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Fantasy Football Tips, Gameweek 14 – Midfielders and Strikers

In which we wonder if it's time to replace a certain Manchester City star with one of his teammates.

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Samir Nasri, one of our Fantasy Football tips for Gameweek 14
Nasri… Yours for just £8.1m (Image: Brad Tutterow)

Yesterday we deigned to give you our goalkeeping and defensive Fantasy Football Tips for Gameweek 14, so why not follow that with our midfield and striker tips?

Just remember – we can’t predict this weekend’s events with 100 per cent accuracy, so there is a minute possibility that our Fantasy Football tips might not work out for you.

Oh, and we ought to point out that our tips are based on the official Premier League version of the game, but the principles should apply across the board.

Onwards, then…

Fantasy Football Tips, Gameweek 14 – Midfielders

Samir Nasri’s double for Manchester City against Swansea City confirmed our thinking that it’s time to take Yaya Touré out of our side.

The Ivorian may have assisted one of his goals, but he plays too deep to carry on his early-season goal-scoring form, especially since he now looks to have competition from Álvaro Negredo to take direct free kicks.

You can have Nasri or Jesús Navas, who scored a brace of his own against Tottenham Hotspur last week, for £8.1m, a whole £1.5m less than Touré’s current valuation.

However, City face a tough trip to West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday night – that’s why we replaced Touré with Liverpool’s £8.9m Steven Gerrard.

The Reds may have lost at Hull City but they regular rack up big scores against bottom-half opposition at Anfield.

They welcome Norwich City on Wednesday and West Ham United on Saturday, so we’re backing Gerrard to continue a run of form that’s seen him get three goals and five assists in the last eight games.

Our ploy depends of course on Brendan Rodgers not deciding to rest him for either of these games – Gerrard is after all getting on a bit, and the fixtures stack up at this time of year.

Beware rotation, folks! They tend to affect midfielders and strikers more than goalkeepers and defenders, so keep your eye on that team news.

Fantasy Football Tips, Gameweek 14 – Strikers

Gameweek 13 was a disaster for anyone with both Luis Suárez and Sergio Agüero in their side.

We wouldn’t have thought there’d be too many times when they both play without either scoring or assisting, so we wouldn’t panic just yet.

In fact, with the aforementioned home games against Norwich and West Ham coming up this week, we’ll be making our Suárez captain.

He has twice scored a hat-trick against Norwich previously, just so you know.

Wayne Rooney is in fine fettle going into Manchester United’s home game against his old side Everton, so the £11.1m it’d take to land him looks like increasingly worthwhile if not downright necessary.

He’s got five goals and five assists in his last six games, making him a veritable points machine.

With Arsenal at home to Hull City, £9.1m Olivier Giroud might be worth considering. Their midfielders are rich sources of points too, but you should know that already.

Meanwhile, Everton’s on-loan Gerard Deulofeu is unfortunately listed as a striker – we say unfortunately as he’d be a cracking midfield punt at just £5.4m, but keep an eye on him in case his goal return justifies including him as one of your three front men.

Happy selecting, dear readers!

NOW: check out our goalkeeper and defence Fantasy Football tips for Gameweek 14