Published on August 29th, 2014 | by Kevin Lawson
Fantasy Premier League Tips: September 2014
We maybe two rounds into the new season but for serious Fantasy Premier League managers the stakes are already high and the phrase “who got the assist?” is already becoming commonplace. With that in mind I’m starting a new monthly feature on the blog providing tips for the players i expect to do well over the coming month. A warned though, I expected Man United to start the season well and as such put Rooney, Mata and De Gea in my team, so I’m not always right. If that faux-pas doesn’t put you off then here’s some players that I think will do well over the coming month.
At only £5m , Southampton’s Ward-Prowse should be a player that all FPL managers have at least on their watch list. He’s young, English and – according to Football Mangers legendary database – supremely gifted. After the sales of half of the Saints forward line he’s nigh on guaranteed to play, so it becomes a matter of when rather than if he’ll start to score big.
Man Utd Attackers
Despite a disastrous start to the current campaign LVG’s men have four winnable fixtures in the next few weeks; Burnley (A), QPR (H), Leicester (A) and West Ham (H). So if normal logic prevails (and it doesn’t seem to at the moment for United) then the Red Devils forwards should have a field day. With Van Persie close to full fitness alongside Rooney, the undervalued Mata and new signing Di Maria, no matter how dodgy United’s defence is, this quartet should grab the points.
After a terribad first season I was more than a little surprised to see that Lamela started the game with a value of £8m this term. However, for Spurs fans and those of us that keep an eye on Pre-Season friendlies the Argentine was in good form throughout the warm to the big kick off and confirmed his quality with two assists against QPR. Given his 15 goal season for Roma before spurs bought him to replace Bale, further points should follow as the talented winger confidence grows.
One of the key’s to being successful over a season in the FPL is trying to build up the value of your squad so you’re effectively getting more than you should and by the end of last season my team was worth 112m in total and it’s with that in mind, I’m going to recommend that you take a look at Alan Hutton. Although it’s unlikely that Villa’s run of clean sheets will continue, having been brought in from the cold by Paul Lambert Hutton now looks like a first team regular at an establish PL side making his £4.1m price tag tempting as backup player who is only likely to increase in value.
After just two weeks returning only one assist Alexis Sanchez has a net transfers (at time of writing) of -38577 meaning that his value has decreased to £10.4m. Whilst I understand the rush to form players like Fabregas and Ramsey, the long-term injury to Giroud is likely to mean that the man from Chile is going to be pushed to the top of Arsenal’s attacking tree. After breaking his duck in the Champions League, more goals are sure to follow and as he’s listed as a midfielder, we could have another Yaya Toure on our hands here.