Fantasy Football Tips: Navigating the sea of blanks

Team 33's Eoin Sheahan and Tommy Rooney on a time of the season with much to think about

BY Raf Diallo 15:32 Friday 10 March 2017, 15:32 10 Mar 2017

Everton's Romelu Lukaku celebrates making it 2-0 to Everton with Everton's Seamus Coleman. Picture by Dave Thompson EMPICS Sport

Thanks to the spectre of the FA Cup quarter finals, this weekend's Premier League action is a bit more skeletal.

All of which means that there are a few blank fixtures that would normally have involved sides now involved in the FA Cup like Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea.

Only Liverpool and Everton provide some sort of salvation for this weekend as Eoin Sheahan and Tommy Rooney discuss on this week's Team 33 Fantasy Premier League slot.

Liverpool welcome Burnley to Anfield which means their midfield options like the in form Sadio Mane as well as Roberto Firmino should come into your thinking.

Meanwhile, Romelu Lukaku has been a great option in recent weeks from the Everton ranks, while Seamus Coleman is a handy man to have in defence.

Also if you want to mitigate the hits and have room for manoeuvre, don't discount Ross Barkley as a short-term option.  

The impact of another even more unwelcome blank in midweek between Manchester City and Stoke is also discussed as well as more medium term thoughts about emerging striker options like Manolo Gabbiadini.   

You can listen to Eoin and Tommy on the podcast player below or on iTunes...including our collective apology for being unable to record together last week and a Harry Potter reference from Eoin involving a certain wand maker by the name of Ollivander:

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