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Tottenham Hotspur player Lucas Moura

04 October 2018, by: BET Editor


You’ll do well to find a more cutthroat and competitive office FPL League than the one here at BET Central. Last year’s winner wore his prize – a black Manchester United jersey (fitting) – to work for most of winter and always had the superior glint in his eye. The Chop. This year there’s a log jam and many office debates about who to pick, captain and when to play your chips.

We found some interesting things in our research and thought we’d better share them with you. Here’s the five players we think you need in your FPL team.

Who would have thought this would be the one to watch but hey, this is fantasy football where anything is possible. Hart has a good chance to claim a clean sheet this week and looking beyond David De Gea there aren’t many keepers guaranteed of six points. Sure Burnley have leaked a few but basement club Huddersfield arrive in turmoil which makes the cheap option in Hart an attractive one.

Top alternative: David De Gea (Manchester United)

It’s not quite gamble without fear of consequence time yet but if you’ve missed the Harry Kane boat (sorry for you!) then this week why not add Manchester United’s Lukaku? He almost always scores after he’s had a couple of howlers, so he could be in for a hat-trick as the Red Devils host one of the few sides they might actually consider beating on current form.

Top alternative: Harry Kane (Spurs)

The Foxes host Jekyll and Hyde Everton with the England international looking to make it three games in a row where he has his name on the scoresheet. With Liverpool hosting Manchester City, Chelsea on the road to Southampton and Arsenal at Fulham, this is a week to adopt a pragmatic approach and go for a tried and trusted option up front. If you have Kane and Vardy then even better. Sit back and watch the brace come home.

Top alternative: Glenn Murray (Brighton)

Already the game’s seventh highest scoring midfielder, at £7.4m the Brazilian is a good alternative to his higher priced teammates. Spurs could rack up a big number against Cardiff and if you’ve already got Harry Kane and Kieran Trippier (who doesn’t?!) then add Moura for a nice differential on your rivals.

Top alternative: Erik Lamela (Spurs)

Looking for a cheaper midfield option then AK is your guy. He scored against Spurs two game week’s ago to register his account and is a player that is always on the attack when Brighton are at home. Granted West Ham have finally come to the party, this game will have goals in it and one already has Knockaert written all over it.

Top alternative: James Maddison (Leicester)

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