Dan’s Transfer Targets
As we head into Gameweek 21, 2016/17 Sky Sports Fantasy Football Champion Dan Cox highlights five players for you to consider for your fantasy XI this week.
There’s another double game week to navigate in week 21. So, as usual, there are plenty of captaincy choices to make and transfers to contemplate. And for the first time in a long time – maybe a Manchester United player or two might be worth considering.
The fixtures start on Saturday the 29th of December and take you right through New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day and the game week concludes with the top of the table clash of Manchester City versus Liverpool on Thursday the 3rd of January.
Last week’s five had a decent enough week between them with nine goals and three assists but it was a double game week I suppose.
Harry Kane 13m
On the back of his brace at Goodison, and goal against Bournemouth – Harry Kane (13m) is firmly in my sights. I know I’ve mentioned him most weeks but simply how the fixtures fall I think he’s needed. Spurs host Wolves on Saturday and I think he’s the best captaincy option for the day. Especially given that Spurs have been in red-hot form scoring 11 goals in their last two games.
Son Heung-min 10.6m
Another Spurs asset that has been in blistering form is Son Heung-min (10.6m) the South Korean has racked up 75 points in his last seven games via seven goals, four assists and two MOTM awards.
Ridiculously in just 3.4% of teams, he’s a great pick and considerably lower in price than the majority of strikers. One thing to bear in mind is that Son is participating in the Asian games in January so if you bring him in now you may only get four games out of him. But if he can continue the form he’s been in I see no reason why not to transfer him in. Just be mindful that it’s a short-term move.
Moving onto Sunday, Manchester United host Bournemouth at Old Trafford – live on Sky Sports. And I know it’s been a while but Manchester United players are back in demand.
Paul Pogba 10.6m
Paul Pogba (10.6m) has endured a torrid time in the last few months. But if the first two games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s reign are anything to go by he’s going to be a man in demand for Sky Sports fantasy managers. In Solskjaer’s first match in charge of the Red Devil’s Pogba registered two assists and also easily achieved tier two passing bonus – finishing the match with 11 points.
But he absolutely ran riot against Huddersfield, scoring twice, taking home the MOTM and achieving passing bonus and shots bonus for a massive 23 points.
The World Cup winner was also just one successful tackle away from a hattrick of bonus.
As well as Bournemouth, Manchester United also face Newcastle away on Wednesday night so again Pogba could be a great captaincy choice.
Marcus Rashford 10.4m
Especially if a rejuvenated United can keep up the goalscoring form they have been in. I also think that Marcus Rashford (10.4m) could be a great pick. In just 3.4% of teams, he’s returned 26 points in the last four games from scoring two and assisting two. He could be a really shrewd signing.
Jesse Lingard ( 9.7m) and Anthony Martial (10.5m) could also be worth monitoring – but let’s not go Manchester United crazy just yet.
If your not totally convinced with the Manchester United resurgence, and would prefer to look at the blue side of Manchester, despite Pep’s side losing three of their last four league games.
Kevin De Bruyne 12m
Then you may have noticed a certain Belgian has returned from injury for Manchester City. Kevin De Bruyne (12m) started the last game and has come off the bench in the previous two so I presume it’s safe to say he’s back.
Boasting 281 points, De Bruyne (12m) was the biggest point-scoring midfielder by 51 points last season, justifying his price as the most expensive midfielder this year. The Belgian playmaker created 17 goals for the champions and scored another eight, while claiming 10 Sky Sports man-of-the-match awards. Although Manchester City host a wealth of talent De Bruyne has always been the pick of the bunch when it comes to Sky Sports Fantasy Football.
Any questions or dilemmas? Find me on twitter @dancox82 and I’ll happily answer them. You’ll also find some videos on my twitter feed to help you with your team.