Fantasy football tips
Here we will give you all our very best fantasy football tips. We will tell you the players to pick and the ones in form along with all the players you should be dropping. We will specialise in the Premier League this season and even have our very own fantasy league to join in. Along with the fantasy sports kings Draftkings, we have partnered up and are offering you a chance to win some big prizes. Our competitions are exclusive to SBAT followers and offer you some fantastic value going forward. The Premier League is the worlds most followed league, and this offers everyone a chance to get involved and enjoy the season. Why not join in and see if you can beat our expert's long term or even in a one and one up front.
Top fantasy player to sign
Here we have the Premier League fantasy player we think everybody should be signing this week. We have assessed all the form and the teams and come up with this. We think this is the best value and most points you will get out of any player this week.
Sergio Aguero - Manchester City v Sunderland
Manchester City’s main man showed why he is considered one of the Premier League’s elite players - or in Alan Shearer’s eyes the only world class player in England - after his brace against West Bromwich Albion last weekend. Aguero emphatically silenced rumours that Pep Guardiola was considering letting him go at the end of the season with a match-winning performance. With seven goals in seven starts, he has maintained his usual outstanding strike rate, netting ten goals in ten starts in all competitions. With Middlesbrough coming to the Etihad this weekend, Aguero will again have one thing on his mind this upcoming weekend: goals. City are the league’s joint-leading scorers with twenty-four goals in just ten games and with the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Raheem Sterling in the team, chances are likely to come the way of Aguero in this one.
Top fantasy player to drop
This is the player we think everybody should be dropping this week, either they are out of form or just playing tough games but we think you should avoid this player.
Victor Valdes - Manchester City v Sunderland
On the opposite side of the pitch to Aguero is keeper Victor Valdes, who is set to be in for a busy day’s work at the Etihad. The former Barcelona and Manchester United goalkeeper has kept two clean sheets in his last two league outings but the chances of him doing so here once again appears unlikely. Middlesbrough are up against the league’s joint-highest scorers in Manchester City, who are also fresh off the back of a convincing 3-1 win over Barcelona in the Champions League midweek. Despite his lavishing CV, Valdes is a keeper who also has the odd mistake in his locker and has had one or two questionable moments with his new side already this season. City have scored an excellent nineteen goals in eight matches in all competitions at home this season, with the odds on them keeping a clean sheet appearing particularly slim.
Players to keep an eye on
This is a group of players we think everybody should be trying to sign this week. With these players either having easy matches or being in great form.
Philippe Coutinho - Liverpool v Watford
Liverpool’s talisman produced one of his best performances of the season last weekend, providing two assists in Liverpool’s 4-2 win away at Crystal Palace and it only seems a matter of time before he adds to his four Premier League goals. The Brazilian international looked a class above the rest of his teammates at Selhurst Park and is really flourishing in Jurgen Klopp’s fluid attacking system. With Watford at home this Sunday, the Reds will fully expect three points and Coutinho should play a big part in the performance.
Harry Kane - Tottenham v Arsenal
Although it is only his first game back from injury, it seems the stuff of fairytales for Harry Kane to return to the Tottenham team and score in the North London derby. Having completely toothless in attack in the Champions League midweek, Mauricio Pochettino may be tempted to throw his star striker back into the starting XI earlier than some might’ve anticipated to try and generate a spark moving forward. Having scored in the last three league meetings between the two sides, Kane also has history in this fixture which he will hope to repeat here.
Players to look at dropping
These players should all be avoided. We think they have tough games and are likely to perform badly this week.
Daniel Sturridge - Liverpool v Watford
While his team are free-scoring and enjoying their football at the moment, it’s a completely different story for Sturridge. The 27-year-old is currently sitting on the bench, struggling to get minutes on the pitch in the Premier League, with Roberto Firmino currently preferred by Jurgen Klopp as the man leading the line. Last weekend at Crystal Palace, Sturridge was an unused substitute - that after scoring a brace in the League Cup in midweek - with Divock Origi coming off the bench ahead of him.
Anthony Martial - Swansea v Man United
Last season’s big-money buy Anthony Martial is yet to get going this season, struggling to get into Jose Mourinho’s lineup through a loss of form and injury. It seems the French international has yet to work his way into Mourinho’s plans this season and has yet to gain the trust of his new manager, last appearing in the 4-0 defeat to Chelsea. Marcus Rashford appears to have moved ahead of Martial in the pecking order, who will feel he has a point to prove when given the opportunity.
Best team of the week
This is our admin team of the week, we think this is our best chance of performing well this week. Do you think you can beat us? Have a crack and join below.
Team selected from the DraftKings EPL $20K Striker league. Players eligible are from Saturday's 15:00 and 17:30 games.
GK: Tom Heaton, $4,700, Burnley v Crystal Palace
D: Gary Cahill, $3,100, Chelsea v Everton
D: Charlie Daniels, $5,300, Bournemouth v Sunderland
M: Ilkay Gundogan, $4,800, Man City v Middlesbrough
M: Eden Hazard, $9,100, Chelsea v Everton
F: Sergio Aguero, $9,200, Man City v Middlesbrough
F: Callum Wilson, $6,600, Bournemouth v Sunderland
UTIL: Wilfried Zaha, $7,000, Burnley v Crystal Palace
Injured or doubtful players this week
These high-profile players are doubtful for the games this weekend and should be avoided.
Hector Bellerin, Arsenal (knock)
Santi Cazorla, Arsenal (achilles)
Lucas Perez, Arsenal (ankle)
Danny Welbeck, Arsenal (knee)
Kurt Zouma, Chelsea (ACL)
Loic Remy, Crystal Palace (quad)
Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace (hamstring)
Leighton Baines, Everton (thigh)
Islam Slimani, Leicester (groin)
Chris Smalling, Manchester United (foot)
Shane Long, Southampton (hamstring)
Jack Butland, Stoke (ankle)
Xherdan Shaqiri, Stoke (hamstring)
Mousa Dembele, Tottenham (calf)
Andy Carroll, West Ham (knee)