Fantasy Premier League bargains – come and get ’em! The Premier League’s official fantasy football game is now open for (transfer) business ahead of the 2014-15 season, and have we got some tips for you.
The football itself doesn’t kick off until August 16th, so yes, it is a bit early to be giving you our top 10 Fantasy Premier League bargains – but admit it, you’ve been champing at the bit to build your squad.
After all, that’s why you’re here.
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Now, on with the Fantasy Premier League bargains…
1. Steven Naismith – £5m
The Everton forward ended last season on fire, finishing the term as the Toffees’ joint-second top goal-scorer alongside Kevin Mirallas.
2. Joel Ward – £5m
Crystal Palace defenders came into vogue in the second half of last season as Tony Pulis led them to safety, and Ward accumulated the most points of them all.
3. Phil Bardsley – £4.5m
Sunderland improved immeasurably after restoring Bardsley to their defence last season, and he’s got a cracking shot on him. A shrewd signing for Stoke City.
4. Joel Campbell – £5.5m
The young Costa Rica forward could get his fair share of playing time this season after impressing in pre-season. Also keep an eye on the progress of £5m teammate Yaya Sanogo.
5. Stephen Ireland, £5m
It’s been a while since Ireland was the goal-scoring star of Manchester City, but his sparkling pre-season form suggests he’s all set to be a key man for the Potters this season.
6. Aiden McGeady, £5.5m
With Gerard Deulofeu now back at Barcelona, pacy winger McGeady should get more game time at Everton this campaign.
7. Edin Džeko, £8.5m
If the Manchester City forward picks up where he left off last season then he’s an absolute must at that price.
8. Andre Schürrle, £7.5m
Fresh from winning the World Cup, Schürrle could well go on to get 10-12 goals this season – given that he’s listed as a midfielder, that would make for a considerable points haul.
9. Gylfi Sigurðsson, £6m
It may not quite have worked out for the Icelandic midfielder at Spurs, but he was prolific during his last spell at Swansea City and can be so again if the deal is completed.
10. Jon Flanagan or José Enrique, £5m
One of them will be Liverpool’s starting left-back this season. Might be best to wait and see which one – but with Enrique very much on the comeback trail from injury, we’re thinking Flanagan.