Fantasy Premier League tips for play week 8

Son Heung-min

The attention of all will be on St James’ Park this weekend after the takeover of Newcastle by the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia and, at the time of writing, it is still unclear whether Steve Bruce will take over Tottenham.

Whether Bruce is in the dugout or not, Newcastle have been horribly open at the back this season, conceding a league record 16 times. Son will be on everyone’s squad for the Tottenham race starting in Game Week 12. It may be wise to invest early.

Adam armstrong

Southampton may be one of four teams waiting for the win, but Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side have played better than the table suggests and are expected to eventually score three points in an upcoming round of favorable matches.

Armstrong is a nailed-down regular who leads the Saints side in penalty-free xG and has a pair of home games against porous Leeds and Burnley defenses, followed by a trip to Watford.

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João Cancelo

Many managers are looking to invest in Manchester City’s defense after their strong start and ahead of a good run of matches. Ruben Dias is a reliable choice but with little attacking potential. For 0.1m more, Cancelo carries more of a threat going forward.

Rotation is still a concern with City, but Cancelo has started every league game so far and has the advantage of being able to play from both sides of the baseline. Assists and clean sheets are sure to come.

Marc Cucarella

Brighton’s defensive outlook is waning after a series of favorable matches to start the season, but left winger Cucurella looks like he can offer us more than just white spots.

At 5.0m, Getafe’s summer signing is more expensive than other Graham Potter defenders, but is adventurous and allowed to join the attack. Saturday’s visit to toothless and low table Norwich could pay off.

Hwang Hee-chan

Hwang’s two goals against Newcastle, valued at $ 5.6million, resulted in many fantastic investments. Wolves’ offense hasn’t been as impressive as their defense, but looks wider under Bruno Lage compared to Nuno Espirito Santo.

Even at its low price, Hwang is a gamble. Rotation is likely with the competition for Wolves front row spots and he’s far from guaranteed to play 90 minutes when he starts, but if he finds a spot he should become a great facilitator.

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