We’re technically back with a mini DGW (Tottenham) and a blank (Crystal Palace), but only just! Let’s be honest, I doubt many Fantrax Managers out there have too much money tied up in Palace assets, so all attention is on Mourinho’s side, who were just dished out a humbling by Ole’s Man Utd side.
Keep in mind that UCL and Europa League fixtures take place this week, so that needs to be factored in. Teams in the hunt for the Top 4 are looking great value at the moment as the battle continues to entertain.
One tiny bonus is that Spurs’ first match is our Friday deadline game of the week, so we get to see one confirmed Tottenham lineup before we commit (and Everton’s too).
Rui Patrício (WOL vs SHU $10.54) — Wolves have a run of good fixtures coming up, so it could be a good time to invest in their defensive assets. Patricio faces bottom of the table Blades who last week were the only team for a long time who failed to score against Arsenal.
Bernd Leno (ARS vs FUL $10.96) — Talking of Arsenal, Leno offers a decent possibility of a clean-sheet. Arsenal may have been on a poor run defensively, but they should take confidence from last week and kick-on. Fulham blanked last time out and have dropped off from previous resurgent form.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (LEE vs LIV, $13.98) - The Premium-Priced Defender is finally reminding us Fantasy Manager what he’s capable of. TAA being overlooked for the England team seems to have spurred him on and he’s looking back to his best, grabbing a quality goal last time out. Leeds are playing well right now but they liked to ship a goal.
Sergio Reguilon (EVE vs TOT + TOT vs SOU, $7.68) — The first of our Spurs trio enjoying a DGW. Spurs haven’t been great, but they face a couple of sides who aren’t collectively having the best run of form. Reguilon seems to be the most viable asset, especially as he has an assist in him.
Romain Saiss (WOL vs SHU $9.63) — A double-up for Wolves defensive options. Saiss has been back in favour with the team for a while now and has previously proven that he can provide points at both ends of the pitch.
Jesse Lingard (NEW vs WHU, $6.44) — With only one blank for West Ham so far in the league, it’s getting increasingly hard to find a reason to leave Lingard out of your side. West Ham is well in the race for a Champions League place, and Lingard is the talisman of the side right now. Leave him out at your peril. Next up is Newcastle, which has been in terrible form recently.
Callum Robinson (LEI vs WBA, $6.10) — A few weeks back, it may have been a real surprise to see any attacking West Brom assets, yet here we are. The Baggies followed their drubbing of Chelsea with a convincing win over the Saints last time out, making it eight goals in their last two games. Robinson looks great value, with three goals in these games.
Kai Havertz (CHE vs BHA $4.15) — Havertz is one of the cheapest Chelsea assets and looks to continue to get a run of games in Tuchel’s side. Apart from the slip up against West Brom, Chelsea still looks to be in good enough form and should be motivated by the hunt for Champions League football. Havertz looks great value, both scoring and assisting last time out.
Lucas Moura (EVE vs TOT + TOT vs SOU, $7.03) — The obvious Spurs midfield pick would of course be Son Heung-Min, but he is priced at a premium $20+. Moura has three assists in his last four matches and will be a differential pick for this one. He’s certainly worth looking at with two games to play, especially with no European Fixtures to get in the way. Verify his selection when we see Friday’s lineup.
Harry Kane (EVE vs TOT + TOT vs SOU, $25.28) — The most expensive player in the game currently, but for good reason. Kane should be the first name on everyone’s team-sheet, especially with two games to look forward to. Southampton has been leaking goals, and Kane has 19 plus 13 assists this year in the league.
Kelechi Iheanacho (LEI vs WBA, $3.93) — The former forgotten Man City player is finally proving his goal-scoring prowess for Leicester. It’s now seven goals in the last five games, so he looks a great investment right now.
Edinson Cavani (MAN vs BUR, $5.39) — After a while out on the sides, Cavani has come back and offered up great value for money, scoring and assisting last time out in a big win over Spurs. Cavani’s experience could be invaluable for a Man Utd side looking to secure 2nd place in the League.
Will you triple-up on Spurs assets? More even? Are are you going for form over fixtures? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments!