The Premier League returns following the international break with GW1. There’s everything to play for, and plenty of surprises that EPL managers may still spring on their opponents.
Let’s take a look at the key players that you will need in your squad. We’ll also look at wildcard picks that you may want to consider.
Premier League players that you need
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
Bruno Fernandes had a wonderful international break. His goals were essential in getting Portugal to the World Cup. Now, against, Leicester City, expect the Manchester United playmaker to continue his run. Leicester’s form has been up and down during the past months. Their recent string of injuries won’t help.
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
An angry Salah is a great Salah for your fantasy Premier League draft. Egypt’s failure to qualify for the World Cup won’t keep Liverpool’s forward frowning for long. Expect him to make the best of his chances as The Reds chase the title against Watford.
Dejan Kulusevski (Tottenham)
Kulusevski has been making the most of his time in England. Spurs are battling for the last moment UCL qualification spot. In recent weeks, the 21-year-old has been one of Antonio Conte’s premier weapons. Victory against Newcastle is an absolute requirement.
Wildcard players, you may consider
Yes, Leeds is in a precarious situation overall. Raphinha, however, has been their biggest star. A transfer to one of Europe’s finest teams seems on the horizon. With that in mind, Raphinha could enjoy a stand-out performance against Southampton.
Michail Antonio (West Ham)
On paper, West Ham and Everton were pretty evenly matched teams at the start of the season. Fast forward a few months and West Ham is battling for European football, while Everton is battling relegation. The Hammers are expected to win against Frank Lampard’s team and goals may come from Michail Antonio, a player that has enjoyed a great season.
Players to avoid in GW31
Hwang Hee-Chan (Wolverhamton)
The South Korean has been snatching at chances n recent weeks. He last scored two months ago. Wolves’ match against Aston Villa does not present itself as a would-be goal-fest. Best keep Hee-Chan on your radar, but not on your team for now.
Nick Pope (Burnley)
Nick Pope is one of England’s finest keepers. He is also a player about to receive quite a test against Manchester City. This could work out in one of two ways. Pope can either leave the field as a fantasy football hero. Or, City may end up scoring a colossal amount of goals. Choose Pope at your own risk.
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