Which five players do you absolutely need to have in your Fantasy team to climb up the league?
Harry Kane – Forward
Harry Kane recently broke past the 150 mark for Premier League goals with his header against West Brom during matchday 8, taking his tally of fantasy points for the season up to a whopping 80 for the season. Averaging ten points every matchday is a frightening return for the 45.4% of players who have the England forward in their sides, and his total haul of 7 goals and 8 assists from just 717 minutes of action shows that there are plenty of ways he is able to rack up the points.
If Spurs can keep their frontline of Kane, Son and Bale fit for the remainder of the season, expect these impressive tallies to continue to grow.
Son Hueng-min – Midfield
Esports betting experts Unikrn.com had Spurs listed as a possible title contender during the 2020/21 Premier League preseason, which definitely raised a few eyebrows given that this was a side that had barely scraped a 6th place finish the season prior. However, players like Son Hueng-min show exactly why the North London outfit have potential Champions pedigree this year.
The South Korean international has linked up with Harry Kane better this season than ever before as Spurs has established the second best frontline in the entire league. He has 8 goals and 2 assists from the opening eight games, racking up 74 points from 656 minutes so far, raising his price up to 9.6 for players who want to bring him into their teams.
Mohamed Salah – Midfield
Mohamed Salah has become one of the most recognisable and lethal players in the Premier League following his move to Liverpool in 2017/18. His league winners medal and two Golden Boot awards makes him one of the most expensive players in Fantasy, but he’s so far managed to reward his selectors with 67 points from 8 games and 720 minutes on the pitch.
Salah is also one of the most selected players in Fantasy, appearing in a whopping 47.1% of teams following his rich run of form of three goals in four games heading into the international break.
The Egyptian talisman doesn’t have any assists to his name so far this season, but has proven to be one of the most creative players in the Liverpool set up over the years which should reassure his selectors that there are more strings to his bow if the goals do end up drying out as they did for a time last season.
Jack Grealish – Midfield
Constantly ranked amongst the best players in the Premier League outside of the so-called top six sides, Jack Grealish has really taken his game to the next level so far this season. His haul of 4 goals and 5 assists from 7 games and just 630 minutes of action as Aston Villa have mounted an unlikely European football challenge has even probably surprised the 34.4% of players who have selected him for their side.
Aston Villa have made a flying start to the season, which is surely unsustainable for a side that barely avoided relegation last campaign, however it’s likely that Grealish will remain a prolific pick and the side’s most dangerous player going forward with the remaining fixtures.
Of course you can be sure Gareth Southgate will continue to ignore all of these things though.
Jamie Vardy – Forward
The 2019/20 Premier League Golden Boot winner with 23 goals from 35 games, Jamie Vardy has once again established himself as one of the most potent finishers in the league this campaign. The former England international is still at the head of Brendan Rogers’ Leicester City frontline and their chief source of goals, scoring 8 of their 18 so far this season and with just 559 minutes under his belt so far.
Vardy has been selected by 21% of Fantasy and scored them 59 points so far. Given the likes of Son Hueng-min, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marcus Rashford have all been moved to the midfield for the 2020/21 Fantasy Premier League season, Vardy is one of the few outright forwards left in the league to call upon.