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Dan’s Transfer Targets
As we head into Gameweek 30, Former Sky Sports Fantasy Football Champion Dan Cox highlights five players for you to consider for your fantasy XI this week.
There are just two days of action this week but there are plenty of decision to make on transfers and captains.
Harry Kane ( 13m )
The action kicks off on Saturday with the North London Derby. Spurs host Arsenal at Wembley in the lunchtime kick off and a returning Harry Kane could be a great option.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have lost their last two games, but Kane has a fantastic record against their bitter rivals with eight goals in eight league appearances. So I wouldn’t be surprised to see the double golden boot winner add to his goals tally. In fact in eight Premier League games against Arsenal he’s only failed to score once.
He scored in the 2-1 defeat to Burnley, in his first start since an injury lay off on January 13th, but endured a disappointing night at Stamford Bridge in midweek.
Selected by just 21.8 per cent of teams he’s the third most selected striker. Somewhat behind Mohamed Salah and Sergio Aguero – so a goal or two will really boost owners leaderboard position.
Miguel Almiron ( 8.3m )
What an amazing full debut last week for record Newcastle signing Miguel Almiron.
The Paraguayan forward, who arrived for £21m from MLS side Atlanta United, started his first game for the Magpies. And he was instrumental as Rafa Benitez’s side eased past 10-man Huddersfield.
Almiron started on the left of a front three alongside Rondon and Perez and caused problems for the visitors throughout.
It was Tommy Smith’s dangerous lunge on him that reduced the visitors to ten men after 20 minutes.
Almiron really should have opened his account in the 12th minute, racing clear he lofted the ball over the advancing Lossl, only to see his effort rebound off the post.
Almiron finished the match with three shots on target, earning tier one shot bonus and was unlucky not to have scored or registered an assist. He did however collect the man of the match award. But it was a great showing from Newcastle’s new addition. Priced at just 8.3m and in just 0.6 per cent of teams I think it’s safe to say his ownership is going to increase rapidly.
With a trip to the London stadium on Saturday followed by games against Everton and Bournemouth – Newcastle do have some great games on the horizon.
And looking ahead there are a couple of single game days involving Newcastle – Arsenal on 1st April and Leicester on the 12th April so bringing in Almiron now provides you with a captain for both games.
Wilfred Zaha ( 10.2m )
With 118 points this season Wilfred Zaha ( 10.2m ) has been steadily if unspectacularly picking up points. The Ivorian is in just 5.2 per cent of teams, however his two strikes against Leicester last weekend took his seasonal tally to seven goals. And he’s somewhat in form with 49 points in his last eight games.
With a trip to Turf Moor at the weekend Zaha is a good bet to add to his tally having scored six of his seven goals away from home.
Jamie Vardy ( 11.5m )
Leicester travel to Vicarage Road in the first of the Sky Sports Super Sunday live treble. And he hasn’t been in great form – with just a solitary goal since New Year’s Day – before Tuesday nights goal against Brighton. But I wouldn’t bet against Jamie Vardy getting back amongst the action and Leicester seeing an upturn in results as often happens after a managerial change.
With nine goals and three assists, Vardy is on 98 points for the season and in a remarkably low 2.2 per cent of teams. But perhaps Brendan Rodgers’ appointment will see a return of form for Vardy and his Leicester City team mates. Especially given their favourable fixtures in the coming weeks. The Foxes face Watford, Fulham, Burnley, Bournemouth, Huddersfield, Newcastle and West Ham in the next seven weeks and I think he’s a great differential pick.
Eden Hazard ( 11.8m )
Chelsea travel to Craven Cottage on Sunday and a popular captain will be Eden Hazard. The Belgian is having a great season despite Chelsea’s recent struggles. With 12 goals, ten assists and six man of the match awards Hazard is the second highest points scorer in the game on 192 points. Just behind Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk who tops the list with 224.
In 22.3 per cent of teams – again a good score on Sunday should see owners climb the leaderboard and all important mini leagues.
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