Fantasy football has a dedicated, loyal following of knowledgeable football fans all around the world, especially because of the global appeal of the Premier League and the growing trend around football management games, which fantasy football essentially is.
As with every season, there’s the usual candidates who tend to be in every person’s Premier League fantasy football team. The likes of Sergio Aguero, Eden Hazard, Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane tend to fill that category, but it’s all about balance and having a few cheaper alternatives selected alongside those big names also. Below are some low value, slightly different attacking options that could potentially fill that void in your side and help bring in those much needed extra points for your team, whilst also keeping your league rivals a step or two behind you in the ranks.
Ryan Fraser – Bournemouth
Scotland international Fraser is proving to be a key man in a Bournemouth side that have started the season incredibly well under bright manager Eddie Howe, with the Cherries’ attacking prowess demonstrated on various occasions so far this campaign. An assist maker with an eye for goal, Fraser is an excellent option this season as he tends to be at the forefront of anything positive Bournemouth do.
Will Hughes – Watford
Former Derby playmaker Will Hughes has hit the ground running this season with the Hornets after a serious injury disrupted his debut Premier League campaign last season. Hughes is a creator and with an England call-up touted, the midfield orchestrator could be assisting more and more goals as he looks to impress Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate and break into the international fold.
Bernard – Everton
A new signing at Everton having arrived from Shakhtar Donesk in the summer, Brazilian Bernard is capable of lighting up England’s top flight once he gets into a rhythm and finds full fitness after a few niggling injuries so far this season. Everton are aiming to break into the top six, with brilliant odds of 8/1 (bet365) on offer for them to do exactly that. There are a number of offers scattered around but you can get all Premier League betting odds here, all in one place.
Glenn Murray – Brighton
Murray, an old school target man – arguably a dying breed in the modern game, is an essential ingredient to Brighton’s chances this season and has already been amongst the goals in 2018. Everything the Seagulls do tends to go through Murray, with him starting and finishing off various moves during his time there. Brighton will rely on Murray to keep them up, with odds of 5/1 (bet365) form them to go down indicating their survival is far from certain.
Callum Wilson – Bournemouth
Wilson, who’s one of Bournemouth’s prized possessions, is their usual goal-getter alongside another potential option from the Cherries’ team in Josh King. If Bournemouth are to break into the top 6, the rapid striker with an eye for goal is almost certain to fire them there, with odds of 16/1 (bet365) on offer for them to achieve that perhaps unlikely feat. Wilson is also priced at 40/1 to finish top of the Premier League scoring charts.
Raul Jimenez – Wolves
Newly promoted Wolves are arguably the surprise package of the season so far, with Jimenez leading the line immaculately. The Mexican striker has hit the ground running in the world’s biggest league and looks set to continue his impressive form in a Wolves side who are building something big under manager Nuno Espirito Santo, their bundles of Chinese cash and player contacts through ‘super-agent’ Jorge Mendes.