Fantasy Premier League: Who to pick?

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The Premier League season is back within a week and so is Fantasy Premier League. It is the most played Fantasy football game in the world.

Fantasy Premier League brings the best out of the football fans. Millions of fans playing this game every season, competition are really tough to beat. Every one has some interesting strategies, favourite players and some intriguing calculations behind their fantasy team.

So here we are discussing the potential strategies to use this season.

Tactics

Yeah, so the first part of the Fantasy Premier League before selecting your squad is to decide on what tactics you will be using. Usually the managers used to go with 3-5-2 or 3-4-3 to get the best out of their attacking players.

However, two defenders became the first players ever to go past the total score of 200, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson. Besides these two other defenders like Laporte, Alexander-Arnold, Alonso and Digne did score a good total.

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If you consider the value difference between these defenders and other midfielders or attackers who scored in the same range, you will notice why you should start building your team from the back.

For example, Lucas Digne at £6.0 scored 158 total points last season. While players like Son and Sane both of whom are valued at £9.5 scored 159 and 156 points respectively. The most valuable defender of last season, Robertson is valued at £7 and scored 213 points, whereas the likes of Pogba, Eriksen, Lacazette, David Silva, Bernardo Silva have a higher valuation than him but scored less points than him.

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So, what will be the best formation? Choose one of these:

  • 4-5-1
  • 4-4-2
  • 5-4-1
  • 3-5-2

Defenders

There are a lot more valuable defenders this time around who will get you a lot of points throughout the season. You should definitely consider including at least two fullbacks in your defenders, no matter which formation you opt for. Here are some of the defenders you can choose:

Andy Robertson (Liverpool– £7.0) – The way Liverpool play, their fullbacks play influential roles in the offensive situations. The highest scoring defender ever in the Fantasy Premier League has been selected by 36% teams so far.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool- £7.0) – Arguably the best crosser in the Premier League. He is a better choice than Robertson because of his more attacking game play.

Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool- £6.5) – The best center-back in the world is the most selected player in the Fantasy Premier League this season so far, with 45% team selecting him. A serious threat in opponents box from the set-piece.

Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City– £6.5) – Frenchman has a habit of chipping in with few goals every season. Add to that the number of clean sheets Manchester City usually keeps throughout the season.

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Lucas Digne (Everton- £6.0) – Remember, he is Everton’s deadball specialist and can curve a ball around the wall. Try to rotate him for away games.

Other good options:

  • Marcos Alonso (Chelsea– £6.5)
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United– £5.5)
  • Kyle Walker (Manchester City- £6.0)
  • Matt Doherty (Wolves- £6.0)
  • Ben Chilwell (Leicester- £5.5)
Our Fantasy Premier League private league code: k4u4m1

Midfielders

If you are emphasis is not on defenders than it must be on the midfielders. Almost every club has midfielders who are their main source of goals, not including Arsenal. The likes of Salah, Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Mane, Sigurdsson, Pogba, Zaha, Son, Fraser are some of the names that will get you a good amount of goals and assists.

You would have already decided who will be making your squad among some of these big names. Here are some cheap options who might prove to be a good addition:

Milivojevic (Crystal Palace- £7.0) – He is Crystal Palace’s penalty taker and one of the options from the dead balls. He can amass you some good number of points.

Barkley (Chelsea- £6.0) – Barkley had a great pre-season and has taken over the dead ball duties under Frank Lampard. He can prove to be the difference between you and your opponents.

Ruben Neves (Wolves- £5.5) – He will be a cheap addition to your team who can get you some valuable points.

Some other interesting options in the midfield

  • Felipe Anderson (WHU- £7.0)
  • Maddison (Leicester- £7.0)
  • Kante (Chelsea- £5.0)
  • Moutinho (Wolves- £5.5)
  • Pulisic (Chelsea- £7.5)
Our Fantasy Premier League private league code: k4u4m1

Attackers

Your team’s Attackers should be chosen according to the squad you have selected so far. If you had decided to leave space for a regular goal scorer by picking cheap players in midfield and defense than the likes of Aguero, Kane and Aubameyang can be added.

If you have opted for players like Salah, Mane and Sterling who score consistently throughout the season than you should go for the cheaper options up front. Here are some of the players you can consider:

Raul Jimenez (Wolves- £7.5) – He will regularly earn your team some point and will prove to be a great addition at low price.

Glenn Murray (Brighton- £6.0) – Murray is one of the main sources of goals for Brighton and comes at a relatively cheap price.

Troy Deeney (Watford- £6.5) – He has scored more than 110 points in three of his last four seasons. A good cheap option for your team.

Some expensive options that can be considered:

  • Rashford (Manchester United- £8.5)
  • Lacazette (Arsenal– £9.5)
  • Vardy (Leicester- £9.0)
  • Wilson (Bournemouth- £8.0)
Our Fantasy Premier League private league code: k4u4m1

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