A four-game slate is in the offering on Saturday, including league-leaders Liverpool and fourth-placed Chelsea. We take a look at some of the targets and value options from this slate.
StudsMohamed Salah ($11,100, Watford v Liverpool)
One of the main reasons Salah is the highest-priced player in this slate is his return to form. He has scored four goals in his last four appearances in the Premier League. That will buoy Liverpool as they look set to break old records and set new ones. The other reason is that Salah is just a terrific player. Against one of the worst defensive units in the EPL, Salah could have a field day out.
ValuesDanny Ings ($8,600, West Ham United v Southampton)
A price of $8,600 isn’t exactly a “value” selection. However, considering Ings’ prowess in front of goal, it well might be. He has scored 15 goals this season, fifth in the EPL’s goal-scoring list, and has led Southampton’s solid turnaround this season after a sluggish start to their campaign. West Ham’s games usually include a lot of goals, too.
StudsSadio Mane ($10,300, Watford v Liverpool)
Upon Mane’s return from injury, Liverpool has found another gear. That is the impact of one of the best players in the EPL. He immediately scored and paved the way to help Liverpool maintain their stunning unbeaten record this season. He is appropriately priced at $10,300 because he averages 15 DKFP per game this season. Sensational, by any standards.
ValuesGerard Deulofeu ($5,800, Watford v Liverpool)
Deulofeu averages 11.3 fantasy points per game this season. His price has been set incredibly low for those numbers simply because of the quality of the opponent they are up against. Liverpool has conceded the fewest goals this season in the EPL, too. That gives Deulofeu an unenviable task of contributing towards beating the best defense in English football. That also gives you an opportunity to capitalize on his low price.
Other to consider: Dwight McNeil ($8,700)
StudsTrent Alexander-Arnold ($9,200, Watford v Liverpool)
Alexander-Arnold plays like an attacking midfielder in this Liverpool setup. He is entrusted with picking up the set-pieces. His deliveries into the box have been so accurate that he has accumulated 12 assists already this season. It’s no surprise, therefore, that he has already aggregated 18.8 fantasy points per game, easily the highest for any player in this slate. An easy choice to include in your roster for this weekend’s games.
ValuesCesar Azpilicueta ($4,900, Bournemouth v Chelsea)
For a defender to average nearly 10 fantasy points per game is quite an achievement. Azpilicueta is averaging 9.2 points, which is rather high for his price. He is an attacking defender, flying down the flanks whenever the opportunity presents itself. He has the ability to contribute the occasional goal to the occasional assist, which makes him a highly attractive proposition in this roster.
Others to consider: Virgil van Dijk ($4,700), Reece James ($6,000)
GoalkeepersAlisson ($5,800, Watford v Liverpool)
It’s quite an obvious inclusion if you have the budget for Alisson. Liverpool has allowed just 17 goals this season, 10 goals lower than the next team on that list (Leicester City have conceded 27 goals). Alisson and Liverpool’s back four have played a major part in that success. He has averaged 11.5 fantasy points per game this season.
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Nikhil Kalro is the Founder and CEO of Altletics Esports.