FANTASY FESTIVITIES- FPL

  • Struggling with who to bring into your FPL team over the Christmas period?
  • Vishal Varma has some tips for each position and why you should sign them

FANTASY FESTIVITIES

If you're like me, this Christmas will once again be a struggle in the FPL. You'll be bereft of ideas, overbudgeting and weighed down with what to get. That struggle of keeping to within your £100m budget and selecting that player that will score in abundance is only around the corner.

During the four game Christmas period, we'll focus on key players for each position, along with potential rotation policy, transfer tactics and the free scoring striker with a double gameweek approaching.

GOALKEEPERS-

NICK POPE (Burnley £4.7m) - Since making his Burnley debut in Gameweek 4, Pope has amassed a stunning 76 points in just 14 rounds, making the stopper the top points scorer between the sticks in that period. The draw back is that 3 of the 4 teams Pope faces are Tottenham (H), Man Utd (A) and Liverpool (H).

JONAS LOSSL (Huddersfield £4.6M) - With four games vs category 2 teams, the Huddersfield number 1 is seen as a great option, potential clean sheet points are on the offing. 6 clean sheets in 17 games.

DEFENDERS-

DAVINSON SANCHEZ (Tottenham £6.0m) - With Alderweirald out injured till February, Davinson is likely to be rotated. Tottenham face four teams that are all averaging less than a goal-per-game. And with a double-gameweek ending the Christmas run, two potential clean sheets could be hard to resist.

ANDREAS CHRISTENSEN (Chelsea £5.5m) - The potential exit of David Luiz has seen Christensen seamlessly step in and replace the Brazilian. Despite two away games vs Everton and Arsenal, two home game vs low scoring Brighton and Stoke should see clean sheet points awarded to the youngster.

MASON HOLGATE (Everton £4.2m) - An absolute snip at £4.2m, Holgate's return from injury, and Allardyce's appointment, sees the Toffeeman as the best bargain option to have.

MIDFIELDERS-

RICHARLISON de ANDRADE (Watford £6.6m) - The Brazilian has been in sparkling form this season and with Watford playing attacking football this season, Richarlison sees himself facing Brighton (A), Leicester (H), Swansea (H) finishing with a daunting trip to Man City (A).

MOHAMED SALAH (Liverpool £10.0m) - FPL's top scorer must be a shoe in for most managers. The flying winger has failed to notch an assist or goal in only 4 out of 16 games for The Reds. Returning with an impressive 124 points, Salah is also big potential for maximum bonus points.

RAHEEM STERLING (Man City £8.3m) - The flying winger is in the form of his life coinciding with him being Man City's top scorer so far this season. Home games vs Bournemouth and Watford sandwich two away games vs Newcastle and Crystal Palace.

FORWARDS-

ALVARO MORATA (Chelsea £10.7m) - No Aguero or Jesus? Well, blame Pep's unpredictable rotation policy for that one. The second highest point scoring forward, Morata certainly has potential to bag a few Christmas goals especially with two category 2 home games upcoming.

HARRY KANE (Tottenham £12.9) - And so we finish with the Premier League's top goalscorer. If there is one person who you can tend to rely on, Kane is the main man. With an astonishing 50 games in 48 games this calendar year, the Tottenham hit man is our number 1 transfer choice. Kane starts with an away game at Burnley followed by a home game vs Southampton. Although Tottenham don't play during Gameweek 21, the following gameweek sees them take on rock-bottom Swansea and West Ham in what is a double gameweek and surely a must have for your CAPTAIN choice.

TRANSFERS -

Baring in mind the Wildcard comes into place 1st January, it is worth trying to keep minus points during transfers to a minimum. It may be worth making no transfers for one gameweek and maximising the use of two transfers the following gameweek.

Written by Vishal Varma

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