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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. djoker_nole
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Werner (c) let's go

    • Tony Martial
      • 2 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      Bruno Bruno Bruno

    • Miguel Sanchez
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 13 days ago

      I literally go out for 5 minutes to pick up the car and I come back and Salah has Covid.

      1. Steve The Spud
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Not sure the 2 are related

        1. NateDogsCats
            2 months, 13 days ago

            We're through the looking-glass here people!

          • Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            lol aye but lol

      2. FC Hakkebøf
        • 3 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Salah -> Bruno on the cards

      3. JJeyy
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        Guess Im keeping Son and Kane then

        1. Magic Zico
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Yes me too, my transfer will be Burke > Soucek to boost the bench 😉

      4. Flair
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        2 months, 13 days ago

        I wonder what Mane's stats are like without Salah. Think they were meh - against bigger teams though - but he destroyed Everton at Anfield when Salah was benched

      5. LOLarov
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 13 days ago

        SALAH HAS COVID!!

        Salah --> Bruno

        Easy

        1. sandman58
          • 2 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          This is why international games are annoying
          Ruins my gameweek plans lol

          1. Kno
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            football aint got nothing to do with this one tho, he popped down to egypt for a cheeky wedding. videos of him and loads of ppl dancing without masks etc

            1. LOLarov
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 11 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              agreed

      6. NateDogsCats
          2 months, 13 days ago

          This week is going to be wild

          Meanwhile Liverpool planning on building a covid immunity team for second half of the season

        • Krafty Werks
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Get well soon Mo Salah, i'd be expecting one or two more over this International break too? No early transfers for me for sure.

          1. Debauchy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            This , early transfers are to put it bluntly - stupid

        • King Kohli
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          I think holding my transfer till now is the best decision I've made this season in Fpl!

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 13 days ago

            No need to rub it in

          2. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            So what now, you will sell Salah only to get him back next gw for more money?

            1. FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              He will drop like a butterfly

          3. Black Knights
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I've had 2FTs since GW6 and have just been using 1FT to roll the other over for this exact reason!

            1. King Kohli
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Full credit to you for that!

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 13 days ago

          No Salah, TAA, Thiago, sorry Mane. Liverpool absolutely screwed atm. DCL (C) it is unless I want Bruno

          1. Pompel
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Vardy(c) surely

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Not a chance

          2. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            LIV to park the bus

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Klopp could go for the 4-2-3-1 with Shaqiri, Firmino, Mane, Jota but it isn't great

        • hustler7
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Salah covid...

        • Dr. Ante Pavlovic
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Got my Justin on the bench to come in for Salah. Leicester will now probably get a clean sheet with this flawed Pool side.

        • Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Bench Salah for 1 week or sell for a hit, hmm

          1. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Who do you have on the bench coming in?

        • Do I Not Like Orange
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Klopp must be raging at Salah's behaviour considering their players were dropping like flies as it is.

        • ElliotJHP
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Already ditched Trent, with Salah, Wilson, Foden, Mitchell and Burke all knocking about we are at panic stations now.

          1. Do I Not Like Orange
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            I have all of those players. Decided to treat myself to an extra (paid) wildcard this week to get rid of all my crap in one fell swoop. Treat yourself to a few hits, you'll feel better afterwards.

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 13 days ago

          This is why I make early transfers, for the painful feeling of regret

        • Flair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 13 days ago

          https://twitter.com/EgyptTodayMag/status/1326560697594109953

          Love you Salah, sweet dance moves, but wtf is this and very irresponsible.

        • ChickenTikkaMoSalah
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Watch everyone sell Salah even though he’ll be out for only 1 game

          1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            This lol

        • Inazuma X1
          • 3 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Called it yesterday that most Covid cases happen during weddings

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Inazuma for sage top job

          2. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Anyone could have called that lmao, have you seen Egypt's situation

          3. Party time
            • 2 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Yes. Impressive

        • AnfieldLad
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Salah out means I’m playing Bissouma.

          Also means Bruno’s EO goes up massive and I won’t have him

          Not fun

        • Camzy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 13 days ago

          Welp. I'm probably gonna keep Salah. One week out most likely doesn't seem too bad. Taking him out and then getting back in will suck as uses for transfers. Plus the value.

          1. Steve The Spud
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 13 days ago

            If he had a niggle and missed one game you’d keep

          2. Kno
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Indeed, brighton and fulham in the next three

          3. Salan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            May be. But having an expensive no-use bench is not funny at all.

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              True. But I have Semedo first bench.

              It's not the worst. I just need to replace Foden and maybe Rashford if he's still injured. Will definitely not be making any transfers until Friday afternoon next week.

              1. Salan
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Right. Have a full 11-player team is an achievement this week I think. Good luck.

          4. Black Knights
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Won't need to worry about value. He'll be cheaper than 12m by the time you plan to get him back.

            1. Camzy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 10 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              No he will not. Why do people think price falls happen that quickly? They don't.

              He'll be 12.2m at the lowest. We'll see. More news needed.

        • Steve The Spud
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 months, 13 days ago

          With most people presumably keeping salah, who do you have coming off the bench?

          Lamptey for me

          1. ElliotJHP
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            The man the myth the legend Oliver Burke

            1. Hart-ake
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              invisible man.

          2. abhirup780
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Lord Lamptey

          3. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Justin

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Yes I know the news is Justin but I wanted to know who you have coming off the bench ?

          4. Miguel Sanchez
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Justin

            1. Steve The Spud
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 13 days ago

              At least the player you have coming in is positively effected by it

            2. Pompel
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Justin case ?

          5. AnfieldLad
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Bissouma currently

            Might take a hit to get a 4th defender (Coufal)

          6. TNB
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Bamford!

            • Thescaff
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Soucek!

            • FatmanAndRobin
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              The king Soucek

            • King Kohli
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Sir Aaron Anguissa to the rescue!

            • colby_
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 8 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Ayling.

          7. hogree
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            On WC

            A) Bruno or Mane
            B) DCL or Richarlison

            1. Flair
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Rich

          8. DantheManinaPan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Well the Salah news makes my transfers much easier this week!

            Son + Salah --> KDB + Bruno for free, yum yum.

            1. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Good luck with that

            2. FC Hakkebøf
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Sound transfers. You can get Salah back in for the price you sold him as he will drop quickly I reckon

          9. SHOWSTOPPERRR
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Guys so salah firm Alison the new covid cases?

          10. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 13 days ago

            https://twitter.com/dmlynch/status/1327273215694082051

            Mohamed Salah under the care of the Egyptian FA so #LFC not overseeing next steps but presumption is that he will now undergo a second test. Possible that will return a negative result, as happened with Xherdan Shaqiri during the last international break.

          11. ZLNR
            • 5 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Currently going to be playing 5-3-2

            Might have to put money into my 4.5m non playing forward instead of upgrading Foden to Grealish

          12. Dr. Ante Pavlovic
            • 3 Years
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Go everybody sell Salah now!

            1. 1zverGGadeM
              • 3 Years
              2 months, 13 days ago

              Mo is the man

              1. 1zverGGadeM
                • 3 Years
                2 months, 13 days ago

                Since GW1

          13. Flair
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 months, 13 days ago

            Give me my Salah -> Mane price rises asap