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Sky Sports Fantasy Football: Five picks to consider after the international break

With another international break halting the Premier League action, we take a look at some of the form players in Sky Sports Fantasy Football in recent weeks.

These are not the highest-scoring players in the game nor necessarily the most popular picks, but they are nevertheless assets to consider for those looking to steal a march in their mini-leagues or climb the overall leaderboard.

A reminder that you have until 12:30pm on Saturday 21 November to make any changes to your Sky side, so waiting until the players are back from international duty and after the pre-Gameweek 11 press conferences have been and gone is perhaps the best policy given the volume of injuries and illnesses we are witnessing at present.

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Hakim Ziyech – £9.4m

The omens were positive with Hakim Ziyech from the outset, with the former Ajax man registering four shots on target and scoring in Chelsea’s 4-0 win at Krasnodar in October.

Ziyech has since recorded 11-point hauls in back-to-back matches against Burnley and Sheffield United, so it could be said that the international break has come at the wrong time for his Fantasy owners.

In that two-game spell, the Moroccan international has made three goals, scored one and earned a Man of the Match award, which came against Sheffield United thanks to his two assists.

With Newcastle United up next, Ziyech could be about to make it three double-figure scores in succession.

Patrick Bamford – £8.2m

Patrick Bamford continues to defy the odds and more importantly the critics, netting seven goals from his opening eight Premier League matches. It puts him on 70 points in Sky and places him fifth in the overall points chart, which is a testament to his solid start to the current campaign.

The Englishman also tops the value-for-money table, registering 8.54 points per million spent.

The Leeds frontman has recorded 26 shots this campaign, which has helped him to shooting bonus in four of his appearances. The Whites do create an abundance of opportunities and the majority of what they do will come through Bamford or involve him in the end product, meaning he is worthy of consideration for the coming weeks.

Ben Chilwell – £9m

We spoke about Ben Chilwell a couple of weeks ago, explaining how he had gone under the radar with his 35 points from only three games. Fast forward another two matches and the full-back has only gone from strength to strength.

The England international has accrued 59 points from his five appearances this term, averaging just under 12 points per match. That puts him second in the defenders’ charts, despite playing a significant number of games less.

His ownership was at 11.96% a matter of weeks ago and now stands at 16.4%, with Chilwell currently owned by 36% of the top 1,000 Sky managers.

With two goals, two assists, three clean sheets and a Man of the Match award in his first five games, £9m is looking like a snip.

Youri Tielemans – £8.3m

Youri Tielemans has helped his Leicester City comrades to the top of the Premier League table with another great start to the season. His three goals, two of which have come from the spot in Jamie Vardy’s absence, have contributed to his 47 points, placing him sixth in the midfielder charts.

A more sustainable source of the Belgian’s points comes from the tiered bonus. In his eight matches, he has recorded bonus points on seven occasions, with four from passing, two from shots and one from tackles.

At £8.3m and with some favourable fixtures in Gameweeks 12-14 (maybe even Gameweek 11 if we consider Liverpool’s injury-hit defence), he could be a canny pick.

Alex McCarthy – £6.6m

As a rule of thumb and barring any injuries, we’d suggest keeping the goalkeeper transfers down to an absolute minimum over the course of a campaign and taking a longer-term view of the man between the posts.

Selecting a shot-stopper who can steadily bring in the points over an extended period of time is key and Alex McCarthy could fit the bill.

The Southampton custodian has had a solid start to 2020/21, producing 41 points from his eight appearances. That may not sound ground-breaking but it allows you to concentrate on your attacking players without worrying about your number one.

McCarthy has kept four clean sheets in those eight games, which is an impressive record. When you take into account his lowly ownership figure of just 1.52%, he could be a sensible differential option for the weeks and months ahead.

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459 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Gravless are for Kinnear
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    All those who came in contact with the super spreader in last night's match must isolate. Period.
    This has nothing to do with the fact that no Newcastle players were involved

    1. Apwilkin
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Was this the England V Ireland match? I’m just hearing news of this. Do we know who has to isolate now?

      1. Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Apparently none of the players have to isolate. I don't know the details

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Who?

