Players from Manchester City, Wolves and Crystal Palace were among the high-scorers from Round 5, while Chelsea’s Eden Hazard topped the points chart following his hat-trick against Cardiff. Let’s take a look at some players you should consider in your EPL Fantasy team this weekend.
GK – Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester)
Admittedly, this is a risky selection. Kasper Schmeichel is on -4 points after five games and he conceded four goals last week. However, Leicester play Huddersfield – the Premier League’s lowest scorers – next before matches against Newcastle and Everton. At 7.00m, he’s worth considering.
DF – Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Choosing a Manchester City defender any week of the season is a smart move, but against a Cardiff side that have scored just three goals in five games? This is a no-brainer! You’d be wise to take a look at Kyle Walker, even at 8.50m, this weekend.
DF – Joe Gomez (Liverpool)
Joe Gomez has picked up 15 points this season – only two defenders have more – and his price of 6.00m makes him better value than Virgil van Dijk (8.50m). With Southampton visiting Anfield on Saturday, this could be another high-scoring week for Gomez.
DF – James Tarkowski (Burnley)
Given that Burnley have started the season so poorly, 5.00m-rated James Tarkowski has done well to get six points for himself so far in 2018-19. Sean Dyche’s side face Bournemouth, Cardiff and Huddersfield next in the league, so this could be the right time to pin your hopes on the Clarets’ defenders again.
DF – Patrick van Aanholt (Crystal Palace)
Crystal Palace ended a run of three losses by winning 1-0 at Huddersfield last week. Patrick van Aanholt, valued at 7.50m, has eight points this season thanks to two clean sheets and it’s possible he could add to that tally against low-scoring Newcastle.
MD – Ryan Fraser (Bournemouth)
Ryan Fraser has been so good this season that he cannot be ignored by EPL Fantasy managers any longer! He has earned 18 points in 2018-19, making him the fifth-highest scorer in the league, and he costs an affordable 7.50m.
MD – Pierre Hojbjerg (Southampton)
It’s been a strange season so far for Pierre Hojbjerg. Since his red card against Leicester, he has played two games and scored two goals, earning eight points along the way. With a value of 3.50m, he might be worth considering if you’re running out of cash.
MD – Leroy Sane (Manchester City)
Back in the good books and back in the goals, Leroy Sane recovered from a poor start to the season by scoring in Manchester City’s 3-0 win over Fulham last week. He’d be one of your most expensive players at 9.00m, but he’d probably be worth it.
ST – Adama Traore (Wolves)
In all four of his substitute appearances for Wolves, Adama Traore got fans off their seats with blistering runs down the right side of attack. He has four points this season and probably won’t start against Manchester United, but his bargain price of 1.50m makes him a possible long-term investment.
ST – Glenn Murray (Brighton)
Outside of the elite strikers (Romelu Lukaku, Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane etc), Glenn Murray is in that next bracket of scorers who you can always rely on to chip in with goals. Valued at 8.00m, he has 14 points already this season.
ST – Marko Arnautovic (West Ham)
West Ham have scored five goals this season and 8.50m-rated Marko Arnautovic has been involved in four of them, scoring three and setting up another. He has overcome an injury concern from last week and should be fit to face Chelsea on Sunday.
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