A scouting panel of experts discuss which players with favorable short-term schedules to target in the Fantasy Premier League ahead of the FIFA World Cup break.
What do the experts say?
Ben Crabtree (@FC_CrabDogg)
Alec Iwobi (£5.5m) has turned his career around at Everton and has been their best player since the end of last season. The balance in midfield has allowed Iwobi to get forward more and he has started to convert that into returns, with one goal and five assists in his last eight matches. Owned by just 1.2 per cent of managers, he is a big difference and a great budget with three good fixtures at Fulham and AFC Bournemouth either side of a home game against Leicester City.
Sam Bonfield (@FPLFamili)
I have been really impressed with Manchester United in the last two weeks of play. Antony (£7.6m) is owned by just 9.9 per cent of managers and has scored three goals in his first six matches. With West Ham United, Aston Villa and Fulham all lined up, he has matches to claw back some good points.
Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamili)
What a job Eddie Howe is doing at Newcastle United, and one of the key players he gets the most out of is Miguel Almiron (£5.4 million). He now has five goals in his last five matches. At just over 13 percent ownership, it’s still a good differential, even as its popularity is growing.
Holly Shand (@HollyShand)
Ollie Watkins (£7.2m) is on my radar given Aston Villa’s return to form. He had four big chances at the weekend, scoring his second goal of the season in a 4-0 win over Brentford. Watkins is on just 1.9 percent of teams.
Manchester United’s players have been under the radar but are having decent games. Diogo Dalot (£4.6m) has been a solid first-choice right-back all season and is an absolute bargain. In midfield, Antony and Marcus Rashford (£6.6m) look like solid types and Bruno Fernandes (£9.8m) could be the ultimate difference with just 2.3 per cent ownership.
Gianni Battis (@GianniButtice)
James Maddison (£8.2m) is probably in the form of his life, and with six goals already this season I’m backing him to add to that tally ahead of the FIFA World Cup. Sold by the crowd before the suspension, it is now under 10 percent ownership.
Kshaka granite (£5.1m) plays as a number 8 for Arsenal and has three goals and three assists. He is at home to Nottingham Forest in Gameweek 14. Anthony Gordon (£5.4 million) i Jack Grealish (£6.8m) are also owned by under five per cent. Back from suspension, Gordon scored in Everton’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace at the weekend.
With Manchester City having already qualified from their UEFA Champions League group stage, I have a sneaky feeling Riyadh Mahrez (£7.5m) will play his remaining European games and Grealish will get more starts in the league. If he does, the England star could be a great choice to make the difference as Manchester City could score 10+ goals in their next three games at Leicester City and then at home to Fulham and Brentford.
GV14 deadline: 11:00 BST, Sat 29 October
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