Getting in the right player at the right time is central to doing well in FPL. Picking up form players, while avoiding chasing points which are already in the bag is the balancing act we all deal with on a weekly basis. In this weekly article from Fanfeud writer @FPLJesus, he will focus on underowned players who he believes should be considered for pickup right now, as their best is yet to come. Get them while they’re HOT!
We look forward to hearing your thoughts on his picks on Fanfeud or in the comments below! Enjoy, and the very best of luck to you in Gameweek 2! Fanfeud Editor, @FPLMarple
Anthony Martial, Manchester United
A favourite for many United fans, Anthony Martial has struggled for FPL success in recent times due to his lack of game time under Mourinho. However, after an impressive GW1 cameo included a goal and assist for the Frenchman questions are beginning to resurface about his potential for the upcoming season.
The fact is the young forward has flair and talent in spades, if his spot were nailed he would be a huge asset to any FPL team. In recent times, Henrik Mikhtaryan went through a similar period of uncertainty only to emerge a stronger player as a result. It appears Mourinho’s tactic is finally starting to pay off here and not only do I expect Martial’s gametime to increase after his appearance against West Ham but I would expect him to reward both Mourinho and his FPL recruiters with goal contributions.
Matt Phillips, West Brom – Image via DailyStar.co.uk
Phillips was flagged injured in the build up for GW1 damaging his initial ownership and after making no significant contributions in Albion’s first home match it’s likely his recruitment will continue to build slowly. However, at £6m the former QPR man still offers a decent 4th midfielder option for those unsure of which Newcastle or Saints options to replace Fabregas and Zaha with.
In years gone by Phillips has shown huge Fantasy potential and former owners will remember their time with the player fondly having seen the occasional price rise and run of goals and assists. The fact Albion have started with a win and look set to enjoy a kind early run of fixtures also looks good for Phillips although Tony Pulis West Brom side aren’t known for their high goal scoring victories.
Aaron Mooy, Huddersfield. Image via www.Wingsnewspaper.com
Now enjoying the first team chance he was never going to get at Man City, Huddersfield’s new signing Aaron Mooy offers a cheap entry into bargain midfield market in Fantasy at £5.5m.
After a hugely impressive opening game victory vs Palace, Huddersfield will now play twice at home in GWs 2 (v NUFC) and 3 (vs Southampton), giving the home fans their first proper taste of Premier League football.
Although perceived as a defensive midfielder, Mooy got forward against Palace a few times, he takes set pieces and earned an assist for his team as well. A competent FPL debut.
While many are struggling to find the value in their squad early on, picking a player with early form and 2 decent fixtures feels like quite a safe option despite the lack of backing for the player.
The Best of Luck to you in Gameweek 2, thanks for reading. @FPLJesus