28 red hot Fantasy Premier League tips from old winners and experts
Want to boss the work fantasy football league this season? Read on with these insightful fantasy football tips. Heed advice from people who have taken home the trophy on playing through the season, which players to go for and how to use the Fantasy Premier League features best.
Paul McKinnon, editor of Fantasy Football Scout, passes on his best advice...
GK1: David de Gea, £6.0m (Manchester United)
Priced at £6.0, the Red Devils’ stopper is the most expensive in FPL. Yet his security of starts, allied with the ability to combine clean sheets and save points, makes De Gea worth the big spend as a fire-and-forget option between the posts.
GK2: Lukasz Fabianski, £4.5m (West Ham)
The top player for value in terms of points-per-million last season, Fabianski retains a budget price tag after moving to West Ham. The Pole earned 35 points from saves alone in 2017/18 – almost the equivalent of nine extra clean sheets.
DF 1: Cesar Azpilicueta, £6.5m (Chelsea)
The Spaniard recorded two goals and six assists last term, and has finished among the three top-scoring FPL defenders in back-to-back seasons. His versatility will be crucial for Maurizio Sarri, and Chelsea are expected to move to a 4-3-3 formation under their new manager.
DF 2: Andrew Robertson, £6.0m (Liverpool)
No FPL defender bettered the Liverpool left-back’s average of 5.0 points per match last term. One goal, five assists and 10 clean sheets in 22 appearances shows Robertson’s potential for points at both ends of the pitch.
DF 3: Ben Mee, £5.0m (Burnley)
With Nick Pope and Tom Heaton battling it out for the goalkeeper’s shirt, their centre-half looks a secure pick. Mee offers the prospect of clean sheets and bonus points, while his 18 efforts in the box ranked second among defenders in 2017/18.
DF 4: James Tomkins, £4.5m (Crystal Palace)
The cut-price option in Palace’s improving defence. Tomkins bagged two goals and four clean sheets in the final eight gameweeks of last season, and has the fixtures to hit the ground running again.
MF 1: Mohamed Salah, £13.0m (Liverpool)
Don’t be put off by the hefty price hike. Last season’s top scorer is one of the most consistent options, having returned a goal or an assist in 27 of 36 appearances in 2017/18. A total of 15 double-figure points hauls underline his credentials as a captain pick.