Our man in the know when it comes to Fantasy Football, guru Richard Beaumont aka Treakz on Twitter, nurses the crocked Agüero situation.
As FPL managers wake up to the news Sergio Agüero could be out for up to eight weeks following a strange sounding incident in Amsterdam, I look at immediate and long term options to replace the Argentine striker.
Unbelievable form sees Kane being an obvious replacement for Agüero. Spurs travel to Huddersfield, who so far this season have had an extremely organised defence. However, since we are no longer in August, not much has managed to stop Kane. A hat-trick in aneuropean jolly midweek, further cements his position as England’s leading striker, if not player.
Rested for the previous game week, Jesus looks to have suffered from a decrease in price due to panic sales. However, Agüero’s transport issues propel Jesus to pretty much the first name on the team sheet. A tough trip to Stamford Bridge lies ahead this week. However, this is followed by home fixtures against Stoke and Burnley, where Jesus will be adding to his already impressive start to the season.
A home fixture at Brighton’s AMEX Community Stadium is a tantalising option if thinking about turning to Arsenal for your goal scoring requirements. Whilst I tipped Sanchez last week, Lacazette could be the man to benefit most from Sanchez’s return to the side. With four goals chalked up already, could Lacazette finally be the goal scorer Arsenal have been searching for? Probably, since they were first linked with him three summers ago. Certainly an option for the captains armband, along with Sanchez.
Investing money into your midfield is an option. And Sane is possibly one of the most inform players in the City side without being able to hold down a starting place. Such is the strength of City’s squad. With Agüero looking at his unusually caused, although, usual spell on the sideline, Sane could now get a prolonged run in the side. Sane has five goals in all competitions this season. With a previous best of nine, he is well on the way to beating that. Only selected by 4.9% of managers, a strong return could provide a huge boost.
Based on ownership and a home fixture against Crystal Palace, Lukaku will almost certainly be the top captain pick this weekend. A threat rating of 412 is pretty hard to ignore and is currently owned by 56% of players. Like Kane, having bagged goals mid week, Lukaku will be looking for more versus a team who are, unlike Hugh Hefner, still yet to score this season.
Whatever your decisions this week, you’ll probably be having a better week than Kun Agüero.