Fantasy Football Tips: 4 stars you should be bringing in for Gameweek 19
With the Premier League fixtures really starting to pile-up, the Christmas period always promises to be a time where managers throw the odd rotation swerve ball at us Fantasy Football bosses.
So, with a hectic Gameweek 19 fast approaching, who are the four Fantasy Football stars you should be looking to transfer in on Boxing Day:
Son Heung-min – £8.5million
Putting six past Everton at Goodison Park last weekend, Tottenham find themselves sat just two points adrift of Manchester City and many believe Spurs could be a title dark horse this season.
Now enjoying a four-match winning run since their 4-2 defeat in the north London derby at the start of the month, it will be the form of South Korean winger Son Heung-min most impressing Mauricio Pochettino.
Scoring twice and picking up one assist against the Toffees on Sunday, the winger unsurprisingly left Merseyside with the Man of the Match award and 21 Fantasy Football points in the bag.
Picking up 36 points in his last three Gamweeks, it is no surprise that Son is the most purchased player for Gameweek 19.
Sonta Clause came to town!
— Premier League (@premierleague) December 24, 2018
Now scoring four in his last four Premier League appearances, Son should be relishing the chance to come up against a Bournemouth side who have been drastically short of form away from the south coast.
Eddie Howe’s Cherries have now lost their last four matches on the road, conceding eight goals.
With Tottenham picking up a 4-1 win the last time the two sides met back in March, it is also worth noting that Son picked up two goals on that afternoon.
Jesse Lingard – £6.8million
With Manchester United scoring five goals in a single match for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson’s last game in charge, it appears that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s arrival is having an immediate impact at United.
Putting in a season’s best performance against Cardiff on Saturday, England international Jesse Lingard grabbed a brace in south Wales and also helped himself to 18 points in Gameweek 18, a tally that was only bettered by Son Heung-min.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 22, 2018
In the top three for the most transferred in by Fantasy Football bosses across the country, the 26-year-old has now scored four goals in his last four Premier League appearances.
With Huddersfield making the trip to a revitalized Old Trafford on Boxing Day, Lingard should be confident of extending his tally.
David Wagner’s side have now lost their last five matches on the bounce and have recorded just one clean sheet this season.
Virgil van Dijk – £6.3million
If you’re looking to shake up your defence for Gameweek 19, there is only one man you should be looking to bring in.
Helping Liverpool keep yet another clean sheet and also finding the net at Molineux last Friday, many are starting to label Virgil van Dijk has the best central defender in Europe.
Playing a huge part in Liverpool’s rise to the top of the table, the Dutch juggernaut picked up 15 points in Gameweek 18, the most scored by any defender.
The former Southampton man has also remarkably earned 24.5% of Fantasy Football bosses 40 points over the past five Gameweeks.
Virgil van Dijk for Liverpool in the Premier League since his debut:
? Most touches (2,846)
? Most minutes (2,845)
? Most passes (2,471)
? Most duels won (213)
? Most clearances (173)
? Most aerial duels won (155)
? Most interceptions (38)
? Most shots blocked (13)
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 21, 2018
With Liverpool conceding just seven Premier League goals in their 18 matches, Jurgen Klopp’s side have recorded six clean sheets in their last eight matches at Anfield.
Looking to potentially extend their advantage at the top of the table to seven points, Van Dijk and co should be feeling confident of continuing their unbeaten run on Boxing Day.
On Wednesday, Liverpool will host a Newcastle side with only seven away goals all season, the third worst record in the entire division.
At just £6.3million and with the third highest points tally of any defender this season, Van Dijk should be a man topping your Fantasy wishlist for Gameweek 19.
Glenn Murray – £6.5million
At just £6.5million it is very easy to argue that Brighton striker Glenn Murray has been one of the most consistent players in Fantasy Football this season.
Already bagging eight Premier League goals, it has been Murray’s form at the Amex Stadium that has been the most eye-catching.
Now scoring seven of his goals on the south coast, no striker in the top-flight holds a better record on home soil.
The 35-year-old veteran has already picked up a total of 70 points, more than the likes Romelu Lukaku, Gabriel Jesus and Álvaro Morata.
To make Murray even more of a bargain, his current value of £6.5million is the lowest it has been all season.
#FPL PRICE DROPS (selected)
Glenn Murray – £6.5m
Gylfi Sigurdsson – £7.3m
Harry Kane – £12.5m
Richarlison – £7.0m pic.twitter.com/tpah1mDIMW
— Fantasy Premier League (@OfficialFPL) December 22, 2018
Given Arsenal’s worrying ongoing defensive issues, Murray could be a wise investment for Gameweek 19.
Emery’s side are the only team in the Premier League without an away clean sheet, conceding 15 goals in eight matches on the road.
Murray also has some pleasant memories when up against the north London side.
Helping Brighton pick up a famous 2-1 win the last time the two sides met at the Amex, Murray also left with a goal and the Man of the Match award.
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