Late Fantasy Football Transfer

3 players who stood out in the second round of international fixtures.

The internationals are now done with. Fantasy Premier League managers are assessing their teams for injuries, possible fatigue and of course players who were in inspired form for their national teams and perhaps worth buying. In my previous article after the first round of international games, I advocated Chris Wood, Stephen Ward and Josh King. In this article I look at another 3 players whom you should turn your attentions to.

Sigurdsson

This week Gylfi Sigurdsson scored the opening goal for Iceland in the 40th minute then turned creator for Johan Berg Gundmundson for Iceland’s second goal, making Iceland the smallest nation ever to qualify for world cup, and Sigurdsson the new president of Iceland.

Everton have the 4th lowest number of shots on target from set piece plays so far this season and have scored no goals from set piece plays, which is not making the most of dead ball specialist Siggy.

Given Everton’s upcoming fixtures include Brighton and Watford, who have conceded 4.6 and 4.4 set piece shots per game respectively resulting in each team conceding 3 set piece goals this season, Sigurdsson could be a good bet in 3 of the next 4 games.

Hazard

Hazard scored 2 goals against plucky Cyprus. Are Cyprus the Crystal Palace of world football, who have conceded a bucket load of goals this season: 9 goals in the last 2 matches against Manchester united and Manchester City. With Morata (probably) absent, Hazard could play as striker – a compelling reason to bring him in now.

Chelsea’s upcoming fixtures are also more of a motivation for you to snap up the Belgian in an early transfer, only Man Utd (H) in game week 11 and Liverpool (A) in game week 13 offering high difficulty.

Jesus

With Aguero out, this Brazilian boy wonder has been the Plan B of many FPL managers, with 247,882 new owners at the time of writing, only second to the excellent Kane in terms of new ownership.

The rush was justified by his 2 goals against Chile mid-week, despite Brazil having already qualified for 2018 the World Cup and Chile being in need of the points more than Brazilian to qualify.

With Morata sidelined, Lacazette not delivering in his last match and Kane being more than £1M more expensive than Gabriel, Jesus is a viable option, perhaps a viable differential at 15.3% ownership.

My only concern is Aguero could be back this weekend.

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Alexis Bryann

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18 thoughts on “3 players who stood out in the second round of international fixtures.

  1. Hi gents,

    Wildcarded this week.

    PLEASE please please help me put my mind to rest. Big wager on the line!

    I own Jesus upfront BUT do I:

    A.) Sterling, Silva, Hazard with Maguire at the back

    B.) Fabregas, Silva, Hazard with Stones at the back

    c.) swap out Jesus for Lukaku and have Fabregas, Silva and Stones at the back

    Thanks in advance!

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