With the international break nearly in the rear view mirror and a Sergio Aguero suspension to deal with, here are the top five fantasy football additions to target.
It has been a fascinating opening three weeks to the Premier League season and the return of fantasy football. Many of the big hitters have, unlike last season, performed up to expectations with now a host of selection headaches to ponder with a vast amount of wildcards being played during this international break.
If that didn’t raise enough issues, Sergio Aguero’s three-game suspension for an elbow on Winston Reid will see him miss two league games including this week’s Manchester Derby and has seen him be dropped by 397262 managers as the top player to be sold this week. Consequently, there are a host of tough calls to make this week, so, here are five players to target as you try to calm the storm that you may find yourself in.
5. Wilfried Bony
In the quest to replace Sergio Aguero, his former teammate could well become the perfect candidate. With an array of heavy-hitting midfielders stepping up this past week, particularly Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Eden Hazard, managers may feel that their new found cash burning a hole in their pockets is best spent in downgrading their forward lines and upgrading the midfield.
If that is the case, then Wilfried Bony is a prime candidate. After signing for Stoke City on a season-long loan deal on transfer deadline day, Bony all of a sudden becomes a number one striker in front of a midfield capable of creating vast amounts of chances.
Priced at only £7.3, Bony is a prime candidate to save nearly £6.0 after downgrading from Aguero. He is cheap, has incredible fixtures after this weekend’s home tie with Spurs and has proven his quality at a lower Premier League side before.
For Swansea, Bony was a star, scoring 17 and 11 goals in consecutive campaigns – though it must be stated that the latter half of the second season was spent at City – and while he only added 3 and 4 assists respectively, he was heavily involved with much of Swansea’s attacking play. Now in another similarly standard side in Stoke, Bony could be set to star once more, and with the fixtures and price, his addition seems an absolute no brainer.