Fantasy Football – The (potential) rise of the sleeping giant

Our man in the know when it comes to Fantasy Football, guru Richard Beaumont aka Treakz on Twitter, has a look at those big money transfers

Sergio Aguero (£11.6m)

For some reason, Aguero went relatively under the radar during the preseason selection and early season. After a hat-trick last week and a total of five goals this season (and two assists) he can no longer be ignored. Man City welcome Crystal Palace, Stoke and Burnley to The Etihad in the next four games. In previous seasons, he has been in and around top goal scorer. Aguero is looking likey to being back up there again. A definite captain option, having not played midweek.

Alexis Sanchez (£11.9m)

A big risk bringing in Sanchez for many reasons – price, guaranteed minutes and a dwindling relationship with Wenger. However, with back to back fixtures at The Emirates against WBA and Brighton, Sanchez could be the key player to kick-start Arsenal’s quest for 4th place. With twenty-four goals and eleven assists last season for Sanchez, he surely can’t be kept on the bench much longer with growing unrest at The Emirates, he provides huge points potential.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (£8.3m)

Finally, an Everton player to feature in the blog. With a tough start to the season, Everton welcome Bournemouth and Burnley to Goodison Park before the international break. Sigurdson’s big money move is yet to make much impact. But his threat level and creativity are way ahead of other Everton players, with less pitch time to boot. With set-piece potential and pressure mounting on Everton for results, this could be a good time to bring in Sigurdson.

Kyle Naughton / Lukasz Fabianski (both £4.5m)

Not exactly sleeping giants, however, both deserve a mention if cheap options are required to lever in the sleeping giants. Tipped in previous blogs, Fabianski is now the top goalkeeper in the game. With clean sheets plus a massive bonus point delivery for saves made. Naughton also provides attacking potential, although Lorente’s departure from the Liberty Stadium removes his aerial threat and therefore reduces Naughton’s threat slightly. Three clean sheets from five and four more FDR two rated fixtures in the coming weeks provide a cheap points option.

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