Wham bam, just like that we are back for another weekend of Fantasy Premier League. This gameweek marks a first for the game as for the first time ever managers will have one set of fixtures spread across two weekends. With every single game on television, this will give managers the chance to sweat over every single kick of the football across two weeks.
Wonderful. Let’s get stuck into our tips.
The best Liverpool differential?
Okay, you have three Liverpool players, that is a given at this point of the season. The unbeaten Premier League champions-elect are an unstoppable force and could well go the entire season unbeaten, but enough has been said about how great the Reds are.
We are looking to maximise the points output from three players. Salah is a must-have, as is at least one of either Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil Van Dijk or Andrew Robertson. But there is some leeway to the third pick. You can double up on defenders, you can stick with Sadio Mane, or you can go for the only Liverpool forward option.
Roberto Firmino may come in at a pricey £9.7m, but is by far the cheapest of the fabled front three. With 20 points across the last three gameweeks he is in good form and with Norwich, West Ham and Watford to play soon, he will surely increase that total. A white-toothed assassin you should consider for your teams.
Back Danny Ings And Southampton
Three gameweeks in a row without a return, sold by over 50,000 managers and out of form. Danny Ings has had a rough few weeks in front of goal but still looks sharp and for this reason, we are sticking with the English striker.
Southampton have the kindest fixture list over the next five gameweeks and this week they face Burnley at home, followed by Aston Villa also at St Mary’s. Despite losing to Liverpool last weekend and Tottenham in the FA Cup, there is an overwhelming feeling that Southampton have massively improved under Ralph Hassenhuttl and they can prove that across the next month or so.
Ings is the star man up top and will find form again in front of goal. Don’t let him go.
Son Back In Fashion
With some managers taking risks and moving on from Kevin De Bruyn, the most owned player in the game, it frees up room for another pricey midfielder. In the absence of Harry Kane, one man who must be considered is Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son.
At £10m, he doesn’t come cheap but with two goals in his past two games, he is bringing in some serious points. With Aston Villa away, following by a London derby against Chelsea, we are seeing the best from the Korean again after a turbulent season, to say the least.
Pushing into advanced areas, often as the furthest player forward means that he is providing another out of position option, something we simply cannot get enough off. Cheers, Son’s flying.