There’s no Premier League football this weekend, but that won’t stop us thrusting some Fantasy Football bargains your way.
After all, an international break is the ideal opportunity to take stock of your strategy, make a well-thought-out change – or two, if you’ve got one left over or don’t mind incurring the four-point deduction, “speculate to accumulate” and all that – perhaps even play your wild card.
If you’ve still got the luxury of a wild card to call upon, then our top 10 Fantasy Football bargains are resoundingly for you!
We can’t guarantee anything – after all, it’s been such a topsy turvy season already. Who’d have foreseen Manchester United languishing in mid-table, or Southampton being in the top four?
It all presents some primo bet of the day football opportunities, but it’s quite a different matter when you’ve got a whole season’s worth of Fantasy Football gaming to contend with.
For sure there are plenty more twists and turns to come, so proceed with caution, and bear in mind that our top 10 Fantasy Football bargains are based on the official Premier League version of the game (although the principles should apply across the board).
Onwards, then, with the most educated guesses in all of Educatedguestdom – it’s our top 10 Fantasy Football bargains, yes it is!
Adnan Januzaj (Manchester United), £4.7m
Having helped the Red Devils to a crucial win at Sunderland with two splendid second half strikes, the young Belgian/Albanian/Kosovan/
Englishman/Serbian/Turk is likely to see a lot more action for Moyesey’s champions.
At that price, he’s practically a must have.
Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal), £6.6m
Ramsey’s price has been creeping up with each passing goal and assist, but he remains eminently affordable. In fat, such is his contribution that he’s still undervalued.
Can he keep it up? Well, he had a dry day at West Brom over the weekend but was still popping up in dangerous positions, so we don’t see why not.
Romelu Lukaku (Everton), £7.9m
Not all that cheap, granted, but given the £9m+ prices of several of his rivals, the on-loan Belgian affords you some leeway.
He’s bang in form and appears likely to start every game when fit, so ‘bargain’ it is.
Loïc Rémy (Newcastle United), £7.6m
Er, except for the bit about being an on-loan Belgian.
Luke Shaw (Southampton), £4.7m
We could have put any of the Saints’ first choice defenders, really – their young left back just happens to be the cheapest.
Just two goals conceded in seven games for Mauricio Pochettino’s men so far – can they keep it up? You decide!
Artur Boruc (Southampton), £4.5m
As you can see, their goalkeeper’s even cheaper.
Ross Barkley (Everton), £5.5m
He’s risen to the challenge and looks like he’ll play a pivotal role this season.
Early signs are there of a fruitful partnership with Lukaku, so plenty of lovely goals and assists could be in the offing.
Ravel Morrison (West Ham United), £4.4m
See above, except for the bit about a fruitful partnership with Lukaku.
We’re not sure how his price has remained that low given that he’s already scored four goals in all competitions, but you’d do well to take advantage of it.
That is, of course, if he can stay out of trouble.
Morgan Amalfitano (West Bromwich Albion), £5.1m
On loan from the season from Marseille, the French midfielder has sprung to life with a wonderful solo goal at Old Trafford and a wickedly whipped cross to assist Yacob against Arsenal.
Ben Davies (Swansea City), £5m
Though European distractions may disrupt their momentum, the Swans tend to keep their fair share of clean sheets.
Another young left back, Davies can also get forward to good effect – witness his fine goal against Arsenal the other week.
There you go, some Fantasy Football bargains for you. Good luck!