Gameweek 32 in the FPL finished on Thursday night. There were a total of 10 games played with Spurs having a double gameweek and Crystal Palace not in action at all. We saw 27 goals in those 10 fixtures, giving an average of 2.7 goals per match for the round. The highest FPL score for gameweek 32 was 120 points and the average team total was 47. Now, let’s take a closer look at all the action from gameweek 32 and see who were the FPL’s big hits and misses.
Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son were joint-top FPL scorers for Spurs in their double gameweek during round 32.
Kane actually only played their first game but bagged both his side’s goals in their 2-2 draw at Everton last Friday night.
As it happened, it was also the last game with Jose Mourinho in charge of the north London club. Mourinho was dismissed on Monday morning. You may have missed that news amidst all the furore over the proposed European Super League which has since fallen by the wayside.
Anyway, back to Kane and FPL… the England captain scored two great goals at Goodison Park against The Toffees before suffering an injury towards the end of the game.
As a result, Kane had to sit out Spurs’ 2-1 home win over Southampton on Wednesday. Gareth Bale and Son got on the scoresheet to give 29-year-old Ryan Mason a winning start in his interim manager role.
Kane and Son both finished the round with 12 points. Bale came in with 9 and four other Spurs players earned 6 points each - Hugo Lloris, Sergio Reguilón, Lucas Moura, and Tanguy Ndombele.
Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United team made it two wins on the bounce as they put a serious dent in West Ham United’s top-four aspirations on Saturday.
An Issa Diop own goal followed by Joelinton’s second strike in three games put Newcastle 2-0 up at half-time. West Ham fought back through Issa Diop (in the correct net this time) and a Jesse Lingard penalty. Just two minutes after Lingard’s penalty, however, Joe Willock popped up with another late finish for the hosts.
The win puts Newcastle 8 points clear of Fulham and the relegation zone as they look set to cling onto their top-flight status for another year at least.
Matt Ritchie was Newcastle’s top FPL player with 10 points after two assists in the game. Joelinton got 9 points while Willock and Allan Saint-Maximin both earned 6.
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Despite the loss, Lingard still scored 7 FPL points in gameweek 32. Diop got 5, as did Jarrod Bowen.
The only other West Ham player of note was Vladimír Coufal on 4 points.
Manchester United beat Burnley 3-1 in their fifth Premier League win on the trot on Sunday. Young striker Mason Greenwood scored United’s first two goals in this Old Trafford meeting. James Tarkowski was on the scoresheet for Sean Dyche’s team but a late Edinson Cavani strike finished it off as a contest.
Greenwood brought his season’s total to 82 points after this brilliant 15-point haul. He costs 7.1 million and is on 3.5% of FPL teams currently.
The best of the others for United were Marcus Rashford (7 points), Edinson Cavani (6), Paul Pogba (5), and Donny van de Beek (4).
Tarkowski was Burnley’s best FPL player with 6 points and Ashley Westwood was next-best after earning 5 points, mainly thanks to his assist.
Gylfi Sigurðsson earned an excellent 15 points in this round after his two goals (one penalty) for Everton in their draw with Spurs.
Leeds’ Diego Llorente was their best player, in FPL terms, thanks to his late equaliser against Liverpool on Monday. Llorente scored 10 FPL points for his efforts.
Jamie Vardy, Jonny Evans, and Kelechi Iheanacho were the scorers as Leicester beat West Brom 3-0 in the final game of the round on Thursday. Evans and Timothy Castagne were the best Leicester players in FPL, both earning 15 points. Vardy got 10 while there were five other Foxes on 6 points each - a great week all-round for Brendan Rodgers’ team.
That’s all for our review of Gameweek 32. Gameweek 33 takes place this weekend and the deadline for transfers and changes is Friday, April 23rd at 18:30 GMT.
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