FPL GW33 tips: the best FPL players to own in gameweek 33

GW33 is fast approaching, giving FPL managers little time to make important decisions. Unlike a blank or double gameweek, all 20 Premier League clubs feature in GW33, making it an exciting round. To make the most out of this gameweek, FPL managers must plan ahead and make informed transfers.

In this article, we have compiled a list of top players to buy for GW33, covering all positions from goalkeepers to attackers. Our recommendations are not only focused on this gameweek but also consider the best long-term FPL transfer options.

We hope this article will be helpful to FPL managers as they prepare for GW33 and beyond.

The Best FPL Players to Buy Ahead of FPL GW33

If you’re looking for the best players to buy, these are the players you should be targeting:

  • Erling Haaland of Man City
  • Mitoma of Brighton
  • March of Brighton
  • Rashford of Man United
  • Mo Salah of Liverpool
  • Diogo Jota of Liverpool
  • Jack Grealish of Man City
  • John Stones of Man City
  • Alexander Arnold of Liverpool
  • Steel of Brighton

These players are great short-term picks as well as long-term picks.

GW33 Most Transferred in players

There are a lot of really good players to buy this gameweek and FPL managers are already transferring in these players. Here are some of the best players to buy in GW33:

GW33 Most Transferred in players

From the list of popular transfers this gameweek, we can see that FPL managers are targeting Man City, Man United, Brighton and Liverpool assets. This is a good strategy, as these players have great fixtures in GW33 and have double gameweeks coming up.

1. FPL Goalkeepers to Consider for GW33 and Beyond

In the world of Fantasy Premier League (FPL), goalkeepers are often overlooked in favor of midfielders and forwards. While they may not be as glamorous as their attacking counterparts, goalkeepers are a crucial component of any FPL team, and can often be the difference between winning and losing.

If you’re looking to add a goalkeeper to your FPL team for Gameweek 33 and beyond, there are two budget options that we’d recommend: Johnstone of Crystal Palace and Steele of Brighton.

Johnstone of Crystal Palace: A Safe Bet for FPL Managers

Johnstone has been a solid performer in recent weeks, returning 23 points in his last three games. He’s made 16 saves in that period and collected five bonus points. He also has some great upcoming fixtures, which makes him a safe bet for FPL managers.

Johnstone's Premier League fixtures
Johnstone’s Premier League fixtures

Steele of Brighton: A Smart Choice for FPL Managers

Steele is another budget goalkeeper that FPL managers should consider. He’s been in good form recently and has the added benefit of Brighton having three double gameweeks coming up. This makes him a smart choice for FPL managers who are looking for a goalkeeper for the long term.

Steele's Premier League fixtures
Steele’s Premier League fixtures

Our Advice: Consider Budget Goalkeepers for Your FPL Team

While it may be tempting to spend big on a premium goalkeeper, selecting budget options like Johnstone and Steele can free up funds for other areas of your FPL team. As a result, our advice would be to consider these two goalkeepers for your team. They’re both in good form, have favorable upcoming fixtures, and represent excellent value for money.

2. Analyzing the Best Defensive Picks for FPL GW33 and Beyond

It’s clear to see that clean sheets have been scarce of late and that could be because we’re at the business end of the season. So, teams are now playing more expansive football. We’re saying this because, the teams that you expect to get clean sheet points from, the likes of Newcastle, Man United, Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Chelsea have all struggled to keep clean sheets in recent weeks.

With clean sheets becoming scarce, a viable alternative is to opt for defenders who have the potential to provide attacking returns such as goals or assists. Defenders who play for teams that adopt an attacking approach are more likely to get involved in the attacking end, increasing their chances of getting goals or assists. Here are some of the best defensive picks to consider:

  1. Trent Alexander-Arnold
  2. Andrew Robertson
  3. Pervis Estupinan
  4. Diogo Dalot
  5. Ben White
  6. Alex Moreno
  7. Kieran Trippier

These defenders are known for their attacking prowess and have been involved in goals or assists in recent weeks, making them attractive options. They are also excellent long-term investments.

Defenders with Double Gameweeks

Another smart long-term strategy is investing in defenders from teams with double gameweeks, such as Liverpool, Man United, Brighton and Man City. These teams offer an opportunity for FPL managers to get multiple clean sheet points and potential attacking returns. Liverpool, Man United, and Brighton all have a double gameweek in GW34, with Man United doubling again in GW37.

Defenders from Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace also offer good defensive picks, with defenders known for their ability to keep clean sheets at an affordable price. Going for defenders such as Guehi, Anderson, or Mitchell can be a good strategy to complement the attacking full-backs in your team.

Find out how each Premier League side would line up and which players are a doubt this gameweek in our article: GW33 Premier League Predicted Lineups, Team News, and Injury Updates article.

Midfielders to Consider for GW33 and Beyond

Well, with the updated fixture list, it is quite obvious what the template midfield in FPL would look like from now until the season ends. With double gameweeks, coming up for the likes of Man City, Man United, Liverpool and Brighton it’d make a lot of sense to target midfielders from these sides.

Here are some of the best midfielder picks for GW33 and beyond:

  • Mitoma
  • Solly March
  • Marcus Rashford
  • Mo Salah
  • Jack Grealish
  • Bruno Fernandes

These six players are great now and would be great long-term picks as well. They have good fixtures, are on form and are the ones with the most games left to play. Going for them, would mean you’d have to let go of some of your Arsenal assets – we’d leave you to make that decision yourself.

Related Read: FPL GW33 wildcard team: the best gameweek 33 wildcard FPL teams

FPL GW33 tips and transfer strategy: the best forwards to buy gameweek 33

Picking forwards now is difficult with several players in good form. We have Jota, Haaland, Watkins, Kane, Isak, Wilson, and Toney – all great picks. To narrow it down, here are our top three forward picks for this gameweek and beyond.

Haaland is an essential pick – he picks himself. His numbers are impressive, making it impossible to go against the Man City forward.

Our second pick is Jota – the third-best Liverpool asset to own, in our opinion. Going with Jota as your forward provides more balance to your team, especially if you have Trent and Salah. Jota’s incredible form and upcoming fixtures add to his appeal.

Our third pick is Isak – he’s in great form and playing for a team that plays expansive attacking football. Newcastle is one of the few sides that score multiple goals in games. For that reason, we’d be backing Isak.

Find out this week’s top captain pick in our: Who to Captain in GW33? Haaland, Rashford, Salah – Our Top Picks.

GW33 Team Selection

Well, it is now time for us to share with you our ideal 11 FPL player picks for GW33. These are the best players that we think would be great additions to your FPL team.

GW33 Team Selection

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