Dan’s Transfer Targets

As we head into game week 31, Former Sky Sports Fantasy Football Champion Dan Cox highlights five players for you to consider for your fantasy XI this week.

Again there are just two days of action to navigate through this weekend – but it may be wise to look ahead to next weekend where there are just five fixtures. 

The FA Cup Quarter-Finals cause some Premier League fixture carnage, with none of Arsenal, Manchester City, Manchester United or Tottenham having a fixture in game week 32. 

In fact, next weekend sees Chelsea and Liverpool as the only top six sides to play. 

It’s well worth checking the fixtures to ensure you have a captain each day. And I know it may be a bit late if you don’t already own a Liverpool asset or two. But it can be a case of damage limitation to bring in the games top point scorer Virgil van Dijk, before you get left too far behind mini league rivals. 

And the great thing is you can bring in a Liverpool player on Sunday for the Burnley game, hopefully after your existing player has played on Saturday – therefore gaining an extra game and ensuring you have an additional player for next weekend also.

Virgil van Dijk

So as mentioned previously, Virgil van Dijk ( 9.9m ) is the top points scorer in the game with 236 points. Currently selected by 22.4 per cent of managers. I don’t think you can risk being without the Dutch international. He’s earned 44 points in three games since the Overhaul with three clean sheets, two goals and a MOTM. Plus the Liverpool colossus is over 40 points ahead of Eden Hazard – the second highest point scorer. Added in that Liverpool don’t have any blank game weeks ahead really does make van Dijk a welcome addition to your side.

Trent Alexander-Arnold ( 8.4m )

Trent Alexander-Arnold has been having a great season for Liverpool. He’s also been having a great season in Sky Sports Fantasy Football – with 132 points for the season. He has six assists, with three of those coming against Watford in last week’s 5-0 demolition. Which really adds to his appeal, combined with the clean sheet points he’s been picking up. In 11.9 per cent of teams, he’s a great price – coming in 1.5m cheaper than teammate van Dijk. 

Wilfred Zaha

I tipped him last week, and he duly delivered with a goal and MOTM performance. And this week again I’m tipping Wilfred Zaha ( 10.2m ). 

The Palace winger is sitting on 131 points and could add to his tally of eight goals and five assists this weekend. Palace host Brighton in the Sky Sports live lunchtime clash on Saturday and with an ownership of just 5.3 per cent, another points haul will see owners really benefit. With 43 points in his last four games the Ivorian is really in a great vein of form with four goals and two MOTM. 

Eden Hazard

As also mentioned previously Eden Hazard ( 11.8m ) is the second highest point scorer in the game on 197 points. Via 12 goals, 11 assists and six MOTM awards. 

In a considerable 23.1 per cent of teams and with a home fixture against Wolves up next for the blues. The Belgian could well add to that tally as Chelsea try and force their way back into the Premier League top four. 

Romelu Lukaku

I can’t remember the last time that Romelu Lukaku ( 12.7m ) made the five but it’s certainly been a while. The Belgian is in just 4.7 per cent of teams, which is less than Pablo Zabaleta ( 5.1 per cent ). 

On 123 points for the season with 12 goals and one assist. However he does have 34 points from his last two games, and he looks to have rediscovered his form and confidence. 

It’s Arsenal away for United this weekend followed by an easier run of Watford, Wolves, West Ham and Everton. So the United forward could be a great secret weapon. Especially with Manchester United on a great run and also with top four ambitions.


Become a member for just £1

You can join hundreds of fantasy managers and access all our membership content for just £1. Simply enter coupon code: DAN at checkout. You’ll also gain access to:

  • How to win a Sky Guide by former winner Dan Cox
  • Sky planning sheet that has helped the last two overall winners
  • The Algorithm – a Sky forecasting model
  • 40 plus membership articles a year
  • Advanced fixture ticker

Follow us:



Sky Tips Page


View all our latest fantasy football tips on our Homepage