Fantasy Football: Coutinho, Hernandez and more – This week’s best picks

Fantasy Football: The Sport Review tips the best transfers to make ahead of a busy week of Premier League action

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Javier Hernández joined Manchester United in 2010 Photo: The Sport Review

Goalkeepers

Adrian (£4.5m) Adrian has managed to usurp Jussi Jaaskelainen and secure the number one spot at West Ham United. He has regularly been collecting points in recent weeks, earning points for his saves despite losing to Arsenal and Liverpool. Adrian will eye games against Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion as a chance to add some clean-sheet bonus points to his tally of 68.

Defenders

Calum Chambers (£3.9m) Some of the Southampton players may be on their summer holidays already, but Calum Chambers will be desperate to continue to impress Mauricio Pochettino. Chambers earned six points from the Saints’s 4-0 win against Newcastle United but picked up just two following losses to Manchester City and Cardiff City. Still, the Saints should do well from a game against struggling Aston Villa this weekend and he is a great price at £3.9m.

Winston Reid (£4.7m) Fast becoming a crowd favourite at West Ham, Winston Reid is excellent value at £4.7m. The New Zealand defender has only picked up three points from his last three games, but the Hammers man will have a chance to earn some serious points against Crystal Palace and West Brom this weekend. If the 25-year-old continues to perform at his current level, he could be in line for some bonus points, too.

Midfielders

Philippe Coutinho (£8.5m) The Brazil international scored the winner in the 3-2 victory over Manchester City last weekend. Philippe Coutinho has hit top form at the right stage of the season for Brendan Rodgers, picking up 30 points from his last five Premier League games. With Jordan Henderson suspended, greater onus will fall on Coutinho. A must pick heading into the final four games.

Samir Nasri (£8.4m) With David Silva and Yaya Toure both contending with injuries, Samir Nasri is ready-made replacement at a cheaper price. The France international scored a late equaliser for Manchester City mid-week. Like Coutinho, the former Arsenal man has hit form at the right time of the season, earning 37 points from his last six games.

Strikers

Javier Hernandez (£7.0m) With Robin van Persie injured and Wayne Rooney a doubt, Javier Hernandez could be in line for some more game time. The Mexico international scored twice in a comfortable win against Newcastle United last weekend, taking his tally to 16 points in two games.

Sergio Aguero (£12.0m) The Argentina international will be back in the City squad for the trip to Anfield. If the 25-year-old does have a minimal impact at Liverpool, Pellegrini will almost certainly give Sergio Aguero the chance to rediscover goal-scoring form against Sunderland in midweek. Perhaps a gamble considering his price, but he is a big-game player.

Captain’s pick

If you have Luis Suarez, the Uruguayan is your man. The 27-year-old has scored 10 goals in his last four games against Norwich City. Otherwise, Sergio Aguero could be a good shout.

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