Friday, 19 October 2018

FPL: Five to watch in an injury hit GW9

The Premier League returns from International duty this weekend and that means fantasy football managers have some decisions to make. We take a look at which players could make an impact in game week 9.

It seems with every passing day another FPL stalwart has gone down with an injury. Zaha, Salah, Mane, Fraser and Trippier are just 5 of the players carrying knocks and it’ll be interesting to see how many of them recover in time to feature this weekend – though none have been definitively ruled out at the moment. With Chelsea and Man Utd clashing on Saturday lunch time and Spurs facing a tricky looking trip to West Ham some of the usual FPL highlights don’t look so bright this week.

Here are five to consider this weekend:

1) Sergio Aguero (Man City, Forward, £11.3m)

In times of trouble, latch on to an old favourite. Aguero has five goals this season and four of them have come at home so the visit of Burnley this weekend should have Aguero owners very interested. With all the uncertainty over Liverpool’s attacking outlets I am advocating running the Pep rotation gauntlet on Saturday. Aguero should be a certain starter as Gabriel Jesus has been away with Brazil but there is a concern over just how many minutes the Argentine striker will get.

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