Punting for Gold – GW21

Draft Fantasy Football is all about picking a diamond from the rough, a hidden gem that no one else has considered, or a Premier League player hitting a good run of form.  This weekly article is here to help you find your golden ticket to a big score, recommending five attacking differentials who could score big in the upcoming gameweek.

Your third striker just got injured?  Your fifth midfielder stuck in rotation hell?  We’ll help you out with some suggestions to give your team a little boost!

 

Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)

Having struggled to find regular football for well ever since we can remember, Wilshere has hit a purple patch of starts and form for Arsenal.  Having been brought in to replace the impressive yet injured Aaron Ramsey, Wilshere has now played four consecutive games for the gunners, and in GW20 contributed with 2 assists in an impressive display.  With struggling West Brom up next in GW21, look to Wilshere for a cheap 5th choice midfield option that has excellent potential for attacking returns.

Points Scored: 1

 

Scott Arfield (Burnley)

Having featured Arfield in our GW18 ‘Punting for Gold‘ feature, we just cannot look beyond him again.  Arfield has been superb since replacing the injured Robbie Brady; with 2 assists and a goal in the past 5 gameweeks.  Huddersfield are the opponents for Arfield this weekend, and considering Huddersfield have kept only 1 clean sheet in the past 9 gameweeks; Arfield is a likely punt for attacking returns.

Points Scored: 3

 

Marc Albrighton (Leicester City)

Another chap to have featured recently in our GW17 ‘Punting for Gold‘ feature.  Albrighton has benefited from the change in manager at Leicester and has hit some good form of late.  With 2 assists in 2 gameweeks, Albrighton is also a regular in picking up bonus points in the Fantasy Premier League bonus point system; something worth baring in mind if your Draft Fantasy Football league uses the bonus points system.  Although the opposition are the heavily critiqued Liverpool, who have recently splashed the cash on Virgil van Dijk in an attempt to firm up their porous defence.

Points Scored: 2

 

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool)

Has the Ox finally settled into life in Liverpool?  Well if numbers are anything to go by, an assist and a goal in the past 3 gameweeks would suggest that he has.  There is more of a guarantee that Ox will start against Leicester in GW21, not just because of his form, but also the gap left in midfield by the injured Jordan Henderson.  If the Ox does indeed get the nod, the chances of attacking returns look favourable; Leicester have failed to keep a clean sheet in the last 5 gameweeks and in the fixture earlier on in the season there were 5 goals in the game.

Points Scored: 1

 

Christian Atsu (Newcastle)

Its been a quite season for the former Chelsea man with only 2 assists and a goal to his name until GW19.  It was in GW19 that Atsu finally burst into the limelight with a goal and two assists in a thrilling 3-2 victory over West Ham.  Rested in GW20 against Manchester City, Atsu looks set to return to the starting lineup for this gameweek as Newcastle entertain Brighton at home.  Brighton have kept two clean sheets in the last three gameweeks, but up until then Brighton had conceded 9 goals in three games.  Atsu is relatively cheap, and highly likely to be available in your Draft Fantasy Football league.

Points Scored: 3

 

Total Score: 10

Average Score: 2

 

Previous Scores

GW20

Bernardo Silva, Mata, Fabregas, Lamela, Depoitre

Total Score: 14. Average Score: 2.8

GW19

Gundogan, Mooy, Mata, Arnautovic, Lingard, Depoitre

Total Score: 39. Average Score: 6.5

GW18

Arnautovic, D.Gray, Arfield, Pereyra, Lennon.

Total Score: 18. Average Score: 3.6

GW17

Arnautovic, Lanzini, Gayle, Alrbighton, Giroud.

Total Score: 12. Average Score: 2

GW16

Wood, Bony, Gayle, Townsend, Surman.

Total Score: 30. Average Score: 6

GW15

Pereyra, Defoe, Diouf, Albrighton, Niasse.

Total Score: 13. Average Score: 2.6

GW14

A.Ayew, Gayle, Rondon, Surman, Ramsey.

Total Score: 16. Average Score: 3.2

GW13

Loftus-Cheek, Sobhi, Hughes, Lanzini, Calvert-Lewin.

Total Score: 29. Average Score: 5.8

GW12

Knockaert, Gudmundsson, Hendrick, Depoitre, Wilson, Chamberlain.

Total Score: 22. Average Score: 3.6

GW11

D.Gray, Shelvey, Mooy, J.Ayew, Murray.

Total Score: 16. Average Score: 3.2

GW10

Stanislas, Doucoure, Mahrez, A.Ayew, J.Ayew.

Total Score: 18. Average Score: 3.6

GW9

Lanzini, Atsu, Diouf, Chadli, Townsend.

Total Score: 16. Average Score: 3.2

GW8

Hendrick, Gross, Carillo, Bony, Batshuayi.

Total Score: 9. Average Score: 1.8

 

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If this sounds like too much effort, we would highly recommend using an online platform from either the guys at Draft Fantasy or Fantrax.   Draft Fantasy uses a scoring system similar to the standard Official FPL game, where as Fantrax mainly uses the more intelligent scoring system made famous by Togga.  Both offer potential for end of season playoffs, as well as many other options for customisation!

 

🔥 Hot or Cold Player Rankings ❄️

Our Hot or Cold Player Rankings are here to outline the current prospects of key Draft Fantasy Football Players.  Our ‘Hot‘ or ‘Cold‘ status will help take away your emotional attachment to certain Premier League players, and bring in the players that you need to help you dominate your Draft League.  Use these hints and tips to increase your chances of success!

 

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