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Goal takes a look at the best players to select or avoid, the bargain buys and the top choice for captain's double points ahead of the weekend's Premier League action

START 'EM - WHICH PLAYERS SHOULD YOU PICK?

Back from injury and back in the Manchester City starting XI, Sergio Aguero (10.5) is a must-have for the final games of the season. The Argentine has scored a goal every 85 minutes this season and promptly registered an assist against Sunderland.

There is an argument that Tottenham's Christian Eriksen (7.5) is the league's form player right now. With four goals and three assists in his last four outings, he will be looking to cash in once again against struggling Fulham on Saturday.

After an unspectacular start to life at Manchester United, Juan Mata (10.0) has started to show his true class. His last two matches have produced five goals or assists and a horde of points, though Goodison Park will be a testing trip.

Save for a title-deciding trip to Anfield, Chelsea have a favourable run-in that begins this weekend against Sunderland. John Terry (5.5) offers both goal threat and clean sheets, with the Blues having conceded just six times in their last 18 matches.

SIT 'EM - WHICH PLAYERS SHOULD YOU AVOID?

Edin Dzeko (7.5) has been in excellent form in recent weeks but the return of Aguero is likely to hinder his game time. On Wednesday, the Bosnian was dropped to the bench in favour of the Argentine and Alvaro Negredo.

Having been forced off the field against Manchester City, Daniel Sturridge (8.5) is expected to be waylaid for a couple of weeks. Even if the forward returns quicker than expected, he is without a goal in his last four matches.

So often this season Leighton Baines (7.0) and the rest of the Everton back line have been hugely reliable at home, but their humbling against Crystal Palace coupled with the visit of a vengeful Manchester United could wipe out any hopes of a clean sheet.

Jordan Henderson (5.5) has been a steady points-scorer this season and useful differential but his red card last time out means that he is suspended for the next three matches.

THE BARGAIN BASEMENT

After an extended spell on the sidelines, Aaron Ramsey (5.5) is back in action. Incredibly, he remains Arsenal's highest-scoring midfielder and could be a big points-scorer if he can recapture his previous form, having already bagged an assist off the bench against West Ham.

Fresh from match-winning goals against Paris Saint-Germain and Swansea City, once-maligned frontman Demba Ba (7.5) could be set to carry Chelsea's attack for the remainder of the season and he could prove a very shrewd differential.

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling's (5.0) output had dried up in recent weeks but an inventive goal against Manchester City hints at a return to form.

Crystal Palace's improvement under Tony Pulis has been nothing short of remarkable. Four consecutive league wins, including three clean sheets, mean that Scott Dann (4.0) & Co. are great value at the back – the former Blackburn man is also a threat on set-pieces, having netted against Everton.

CAPTAIN'S CHOICE - TOP TIP FOR DOUBLE POINTS

It is hard to remember any player being quite so deadly against one team as Luis Suarez (10.0) is against Norwich City. The Uruguayan has 11 goals in five appearances against the Canaries and, with the Premier League record goal tally in sight, the 27-year-old will be itching to add to his 29 goals this season.

GAMEWEEK 35 - BEST XI

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