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With the Premier League season swiftly approaching its end, GameWeek 31 looks set to be another fascinating one for all involved.

Fresh from restoring their five-point lead at the summit of the table, Leicester City face a tricky away test against FA Cup semi-finalists Crystal Palace, while rivals Tottenham will be hoping to keep up the pressure at the top by securing maximum points against Bournemouth.

The all-London clash between Chelsea and West Ham should be intriguing, but the Manchester derby and Tyne–Wear may well take centre stage.

So, ahead of another important weekend, which players should you be including in your DraftKings line-up?

Here are three stars you have to consider...

Marc Albrighton - $7,100 (Leicester City) v Crystal Palace 

As steady as you like, Marc Albrighton has been one of the most consistent performers in the Premier League this season.

There's no denying the fact that the likes of Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante have hogged the headlines, but Albrighton's steadiness has been key to the success of the high-flying Foxes.

Forget about his goal (1) and assist (6) return, the Leicester wide-man offers so much more. He will run up and down the touchline all day long and will have a crucial role to play against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.


There's definitely no risk factor with Albrighton - with a 13.6 fantasy points per game average (FPPG), he just guarantees you points.

Playing on the counter will be essential against Alan Pardew's team and Albrighton's role will be key. He has delivered 239 crosses in 30 games this term and that trend will only continue against the Eagles. At $7,100, the former Aston Villa man is not the cheapest midfielder around, but he's a must for your team.

Adrian - $3,400 (West Ham United) v Chelsea 

Selecting a West Ham United goalkeeper away at Chelsea may appear weird a risk weird at first glance, but that notion may not be entirely correct.

Hammers shot-stopper Adrian has been in impressive form recently; with 18, 14 and 16 DraftKings points from his last three outings, it would be foolish to overlook him at this stage.

The goalkeeper has history in west London, too; in the same fixture last season, against Jose Mourinho's eventual champions, the 'keeper managed to keep a clean sheet despite the Blues racking up as many as 39 shots.

Without the suspended Diego Costa, Chelsea are lacking in firepower and may struggle to break the deadlock against a stubborn and classy West Ham side. At just $3,400, Adrian could be the surprising, yet inspired selection of GameWeek 31.

Ross Barkley - $6,700 (Everton) v Arsenal 

Everton midfielder Ross Barkley should fancy his chances against an Arsenal side who have been struggling of late.

With 14.1 FPPG, the England international contributes in terms of goals (8) and assist (7), so should definitely be considered. But he has even more to his game than that: he has provided 20 crosses in his last three league games. Wenger's side appear to be struggling at the back - they have conceded seven goals in their last three league outings - so Barkley may well prosper in front of the Goodison Park faithful.

With five goals from their last two league matches - they also netted twice against Chelsea in the FA Cup - Roberto Martinez's side are scoring freely right now. Barkley, much like he has throughout the course of the campaign, has been sufficiently producing the goods.

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