Our 5 Picks for Fantasy Football This Season

Liam Bewsher

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Our 5 Picks for Fantasy Football This Season

At the start of every season, friends, work colleagues and more have the selection headache of who to pick for their Fantasy Football sides for the upcoming campaign.

The aim is ultimately to find players whose value has depreciated from previous seasons and any bargains that could outperform expectations in the upcoming campaign, whilst having a good mix of regular points scorers such as the likes of last season’s Golden Boot duo Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min.

Here we take a look at some interesting picks for you to consider on Sky Sports’ Fantasy Football.

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Some Niche Picks for your Side

Deniz Undav - £7.3m

We all know that many will jump at having the likes of Erling Haaland in their team straight from the off following his arrival at Manchester City, but, if you’re looking for a striker to partner the Norwegian who scored 85 goals in 88 games for Borussia Dortmund, perhaps Brighton’s Denis Undav could provide extra points for your side at £7.3m.

26-year-old, Undav, scored 27 goals and created 13 assists for Royal Union Saint-Gilloise last season as they went on to finish second in the Belgian Pro League. Could he be the man to ease Brighton’s typical problems of underachieving their XG stats? Last season the Seagulls underperformed by 7.57 XG as they found the back of the net 42 times.

Neco Williams - £6.9m

Nottingham Forest managed to complete the signing of Wales right-back Neco Williams this summer from Liverpool for around £17m following his impressive loan spell at Fulham in the second half of last season.

Even though there may be some question marks over Forest’s defence, they have brought in the likes of Dean Henderson and Moussa Niakhite from Manchester United and Mainz to strengthen their backline for what is their first year back in the Premier League since 1999.

Williams proved to be a fantastic attacking outlet for both Liverpool and Fulham last season, as in 23 appearances across all competitions he scored two goals and created five assists. At £6.9m he could turn out to be a bargain if he continues to perform at both ends of the pitch.

Keane Lewis-Potter - £7.5m

Brentford look to have also made an astute summer signing here having signed Keane Lewis-Potter for around £16m from Championship outfit Hull City.

The 21-year-old leaves his hometown club with a good reputation having fired in 12 goals and created three assists in 46 Championship outings for the Tigers last season. What will make Lewis-Potter a useful asset for Brentford is his versatility, having played on both wings, as a striker and as an attacking midfielder, meaning that he will find himself in goalscoring positions.

Players That Could be a Good Shout

Marcus Rashford - £8.1m

Marcus Rashford comes into this season with a point to prove following a dismal 2021/22 campaign which saw him score five and create two assists across all competitions. The 24-year-old will be hoping that Erik ten Hag’s arrival could help him re-find the form that saw him get 36 goal contributions in the 2020/21 season as a whole.

The Manchester United winger comes in at £8.1m, a snip of what he would’ve cost last season, and considering that he is £3.3m cheaper than Son and costs £3.6m less than Salah, his affordability could be key, especially with him playing as an inside forward cutting in from the left-hand side.

Could this be the season when Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Cristiano Ronaldo light up the Premier League as they were expected to last time out?

Ivan Perisic - £8.4m or Lucas Digne - £7.9m

Ivan Perisic was announced as Tottenham’s first summer signing following their qualification for the Champions League.

The 33-year-old reunited with former Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte having left the San Siro on a free transfer and is actually listed as a defender. This could be tempting for many, as the Croatian showed no signs of his age catching up with him last season, as he managed 10 goals and nine assists in all competitions for Inter from left-wing/left-wing-back.

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a cheaper option, Lucas Digne of Aston Villa for £7.9m could be a great shout, especially with Aston Villa strengthening their defence with the likes of Diego Carlos and Boubacar Kamara arriving at Villa Park.

Digne got four assists in the Premier League last season, however, he did start the campaign at Everton under Rafael Benitez’s turbulent reign where he made none. The Frenchman tended to cross from deep to the likes of Dominic Calvert-Lewin in his time at Goodison Park, which proved to be a great trait as he managed seven Premier League assists in 2020/21.

The 28-year-old started to pick up momentum right at the end of last season, as he made three assists in his last five games of the campaign against Burnley, Crystal Palace and Manchester City.

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