he Fantasy Premier League season is now in full swing and managers have their last chance to build on or save their start to the season before the first international break.
West Ham, Chelsea and Liverpool are among the teams that have delivered some high performing assets so far while complications remain as the transfer window is still open and many big signings are still gaining a foothold at their new clubs.
As there is no Friday night game this week, you have been given an extra night’s sleep to deal with your transfers, squad selections, captains and possible differences before the deadline ends today – Saturday, August 27, at 11 a.m. CEST.
Here are some of the key players to watch out for this weekend …
Hugo Lloris | £ 5m | Tottenham
Spurs have not yet conceded a goal in the league under Nuno Espirito Santo and Lloris is the goalkeeper with the most goals this season who has collected the maximum bonus points with his two goals conceded.
Tino redemption | £ 4.1m | Southampton
The teenager was a surprise starter for Saints and posed a significant risk of attack in the first two games, although he has not made a return so far.
Daniel Amartey | £ 4.1m | Leicester
Like Livramento, Amartey is on the list for its worth, especially as many managers are looking for a similarly priced replacement for favorite Kostas Tsimikas earlier in the season, with Andy Robertson expected to return to the Liverpool team.
Vladimir Coufal | £ 5.0m | West Ham
The Czech fantasy favorite picked up where they left off last season and received an assist in the win against Leicester on Monday night where they were unlucky not to come out on top in a dominant performance by the Hammers.
Said Benrahma | £ 6.3m | West Ham
Many coaches have relied on the Algerian after his good form last season and he did not disappoint, with two goals and two assists in his first two games. The good news is that despite a price hike, if he can keep this shape, he’ll be more than worth his money.
Raphinha | £ 6.5m | Leeds
Speaking of value for money, many FPL players expected the Brazilian to be a little higher this season. A tough start for Leeds has put many off the winger but with some cheap games over the next two months now may be the time to get him on.
Jack Grealish | £ 8.0m | Man City
The big summer signing opened his City account against Norwich a bit by accident, but that could be the start of a run. Compared to some of his teammates, he is an inexpensive way into the city midfield.
Danny Ings | £ 8.1m | Aston Villa
Ings has scored a goal in each of his first two games after moving from Southampton in the summer and now faces promoted Brentford, although the Bees have yet to admit. The Englishman may only be a short-term option, however, as Villa faces a massive streak of games after the international break.
Mikhail Antonio | £ 7.8m | West Ham
Antonio got off to such a brilliant start to the season that it has quickly become an indispensable asset and the Hammers’ upcoming games look enticing.
Harry Kane | £ 12.3m | Tottenham
This weekend’s game could come too early for Kane to make his first Premier League start of the season, but after scoring two goals in Europe mid-week, you shouldn’t be betting that he’ll make an impact from the bench. In addition, his price has fallen in the first two weeks, but will certainly rise again when he is fully fit again after the internationals.