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Fantasy Football: Mane, Sigurdsson and other ways to profit from the reduced Premier League action

9:21 PM IST 10/03/17
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Our Fantasy writer looks at the truncated schedule this week and highlights potential transfers from Liverpool, Everton, Bournemouth, and Swansea

Premier League action is back! Almost. There are only four matches in match week 28 and many Fantasy managers are scrambling for just about anyone that has a match this week.

Plenty of managers will have teams with somewhere between five and eight eligible players this week but with Goal's game, users can not only utilise their free changes but also purchase additional transfers to ensure they have a full line-up on their side when others may have taken their eye off the ball. This could be a vital few matches for those who want to win the montly prize of a PS4 or Xbox One package. Below are four players who you should definitely consider adding for this weekend’s matches.

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Josh King

Position: Midfielder

Price: £6.9m

Ownership: 0.49% of teams

Club: Bournemouth

Opponent: West Ham

King has taken command of the Bournemouth attack since striker Callum Wilson succumbed to yet another season-ending injury. The 25-year-old has plenty of natural finishing ability which, paired with the fact that he takes penalties for Bournemouth, means he is a goal threat every time he laces up his boots. With four goals in his last five matches King is not just one of the best differential options, but one of the best options this week full stop.

Seamus Coleman

Position: Defender

Price: £6.5m

Ownership: 9.52% of teams

Club: Everton

Opponent: West Brom

Coleman had a rough week last week against high-flying Tottenham but he remains a top five defender in total points in this format. He has three assists and two clean sheets in the last five matches which certainly implies he is still a player very much in form. This week the Ireland international faces a West Brom team who have only had one attacking player score in the past five matches, and are bottom five in attack on the whole over that period.

Gylfi Sigurdsson

Position: Midfield

Price: £7.9m

Ownership: 8.65% of teams

Club: Swansea

Opponent: Hull

The Icelandic midfielder has contributed towards more goals than everyone bar one Harry Kane over the past five matches. He is a constant threat from dead ball situations, which makes him viable against even the toughest of opponents, just ask Chelsea. Hull and their bottom five defence certainly do not fit that “toughest of opponents bill” though. Not only is Sigurdsson a must start this week, but he is also a terrific captain option for MW28.

Sadio Mane

Position: Midfielder

Price: £8.2m

Ownership: 25.8% of teams

Club: Liverpool

Opponent: Burnley

Mane has been terrific since returning from his brief stint at the Africa Cup of Nations. He has four goals and an assist in his recent starts and will be looking to punish a Burnley defence who struggle mightily when pried away from the friendly confines of Turf Moor. Mane also loves playing at home, which he does this week, where two-thirds of his goals have come. His ownership is pretty high so there’s no differential upside here but, with so few players on offer, the Liverpool "midfielder" will definitely help your team this week.