City and Strikers: Fantasy Premier League Talking Points From The Weekend5 min read

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Blogger of many different sports. My main interests are in football and formula 1, but I tend to write about anything topical in the world of sport. I also write about fantasy football on a regular basis.

After what seemed like an eternity waiting for the international break to finish, premier league football finally returned this weekend, and Gameweek 8 did not disappoint. Crystal Palace notched their first goals first victory of the season against Chelsea, whilst a rampant Manchester City put 7 past Stoke. So, what can we read into the weekend from a fantasy premier league perspective?

Premier League – Premium Striker Choices

Romelu Lukaku was a major disappointment in the 0-0 draw against Liverpool, failing to find the net for only the 2nd time in 8 premier league games this season. He looked lethargic in the dour draw at Anfield, but it would appear unwise to drop him for next weekend’s game, where he will be well fancied against a Huddersfield side winless in 6 league games. Harry Kane also failed to continue his sensational form, but with Tottenham’s next game being against the leaky defence of Liverpool, it wouldn’t make sense to drop Kane. Alexandre Lacazette is perhaps one to avoid for now- he has been solid if not spectacular, but many managers will demand more considering his £10.4 million price, and there are definitely other, more valuable options around. Alvaro Morata was out injured this Gameweek, but following the news he is likely to be in contention for Chelsea in the midweek champion’s league game, his fairly low ownership (13%), and the fact that he is only 7 points off being the highest points scorer in the league despite missing 2 full games and starting GW1 on the bench, and Morata seems a gamble worth taking- if he’s fit, there’s no doubt that he’ll be leading Chelsea’s front line. The same assurance cannot be said for free-scoring Manchester City’s strikers- with Sergio Aguero available, it seems impossible to guess Pep Guardiolas choice for each week. Having said that, it would be harsh to place Jesus on the bench, given his recent performances against Manchester City and Stoke.

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Charlie Widdicombe

Blogger of many different sports. My main interests are in football and formula 1, but I tend to write about anything topical in the world of sport. I also write about fantasy football on a regular basis.

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