Fantasy Premier League tips: Son Heung-min and Shane Duffy feature in our Premium v Budget picks for GW34

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Managing the money you have to play with in Fantasy Premier League can be taxing. That can be especially true when playing your Wildcard, which many FPL managers will be doing for Gameweek 34 in preparation for a Bench Boost in Double Gameweek 35.

There’s nothing worse than falling 0.1m short of buying a player you want while there’s something very unsettling about having too much in reserve when it could be invested in your squad and translate into points.

All over the pitch, there is value for money available. For every premium asset, there is a more than useful budget option.

Here, we pick the best premium and budget assets for Gameweek 34.

GOALKEEPERS

Premium – Ederson

Ederson is the closest thing to a cleansheet guarantee you’ll get this week. Manchester City have kept their opponents at bay in six of their last seven Premier League fixtures. The Citizens travel to Crystal Palace on Sunday.

Budget – Mat Ryan

Given that Brighton are one of just two teams this week to feature twice, Mat Ryan is certainly an option for the affordable price of 4.4m. With both of their games played at home and two strugglers Bournemouth and Cardiff City, the Australian custodian should pick up one cleansheet at the very least.

DEFENDERS

Premium – Sead Kolasinac 

The Arsenal left-back just about qualifies as a premium option. The Gunners have kept two cleansheets in their last three games and Sead Kolasinac maintains good potential for attacking returns having already registered seven assists this season ahead of the trip to Watford.

Budget – Shane Duffy

Like his team-mate Ryan, Shane Duffy is in line for double points this week. But while cleansheet points are likely in GW34, the centre-back also poses a genuine goal threat. Duffy has already scored five goals this season and is second among defenders for shots inside the box this season.

MIDFIELDERS

Premium – Son Heung-min

With Harry Kane out for the season, Son Heung-min is set to shine as he did during the striker’s earlier injury lay-off this season. The South Korean is in good form, scoring against Crystal Palace last week before netting in the Champions League to beat Manchester City in midweek as well. Huddersfield are the league’s whipping boys at the moment and Son could be in for big returns.

Budget – Victor Camarasa

Not only is he a great way to save money and invest in other positions but with a double-header in GW34, Victor Camarasa also has potential for a decent return. The Cardiff midfielder has scored twice in the last three games, playing in a No10 role and faces Burnely and Brighton away.

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FORWARDS

Premium- Jamie Vardy

Jamie Vardy is one of the most in-form players in the league, scoring in six of his last eight outings including two braces over the last four. He’s been excellent since Brendan Rodgers has taken over and faces Newcastle at home in GW34.

Budget – Raul Jimenez

Speaking of in-form strikers, Raul Jimenez certainly falls in that bracket as well. The third highest-scoring forward this season has failed to deliver attacking returns in just three of his last 10 games, bagging three double-figure hauls over that period. Jimenez continues to show great value. He travels to Southampton in GW34 before playing twice in the next round.

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