The @FPLGeneral has looked at his FPL Watchlist and picked out five options he thinks could do well this weekend. These players can be considered for your FPL transfers and for the £2,500 Gameweek 8 contest on Fantasy Bet.
Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)
The Algerian was excellent in last week’s 3-1 win over Everton, scoring a stunning free kick and walking away with all three bonus points. He registered more shots on target (5) than any other player in Gameweek 7. Given his current form, it will be difficult for Pep Guardiola to drop him for this weekend’s game at home to Wolves. In three of his four starts this season, he’s scored 10 or more points.
A groin injury could keep Kevin De Bruyne out of this one which would increase Mahrez’s chances of starting. Owned by less than 5% of managers, he could be an explosive differential to fire you up the rankings going into the international break.
Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham are the most popular Chelsea assets but Jorginho is worthy of consideration too. He scored his first goal of the season from the spot against Brighton and he’s also chipped in with two assists so far. If you were a fan of Luka Milivojevic last season, then Jorginho could be your man this year. Priced at just £5.0m, the Italian is a cheaper route into the Blues attack.
Sebastien Haller (West Ham)
The Frenchman has failed to score in his last three appearances, but he remains a very good fantasy option ahead of a kind run of fixtures for the Hammers. That all starts with Crystal Palace at home on Saturday evening. Like Mahrez, his ownership is very low (around 5%) and if he can find his scoring boots again, he can be a nice differential before the masses get back on him.
Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
The 18-year-old was more impressive than big money signing Pepe in Monday’s 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. He provided the assist for Aubameyang’s equaliser and won the plaudits of Arsenal fans. While Lacazette is out, Saka should see plenty of game time.
Long-term, he’s probably not a great FPL option, but for a one-week punt at home to a Bournemouth side who are yet to register a clean sheet this season, Saka could be a nice enabler on FantasyBet’s Grand Weekend.
Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)
As a Man United fan, I was considering taking the trip from Glasgow to Newcastle on Sunday to watch this match but it’s just not worth the time/money to go and see two teams who are struggling at present.
Newcastle were dire in Gameweek 7, getting hammered 5-0 by Leicester. Steve Bruce looks like he’s already given up the fight.
As poor as Man United have been in recent weeks, they should have enough to get past the Magpies. Rashford has scored just once in his last six appearances but he could still prove to be a good pick for this weekend’s Grand Weekend tournament, particularly if he’s on penalties.