We’re playing FanTeam’s £1million Premier League Fantasy game this season. We’ve picked out five forwards, at different price points, that we think you should be considering for your side.
5. Ivan Toney (£6m)
Ivan Toney scored 41% of Brentford’s goals last season in the Championship and if the Bees are going to make any impression on the Premier League this season, Toney is clearly going to be central to it.
He broke the Championship’s goalscoring record with 33 goals and with Brentford’s playing style geared towards creating him chances, he could be in for another good year. At only £6million, Toney will be a popular pick this year.
4. Raúl Jiménez (£7m)
Jiménez missed the majority of last season through injury and that’s perhaps the reason why he’s priced so low.
If he’s able to get anywhere near his form in 2019-20, where he averaged a goal contribution every 141 minutes, then he’ll turn out to be an absolute steal at just £7million.
3. Patrick Bamford (£7.5m)
Leeds United certainly didn’t struggle to create chances for Bamford last season – only four players in the league averaged more shots per 90 than his 2.8.
Bamford took plenty of them too, scoring 17 and averaging a goal contribution every 128 minutes. Despite his price increase this season, he’s still good value for money at £7.5million.
2. Danny Ings (£8m)
Danny Ings’ recent transfer to Aston Villa makes him an even more tempting option for fantasy football this season, especially when you consider Emi Buendia, Ollie Watkins and Leon Bailey will be creating chances for him.
Villa’s new signing is expected to be their main man up front this season, which could mean that Watkins is now pushed out onto the wing. For £8million Ings should be able to provide a steady flow of goals throughout the season.
1. Harry Kane (£12m)
While his future is still up in the air, Kane might be one to avoid for the start of the season, but once his situation has been sorted out, he’s pretty much a must have – especially if he does end up at Manchester City.
With Kane you’re getting the full package: goals, assists and bonus points galore. He’s coming in as the second most expensive player on the game, just behind Mo Salah at £12.5million, but it’s fair to say that he’s more than justified that price tag over the years.