Fresh off the disappointment which was Red Monday, the lads come to give Fantasy Football players some tips for the upcoming round of fixtures.
Goalkeeper – Tom Heaton £4.6 m
Tom Heaton This is definitely a riskier pick, but my reasoning is sound. Heaton makes an average of 5 saves a game and with the updated Fantasy points scheme rewarding keepers for saves – this equates to Heaton earning an extra point per match. Burnley have a long grueling season ahead so don’t expect too many clean sheets but with 9 save points added to 4 bonus points – Ton Heaton is someone to consider.
Honorable mentions: Lee Grant Stoke £4.0 m
Defender – Nathaniel Clyne £5.5 m
Nathaniel Clyne Liverpool completed their first clean sheet on Red Monday and this could be a sign of things to come. In previous weeks we have seen consistency slowly creep into this Liverpool side and a consistent performer has always been the right back Clyne. Not afraid to get forward, Clyne may contribute to the attack as well as his defensive duties. But it is 6 points I am hoping for from Clyne, this week taking on West Brom which any betting man will tell you has a likelihood of a clean sheet. Followed by ties against Crystal Palace and Watford, is 3 consecutive clean sheets too much to ask from Liverpool?
Honorable mentions: Jose Holebas Watford £4.6m – Laurent Koscielny Arsenal – £6.3 m
Midfielder – Theo Walcott, Arsenal £7.9 m
This season has seen Theo Walcott possibly transform into the player Wenger always thought he could be, an amazing turn of events considering his awful showings last season when it seemed he could be on his way out the door. Walcott is Arsenal’s top scorer and his price tag will surely sky rocket if he continues to perform. It is impossible to ignore Walcott and his potential for massive scores for a relatively low price, do whatever you can to get him or Alexis Sanchez in your team.
Honorable mentions: Joe Allen Stoke – £ 4.9 m, Junior Stanislas Bournemouth – £5.5 m
Forward – Troy Deeney Watford – £7.1 m
Watford play Swansea this week, and the Swans have shown terrible recent form in defence, conceding a goal in every game this season apart from their 1-0 win over Burnley all the way back on the opening day of the season. Troy Deeney is surely licking his lips at the prospect of pressuring a vulnerable and mistake-prone Swansea backline.
Honorable mentions: Jermain Defoe Sunderland – £7.3 m, Charlie Austin Southampton – £6.5 m
Bargain buy – Lee Grant £4.0
After a terrible start, Stoke have found some level of consistency, and that has coincided with dropping Shay Given for Lee Grant. Given’s last two games saw him concede 8 goals, Grant has seen his team draw 1-1 twice (including at Old Trafford) and record a clean sheet against Sunderland. There are not many better options for the price tag.
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