Thursday, 4 October 2018

Daily Fantasy Football Tips - Gameweek 8

Starting 11 is a new Daily Fantasy Premier League football game and app, which has gained in popularity since last year as managers get to pick a brand new fantasy team each week, without the headache of managing a season-long team.

As always, this week’s picks are suitable for all fantasy football game formats and will suit most scoring systems, so we hope you find good use for them, whether you’re playing Fantasy Premier League, or daily fantasy games over at Starting 11.

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Safe Pick – Kane vs Cardiff (H)

Harry Kane did manage to get on the score sheet, but Barcelona were too much for Spurs on Wednesday night. With that said, what sort of damage can he do against Cardiff City?

After scoring three goals during his last two games, making it five for the season it’s starting to feel like Kane has rediscovered his form.

If Cardiff City allowed Burnley to score two against them at home last weekend, I expect Spurs to cause more havoc. Kane is a must-have and my captain this week.

Differential - Sturridge vs Manchester City (H)

Maybe I should rename this one a punt rather than a differential, but after Firmino played 89 minutes on Wednesday night – is it out of the question for Daniel Sturridge to start against his old club this weekend?

Two goals in only 25 minutes of football sounds fantastic on paper. He reminded us of the quality he possesses with his goal against Chelsea last weekend.

If he doesn’t start then you can easily switch him out in Starting 11, but I think he is worth a shot this weekend – remember that Manchester City just can’t seem to win at Anfield!


Safe Pick - Maddison vs Everton (H)

After scoring two goals and providing one assist in only three games he now has another reasonable fixture at hand.

Everton are scoring goals but they are conceding too, eleven in fact since the start of the season.

With Vardy and Maddison striking up an interesting partnership, I am likely to line-up with both Foxes in my team this weekend.

Surely Maddison can mark his England call up with a cracking display against the Toffees?

Differential – Sigurdsson vs Leicester City (A)

Let’s stick with the same fixture and hope for a classic high scoring affair! This time I have an Evertonian on offer in the form of Gylfi Sigurdsson.  After a slow start he has turned a corner, having scored three goals in three games.

Pulling the strings from the number 10 position he is supported with the pace from both flanks courtesy of Walcott and Richarlison

We may find that Siggy’s goal scoring form is not sustainable, but from his set pieces I am expecting him to start racking up more assists once his teammates regain their goalscoring instincts.


Safe Pick – Alonso vs Southampton (A)

Ok, so it turns out that a goal and five assists from four games from a left back wasn’t sustainable after all, but we all still love owning Alonso in all fantasy football formats and I’m not about to turn my back on him just yet.

He is the kind of player where we feel a clean sheet is not enough, but that only confirms what an explosive fantasy asset he can be.

Up against Southampton this week, he is my safe pick as I fully expect him to bank those clean sheet points and possibly chip in with a cheeky attacking return.

Differential – Holebas vs Bournemouth (H)

Some people have started to lose faith in Holebas, after recording four assists as well as a goal during his open four games – he has now failed to provide any returns from his last three games.

That said, from what I have seen he remains a constant threat – he is still producing dangerous crosses into the box and remains on corner duty.

Watford could and should have scored against Arsenal last weekend, Holebas certainly provided the opportunities.  He may have better luck against the Cherries and is definitely worth considering.


Safe Pick – Kepa vs Southampton (A)

It’s time for a defensive stack, with Chelsea’s Kepa joining Marcos Alonso at the back against Southampton this weekend.

Despite Danny Ings’ heroics I always felt that the service he required was not sustainable from this current Southampton side.  The Saints will be too busy worrying about Eden Hazard to even think about scoring at the other end!

Differential – Patricio vs Crystal Palace (A)

Wolves were supposed to be an attacking threat this season and we were all planning to fill our fantasy sides with the likes of Jota and Neves, which hasn't really worked out to date.

However, what we didn’t expect was for them to go on a run of three clean sheets in their last four games. This has been no fluke as they look solid at the back and we can expect many more clean sheets from them this season.

This weekend should be no different, up against Crystal Palance who have only scored five goals all season.