Fantasy football cheat sheet: Two must-have players for you this weekend 4 years ago

Fantasy football cheat sheet: Two must-have players for you this weekend

Two clever signings, we hope.

Just two weeks into the new season, and pattern is beginning to emerge on which players you need to have in your Fantasy Football team.

It has paid off to have expensive signings Sergio Aguero and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in teams, not so much Jamie Vardy. Middlesbrough players, particularly Alvaro Negredo, look to be good value, and Jose Mourinho's reluctance to use Henrik Mkhitaryan has set some back who banked on the midfielder racking up points.

Most of you have probably tried to sign both Zlatan and Aguero, so we're sure you're tight for funds to build the rest of your team. Here's some cheaper options that will hopefully score you some points this week.

Manchester United v Southampton - Premier League

Virgil van Dijk

Fixture: Southampton v Sunderland
Price: 5.5m
Selected by: 11.6%

Southampton failed to keep a clean sheet in their first two games of the season, but that should change on Saturday when Sunderland visit.

The last time the Black Cats won a league game in August was in 2010, and it looks like it's going to be a long season for David Moyes' side.


Virgil van Dijk is the pick of Southampton's defenders, and a threat from set-pieces. At 5.5m he's an affordable addition to your team, and one who should come in handy over the course of the season, but particularly when Saints host teams battling relegation.

If you're looking for a cheaper option from Southampton's defence, Matt Targett is valued at just 4.5m and started both league games so far this season.

Northampton Town v West Bromwich Albion: EFL Cup

Salomon Rondon

Fixture: West Brom v Middlesbrough
Price: 6.5m
Selected by: 3.7%

The West Brom striker has 10 points so far this season, and scored on the opening day of the season. Middlesbrough have also failed to keep a clean sheet this season. If you're looking for a striker outside of the obvious big name players, Rondon could be worth a punt.

The away side will most likely dominate possession, but West Brom should be a threat from set-pieces.

Baggies' goalkeeper Ben Foster also looks to be great value at just 4.5m.

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