ROACH’S FANTASY CORNER
Be weary of players who may be tired or picked up knocks after playing in midweek games. We had EFL Cup matches, UCL and UEL qualifiers midweek.
These teams played on Tuesday in the EFL Cup: Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Chelsea, Everton, Hull City, West Brom, Swansea, Stoke City and Watford.
Manchester City played on Wednesday in a UCL qualifier while West Ham played on Thursday in a UEL qualifier.
Defenders I recommend:
- MCAULEY (West Brom). He only costs £4.6 and has a cleansheet and a goal in his first two games. West Brom are at home vs Middlesborough and we all know that Tony Pulis sets his teams up very organized and defensively strong.
- I like Leicester City’s chances of getting a cleansheet at home where they host Swansea. So take your pick from WES MORGAN £5.0, ROBERT HUTH £5.0, DANNY SIMPSON £5.0 or CHRISTIAN FUCHS £5.5
- I also like Man City’s chances of getting a clean sheet at home where they host West Ham. West Ham just lost Andy Carroll and are having a striker crisis. They played a UEL qualifier on Thursday and could not score a goal at home against a Romanian team. STONES is the cheapest City defender who starts at £5.0. OTAMENDI and KOLAROV are a bit pricier at £6.0 but they have a better chance of getting a goal than Stones.
Midfielders I recommend:
- Again I really like City’s chances against West Ham on Sunday and two midfielders who look hot so far for City are NOLITO £9.0 and STERLING £8.0. Either of these players would be good to pick up.
- CAPOUE £4.6 on Watford is leading all midfielders in fantasy points so far with a goal in both of Watfords matches. Watford host Arsenal and their shaky defense. CAPOUE is really cheap, so it’s a great way to add money to your bank so you can afford other expensive players in the rest of your squad.
- I also like MAHREZ at £9.5. Leicester have had an underwhelming start but he looked really good against Arsenal last week after signing a new contract.
Forwards I recommend:
- SERGIO AGUERO £13.1. He is expensive but worth it as you can always rely on him to be your captain. As I mentioned above, they play a weak looking West Ham team this weekend.
- DIEGO COSTA £9.6. He’s had a goal in Chelsea’s first two matches and I think he can continue that vs Burnley if he can stay on the pitch.
- IBRAHIMOVIC £11.7. I’m not the biggest Ibra fan but I can’t deny this guy is a goal scorer so I say ride his streak.
Good luck and if you have any questions you can always tweet me at @RantKingRoach