Fantasy Football: Kane, Moreno and more – your mid-week picks
Steven Prince picks out the runners and riders for another intriguing gameweek
Julian Speroni (£4.8m) Two BAFTA best film nominations – Boyhood and Birdman – perfectly sum up the Argentine cult hero and his Palace career. Having been at the club for nearly 12 years (Boyhood), Julian Speroni has been often erratic but remains a hero for the Eagles faithful (Birdman) – a real-life Birdman one might say.
Nathaniel Clyne (£5.9m) As part of the league’s meanest defence, Clyne has the perfect attack/defence balance and looks ready to make the right-back berth his own for club, arguably already accomplished, and country. 32.9 per cent of people cannot be wrong – that’s almost enough to win a general election.
Alberto Moreno (£5.1m) The diminutive strawberry blonde Spaniard has been masquerading in left midfield recently and whether successfully or otherwise, this helps his stats no end. Moreno scored in the first game between Liverpool and Spurs in August.
Ki Sung-Yeung (£5.6m) Without Gylfi Sigurdsson available, the South Korean has had to step into the Icelander’s snow shoes and be the creative force for the Swans whilst remaining as reliable as a Daewoo, with the panache of Samsung.
Nemanja Matic (£5.5m) If Serbia built metronomes, they’d probably resemble the giant Chelsea midfielder. Without elucidating too highly about Matic, he makes the team tick – usually about 100 beats per minute. The Serbian has been superb this season but is missing his midfield compadre in Fabregas. But only £5.5m – you do the maths.
Jermain Defoe (£6.0m) Fresh from a year-long holiday in Toronto, one of the players who is probably number nine on Harry Redknapp’s speed dial can play with relative freedom knowing he does not need to impress the Sith lord Redknapp in order to secure yet another transfer. Two goals in three games since returning from the Rockies.
Harry Kane (£6.1m) The golden boy of north London takes his one-man band, with supporting orchestra, to Anfield on the next leg of his ‘Kane for England’ tour. Rumours of an international tour with performances at Wembley to be confirmed. Four goals in two for Citizen Kane, and ridiculous amounts of newspaper coverage.
With QPR at sixes, sevens, eights and possibly even nines and tens, Jermain Defoe will be an excellent shout. If you look up fox-in-the-box in the dictionary, Defoe’s picture and career stats are listed below. Or Harry Kane as he can do no wrong.