We’ve already given you our goalkeeping and defensive Fantasy Football Tips for Gameweek 7, so let’s get cracking with midfield and strikers.
Just bear one thing in mind: we’re not privy to this weekend’s Premier League results, so there is a chance – just a teensy-weensy smidgen of one – that our Fantasy Football tips might not come good.
On we go, then…
Fantasy Football Tips, Gameweek 7 – Midfielders
Anyone smart enough to have had all of Aaron Ramsey, Yaya Touré, Gylfi Sigurðsson and Robbie Brady in their team over the weekend will have been, perhaps quite literally, laughing.
Each one scored yet again for Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City respectively, although Brady’s was again a penalty and therefore not suggestive of sustainability.
Unless of course Steve Bruce’s Tigers continue to be awarded an inordinate number of penalties. Still, at just £5.2m, he’s a handy option.
At £7m Sigurðsson also represents good value, but Spurs’s wealth of midfield options don’t bode well for his chances of remaining first choice in the long run.
So, how many clichés can you cram into one sentence?
Anyway, the upshot of all this is to say that Ramsey (£6.2m) and Touré (£8.9m) look like the best ‘long term’ options.
The Gunners seem to be invincible away from home, so you’d have to fancy Ramsey’s chances of continuing his streak at West Brom this weekend.
Ditto Touré at home to Everton, especially if City get the defeat at Aston Villa out of their system and revert to their form of the Manchester derby.
As for the on-form Toffees, Ross Barkley can still be had for just £5.3m – he scored his second of the season against Newcastle on Monday, and his link-up play with Romelu Lukaku hinted at plenty more goals and assists to come.
Villa’s free kick hero Leandro Bacuna is available for the paltry sum of £4.6m. Just sayin’.
Fantasy Football Tips, Gameweek 7 – Strikers
Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suárez linked up to devastating effect in Liverpool’s 3-1 win at Sunderland on Sunday – the Reds welcome struggling Crystal Palace to Anfield this weekend, you “do the math”.
Neither are cheap – £9.5m and £10.9m respectively, since you ask – but a reliable goal-scorer makes for primo captain material in Fantasy Football.
The aforementioned Lukaku is available for £7.4m, but then anyone who saw him tear Newcastle a new one the other night may already have availed of that.
Early signs are that Wayne Rooney will have one of his prolific seasons, even if they all are from free kicks – Manchester United go to Sunderland this weekend for a relegation six-pointer (arf!), so he could be a wise choice of captain.