Friday, 21 December 2018

FPL: Five players to put on your Christmas list

Whilst Jose Mourinho's sacking has dominated the headlines this week it's time to turn attention back to on pitch matters. The season is almost at the half way stage and we're about to enter the hectic festive period. What does all of that mean from a Fantasy Football perspective?

This weekend is Gameweek 18 and with weeks 19, 20 and 21 to follow in pretty quick succession, this preview will combine all four sets of fixtures. The squad rotation of certain managers has already proved frustrating throughout December and with the added Boxing Day and New Years Day games to factor in, your mini leagues might look very different by January 3rd.

Here are five players who might be useful during this hectic schedule. My advice would be to look at the four weeks as a whole as there's bound to be some rotation and even injuries to factor in - having a good bench has never been more important!

1) Harry Kane (Tottenham, Forward, £12.6m)

Kane has polarised opinion this season. Many are put off by his price tag and that was justified after a slow start to the season. Whether that was down to the World Cup or not can be debated all day but the fact is he has "blanked" only once in his last 7 league appearances. Even that was when he was rested to the bench against Leicester. Everton away is not an easy start to the festivities but home games against Bournemouth and Wolves followed by a trip to Cardiff look more like the type of games that Kane will thrive in.

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