      1. Gravless are for Kinnear
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        The Football Association of Ireland can confirm Ireland midfielder Alan Browne has tested positive for COVID-19

        There are no close contacts of the player and the rest of the staff & squad tested negative ahead of Sunday's UEFA Nations League against Wales in Cardiff

        #COYBIG https://t.co/Llpde9apHo

        1. Gravless are for Kinnear
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          He played 90 mins

          1. Whiskerz
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Luckily Ireland didn't touch the ball

        2. Rupert The Horse
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Thank you

  2. Trophé Mourinho
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Is Mason Greenwood a good option, despite the who kidnapping thing?

    1. DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      definitely, I'm going to put him on the bench and wait for the fixtures to turn

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I don’t think so just yet. There’s just so much competition for places in both real life and fantasy this year. Don’t know who I’d lose up front. I have Rashford bu Bruno seems a must for at least this game week.

    3. The Train Driver
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      What kidnapping?

  3. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Who do you have coming in if DCL and Grealish are out with COVID?

    1. Ze_Austin
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      More English players

    2. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Bugger. I also have heard this. Glad I came on here today. I have Barkley not Grealish. Don’t know for DCL as I’ve had him since GW1

    3. Gobigorgohome
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Bamford and Ziyecu

    4. AnfieldLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Where’s this come from?

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Ireland game. One of their players has it.

    5. ppv
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Trying to predict who gets covid takes FPL to a new level. Don't panic!

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Haha. Love this.

    6. Olson
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      I don't want anyone to get Covid but I do want to see thousands of FPL managers melting down

      Why are contradictions so

      1. AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Lol did Podence -> Grealish early for the price rise. Thinking Grealish is essential at his price. Will cry if he’s out

        1. ppv
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Jack doesn't have covid. Talk about spreading baseless rumours.......

          1. AnfieldLad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Yeah I guess it’s purely because of the above (Browne tested positive who played last night) and he’s picked DCL and Grealish as they played and are the players everyone has

          2. Rupert The Horse
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 11 days ago

            Holds hands up.

  4. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    If there many isolations etc why dont just freehit? Dont allways need to overthink.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Could be better used in a DGW

    2. Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Would have to be a lot of my key players out to even consider it.

    3. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Sure its better to use in DGW but If like 3 big hitters are out this week. u could make ground on this gw using FH.

      Just saying.

      Btw these friendlies are joke!

  5. Warbling Wendy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    The coady isolation could mean Saiss gets a run out this week? I might hold him for this week if so.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Ah yes of course, didn’t realise why Voady could be out. Makes sense now. God I’m slow.

  6. Zim0
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    It's a Covid Party. International matches smh

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      But why should England have to self isolate?

  7. Lanley Staurel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Some good news today for a change - Cummings going from No 10, Yorkshire Ripper has pegged it and Man U made a quarterly loss. Great time to be alive.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Cummins said in January he’d go at the end of the year anyway. Great news on the ripper.

    2. Olson
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      three cheers for the RIPper. What a time to be alive

  8. myteamissheeeeeeeet
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Who starts at LB for Man Utd lads?
    Who starts at CB for Liverpool lads?

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Matip and Salah.

    2. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Telles for MU

  9. ClaireT
    • 10 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    What would you do with this team for GW9? Do want to try and get Bruno or someonemail from United in there atoo some point?

    McCarthy, Button
    Holding, Justin, TAA, Lascelles, Coufal
    Salam, Foden, Reed, Son, Pereira
    DCL, Wilson, Jane

    1 FT, 3.6 itb. Also still have my WC

    1. Olson
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      mate you need two wildcards

      1. ClaireT
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Should also say Kane, not Jane

        Why 2??

    2. ClaireT
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      *someone from

    3. Iceball
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Would rather have Tarzan than Jane

      1. ClaireT
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Haha, Yep. Predictive text

  10. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    TAA out for whom up to 5.5?

    Other defenders are Chilwell, Lamptey, KWP and Mitchell.

    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Cancelo or Cresswell maybe.

      1. Rupert The Horse
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Even PVA

  11. Major League Shocker
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Thinking of changing my mind on GW16 WC and doing it now instead. My defence is poor and I don't see any other way of fixing it without a lot of hits.

