Somehow still owned by less than a quarter of managers, even after Wednesday’s brace down at Brighton, Bruno Fernandes is bordering on an essential pick as free-falling Bournemouth visit in-form Manchester United this Saturday.

Whether Fernandes can maintain the form which has produced five goals and three assists in his first eight Premier League appearances remains to be seen, but he surely has every chance against Eddie Howe’s relegation-threatened side.

Sharing the full story, not just the headlines

Likewise, Mané is owned by less than a quarter of managers and arguably has the most enticing fixture of the season on Sunday. Aston Villa have the top flight’s worst defence, and yet must travel to play the newly-crowned champions.

Mohamed Salah would be an equally safe bet but Mané is marginally cheaper than the Egyptian and has a significantly lower ownership. Rotation risks like Takumi Minamino could also pay off, if you’re feeling lucky.

Speaking of rotation risk, Manchester City are about to embark on a run of favourable fixtures lasting right up until the end of the season. Kevin De Bruyne alone will not be enough to cover their points over this period.

Riyad Mahrez has looked lively since the restart but his £8.5m price tag is significantly steeper than that of £5.2m-rated Phil Foden, who scored twice on his last outing. If you can accept he will be a substitute every now and again, he could be a powerful differential.

As you can tell, there are many excellent midfield options at the moment and Pulisic should not be ignored either. Despite being on the losing side, he was once again influential in Chelsea’s 3-2 defeat at West Ham on Wednesday night.

Pulisic added two assists to his two goals since the restart and, on Saturday, Frank Lampard’s side welcome a struggling Watford side to Stamford Bridge. Nigel Pearson’s men have gone four games without a clean sheet.

Both United and Liverpool are worthy of multiple spots in your team this week, given the strength of their fixtures. Greenwood’s potential as an affordable, starting forward has been clear for some time and his goal against Brighton will bring a raft of new owners.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appears to favour Greenwood ahead of Daniel James on the right-hand side, particularly against opponents that defend deep. Do not be surprised if he is on the scoresheet again against Bournemouth.

Honourable mentions: Nick Pope, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, James Justin, Riyad Mahrez, Raul Jimenez.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Chelsea eases past Manchester United

Chelsea – Manchester United: Chelsea is going to the FA Cup Final for the third time in four seasons after dispatching Manchester United 3-1 at Wembley Stadium on Sunday. Olivier Giroud and Mason Mount got goals off of David De…

Klopp says no title hangover to blame after Liverpool humbled by City

Jurgen Klopp refused to blame a title hangover after his Liverpool side were thrashed 4-0 by Manchester City in their first match as champions. The Reds endured a sobering return to action as City, the side whose Premier League crown…

Pac-12 players threaten to sit out 2020 season over racial injustice, COVID-19 concerns

A text message circulating among Pac-12 football players is encouraging them to opt-out of practices and games until they can negotiate protections and benefits related to health and safety, economic rights and the fight against racial injustice. ESPN first reported…

Aston Villa avoid relegation on final day

Aston Villa avoided relegation on the final day of the Premier League season as they drew 1-1 at West Ham United and other results went their way. Jack Grealish put them 1-0 up late on and even though Andriy Yarmolenko…