Fantasy Premier League Tips Week 9
Hello Hello everyone. Welcome to another week of FCEPL.I’m Bryce Badwan and Arsenal fans! Are you okay? That was a rough one even for a neutral.
Alright lets get into 3 players you should look to pick up this week for your Fantasy Premier League squad.
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City):
According to Pep Guardiola, Kevin De Bruyne is now “the best player in Europe bar one,” that being Lionel Messi. Against Stoke, De Bruyne provided a masterclass in all things beautiful, laying on two assists and three hockey assists.
He might not be an FPL points behemoth, but he’s due for a goal of his own and putting him on your squad gives you more reason to watch City, a truly remarkable spectacle that is the toast of Europe at the moment.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Manchester United):
No one was particularly enamored with Manchester United or Jose Mourinho after one of the most expensively assembled attacking juggernauts spent 90 minutes fastening a turd to a string in the middle of the Anfield pitch last weekend.
United and Mourinho are now ethically obligated to throw caution to the wind against Huddersfield, and that means Henrikh Mkhitaryan will be unshackled from a defensive midfield position and actually allowed to get forward.
Xherdan Shaqiri (Stoke City):
Bournemouth travel to the Britannia to play Stoke on Saturday in a relegation six-pointer. Defensively, Stoke have been an abomination this season, but they’ve shown a commendable willingness to go forward despite how terrible things are at the back.
This trend continues this week with the Messi of the Alps, Xherdan Shaqiri, smashing in a goal from 35 yards out.
Stephen Ward (Burnley):
Burnley’s early rise to 7th in the table, above Liverpool, has been one of the feel good stories of the season. The Clarets have only allowed six goals, and their miserly defense has been epitomized by the play of Stephen Ward, the fourth highest scoring defender in FPL. On Saturday, Burnley travel to the Etihad to play Manchester City, the first English team in 123 years to score 29 goals after 8 league games.
Ward’s been the defensive sleeper of the season, but he’s waking to a personal nightmare this weekend.
Tammy Abraham (Swansea): Chelsea loanee Tammy Abraham is settling in nicely at Swansea as evidenced by a run of three goals in his last three games, including a brace against Huddersfield last weekend. The Swans host Leicester City on Saturday, and the Foxes are in the thick of their traditional “It’s Not A Great Escape Until You Doom Yourself” period, lasting until around March. 20-year-old Abraham will become the most talked about talent in England with another strong performance.