) is also worth considering. From QPR, new boy Loic Remy (5.9) has had a fantastic start to life in London, and Andros Townsend (4.4) offers a bargain option in the midfield.

From Liverpool, Luis Suarez (11.1) is looking unstoppable at the moment, and you have to fancy him to score again against Southampton's questionable defence. Philippe Coutinho (6.7) is looking a better option with each week too, although it might be worth seeing if Brendan Rodgers plans to rotate him before bringing him in.

Manchester United will be chasing a confidence restoring win at home, and Robin van Persie (13.7) and Wayne Rooney (11.9) will both likely play. Shinji Kagawa (7.9) is a fair option in midfield, having netted a hat trick in United's last league match. As always, Rafael (6.2) offers a good option at the back, with his attacking potential likely to be useful against Reading.

Gareth Bale (10.8) should be fresh for Spurs after missing out against Inter due to suspension, and Gyfli Sigurdsson (7.8) offers another good option in midfield having come into form and favour in recent weeks. Jan Vertonghen (6.3) is unlikely to net another brace against Fulham, but offers a chance of points at both ends of the pitch.

From Chelsea, Eden Hazard (9.3) seems to be hitting his straps at a good time for Rafa Benitez's side, and Juan Mata (9.7) is always a wise choice given the stupendous season he is having. Ashley Cole (6.4) also offers the chance of a clean sheet against West Ham, and Frank Lampard (8.5) will be keen to find the net against his old side.

Wigan's end of season burst appears to up and running, and both Arouna Kone (6.5) and Shaun Maloney (4.9) could be good men to have in the next few weeks. From Newcastle, Moussa Sissoko's (6.7) fine start continued against Stoke, and Yohan Cabaye (6.6) could also be worth bringing in for his set piece duties. Papiss Cisse (8.9) has been threatening to burst into life, and could be a fine signing this weekend.

Captain Choice: He is not in good form, but Robin van Persie in a fired up Manchester United side at home to Reading should do the business this weekend.

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