    I can have a really nice attack with Salah/KDB/Bruno/Jesus/Grealish/DCL if I go cheap in defence. I might be able to afford one defender around 5.5 and then I need three around 4.5 and a 4.0.

    Has Holding played every game he was fit for? Not seeing much talk about him.

    Also is there a possibility Nat Phillips is a regular starter? Or will they more likely play Fabinho at CB once Fabinho is fit?

    TIA

  12. Rupert The Horse
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Got 2 FTS and 1.2 itb.
    Pickford (I know, I know)
    Saiss James Chilwell Gabriel Mitchell
    Salah Son Barkley Reed Rashford
    Kane DCL Watkins.

    Saiss and Son to Cancelo and Bruno.
    Any other moves?

    1. AnfieldLad
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Salah -> Greenwood

    2. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Salah to Barnes lol

  13. Mufc202020
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Any news on Fabinho injury??

  14. Klip Klopp
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Salah has covid....

    1. Pukkipartyy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 11 days ago

      What???

    2. FPL_Motty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Dont start rumours without any backing. This is rubbish and just made up at this point, ignore

      1. AnfieldLad
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Sorry mate but this one doesn’t feel like a rumour

      2. Mufc202020
        • 1 Year
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Not a rumour... sky news

  15. Pukkipartyy
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Do we hear all the possible isolations before deadline?

  16. Bleh
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Mo Salah tests positive for Covid...

  17. AnfieldLad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Salah positive for Corona Virus

    https://twitter.com/livecholfc/status/1327268134147899395?s=21

    1. Buck The Trent
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Damn that wedding partty

    2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      PCR tests.. Expecting negative test in a couple of days

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Still won't be available for gw9 I would imagine

  18. thes7s
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Egyptian FA annaounced that Salah has tested positive with no symptoms and he will be isolated accordingly.

  19. Kabayan
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Oh dear...
    Salah to Bruno © then

  20. MoeZe3bi
    • 4 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Salah positive for COVID-19

  21. Ze_Austin
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 2 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Might need one free hit for each international break

  22. Black Knights
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Salah good Lord no!

  23. JJeyy
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    he Egyptian FA confirms Mo Salah has tested positive for COVID-19 - no early transfers

    1. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Was so much on the cards hey - gtfo MO

    2. Ron_Swanson
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      MOVID-19

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        😆

  24. AnfieldLad
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    2 months, 11 days ago

    Probably shouldn’t have done my transfers early lololol

    1. the_duke
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Just use your bench, he'll be back for brighton

        1. AnfieldLad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Yeah Bissouma comes in. 1 more injury/ COVID and I’ll wildcard I think. My thinking was I could go early and if it fails I Wildcard. I needed to do the transfers either way, injuries elsewhere or not)

      • FPL_Motty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 11 days ago

        Would you still be selling salah anyway? Hell be back after 1 game, have a nice rest, why would anyone be selling anyway. Though tbh, please everyone sell, will just make it sweeter when he's back with a bang and I captain him against the 1m+ people who sold

    2. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Contaminated wedding cake for the Egyptian king !

    3. Offside Trapattoni
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Losing Mo for a bit will sting but this season more than ever it's imperative to have quality on the bench..

    4. Debauchy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      But really anyone doing early transfers to try and save a .1 needs to double slap themselves

      1. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        I did an early transfer to get rid of TAA as he looks close to a drop, but he's gonna be out anyway so still would have had to ditch him

        1. Debauchy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          ok single slap BUR. I also have have TAA and he leaves but not until I know that his replacement will play

    5. Flair
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Mane time lets go

    6. Steve The Spud
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      2 months, 11 days ago

      Always rated anguissa anyway

      1. King Kohli
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        This 😀

    7. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 11 days ago

      How long we will have to wait for Salah? Maybe he can recover before next match?

      1. Brehmeren
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        14 days quarantine

        1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          In my country positive ones have 10 days quarantine. Maybe even 7 idk

      2. abhirup780
        • 6 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        14 days isolation at least

      3. Bury94
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 11 days ago

        It's 10 days isolation, doubt he'll be back for next weekend but he'll be back for GW10. I'd bench him if you have other transfers you need to make

        1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 11 days ago

          Mo out Justin in and hope for Leicester clean sheet now lol