Fantasy football cheat sheet: Don't be caught out by the Friday night fixture 4 years ago

Fantasy football cheat sheet: Don't be caught out by the Friday night fixture

It's Friday night football.

But due to the fact that Jose Mourinho continues to play coy over Paul Pogba's second Manchester United debut and the lack of Henrikh Mkhitaryan thus far this season, it's too much of a risk to include them for United's home tie with Southampton tonight.

Rather, we've looked elsewhere for our free transfer this week.

After the first round of the Premier League, we've decided to switch up our striking options with a transfer that will save you money and give you an edge in any head-to-head league.


Burnley v Swansea City - Premier League

This has been one of the signings of the summer and having seen how composed Fernando Llorente was on the ball against Burnley, we feel compelled to sign him up.

The former Juventus striker clearly has plenty left in him and he's almost certain to finish as Swansea's top scorer by the end of the season.

He set one up on his competitive debut last weekend and against Hull, he could take advantage of a disorganised defence.


The Tigers looked more impressive than they really are against Premier League champions Leicester as they set up to nullify the Foxes' counter-attacking threat.

Swansea play a much different brand of football and Llorente is capable of opening his account on Saturday afternoon.


Watford v Crystal Palace - The Emirates FA Cup Semi Final

No offence, Odion, but Antonio Conte is well on his way to drilling solidity into his new defence.

Ighalo had a terrific start to last season but he endured a dreadful drought after Christmas and as unplayable as he is on his day, he's not what you would call the most consistent forward in the world.

Chelsea should be able to deal with him and he's a little expensive for what he brings to the table.

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