We’re got Fantasy Football 2015/16 tips to help you win that Super League
We’ve had twelve rounds of Premier League matches – how is your fantasy team doing? Not so great? You’re not the only one, although this article is designed to improve your team over the next few weeks so that your scores improve right the way through to Christmas and beyond.
Forget the bad scores of the past and look ahead to the future. The international break gives us a chance to reflect on our team and the transfers that can help you bounce back up the Super League table.
The Aguero Conundrum
Let’s start with SERGIO AGUERO, the cause of much frustration already this season. We know that the Manchester City striker is red-hot, with Kun having scored five goals against Newcastle to demonstrate that he is absolutely lethal when chances come his way. However, we don’t know exactly when Aguero will return to the fold, Manuel Pellegrini is sure to use him sparingly and Manchester City appear to be doing well in the Champions League.
All of these things mean that we should consider a future without Aguero unless he’s getting regular game time in the Premier League and starting to do the business. You can build a contingency plan to get him in the team but he’s pretty damn expensive for someone who has fired blanks a fair few times this campaign.
What about Alexis Sanchez?
Yes, it’s getting a bit frustrating as the Chilean continues to amass low scores after an initial burst of excitement. It’s particularly galling when Mesut Ozil is picking up so many points in the Arsenal midfield, although we recommend that you sit tight with Sanchez who is clearly a goal-getter capable of big scores as he proved against Leicester and Manchester United.
So what else should we be doing?
Well, Jamie Vardy is a must-have but we’re probably preaching to the converted. Harry Kane is now showing the sort of form that marked him out as a surprise package last season and he should be considered as another of your strikers. Perhaps it’s also time to give Romelu Lukaku that third striker slot in place of the likes of Graziano Pelle, especially with Rom looking the part on a week-to-week basis.
Riyad Mahrez continues to plunder points even if he’s slowed down a bit, while Gerard Deulofeu looks like a better option over Ross Barkley in the Everton midfield, with several assists coming from the right boot of the Spaniard.
What about the defence?
Jack Butland for Stoke seems to be be a strong keeping choice, with the Potters having enjoyed the return of Ryan Shawcross against Chelsea. We also like the Southampton defence, with Virgil Van Dijk racking up bonus points and possibly the stand-out pick at the moment.
Also consider Watford defenders who are looking particularly robust at Vicarage Road, while Laurent Koscielny and Hector Bellerin (when fit) can also help strengthen the cause.