It's official: now I mean business. My Fantasy team amassed 125 points last weekend - the fourth-best tally worldwide and one that catapulted my team up to 20th in the overall standings. I’m way ahead of my esteemed colleagues James 'the Coach' and Matt 'the Expert' in our Insider League, but I'm not done yet!
Gaëtan Bussmann(Defender,Mainz, 8.3M)
One of the key building blocks for my jump in the overall standings was the acquisition of Hoffenheim defender Benjamin Hübner, who picked up a handsome 20 points. I hope there are plenty of you who followed my recommendation. I can’t promise that any of the following five players will also be good for 20 points, but they’re definitely all sound investments. Here’s my A-Team for the coming week...
Adam Szalai(Striker,Hoffenheim, 6.25M)
I watched Dortmund’s 4-0 win over Benfica with James ‘the Coach’ and Matt ‘the Expert’, both of whom tipped Pulisic for a spot in my A-team before the game kicked off. Judging by the gala showing in midweek, you don’t need me to tell you that the American has already evolved into a top-class player. An injury to Marco Reus puts him firmly in the first-team fold and his technical qualities, goal threat and ability to get things done make for a dream combination for Fantasy mangers. He’s also a real bargain for a Dortmund starter.
I still haven’t decided which players to bring in. With Bayer Leverkusen appointing a new coach, it’s hard to know what to expect from them in the Friday night game. That’s why I’d prefer to wait until I know how Leverkusen will line up. Then I’ll strike. Marc Bartra is the first name on my list, in any case.