I’m back again — this time with tips for the Fantasy Premier League instead of ESPN’s Premier Fantasy — with some potential transfer targets that should be watched for Gameweek 3 and beyond.
Michel Vorm (£4.0 million)
When trying to buy quality players to lead your team to glory, you need to be able to have budget room. There probably isn’t a better goalie at a cheaper price than Michel Vorm, the Dutch stopper who plays for Swansea City. The 27 year old has already stepped up in his first two games this season to keep his club in games. While Manchester City obliterated Swansea in the opener, Vorm had a fantastic opening night making a series of great saves to keep the game where it was. In his second match vs Wigan, he again was the hero making a series of saves including a penalty save against Ben Watson which allowed Swansea to gain their first point of the season. At his price, Vorm is an absolute bargain because unlike anyone else at that price, he is a quality goalie who starts every match. He should be benched against clubs that score often but against teams that are around the same level with Swansea, he’s a reliable player to put in for the week.
Scott Sinclair (£6.0 million)
Another player from Swansea, Scott Sinclair is arguably the most explosive player on the team. The 22 year old who was brought up by Chelsea made a move to Swansea last year and absolutely dazzled in the Championship. Considering he’s credited as a midfielder, he led the team last year with 22 goals in the Championship. In his most recent game against Wigan, Sinclair was close to scoring and while the game ended scoreless, Sinclair was the most likely to find the net. It will be a matter of time before Sinclair begins to find the net and at only 6 million, he would be a steal on your team.
Jose Bosingwa (£5.5 million)
With new coach Andre Villas Boas, change in the team from the Ancelotti era was expected. One notable change we’ve seen so far is how Villas Boas is picking players that have more speed and cover more ground up and down the pitch. The Portuguese coach has appeared to go with Jose Bosingwa over Branislav Ivanovic as the starting right-back. Bosingwa’s scintillating runs up forward to deliver crosses and link up with others have made him a regular in the starting eleven. Bosingwa’s assist against West Brom where he cleverly squeezed past two defenders and delivered a perfect low cross for Florent Malouda to poke in, likely cemented his status in Villas Boas’ game-plan. Considering Chelsea were co-leaders with Manchester City in allowing the fewest goals last season, Bosingwa looks like a worthwhile investment.