Fantasy Football: Suárez, Sigurdsson & more – This weekend’s best picks

Fantasy Football: Roger Grealish tips the best transfers to make ahead of the Premier League games this weekend

By Roger Grealish
Luis Suarez
Luis Suárez scored 23 Premier League goals last season Photo: Back Page Images

Goalkeeper

Hugo Lloris (£6m): The France international has made a solid start to the season, with four clean sheets. Tottenham have an easy run of fixtures on the horizon, starting with a derby at West Ham, before games against Hull and Newcastle in their next four.

Defenders

Kolo Touré (£5m): Liverpool will be looking to continue their excellent start to season at home to struggling Crystal Palace. The Ivory Coast international is the cheapest option in the Liverpool back-line, earning 18 points already.

Michael Dawson (£5.1m): Dawson is Tottenham’s captain but yet remains their cheapest starting defender. The 28-year-old was rested for the mid-week trip to Russia. He has already helped his side keep four clean sheets and the club have an excellent run of fixtures.

Antonio Luna (£4.5m): Fresh from victory over Manchester City, a galvanised Villa will be looking for another impressive performance against Hull City. Paul Lambert deployed a back-three against City with “Tony Moon” deployed further up the pitch. He’s one to watch.

Midfielders

Morgan Amaltifano (£5.0m): Anyone watching his impressive performances against Sunderland and Manchester United will tell you that he looks the real deal. The 28-year-old scored two goals and an assist in three games – that’s a good return for a budget midfielder in a side whose confidence will be sky high after a win at Old Trafford.

Michu (£9.0m): Wilfried Bony isn’t making Swansea’s starting XI as Michu continues to be deployed as the most advanced player, which makes him a great fantasy prospect. A run of good fixtures including Sunderland, West Ham, Cardiff and Stoke means you should be bringing the Spaniard into your side.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.2m): The Iceland star has bagged three goals in three games since returning to the Spurs first-team. He is a cheaper option than Christian Eriksen for Tottenham’s imminent tasty run of games.

Forwards

Luis Suárez (£11.1m): It didn’t take long for the Uruguayan to announce his return from suspension. Luis Suarez’s quality needs no explanation, and his almost telepathic partnership with Daniel Sturridge is guaranteed goals and assists. Liverpool are another team with good upcoming fixtures. It’s hard to justify swapping out Sturridge for Suarez but your team should definitely have at least one of them.

Loic Remy (£7.5m): While Newcastle appear to be having a very poor time of it of late, Loic Remy has risen above it. The Frenchman has three goals in his last two games, earning five bonus points. Remy is a real natural finisher, a good mid-priced forward for those who can’t afford the big names.

Captain

It’s difficult to look beyond either of Liverpool’s strikers for this one. If for some reason you don’t have either in your team – and it really would be madness to omit both – Tottenham or Manchester United players offer a decent alternative.

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