Three Fantasy Football players to consider for Gameweek 17

Another big weekend of Premier League action kicks off tomorrow. Here are three players who look like getting some valuable points.

Three Fantasy Football players to consider for Gameweek 17

Christian Eriksen (Price: 8.1)

By far and away Spurs’ best player this season, he leads the side in the number of points gained. His importance to the Tottenham midfield and his creativity is vital. He takes set pieces so a goal or assist from a corner is always likely and after last weekend’s goal and assist he will be in confident form.

Out of Tottenham’s last six Premier League goals Eriksen has had a hand in four of them, not to mention the fact that he set up three of Tottenham’s four goals against Newcastle in the Carling Cup on Wednesday. Spurs welcome Burnley who are coming into the game on the back of a win, but Spurs should have enough to see them off and Eriksen should be able to pull the strings against them.

Raheem Sterling (Price: 8.3)

To say Sterling hasn’t started the season like he finished the last would be an understatement. Struggling as is the rest of the Liverpool team, perhaps Sterling has suffered the most from the sale of Luis Suarez and the injury to Daniel Sturridge. He has lost not one, but two quality strikers to play off.

But midweek he lined out as a striker and netted twice against Bournemouth, and Rodgers has said Sterling has the qualities to be a striker. Liverpool take on Arsenal this weekend and they will need someone to provide a spark in what is a vital game for both Rodgers and Liverpool. The importance of the game gives Sterling the opportunity to remind us all how good he is, all the while rewarding any fantasy manager who takes a punt on the youngster.

Steven Fletcher (Price: 5.3)

Never has there been a better time for Sunderland to travel to Newcastle. Papiss Cisse is a doubt and in goal Newcastle’s two first team keepers are injured and third choice Jak Alnwick has had a late call on his fitness so he can’t be 100%. All of this on the back of shipping eight goals in their last two games against Arsenal and Tottenham.

Enter Steven Fletcher. Sunderland haven’t scored many this year, but Fletcher leads their scoring chart with four goals and he has proven he knows where the back of the net is in season gone by. This is a massive fixture for both clubs with Newcastle desperate to prevent another derailment and Sunderland looking to kick start their season. With Newcastle having goalkeeper issues, this is the perfect game for Fletcher to pop up and guide Sunderland to victory and bag you some points.

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