FPL Scout : With the Premier League season having shaped up nicely by now, the best performing players and ideal picks become more apparent
With the 2019-20 edition of the Premier League now two months old, we have started getting a coherent idea of how this season will play out for each of the 20 participating sides. The first seven gameweeks have been a riveting, intriguing and enthralling affair, one which have immersed us in a pool of resounding fixtures with each side looking to fulfil their own aspirations.
While Liverpool and Manchester City are clearly overwhelming favourites for the glistening title, the clamour for a spot in the top 6 and a sortie to climb has high in the ranks as plausible have emerged as equally pivotal ramifications. It’s seen each side spare no expense in a bid to fulfil their aspirations and make an early headway into the season.
What this has does is also offer us immense insight into which players are becoming must haves in our Fantasy Premier League side along with sending our way a slew of names who are cheap buys and lowly owned players, names who can help us make ascendancy in the ranks. We dwelled into the massive pool of viable options for gameweek 8 of FPL to emerge with the two transfers this time around as we bring to your our team combination for the imminent round.
Nick Pope, 4.6 million
Burnley might have conceded the two goals the last time around but back at home and taking on an Everton side which has seldom looked to impress in their attacking travails, the hosts’ shot stopper looks to be a good option for this facet. The opening set of gameweeks have hardly seen us be cascaded with cleansheets and at just 4.6 million, Pope not only offers immense value of a shut out but also helps free up money to invest in elsewhere.
FPL Scout Defenders
Trent Alexander-Arnold, 7.2 million
The best pick from Liverpool’s backline at the moment, the side’s left back has the most number of goals and assists combined till now when it comes to the side’s defenders. The side’s yearning for a cleansheet was fulfilled the last time around as they halted Sheffield United from scoring past them and with Trent Alexander-Arnold coming up with an assist in the Champions League, he remains our expensive buy in the backline.
John Lundstram, 4.5 million
He started at a meagre 4 million but with 30% ownership now and a price of 4.5 million, John Lundstram has turned out to be a diamond for us. If anything, Sheffield United showed in their immensely resilient, perseverant and diminutive display in the previous match that they are a staunch outfit in defence, a side which could easily keep a cleansheet against bottom placed Watford this week.
Fikayo Tomori, 4.6 million
Out of all the young players Frank Lampard has promoted into Chelsea’s playing 11 this season, CB Fikayo Tomori has been one of the most impressive. His awareness, positional understanding, speed to burn and an astute acumen of the game have seen him be serenaded with all the laurels early into his stint for the side.
With Chelsea finally getting a much longed for cleansheet in the previous gameweek and with Southampton beckoning this time around, the giants could easily manage to come out of this speckle free, making Tomori a pristine choice.
FPL Scout Midfielders
David Silva. 7.6 million
With Kevin de Bruyne set to miss Manchester City’s clash against Wolverhampton this time around, David Silva at an ownership of just 10% becomes an instant pick for us. He’s going to be pushed further up the park and occupy the role Kevin de Bruyne was at the moment, being handed with the immense onus of acting as both a scorer as well as a fabricator of goals.
Todd Cantwell, 5 million
Ever since their colossal win over Manchester City, unfortunately Norwich City have been unable to take their travails to the next step. The side have regressed, waning in form with their attacking facet in particularly failing to muster up goals to see the side lose two matches on the bounce.
However with a favourable fixture this time around, the midfielder is a good cheap option to get in, someone who looks set to get in good points this gameweek as Norwich look to wrench out of their turmoil.
Mason Mount, 6.7 million
He’s looked scrappy in the last couple of matches on the Premier League and Champions League with an extended role as a wide player not doing full justice to him, but Chelsea’s Mason Mount has been one of the biggest breakthroughs this year. His imperious and tenacity filled displays saw him lament side with his relentless ability to keep pulverising oppositions with shots seeing him come in for us this week.
Mohamed Salah, 12.5 million
He was finally able to put to bed a slew of drab performances in the Premier League with two goals for Liverpool in their 4-2 win over RB Salzburg in the bygone CL match, seeing us opt for him for this GW. Engulfed in an edge of the seat thriller, one which saw Liverpool blow up their three goal lead and stand in a precarious situation of 303, Salah ended up getting the all important goal, a display which he could reciprocate against Leicester City as well.
FPL Scout Strikers
Sergio Aguero, 12.5 million
He was not in City’s playing 11 in their previous Premier League encounter but with Wolverhampton being a tricky, guile filled opposition, expect the striker to come back into his side for this one. He scored in the first six gameweeks, setting a new record for a striker in the Premier League with his succulent displays slandering sides and decimating defenders with ease, performances which were an epitomise of his pulsating skill set.
Tammy Abraham, 7.6 million
The Chelsea striker was chosen by us not only for this gameweek but given Chelsea’s extremely favourable and pleasant set of encounters in the time to come as well. The side face some extremely easy opponents, side’s they should find it relatively easy to pile the goals against, a discourse which sees the likelihood of getting a hoard of them way too realistic.
Teemu Pukki, 7.2 million
As Norwich City have floundered, so has their star performer. Striker Teemu Pukki was the biggest take away from the first month of the league with the Finnish striker earning the player of the month award for his piquant displays infront of goal but with no goal in the previous two fixtures, he’s started slipping as a mainstay in our side.
However, he has a clash this gameweek where see hi not only him but his side rediscovering their spectacular goal scoring touch as well, seeing us go in with him for this match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We are doling out a 3-43 formation for this gameweek, one which sees us make Sergio Aguero our captain while we are picking out Pukki as the vice-captain.
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