Fantasy Premier League Gameweek Three: Four Cheaper Strikers Who Made A Statement

Four forwards who snuck under the radar this weekend
16:38, 27 Aug 2019

Is it time to play the Wildcard chip?

My frustration deepens when players increasingly rise in price and low valued assets continue to deliver big points.

We take a look at four cheaper strikers who made a statement this weekend despite being written off by many managers.

The question is, who do we transfer in?

Wesley Moraes (£6.0m)

22-year-old Wesley Moraes helped Aston Villa to their first win of the 2019/20 Premier League season following a 21st-minute strike against Everton.

The forward registered his first goal for the West Midlands club, claiming all three bonus points and cementing a nine-point haul.

With a Man of the Match performance combined with Villa’s juicy up and coming fixtures, the club record signing a tasty pick.

Selected by 1.6% of teams, Wesley will most certainly be a standout differential.

Next five fixtures: CRY (A), WHU (H), ARS (A), BUR (H), NOR (A)

Tammy Abraham (£7.1m)

After scoring his first two goals of the season in a victory over Norwich, Tammy Abraham will be flooding with confidence. 

The England U21 international hit two shots on target in the entire game, both resulting in two well-taken goals, demonstrating how clinical the forward is.

With Chelsea’s No.9 position still in question, Abraham has definitely made a case for himself and looks likely to be Frank Lampard’s first choice.

Next five fixtures: SHU (H), WOL (A), LIV (H), BHA (H), SOU (A)

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Sébastien Haller (£7.4m)

Since arriving this summer, West Ham’s record signing Sébastien Haller had made a slow start to life in the Premier League.

Following a Man of the Match performance along with a brace, the Frenchman has been transferred in over 70,000 times since The Hammers’ victory against Watford on Saturday.

Haller’s stats against Watford:

Aerial duels won: 7

Shots: 4

Shots on target: 3

Goals: 2

Chances created: 1

Including Andriy Yarmolenko, Manuel Lanzini and Felipe Anderson in support, we expect the 25-year-old to increase his tally providing a good run of fixtures coming up.

Next five fixtures: NOR (H), AVL (A), MUN (H), BOU (A), CRY (H)

Joelinton (£5.9m)

Thanks to Newcastle’s new £40m man, the Magpies have secured their first points of the campaign during a surprise victory against Tottenham.

The most impressive aspect of Joelinton’s game was his ability to hold-up play and find teammates running into space, demonstrating his potential to create chances and register assists on top.

Scoring his first goal for the club will lift a huge weight off the Brazilian’s shoulders and he will be gleaming with confidence following the outcome of the result.

Next five fixtures: WAT (H), LIV (A), BHA (H), LEI (A), MUN (H)