Fantasy Football picks: Harry Kane, Bacary Sagna and more
Here are the best picks for your Fantasy Football team ahead of this weekend's Premier League fixtures
Tim Krul (£4.5m) While Tim Krul may have kept just one clean sheet in four Premier League games, the Netherlands international has made more saves than any other goalkeeper in the English top flight. Tim Howard and Alex McCarthy are close on the Newcastle goalkeeper’s heels, but the shot-stoppers will face Chelsea and Manchester City this weekend. Krul has already amassed 20 Fantasy Football points and can add to that tally against West Ham at Upton Park.
Bacary Sagna (£5.1m) The France defender has occupied Manchester City’s right-back spot in the absence of Pablo Zabaleta. Bacary Sagna has been a key part of Manuel Pellegrini’s defence which is yet to concede a goal in four Premier League games. The former Arsenal defender is contending with an ankle injury, but if fit, Sagna is a must in any Fantasy Football side.
Aaron Creswell (£5.5m) Injury to Crystal Palace’s impressive Joel Ward means a shake-up at the back is in order for shrewd Fantasy Footballers. West Ham full-back Aaron Creswell is second only the Palace man statistically in terms of the top performing defenders in the Premier League so far. A home game against Newcastle should represent a reasonably good chance to secure a clean sheet bonus, too.
Dusan Tadic (£6.9m) The Southampton midfielder has scored two goals in four games for the south coast club this season. Admittedly, the Serb scored both of those goals in their recent 3-0 win against Norwich City but it means little more than Tadic is a man hitting form. Sadio Mane is another option in midfield but the Southampton star costs 0.9m more than his Saints team-mate. Go with Tadic.
Bakary Sako (£5.5m) Continuing the trend of picking in-form players, Crystal Palace summer signing Bakary Sako has hit the ground running in the Premier League. He scored in Palace’s 2-1 victory over Chelsea last time out. Why can’t he do the same against Manchester City? Sako has racked up 23 points in his last two games, which makes him well worth a gamble for Fantasy Football players, especially at £5.5m.
Harry Kane (£9.4m) The Tottenham Hotspur striker is yet to get off the mark in the Premier League this season. However, the 22-year-old scored in successive England games during the international break. His Three Lions skipper Wayne Rooney is another option but costs £1m more than Kane.
Radamel Falcao (£7.2m) Something of a left-field choice but Radamel Falcao did score in his last Premier League game, opening his account for Chelsea. Diego Costa isn’t firing for the Blues and Falcao’s services may be required again. His £7.2m fee represents decent value for a striker playing for the defending Premier League champions with his pedigree.
With Liverpool and Manchester United meeting at Old Trafford, it is best to avoid selecting a player involved in that fixture. Your best bet is probably a Manchester City player, particularly Sergio Aguero, David Silva or Yaya Toure.
Data courtesy of the EA SPORTS Player Performance Index, the Official Player Rating Index of the Barclays Premier League