Fantasy Football Scout Report

by Chris Balding

Plenty of talking points for this week’s Fantasy Football scout report. 

Like a rollercoaster, Spurs have been going up and down. After beating Man City in an epic game Spurs then went on to lose 1-0 away at Burnley. This weekend on the other hand they smashed Leeds 0-4 away leading the Yorkshire club to sack the legend Marcelo Bielsa after a run of poor performances. 

Newcastle have turned a corner moving up to 14th after another impressive win continuing their great form.

Burnley earned a point in a 1-1 draw against Palace but were unable to take away any points in their home game against Leicester, losing 2-0. The Clarets are now just 1 point from safety. 

Manchester United drew against Watford, dropping vital points in the race for Champions League qualification. United were all over Watford with 22 shots on goal but the only time they found the net, Ronaldo was deemed to be offside.

Aston Villa managed a 2-0 win over Brighton in a game where the Seagulls were on top for the majority but failed to make it count. Steven Gerrad now has 4 wins out of 6 games, great news for Villa fans.

Manchester City kept their 6 point lead at the top of the table after a late winner from Foden finished the game 1-0 against Everton. Everton are just 1 point from relegation but have two games in hand against 16th placed Leeds. 

Heung-Min Son (£10.8m)

Spurs are the harder to predict as one game they can beat the league leaders City and the next lose 1-0 to Burnley who are currently sitting in the relegation zone and then beat Leeds 4-0. The only easy aspect to predict about Spurs is Heung-Min Son being their best player. We talked about Kane in the last edition about him finally finding some form but Son has been consistent the whole season. Now he can link up better with the main man you’ll find Son adding to goals and assists till the end of the season. 

Joseph Willock (£5.7m)

Newcastle have been on a great run of form coming towards the tail end of the season, good news for the new owners! It’s no surprise that Newcastle has suffered due to injuries but one player who has stepped in the last few games is Joe Willock. He scored an important goal against West Ham to salvage an important draw and then followed it up with a goal in their 2-0 win away at Brentford. The young lad has finally found his footing in the Premier League so Newcastle can carry on their good form expect the same from Willock.

Antonio Rüdiger (£6.1m)

Chelsea have fallen off the pace in recent months and are now 10 points behind second place Liverpool. Chelsea’s form is down to their goal scorers or lack of, with Lukaku being one of the biggest flops this season. Where Chelsea can pat themselves on the back is their defensive effort and one man has been the main cog that keeps the defence ticking and that is Antonio Rüdiger. Having missed only one game this campaign he has been a real rock for the team, helping his team to 10 clean sheets. He’s not too bad in the opponent’s box coming away with 2 goals and 3 assists so far. 

José Sá (£5.3m)

After losing their Manager to Spurs in the Summer most of us thought the season could end badly for the club. How wrong we were with new boss Bruno Lage incharge Wolves are just 5 points from their total points last season. Wolves are currently sitting in 8th which is significantly better than 13th place where they ended up last year. José Sá has played every minute of the Premier League this season and has currently earned 9 clean sheets which puts him joint 4th highest of all the goalkeepers in the league. Last season Wolves’ goalkeeper earned 10 for the whole campaign. With all being said José Sá is a consistent performer with a good defence in front of him and is relatively cheap he could be a real staple for your team.

James Maddison (£6.8m)

With the World Cup approaching it is time for players to start making a statement why they should be selected for their national squad, one of those players is James Maddison. While he hasn’t had the best season he has been quietly consistent pulling the strings for an underperforming Leicester side. He’s fallen out of favour recently with Brendan Rodgers but he scored in their last game only playing 18 minutes of full 90.  He needs to crack on and to show Southgate why he deserved to represent the Three Lions. 

For more fantasy football analysis take a look at last week’s edition.

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