Fantasy Football Tips - Pick, Watch & Avoid

The best and the worst players this season in our Fantasy Football Tips.

Fantasy Football Tips

Welcome to the first round of our Pick, Watch & Avoid series. The only place for your fantasy football tips. Take a look at our FPL expert picks from Arsenal to Chelsea.


Top Pick

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12m)

Obvious pick but the right pick. The Gabon star has scored 22 league goals in each of his 2 full seasons for the Gunners. Guaranteed goals so well worth the price. Which is why the Gunners were so keen to extend their star man’s contract.

One to Watch 

William Saliba (£4.5m)

Arsenal signed Saliba last year for a size able transfer fee and is clearly earmarked as a long term centre back at 19 years old. Will be interesting to see if he breaks through to the first team straight away but at £4.5m he is one to keep an eye on.

Avoid at all costs

Matteo Guendouzi (£5m)

The young Frenchman had a torrid end to last season and will not score you many points at all. He has never scored for Arsenal and is likely to pick up a fair amount of bookings in the role he plays. Also, you don’t need us to tell you to avoid Mesut Ozil.


Aston Villa

Top Pick

Jack Grealish (£7m)

Despite Villa’s struggles last season, Grealish was superb. Scoring an impressive 8 goals and contributing 6 assists (which would’ve been higher had Villa’s strikers could take chances), the new England international scored 149 points in fantasy football last term.

One to Watch 

Ollie Watkins (£6m)

Villa have spent big on Watkins, paying £28m to sign the forward from Brentford. Despite not having Premier League experience, we think Watkins will have a big impact. He scored 25 goals in the Championship, only Mitrovic for Fulham scored more.

Avoid at all costs

Matt Targett (£4.5m)

To be honest, it is harsh to single Targett out. However, only Norwich conceded more goals than Villa last season so you will want to avoid any of their defenders. Dean Smith will be looking for improvements from his back line but until that happens, avoid Villa defenders.


Top Pick

Lewis Dunk (£5m)

The Seagulls will be thrilled they have managed to keep hold of Dunk, who should really be in the England squad by now. Dunk scored 128 points last season for a Brighton side that only managed 15th place. It’s easy to see why he was linked with Chelsea this summer.

One to Watch 

Ben White (£4.5m)

White spent last season on loan to Leeds, who were desperate to sign him. Brighton refused to let the centre back go so must have plans to put him in the side. White was superb for Leeds so it will be interesting to see how he fares at a higher level.

Avoid at all costs

Adam Lallana (£6.5m)

The former Liverpool player certainly has ability, but can he still perform consistently at 32? He may well have a positive impact at the South Coast club, however at £6.5m there are many better options than Lallana such as Foden, Jota, Perez and Traore.



Top Pick

Nick Pope (£5.5)

Pope has justified his price tag as one of the more expensive keepers in the league. He made the PFA team of the year over the likes of Alisson and Ederson. Sean Dyche likes his team to be solid at the back so expect Pope to be looking to build on his 170 points last season.

One to Watch 

Dwight McNeil (£6m)

Burnley do not have many young talents to look out for but McNeil definitely falls in that category. The 20 year old winger provided 6 assists for the Clarets last season on his way to 123 fantasy points. Expect him to be even better this time around.

Avoid at all costs

Matej Vydra (£5m)

The Czech striker probably won’t start much ahead of Wood, Rodriguez and Barnes. Last season, Vydra only scored twice in 19 appearances. They are not the sort of stats you want from your strikers.


Top Pick

Christian Pulisic (£8.5m)

There has been lots of talk about what a good transfer window Chelsea have had, adding the likes of Werner, Ziyech and Havertz, but we think Pulisic is still the best bet. The American winger hit 9 goals and 4 assists from 25 games last year.

One to Watch 

Reece James (£5m)

If he can breakthrough as a regular starter, James has the potential to make that £5m price tag laughably low. Frank Lampard put a lot of faith in youth last season so Reece James has every chance of making the right back spot his own.

Avoid at all costs

N’Golo Kante (£5m)

It may sound silly to avoid one of the most highly rated players in the league, but Kante will not score you points. His tally last season was a measly 57 because the French midfielder is not the sort of player you want in this game.

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