Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 17 Tips: Top Replacements For Joel Matip And Charlie Taylor: It’s time to bundle out the two defenders with both being ruled out for a sizable amount of time
Ahead of the festive period in the Premier League, two players who were fast becoming increasingly popular buys in FPL were Liverpool’s Joel Matip and Burnley’s Charlie Taylor. Their frugal price tag paired with an alluring set of fixtures saw the two become the talk of the town in the game.
However, plans were quickly unravelled with both the players being ruled out with lengthy injury issues. Where Charlie Taylor was taken off with a hamstring injury during his side’s 1-0 win against Sheffield United, an abductor injury will render Joel Matip out of action for atleast three months.
Top Replacements For Joel Matip And Charlie Taylor
Rob Holding, 4.4 million
Pulling off a cleansheet and three bonus points against Brighton, Arsenal’s Rob Holding is the player to repose faith in at the moment. Not only does he not hurt your side’s balance but also bolsters your substitutes’ docket at a tricky time.
Roman Saiss, 5 million
An enticing slate of fixtures paired with his innate ability to get on the end of crosses and find the back of the net with his headers see us opt for the Wolverhampton man.
Mason Holgate, 4.8 million
Opting for an Everton defender is always dicey but their new found resilience at the back sees us repose faith in Holgate. Priced at a meagre 4.8 million and with three cleansheets in his last five matches, he makes for exceptional value.
Ben Mee, 4.9 million
A direct swap for counterpart Charlie Taylor, CB Ben Mee is in the form of his life at the moment. With confidence running through his veins, he added a goal to his tenacious performance against Sheffield United to end up as the match winner for his club.
James Justin, 5 million
Newcastle United might have come close to scoring against Liverpool on a couple of occasions but they are largely a bleak and timid attacking unit. Justin can not only accumulate a cleansheet but see his searing runs up the park reward him with a goal or assist as well.
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