Jose is back, domestic football is back, and the FPL is back. This weekend will see more than six million managers return to action, so it’s not only Mourinho looking to make an immediate impact after the international break.
For those looking to be the Special One in the FPL this season, here are three easy-to-follow tips ahead of another promising weekend of Premier League action. Follow our lead, and you may well be awash with green arrows on Tuesday morning.
Back Aguero To Deliver
Coming off the back of a loss against Liverpool, Manchester City are a wounded animal and Pep Guardiola will be hoping for a fearsome response against Chelsea on Saturday. In the corresponding fixture last season, Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as City romped to a 6-0 win, which made them the Argentine’s favourite opponent.
Against no other side has he scored more goals, having hit 15 in 18 appearances against the Blues across his career, and in the Premier League that record reads 10 goals in 13 games. Frank Lampard’s side have made a brilliant start to the season and it should be a cracking game, but Aguero should get on the scoresheet. Consider him as captain.
Don’t Miss Out On The Leicester Juggernaut
If you haven’t got three Leicester City players already in, do it right now. With five favourable fixtures in a row starting this weekend with Brighton, you simply cannot miss out. Jamie Vardy is top scorer and a must-own striker heading into the weekend, while James Maddison, Youri Tielemans, Ben Chilwell and Ricardo Pereira are also exciting options.
Leicester are serious top-four challengers this season and you must take full advantage while their players are still ‘reasonably’ priced. It is up to you which two players you team up with Vardy, but do not miss out on these points.
Take Advantage Of Mourinho Bounce At Spurs
Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham side will be difficult to predict as well as difficult to beat, but they could provide a chance to take a gamble and make up serious ground if you predict the line-up correctly. Players such as Serge Aurier, Danny Rose and Christian Eriksen could be reinvigorated under the Portuguese manager and points could be made up.
Many people will choose the ‘wait and see’ tactic here with Spurs facing West Ham this weekend, but if you are bold and bring in somebody like Eriksen ahead of the game, the gamble could pay off. Probably not a move to pull off if you are leading your division but if you have ground to make up and need to take risks then this could be a masterstroke.