Friday, 14 December 2018

FPL: Five bargains to consider for GW17

Rotation has been the name of the game for many Premier League managers in recent weeks. With even Harry Kane warming the bench last week it shows nobody is safe and after a tough week of European action for the Premier League’s top sides, we may see more this weekend. Is there a way to avoid FPL heartache?

The headline fixture of the weekend sees Liverpool host Man Utd on Sunday but we’ll also see an intriguing clash between Man City and Everton whilst Arsenal will be hoping Southampton don’t have the infamous new manager bounce. Tottenham will be hoping to follow up their miraculous Champions League progression with a comfortable home win against Burnley, which will make Harry Kane a strong favourite for the captaincy this week.

As we’ve reached the point in the season where squads are getting thin ahead of January, this week’s selections are all bargain picks who might come into their own at this time of year. Afterall, a strong bench is imperative when rotation is afoot!

1) Lucas Torreira (Arsenal, Midfielder, £5.1m)

Fresh from scoring the winner against Huddersfield last week, Torreira now has two goals in his last three games. Whilst I’m not portraying him as some sort of goalscoring midfielder, there’s no doubt that since the switch to three centre halves the Uruguayan has had more license to get forward.

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