Football Tips - Pick, Watch & Avoid

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

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


Top Pick

Danny Ings (£8.5m)

Ings showed his ability last season, scoring 22 goals and 198 fantasy points. He proved what he can do staying injury free. Whether he can replicate that form again remains to be seen, and if he doesn’t then Southampton could be in trouble.

One to Watch 

Che Adams (£6m)

The former Birmingham forward had a truly torrid start to his Saints career. However, his form did improve late on in the season, including a wonder strike against Man City, and it will be interesting to see if he can continue in that vein.

Avoid at all costs

Jannik Vestergaard (£4.5m)

Many of Southampton’s troubles at the start of last season, including a 9-0 defeat to Leicester, were down to their awful defending. At the centre of that was Vestergaard, who put in some dismal displays.


Tottenham Hotspur

Top Pick

Son Heung-Min (£9m)

The South Korean winger was lethal in front of goal last season, registering 11 goals and 10 assists. He helped ease the burden that is so often put on Harry Kane. Jose Mourinho will need players like Son to step up if the England captain’s injury troubles continue.

One to Watch 

Dele Alli (£8m)

It may sound strange to put a player like Dele in the one to watch category, but there is good reason. His form undoubtedly dipped for a good year, maybe longer. However, when Jose came in, Dele began to look like the player who scored 21 goals in a season before. 

Avoid at all costs

Tanguy Ndombele (£6m)

£6m for a midfielder who doesn’t score much, doesn’t assist much and doesn’t run much. Clearly unfancied by Jose Mourinho for his unprofessionalism, don’t expect much from the former Lyon midfielder.

West Brom

Top Pick

Matheus Pereira (£6m)

Pereira was instrumental in getting the Baggies promoted with his 8 goals and 16 assists. A real class act, Pereira can play either in the number 10 role or as a winger. Will be interesting to see how he makes the step up to the Premier League.

One to Watch 

Grady Diangana (£5.5m)

If Mark Noble’s reaction to Diangana being allowed to leave West Ham is anything to go by, then the Baggies have a real player on their hands. The Congolese midfielder scored 8 and assisted 6 in helping West Brom gain promotion.

Avoid at all costs

Hal Robson-Kanu (£6m)

Although he scored 10 goals in the Championship last season, Robson Kanu has never been able to hit double figures in his 3 previous Premier League seasons. This may be too big a step up for the Welsh forward. There are better options at £5.5m in Patrick Bamford and Callum Robinson.


West Ham

Top Pick

Lukasz Fabianski (£5m)

Before the Polish stopper’s injury last season, West Ham were flying in the league, only losing to Man City. After his injury, the Hammers lost 5 of their next 6 games. If West Ham are to improve on last season, they will need their number 1 to stay fit.

One to Watch 

Jarrod Bowen (£6.5m)

A bit pricey at £6.5m, but Bowen has great potential. He showed glimpses for West Ham with 4 assists in 13 games after signing in January. His goal record for Hull in the Championship was superb before that, scoring 52 league goals in 117 games from the wing.

Avoid at all costs

Declan Rice (£5m)

This isn’t a knock on Rice, who is clearly a highly talented player. However, last season, Rice was classed as a defender whereas this year he is a midfielder. Therefore, he won’t receive all the clean sheet bonuses that a defender would.



Top Pick

Raul Jimenez (£8.5m)

The Mexican forward has been hugely impressive since signing for the Midlands club. Last season, Jimenez amassed 198 fantasy points, scoring 17 league goals in the process. He also scored 10 goals in 15 Europa League games.

One to Watch 

Fabio Silva (£5.5m) 

Wolves have spent a huge amount of money on the 18 year old striker, and it can’t just be because his agent is Jorge Mendes. This may be a pick for later on in the season, but it will be interesting to see how the teenager fares in the Premier League.

Avoid at all costs

Leo Bonatini (£5m)

Bonatini spent last season out on loan Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal. Judging by the fact he only scored 3 goals in 19 games, we can’t see him making a comeback to the Wolves team. Don’t be surprised if he gets sold before the season gets started.

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