Looking for 5 players you can set and forget for the rest of the season? Here are 5 fantastic options and reasons why you can rely on them. Also, they are terrific captaincy picks throughout the season too.
We are closer to the halfway mark in Fantasy Premier League 2018/19. Fixtures are going to come thick and fast in the next few months.
Now, regular players of FPL will know it is difficult to stick to a particular set of players throughout the season. Form, fixtures and injuries lead to constant tinkering of your squad.
However, there are a few players whom you can rely on no matter what. These FPL assets will eventually score you more than most over the course of the season. Now, let’s take a look at those top 5 picks whom you can set and forget for the rest of the season.
Note: These players are usually the best and safest captaincy options on most Gameweeks too.
Harry Kane, Tottenham
The Tottenham marksman is easily the most reliable striker asset in the game. While Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero is a world-class striker, his fitness and Pep’s rotation robs him of game time. On the other hand, Kane starts almost every match when fit.
Further, the Englishman has scored 191+ points in the past 4 seasons. This is remarkable consistency and is all down to his ability, durability and his team’s support.
Thus, irrespective of form and fixtures, Kane will fetch you 200+ points over the season with considerable ease, barring any lengthy injuries.
Mohamed Salah, Liverpool
The Liverpool no.11 is yet to hit the dizzying heights of last season but remains an absolute threat. After setting a new FPL points record (303) last season, the Egyptian is on a slightly slower pace this season.
However, he continues to have great underlying stats, is the focal point of Liverpool and is among the top point scorers this season. While repeating last year’s record-breaking heroics could prove difficult, the 26-year old is still on course for 200+ points if he stays fit.
Thus, Salah is another highly-consistent player you can have in your teams for the rest of the season.
Raheem Sterling, Manchester City
The stupendous rise of Raheem Sterling as a player and a fantasy asset continues. The Manchester City man is on red-hot form and has already become the first player to cross the 100-point mark this season.
The Englishman is scoring and assisting at will and is a part of the best attacking side in the league. Currently, he is on course to break his personal best of 229 points from last season.
Therefore, susceptibility to Pep’s rotation aside, Sterling is another must-have in your team who will reward you handsomely.
Eden Hazard, Chelsea
This is a slightly frustrating pick for a season-keeper. Despite his incredible talent and widespread praise, Hazard blows hot and cold.
In the past six seasons at Chelsea, he has scored 190+ points 4 times. However, he goes through periods without scoring points, which will test your patience. He makes them up with double-digit hauls though.
A huge plus this season is the arrival of attack-minded manage Maurizio Sarri. The Italian wants Hazard to play further up the field, music to the ears of FPL managers.
Thus, the Belgian presents a terrific attacking option for your team.
Marcos Alonso, Chelsea
So far, we have been talking about strikers and midfielders. Well, here is a defensive option for your side – Marcos Alonso. The Chelsea left-back spends more time in the opposition box than even some attackers, making him a terrific asset. No wonder he is the most expensive defender in the game.
He scored 165+ points in the past two seasons under defensive-minded Antonio Conte. Similar to Hazard, his effectiveness is only going to improve under Sarri. Thus, he could potentially breach the 200-point mark this season and you would not want to miss him.
Chelsea can be expected to be solid defensively this season, giving Alonso the chance to pick up points at both ends of the pitch. Hence, the Spaniard closes out our list of must-haves for the rest of the season.
These are the top 5 picks you can rely on until May. Further, these 5 players are excellent captain picks on most Gameweeks as well.
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