Ten players that you should seriously consider in this season’s Fantasy League, and not the obvious ones.
1. Damien Duff – Fulham – £3.8m
Damien Duff has reinvented himself at Fulham, showing why Chelsea paid Blackburn Rovers such a hefty fee for his services back in 2004, and he is sure to once again provide Fulham with the dynamism he showed last season. At £3.8m, he is a great buy and is sure to chip in with goals and assists throughout the season.
2. Martin Petrov – Bolton Wanderers – £3.6m
Martin Petrov will have no problems forcing his way into Bolton’s starting line-up. At 31, he is still one of the quickest players in the Premier League, and will cause problems to any defence.
3. Ryan Nelsen – Blackburn Rovers – £3.7m
Blackburn’s captain is a certain starter, and has even chipped in with the odd goal over the past few seasons. Despite having an awful away record last term, Sam Allardyce’s Blackburn will not let their opposition attack easily.
4. Gareth Bale – Tottenham Hotspur – £4.4m
Gareth Bale was an absolute revelation last season, and will no doubt build on his success this term. He makes goals and he scores goals, bagging five last season. Not bad for someone that is considered as a full-back.
5. Ben Foster – Birmingham City – £3.5m
Foster will be Alex McLeish’s number one this season, in a Birmingham side that did not concede too many goals last season. He will be looking to get back into the England squad and will be desperate to hit top form.
6. Theo Walcott – Arsenal – £4.1m
£4.1m seems cheap for a player of Theo Walcott’s calibre, and he will have something to prove this season. He has the qualities to be one of the best attacking players in the league, and he will be looking to improve after the disappointment of missing out on a World Cup place.
7. Graham Dorrans – West Brom – £3.9m
Dorrans is West Brom’s star player and is without doubt, Premier League quality. He is certain to be at the forefront of an attacking West Brom team.
8. Darren Bent – Sunderland – £6.6m
The most expensive player on the list, but he is worth the money. He found his goalscoring form last season, and will be eager to build on his reputation at Sunderland this term.
9. Kevin Doyle – Wolves – £5.6m
Kevin Doyle is a striker that has always scored goals, even in a Wolves team that did not create many chances last season. He looks set to play alongside Steven Fletcher this season, a partnership that should have all the qualities needed for Wolves to move forward.
10. Mauro Boselli – Wigan – £5.6m
Definitely a risk, but Boselli could be a revelation this season. After his 50 goals in two years at Estudiantes, Wigan fans will be looking for him to form a lethal partnership with Hugo Radallega.
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