FPL GW30 Tips: Transfers, Picks, Captain & Team

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The biggest blank (and the most painful) gameweek of the current Fantasy Premier League season is over so we can start planning for FPL Gameweek 30 and onwards. There is the last international break of the season, so we can back stronger after very low scoring and frustrating gameweek 29.

So, without further ado, let’s look at FPL GW30 Tips, where we discuss best picks, fixtures to target, transfer targets, captain, differentials, odds & team selection.

1. Making the most of the international break in FPL Gameweek 30:

  1. Take it easy and recharge if you’d like: It’s okay to step away from FPL to refresh your thoughts. Especially if the FPL journey has been a bit of an emotional whirlwind lately – especially in the blank gameweek 29. Taking a brief break could really sharpen your focus. Dive deeper in out article: Essential tips for enjoyable FPL seasons without sacrificing your mental health
  2. Or keep up the enthusiasm: If you do not want to take a break, you could stay in tune to FPL by looking into the stats and catching up on any match highlights you’ve missed.
  3. Expand your knowledge: Read a book about FPL. Read more: 6 Books that will help you improve your FPL skills

Remember, the international break is a chance to come back stronger, whether you choose to disconnect or strategize further.

Reading for an international break

We prepared for you a list of a few articles and FPL Strategies to read during the international break:

2. Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 30 Tips

  • Fixtures for double gameweek 34 were announced, we will have a big double gameweek in GW34 and a small blank gameweek at the same time. Read more: When is the next double gameweek in FPL?
  • Just save your free transfer for the end of international break, do not use it early, anything could happen during these 2 weeks + you will have a lot more info about double gameweeks at the end of the break
  • Gameweek 30 is a good week to wildcard for those who dead-ended their team into blank GW29
  • Liverpool have great 2 upcoming fixtures + double gameweek in GW34. We are not fans of hits, but we think it is worth bringing in their players even for one -4 hit
  • Richarlison is back from injury, we could see Son moving to play on the wing again, where he is less effective as an FPL asset. But still, Son will be very popular (and good) captaincy option against Luton who conceded the most xG of all teams this season.
  • New game mode – FPL Challenge – with unlimited budget launched, do not forget to join and build your squad for FPL Challenge as well

Our view on chip strategies and double gameweeks

  • Completely different teams will double in GW34 and GW37, so you need to adjust your strategy accordingly
  • Given that Arsenal, Bournemouth and Liverpool will play twice in GW34, their players are your main transfer targets if you aim to dead-end your team into DGW34
  • Chelsea assets could be great options for managers without any chips left, as Chelsea has the most fixtures until the end of the season from all teams
  • There is nothing wrong in keeping Watkins until the end of the season despite the fact that Villa has no double gameweek. He is the top-scoring player in the game. Double Gameweeks are sometimes traps, so do not overlook excellent single gameweek players that do not have double gameweeks.
  • Chelsea and Tottenham players will be very valuable after GW34, as they are the only teams that will have 2 double gameweeks between GW35-GW38 (although there is also a very small chance that both teams could have triple gameweek in GW37 – GW37 fixtures were not confirmed)
  • If you have a triple captain left, Salah in GW34 is a great candidate for using this chip

Read more: Best FPL Chip strategies for the rest of the season

3. FPL Gameweek 30 Transfer Tips and Key Players to pick

Key players to pick

  1. Haaland – captaincy option in any gameweek
  2. Watkins – top scoring player in the game
  3. Son – captain for those who do not have Salah
  4. Saka
  5. Solanke

Transfer Targets

  1. Salah – number one transfer target
  2. Eze – for double gameweek 34
  3. Darwin – if he is confirmed fit
  4. Van Dijk
  5. Palmer – for those who sold him, back up captain for those without Son or Salah
  6. Pickford – if you are dead-ending for GW34
  7. Petrovič – if you aim to free hit in GW34

4. Fixtures to target in GW30

In which fixtures we could expect a lot of fantasy points? These are the fixtures to target in Gameweek 30 according to bookies odds.

  • Tottenham vs. Luton: Spurs 77 % to win, 55 % to score 2.5+ goals
  • Chelsea vs. Burnley: Chelsea 74 % to win, 44 % to score 2.5+ goals
  • Liverpool vs. Brighton: Liverpool 69 % to win, 47 % to score 2.5+ goals
  • Aston Villa vs. Wolves: Villa 60 % to win, 35 % to score 2.5+ goals

Find 2.5+ goals odds for all teams in our article: Premier League Over 2.5 Goals Odds.

5. Updated watchlists: Best players to pick in Gameweek 30 and beyond

We also looked at players from each position: goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and forwards and updated our watchlists.

We examine which players are best picks in each price bracket: budget enablers, midpriced picks, and premium options. Check our watchlists with our ratings and comments here:

6. Best captain pick in FPL GW30

According to our captaincy indexSon is the best captain in FPL Gameweek 30 with a captaincy index score of 1.95.

Salah (captaincy index score 1.71) is the number 2 captaincy pick and Fernandes (1.56) is number 3.

DIifferential captain: Palmer

7. What bookies odds say about FPL GW30

As usual, we converted bookies odds into probabilities using our Odds to probability calculator, to assess the potential of gameweek 30.

Clean sheet odds for GW30

With a 45 % probability of keeping a clean sheet, Chelsea leads the clean sheet odds table for GW30 followed by Tottenham (38 %). Bookies also expect Liverpool (34 %) and Aston Villa (32 %) to do well defensively in Gameweek 30.

Based on these odds, bookies expect 4.49 clean sheets in this Gameweek. In the last season, we were used to a rate of 5.45 clean sheets per gameweek. So far this season we have seen 4 clean sheets per gameweek.

Expected clean sheets

Due to correction in the number of clean sheets: Fulham, Everton

Fulham overperformed their defensive expectations the most of all teams. They should have kept 5.67 clean sheets instead of 8 according to our expected clean sheets table.

Due to an improvement in the number of clean sheets: Manchester City, Brighton

Man. City underperformed their defensive expectations the most from all teams. They should have kept 11.26 clean sheets instead of 8 according to our expected clean sheets table.

You can see the expected clean sheets table and clean sheet odds for all Premier League teams here.

Goalscoring odds for GW30

Check who leads any time goalscoring odds for GW30 here: Premier League Goalsocring Odds.

8. FPL GW30 Team selection

Now let’s look at our FPL team selection for Gameweek 30 – Scout squad. Salah is our captain.

fpl gw30 wildcard team balanced
fpl gw30 wildcard team balanced

9. Fantasy Premier League Tips

Find more tips, strategies and picks for Fantasy Premier League in these articles:

We hope our FPL GW30 tips with the best picks, fixtures, transfer targets, odds, captain picks, and team selection helped you to gather some useful information before the Gameweek 30 deadline.

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Good luck in FPL GW30!

Matej Šuľan

Fantasy Football enthusiast with two top 1k finishes in FPL. Best FPL overall rank: 119th in 2019/20 season. Five top 500 finishes in UCL Fantasy, best overall rank: 23rd in 2018/19 season. Founder of Fantasy Football Reports.

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