The international break is over, and the Premier League returns this weekend with some absolute corkers. For fantasy footballers, though, the return of the Premier League is a mixed blessing. The internationals have wreaked havoc with some squads and proved fruitful for others. Man City, for example, have lost two key players in Sergio Aguero and David Silva to injury. On the other hand, fellow title contenders Arsenal have suffered no injuries and Sanchez, Walcott, Chamberlain and Cazorla have all scored. All this sets up this weekend’s action neatly, so here are the 3 players you should look at bringing in to your fantasy football team this weekend…
Wilfried Bony – £8.2 million
The international break was not kind to Man City, who lost Aguero and Silva to injury. However, Aguero’s extended absence should give Wilfried Bony the chance to start up top for the next few weeks. His limited starts this year have reduced his price down to £8.2 million, which is great value for a starting striker in the Man City team for over a month.
Theo Walcott has been on fire for Arsenal and England recently, and he is grabbing the chance to start up top with both hands. This makes it all the more surprising to see that he is actually a MIDFIELDER in Fantasy Football, and only worth £8.6 million. If he continues this rich vein of form, which he might well do away at Watford this weekend, then his value will surely sky rocket soon. Get him in asap!
Southampton’s front line have been banging in the goals, and against top opposition too. Their most recent win, 3-1 away at Chelsea, showcased their confidence and ruthlessness in front of goal. At the head of this attack is Graziano Pellé, who scored two goals against Man United and another against Chelsea. Just behind him, and at a measly £7.9 million, is Sadio Mané. Although he plays in attack for the Saints, he is categorised as a midfielder, so his goalscoring exploits reap even more rewards than his Italian teammate.