PSG were crowned champions for the second year in a row last weekend and it means that the club have won the league every year since 2013 except for Monaco’s triumph in 2017. PSG will play Rennes in the Coupe de France final at the weekend but a few days later will make up for their weekend game when they take on Montpellier.
Champions League and Europa League places are still to be decided and we look at the forthcoming fixtures to try and identify which players we think will be able to earn your Ligue 1 Fantasy team valuable points over the weekend. Formation: 4-4-2.
Goalkeeper: Mike Maignan- Lille
Mike Maignan has done well this season but Lille will be at home to Nimes and will be the favourites to win the game and not only that Lille will be looking to keep a clean sheet. They did so in their last game v Toulouse. Maignan is just 5m to add to your team.
Defender: Malang Sarr- Nice
Malang Sarr has been a rock in defence for Nice even if they are not going through the best form he is part of a team that have conceded just 2 goals in their last 5 games. Sarr is 5.5m and is rated as Nice’s best defender in Ligue 1 Fantasy rankings.
Defender: Dante Costa- Nice
Dante Costa has been brilliant in recent weeks for Nice and alongside Sarr has been part of a team that have conceded the least amount of goals in Ligue 1 this month. Nice are at home against Guingamp and can keep yet another clean sheet. Costa is valued at 6.5m.
Defender: Hiroki Sakai- Marseille
Sakai has proven to be Marseille’s best defender, he doesn’t score many goals, just 1 this season but his job is to keep clean sheets. Marseille are going for a Champions League place and they will be at home to a leaky Nantes defence. Sakai can be in your team for 7.5m.
Defender: Alexander Djiku- Caen
You would think picking a defender who plays for a team who are in 19th makes no sense. But Caen are not giving up just yet and have kept 2 clean sheets from their last five games including their last match which was a fantastic win over Lyon. Djiku should be looked in if you don’t already have him and he is available at 7m.
Midfielder: Enzo Crivelli- Caen
We are sticking with another Caen player. The reason is that Enzo Crivelli is classed as a midfielder/striker but usually isn’t short of goals. He has scored 5 and assisted in 6 this season and Caen are playing a similar quality of side Dijon and they are at home so will try and go for this game. Crivelli is valued at 5.5m.
Midfielder: Wahbi Khazri- Saint Etienne
Khazri has his fair share of goals this season, 13 to be precise and the club will be playing Toulouse at home. Saint Etienne are in very good form and Khazri has put in some great displays in the past few weeks and is worth adding to your team for this weekend for 7.5m.
Midfielder: Florian Thauvin- Marseille
Everyone knows of Thauvin’s obvious qualities but this is the business end for Marseille now who are still hoping to get a Champions League place or at the very least a top 5 end to the season. The club will be playing Nantes at home and Thauvin is valued at 11m.
Midfielder: Adrien Silva- Monaco
Monaco will play Rennes who have been in even poorer form than them, and yes the game is away from home but Silva at times this season has been a rock in midfield for the club and has the ability to try and support the defence and even score some goals himself. He can be brought into your team for 5m.
Striker: Allan Saint-Maximin -Nice
Allan Saint-Maximin has not scored as many goals as he would like this season with 6, but at the same time Nice are on their last games now and are at home v Guingamp. He has assisted a few times too where he can earn some valuable points. Nice will be expected to win and get some goals. He is 5m.
Striker: Neymar- PSG
Yes Neymar is valued at 14.5m and that will be too high for many people, but picking him this week could be worth your investment. He came back from a long time off injured and looked rusty but should be back to his best when PSG take on Montpellier. He knows how to get goals and will be hungry to have a strong finish to the season.
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