The Thursday article was about the best differentials for the coming double game week. But what if those don’t pan out?
Well, one of the best features in the Goal game is the ability to take out players who have disappointed for ones yet to play. That, plus the ability to buy an extra transfer, will be crucial in the marathon that will be match week 37.
Below are three sneaky options that would make good substitutes should your plan a fail on Saturday.
Christian Benteke - Crystal Palace, Forward, Price: 7.6, Ownership: 2.72%
The big Belgian has started to find his form again of late, placing in the top five in both goals and shots on target in the last five matches. The obvious downside for Benteke is that he only has one match this week but, seeing as it’s against Hull’s league worst away defence, he may well outscore some double game week players. His low ownership should also be a big advantage this week.
Dejan Lovren - Liverpool, Defender, Price: 5.8, Ownership: 4.5%
This is in no way an endorsement of him as a real life player, but the fantasy value has sneakily been there of late. Liverpool how now earned three clean sheets in their last five matches and West Ham’s bottom ten attack has averaged under a goal per game over that stretch.
The rotation at Chelsea and Manchester City and the tough matchups for Tottenham mean Lovren could still find his way in the team of the week, even with just the one match.
Christian Eriksen - Tottenham, Midfielder, Price: 8.4, Ownership: 14.34%
Ownership of Eriksen is not particularly low but there have been four to five players more owned in his own team for most of the season. The great Dane leads the league in chances created and is also in the top ten in accurate crosses and assists this season.
Tottenham boast three players with over 10 goals so the odds of Eriksen notching an assist are fairly high against even the toughest of opponents.