The Premier League is back! One of the most engaging things about the Premier League for fans around the world is choosing their very own Fantasy Premier League team and chopping and changing it all season long in attempt to win the ultimate prize of all. The season is now two weeks in and if you’re like me, you’re hating the bad luck you’ve had with your fantasy team so far this year. So it’s time for some tips on who to pick up in the next few weeks to turn things around for your team. This is Get Him In Your Team!
Tom Heaton (4.5)
Usually goalkeepers playing in struggling teams are good buys because they face so many shots but in Tom Heaton and Burnley’s case, they actually have the ability to keep clean sheets! Heaton made 5 saves against Liverpool to lead his team to a 2-0 victory on the weekend giving them their first victory of the season and with a very capable defense in front of him, he’ll likely keep many more clean sheets this season. If you’re looking for a cheap back-up goalkeeper that can fill in for your number 1 every once in a while, consider Tom Heaton to be that man.
Mason Holgate (4.5)
Nobody would have expected this 20-year old to be starting under Ronald Koeman this season but after Ashley Williams’ injury, he’s somehow found his way into the squad in a new 3-5-2 formation that is seemingly working out so far. If Everton can just keep a few clean sheets he should be a very good option to have in your team at the price of only 4.5.
George Friend (4.5)
Had him in my team right from the start and could not be happier right now, despite only 4 points from this English defender so far. Middlesbrough will keep clean sheets this season and Friend will accumulate a fair amount of assists. He was in The Mastermind‘s Team of the Week for Gameweek 1 and only narrowly missed out in Gameweek 2. Friend looks seriously impressive so far in this Premier League campaign and could be a massive hit in this year’s Fantasy Premier League.
Curtis Davies (5.0)
We’ve only played 2 games, but Curtis Davies has made 100% of The Mastermind Team of the Week’s so far. The Hull City captain has been insanely good so far this season and has been the main reason why Hull have been able to win their opening two matches. Hull have already beaten the Champions Leicester and Swansea City and Davies has been Man of the Match in both. Due to his height and aerial ability, he often chips in with a few assists off of corner kicks and even the odd goal as well. Curtis Davies is an excellent defender at the price of 5.0, he may be one to take a gamble on.
Luke Shaw (5.5)
Luke Shaw is an excellent all-round defender. He gets up and down the left-hand side, helps out in attack with assists and even the odd goal and helps out in defense with fantastic tackles and interceptions. Manchester United look a well-oiled machine under Jose Mourinho and are definitely set to keep several clean sheets to which Shaw should be the main beneficiary of this season. Eric Bailly is also a fantastic option, but Shaw, should he stay fit for the entire season, might turn out to be the highest point-getting defender of all.
Gaston Ramirez (5.5)
Gaston Ramirez ran the show for Middlesbrough against Stoke City and earned himself a crucial opening day assist for Alvaro Negredo’s early goal. He also could have scored twice himself, striking the woodwork on two different occasions! The Uruguayan midfielder also looked very lively against Sunderland and with him having the role of taking corners and free kicks he could rack up the assists this season. Without Gaston Ramirez, Middlesbrough surely would not have been as dominant as they were in their opening two matches and he could be a very astute buy if you’re willing to take the gamble.
Nathan Redmond (6.0)
Nathan Redmond is listed as a midfielder but has been playing for Southampton as a striker alongside Shane Long. Playing a striker, he’s bound to be in position to score more goals and could rack up the points this season. The 22-year old scored in the Saints’ opener against Watford and at just 6.0 he’s excellent value.
Adama Diomande (4.5)
Adama Diomande is a starting forward for Hull, already has 1 goal in 2 games this season and can be bought for the ridiculous price of just 4.5! Getting him in your team could mean having the money to afford an extra expensive midfielder or forward and even if you want to stick him on the bench, at least you’ll know he’s playing games and scoring goals.
Alvaro Negredo (6.6)
Alvaro Negredo is one of the best strikers in the league. What seperates him from all the other forwards in the Fantasy Premier League game? He’s only 6.6 right now. Negredo is the third highest point getter in the game so far, behind only Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Sergio Aguero. The Spanish striker has accumulated 19 points so far after scoring on opening day and assisting both of Middlesbrough’s goals against Sunderland. He has directly contributed to every one of Boro’s goals this season and is seriously set to be one of the league’s leading goal scorers this season. Get Him In Your Team QUICK, before he rises in price!
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (13.0)
Only two games in to the Barclays Premier League season but so far so good for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and he’s got a better goal to game ratio in this league so far than any other he’s played in. Ibrahimovic has netted 3 goals so far and is currently tied for the league lead with Aguero for both goals and fantasy points. But at 11.6, he’s a million and a half cheaper than Aguero is at 13.1. Ibrahimovic definitely will continue to score goals and he could be the man that leads Manchester United to the title this year. You do not want to miss out on having Zlatan Ibrahimovic in your team!
Although it’s only two weeks in, if you’re taking the time to read this you’re likely not very impressed with your fantasy team so far. So if you are like me and are prepared to make a number of changes very soon, consider some of these men to be the changes you make. GET THEM IN YOUR TEAM NOW before it’s too late! Check back after Gameweek 4 for another edition of Get Him In Your Team! We’ll see you next time.