Here are five players you should consider putting in your fantasy team this weekend
With the international break over, it’s time to move back onto club football. That means that it is also time for the return of Fantasy Football and here are five players to put in your team this gameweek.
There are a number of crunch clashes this week from Man United vs Man City to Liverpool vs Leicester and there’s no doubt there could be some big points up for grabs if you have the right players in your fantasy football team this weekend.
Most websites only let you make one or two free transfers each week but we have provided FIVE potential players you could put in your team to hopefully get you some points this weekend, so you have more of a choice!
Here they are…
Victor Valdes – Middlesbrough vs Crystal Palace
The Boro goalkeeper could be a good, cheap player to add to your team this weekend. If you need to free up some funds in the goalkeeping department to spend elsewhere in your team or if you fancy a change in your first-team/sub keeper, Valdes could be your man.
Middlesbrough face Crystal Palace this weekend and they’ll be looking to maintain their current unbeaten start to the season. They have a very good chance to do just that against Palace, with the away side having scored just once so far in three games. Add in the fact that they have lost Loic Remy due to injury and they may still struggle to score goals.
Benteke could be a threat if he plays for Palace but Valdes has dealt with players of the highest calibre during his time at Barcelona and Man United and he could certainly get himself a clean sheet here and get some points on the board.
Gareth McAuley – Bournemouth vs West Brom
The West Brom defender is another cheap option for you this weekend. He has been one of the Baggies standout players so far this season, having put in some superb performances in his side’s first few games.
He has a chance to get even more points against Bournemouth, with the Cherries currently without a win. It won’t be easy for them to get that win against West Brom, especially with McAuley helping marshall the Baggies defence. If you want a cheap option in your defence, McAuley is a good option.
Christian Eriksen – Stoke vs Tottenham
Eriksen is likely to start in midfield for Spurs and he will be hoping to help his side snatch all three points against Stoke on Saturday. If he plays well, then Tottenham often play well and he’ll need to be in good form to help his side beat Stoke away from home.
He’s sure to bag a few points with his passes, assists and potential goal-scoring ability. Add in the fact that he often takes set pieces too and he is bound to get a healthy amount of points for your side.
Andre Gray – Burnley vs Hull
Andre Gray has already got his goalscoring off to a fine start despite making the jump up to the Premier League and he could continue to find the back of the net against Hull. Burnley will be eager to claim all three points against a Hull side that they finished higher than in the Championship last season (albeit not with exactly the same players!) and Gray could certainly find the back of the net in this game.
It won’t be an easy game against Hull by any means but I think there could be quite a few goals in this one and when Burnley score, it’s often through Gray, as a lot of the ball is given to him in the hopes that he will finish it off. If he does find the back of the net, he’ll bring in the points. Yet again, he’s a rather cheap option up top too.
Romelu Lukaku – Sunderland vs Everton
Lukaku hasn’t started his season as well as he would have liked so far and he’ll be hoping to kick on against Sunderland. Despite being away from home in this game, the Toffees are certainly capable of seeing off Sunderland, who are yet to win under David Moyes.
The striker has yet to score for Everton so far this season but he comes into this game on the back of bagging two goals for his national side against Cyprus. Ronald Koeman will be hoping that he carries that form over into this game and the confidence from getting those two goals could translate into him getting his name on the scoresheet here – potentially a few times!