Fantasy Football Tips: The 4 attacking options you should consider before Gameweek 16
With just two and a half days separating Gameweek 15 and 16, the Premier League fixtures are really starting to come thick and fast.
Ahead of a hectic Christmas period for all us Fantasy Football bosses, it is time to separate the Pep Guardiola’s from the Iain Dowie’s.
Potentially the most crucial transfers you will make this season, we have found four attacking options that could really help bolster your squad before Gameweek 16.
Anthony Martial – £7.6million
Although Jose Mourinho has written off Manchester United’s chance of reaching the top-four this season, the Reds do have one man who is enjoying by far his brightest spell in the Premier League.
Once again finding the net in United’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Wednesday, Anthony Martial is quickly becoming Mourinho’s main man with seven goals this season.
Scoring those seven strikes in his last eight league appearances, no player has scored more goals for Mourinho during his tenure at Old Trafford and the Frenchman’s points tally of 69 sees him the highest scoring United player this year.
Anthony Martial equalises for @ManUtd – his 7th goal in his last 8 PL apps ⚽
Most goals for Man Utd in current squad:
32 Lukaku pic.twitter.com/q6P4QYa8bE
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) December 5, 2018
Ahead of hosting a Fulham side who comfortably hold the worst defensive record in the Premier League, Martial will be topping many a Fantasy Football wishlist this weekend.
The France international has scored more Premier League goals at Old Trafford this season (3) than any other Man Utd player.
Felipe Anderson – £7.2million
With Manuel Pellegrini confirming that Fantasy Football favourite Marko Arnautovic could be sidelined for up to a month after picking up a hamstring injury, the former Manchester City boss will be looking to summer signing Felipe Anderson to lead from the front.
Hitting the ground running following his move from Lazio, the Brazilian international now has four Premier League goals in his last five matches for the Hammers.
The focal point of the West Ham’s attack, Anderson’s performances have also earned him a spot on the shortlist for November’s PFA Player of the Month award.
OFFICIAL: The seven nominees for the November Premier League Player of the Month:
?? Felipe Anderson
?? Lucas Digne
??????? Andy Robertson
?? Leroy Sané
?? David Silva
?? Moussa Sissoko
??????? Raheem Sterling
Who is your winner? pic.twitter.com/6PjZZu15W1
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) December 4, 2018
In the top three for the most transferred in players on Gameweek 15 , along with Harry Kane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the 25-year-old has 66 points this season, the same as City’s Bernardo Silva and only three adrift of United’s MVP Anthony Martial.
With a price rise of £0.2million at the start of December, Anderson could be a perfect long-term Fantasy Football signing.
Ahead of Saturday’s match against a struggling Crystal Palace side, the Hammers than have a favorable run that sees them square off against Fulham, Watford, Southampton, and Burnley.
Harry Kane – £12.5million
If you have some spare change in your bank and are looking for the ideal replacement for the injured Sergio Aguero, there is only one man you should be looking to bring in.
While his £12.5million price tag may have put some Fantasy managers off the England skipper, Harry Kane now has nine Premier League goals in his 15 appearances.
Once again finding the net in Wednesday’s 3-1 win over Southampton, the 25-year-old also provided an assist and is the first Tottenham player to be directly involved in 10+ Premier League goals this season.
Harry Kane has now scored nine Premier League goals this season; only Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has more (10).
Putting on the pressure. pic.twitter.com/CT8dA3Dik3
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 5, 2018
Now scoring in his last three league matches on the bounce, Kane should be confident of extending his recent Fantasy Football points tally.
Tottenham’s talisman has now scored seven goals in his last three meetings against the Foxes.
Glenn Murray – £6.7million
Although they say that time eventually catches up to all players, it appears that Glenn Murray didn’t get the memo.
At 35 and one of the oldest players in the Premier League, Brighton’s top scorer has only gone from strength to strength.
Adding to his tally in Tuesday’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace, Murray has remarkably scored eight Premier League goals this season and is very much the focal point of the Seagulls’ attack.
In fact, he now sits joint level with Sergio Aguero in the goalscoring charts and has also now surpassed Chelsea talisman, Eden Hazard.
Most goals scored in the Premier League this season:
?? Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (10)
?? Sergio Agüero (8)
??????? Harry Kane (8)
??????? Glenn Murray (8)
??????? Raheem Sterling (8)
??????? Callum Wilson (8)
The English strikers are chasing. pic.twitter.com/eqlnxJRCEv
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) December 4, 2018
On Saturday, Brighton will travel to Turf Moor and Murray should be excited to come across a Burnley defence drastically short on confidence.
The Clarets see only their goal difference keeping them off the bottom of the table and they have now conceded 17 goals in their last seven outings.
At just £6.7million and sat in the top 10 for the most points picked up by an attacking player in this year’s game, Murray could be the perfect solution for all you Fantasy Football managers looking for a bargain up top.
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