Five Players That Could Win You Your Fantasy Football League
The Premier League season is reaching its climax and while the title race is seemingly over, there are still thousands of FPL contests that are set to go down to the wire in both the standard and the draft format.
By now, we all know the star players that are likely to continue to lead the way, but a £4.5m addition or a waiver wire pickup could be the difference between having all the bragging rights over your fellow managers or having to settle for an agonising second-place finish in your private league.
Curtis Jones – £4.4m / TSB 0.8%
There have been very few positives for Liverpool to take from this campaign, but they can be encouraged by the emergence of Curtis Jones who has cemented himself as a regular in the Reds’ midfield.
The 20-year-old has started in each of their last four league outings and after an excellent display against Sheffield United in which he scored the opener, he should be a shoo-in for the upcoming fixtures.
Jones, who loves to drive forward with the ball, is simply far too cheap and at this stage, he is a no-brainer if you want a budget option in standard leagues.
Sergio Aguero – £10.3m / TSB 1.2%
Nobody has been more frustrating for draft league managers this season than Sergio Aguero.
It’s not as if he has had one long-term injury that meant people could drop him – instead he’s had niggling problems all season long and has likely been sat on the bench of many FPL draft players.
He is now fit, though, and if standard league players need a differential option, then Aguero may be the perfect fit.
Of course, there is the risk that he just won’t be in favour, but simply rolling with the likes of Harry Kane and Dominic Calvert-Lewin might not be enough if you’re trying to catch up with managers who also own those players.
Many top betting sites have Manchester City as the favourites for the Champions League, so with fixture congestion a possibility, he should have a significant role in the coming months.
Jesse Lingard – £5.9m / TSB 4.4%
To say that Jesse Lingard has hit the ground running at West Ham United would be an understatement.
We can expect his 4.4% ownership to increase in the coming days as he now has two assists to add to his three goals in five Hammers appearances, but at £5.9m he should still be on all managers’ radar.
West Ham’s last three fixtures are against the struggling Brighton, West Bromwich Albion, and Southampton, and with the East London side bidding for a European place, he could be in line to come up big when it really matters.
Sergio Reguilon – £5.5m / TSB 2.9%
Tottenham Hotspur were a lot worse off when left-back Sergio Reguilon was missing through a muscle injury, but those who stuck with him through his five-game absence were rewarded with a 10-point display against Burnley as he recorded an assist and a clean sheet.
Spurs don’t have the most difficult run-in, so there should be plenty more opportunities for shutouts, and the Spaniard can continue to contribute in an attacking sense as well.
As per Bet365, Jose Mourinho’s side are 9/2 to finish in the top four, but if they can improve defensively, they may be able to close the gap on their rivals. There is a range of other football betting markets available, as detailed in this Bet365 review.
Takumi Minamino – £6m / TSB 0.5%
Like Lingard, a change of scenery has done Takumi Minamino the world of good, and while a slight hamstring problem has stopped him in his tracks, his swift return is imminent.
The Japan international netted on his Saints debut against Newcastle and impressed with a clever finish against Chelsea, so he should see plenty of playing time throughout the rest of his loan spell.
Don’t let his poor goalscoring record at Liverpool put you off taking a flyer on the talented midfielder. He has proven elsewhere that he is more than capable of making a difference.