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Dan’s Transfer Targets
As we head into Gameweek 27, Former Sky Sports Fantasy Football Champion Dan Cox highlights five players for you to consider for your fantasy XI this week.
As we enter the final round of fixtures before the overhaul I personally wouldn’t be looking to make any changes but if you can’t resist the temptation to make a transfer then here are five players that might shine this weekend.
Marcus Rashford ( 10.4m )
The United forward has been in sensational form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Scoring five goals in his last six games, which now takes his seasonal tally to nine goals. In just 11.1 per cent of teams – which is surprising considering he is substantially cheaper than the top priced strikers.
And with 122 points so far this season he’s not far behind the likes of Hueng-min Son, Sergio Aguero and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Rashford also boasts seven assists and three MOTM awards and seems to have nailed down a starting spot in United’s attack.
It’s a trip to Craven Cottage to face Fulham in the Saturday lunchtime kick off – a game you can watch live on Sky Sports. And hopefully watch the points roll in as Rashford faces a team that have conceded more goals than anyone else in the Premier League this season with 55 against.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ( 12.5m )
Also on Saturday, Arsenal travel to the John Smiths stadium to face rock bottom and seemingly doomed Huddersfield. With 46 goals conceded they are joint second in the goals against column. They’re not the worst team in Premier League history as they already have the same amount of points as Derby County earned in the 2007-2008 season. But they’re not far off. And with this is mind I fancy Arsenal to bounce back after last week’s defeat to Manchester City with a resounding win this weekend.
And who else but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ( 12.5m ) who is just one goal behind Mohamed Salah in the race for the golden boot. The Gunner’s forward has 144 points this season from 15 goals and five assists and is in just 16.9 per cent of all teams. So if you want to try and make a bit of ground up before the overhaul he could be a great pick.
Heung-min Son ( 10.6m )
Onto Sunday’s action and Spurs face Leicester in the first game of the day live on Sky Sports. And again, who else but man of the moment Heung-min Son ( 10.6m ). The Korean now has 126 points for the season from ten goals, seven assists and three MOTM. In a staggering lowly four per cent of teams – again he’s a great pick at a more than agreeable price tag.
He scored the winner last week and was MOTM in the late 1-0 win over Newcastle and I think he’ll be at the heart of the action again this week with Harry Kane still sidelined. Added to the fact Tottenham are still in the title race it’s a must win game for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
Diogo Jota ( 8.3m ) and Raul Jimenez ( 7.9m )
Onto the Monday Night Football live on Sky Sports and it’s Wolves versus Newcastle at Molineux. Wolves have taken to the Premier League like a duck to water and currently sit eighth in the table so I think they are definately worth taking a look at. I talked him up all summer and he then failed to do anything of note, but maybe I should have been more patient with Diogo Jota ( 8.3m ). He’s now on 85 points for the season, with 43 in his last four games alone. With five goals, four assists and three MOTM this season for the Portugeuse forward. In just 1.6 per cent of teams he’s a real differential pick that could boost your league placing before the overhaul.
Another Wolves man in great form is Raul Jimenez, the Mexican forward scored again last weekend in the win over Everton to take his tally for the season to nine goals. Add in his seven assists and three MOTM and he’s now on 134 points for the season. Not bad for a striker listed at just 7.9m – that really is a bargain. Also in a low amount of teams at just 10.9 per cent again if you fancy a late transfer on monday to gain an extra game then he could also fire you up the leaderboard if he gets a goal or two on Monday night.
Any questions or dilemmas, find me on twitter @dancox82 and I’ll do my best to get back to you.
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