As we approach the deadline for another game-week, I will be your Cilla Black helping you choose from a panoply of players to take a seat in your team. “Surprise, surprise;“ you will see some familiar faces and some not so. Feel free to swipe left when in doubt, but when you match, be sure to swipe right.
· Emiliano Martínez (4.8m) of Aston Villa : Who needs a hero when you can have a Villan? Villa’s shot stopper has three clean sheets from four games in a season low on nils. He is like a sumo wrestler in a five-a-side goal; he makes the opposition feel like it is impossible to score.
· Adriannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn (my Sylvester Stallone voice From Rocky): I have not gone crazy; yes, I have not forgotten how many he let it against Villa. And there’s no Virgil Van Dijk, but I feel at 4.5m and with Liverpool’s fixtures, and with Alisson out until late November, Adrian could be a shrewd buy and differential.
· Nelson Semedo (5.5m) of Wolves made his switch from Barcelona. Wolves have a great run of the fixtures, and Sameda has 1.4% ownership. he has two clean sheets from three games under his belt, but he is known for attacking; he tends to spend more time in the opposition half than his own. His heat map resembles that of an alcoholic in a bar.
· Max Kilman (£4.0m) of Wolves has caught the imagination of managers who require a budget defender. He is currently the cheapest starting defender in the game. Kilman is the fifth most-bought defender in game-week 6 with over 120,000 new owners. Kilman has produced 21 points in the last two game-weeks.
· Lucas Digne (£6.2m) of Everton is the 6th highest point-earning defender and has a magical left foot one can easily mistake for Harry Potter’s Elder wand.
· Sergio Reguilón (£5.5m) or Serge Aurier (£5.2m) of Tottenham: Their fixtures and style of play complement these two as they are attacking and likely to get assists as well as potential clean sheets.
· Ross Barkley (£5.9m) / Jack Grealish (£7.2m) of Aston Villa: Barkley is the case of the ugly best friend of the pretty girl at the party. He will get you some action as most people are looking at Grealish thus allowing Barkley to do his thing.
Grealish is the 4th highest point-scoring midfielder and fourth most-owned midfielder in the game, sitting in 23 percent of squads. Villa’s upcoming schedule suggests he will continue to grow in popularity, and with Leeds next and their thirst for goals, I am sure Grealish and Co can exploit the openness of the game.
· Heung-Min Son (9.3m) of Tottenham is a stone-cold assassin with two things on his mind: Goals and Harry Kane. He is a must-have, especially with his upcoming fixture. Son is the 2nd highest point scorer in the game.
· James Rodriguez (8m) of Everton is a man on fire. Don’t be fooled by his Disney depiction of prince charming looks; he is not a gentleman in front of goal; he will punish you. If it is not a goal it is with an assist, and he’s sharing set-pieces duties with Digne.
· Neal Maupay (BHA) £6.6m of Brighton, Maupay has bagged a cool 32 points in the last four game-weeks, thanks to four goals plus an assist. He is a prime differential with a favorable run of fixtures. Up next is the Baggies who have one of the poorest defenses this season. Forget everything; just get him in for his celebrations.
· Sergio Aguero (10.4m) of Manchester City, get him in on him before a price rise: He is currently only owned by 1.9% of managers. I see a hattrick coming up against West Ham, but we all know to also beware of Pep and his rotations.
· Harry Kane (10.7m) of Tottenham: Known for his goal scoring abilities, he’s doing a good KDB imitation this year, currently with the most assists in the game and highest points total so far. Feel free to go for both Son and Kane, but Kane just edges it for me to buy first because he is on penalties.
Whoever takes your fancy, let me know. Is there a special someone else that is keeping you up at night? Please share in the comments section below!