If all goes well with this week’s Fantasy Premier League new Spurs signing Christian Eriksen will score on his away debut for the club against Cardiff at odds of 5/2 and we’ve identified four other in-form picks to boost your tallies in Gameweek five.
In goal – David Stockdale £4.5m
One of Fantasy Premier League’s cheaper keepers due to his place behind the injured Maarten Stekelenburg in the Craven Cottage pecking order, Stockdale has racked up 10 points so far despite failing to keep a clean sheet in 90 minutes this season, due to a high save-rate.
A west London derby against misfiring Chelsea is up next and with league fixtures between these neighbours at Stamford Bridge producing just three goals in as many seasons, the 27-year-old is taken to impress again.
In defence – Joey O’Brien £5.5m
If you’re looking to sign a defender that delivers clean sheets and little fuss then the former Bolton stopper is your man, with three shut-outs for the Hammers so far delivering 12 of the Irishman’s solid haul of 19 points.
West Ham face an Everton side that have only managed three goals in four league games this season and O’Brien could end the weekend amongst the top defensive point-scorers with a solid display at Upton Park.
Midfield – Jonjo Shelvey £5.5m
Fantasy Premier League awarded three bonus points to Shelvey after his alternative man-of-the-match display for Swansea against former club Liverpool and a 12-point haul powered the midfielder into the top ten midfield point-scorers.
The visit of his old employers is followed by a trip to his native London when the Swans take on Crystal Palace and with three of Shelvey’s five goals for the Reds in all competitions last season coming in as many games, this could be the time to snap up the bald bruiser.
Playmaker – Christian Eriksen £8.1m
Of the seven players Spurs picked up over the summer former Ajax midfielder Eriksen is the one that most excites the White Hart Lane faithful and an impressive 70-minute debut against Norwich, which yielded an assist and a bonus point, began the vindication of that view.
The Dane can score goals as well as set them up and his two away strikes in the Eredivisie this season for Ajax fills one with hope ahead of the Lilywhite’s trip to Cardiff.
Up-front – Loic Remy £7.4m
Conventional wisdom states that you should always back a man in form and while the Frenchman has not managed to open his striking account at Newcastle, his recent performances suggest a goal will not be long coming.
The loanee from QPR laid on an assist for compatriot Hatem Ben Arfa in their home victory over Fulham and was instrumental in the build up to the same player’s goal in the 2-1 win at Aston Villa.
Hull are up next at St James’ Park and Remy will fancy his chances of a net-buster or two against a side with the joint-second worst away defensive record in the division so far.