Returning Premier League Players to Consider for Gameweek 30+
Posted by FFPundits
2:52pm Jun 23 2020
With the break between competitive games lasting for over 100 days, there has been ample time for previously injured stars to heal up — all of whom could return to their respective teams and make a big impact in the run-in of the season.
Some of these returning players will feel like new signings for their squads, having previously been unable to feature for the majority of the season.
Some are set to aid struggling teams in their dogfight for survival, with others poised to inject firepower into certain champions league credentials. Here’s some of the top returning players that could be a surprise boost for your fantasy team.
Jack Wilshire – West Ham
This lockdown period may have been the longest duration that Wilshire has been fit since perhaps joining West Ham in 2018. His injury problems have plagued him throughout his entire career and consistent problems with his ankles and groin have forced him to miss 53 games for West Ham over two seasons.
However, according to an interview with West Ham he’s ‘fit, eager to impress David Moyes and desperate to play.’
He’s going to have to impress though, to give West Ham any chance of avoiding the drop, although out of any player in that West Ham midfield, he’s the most likely to produce a bit of magic when it matters most.
He’s only £4.6 million on the official premier league fantasy league, and will be equally cheap on alternatives, so could be a shrewd investment to gain some extra points.
Kieran Tierney – Arsenal
Kieran Tierney has already played since football restarted on June 17th against Manchester City, and despite losing 3-0 because of David Luiz’s awful display, by all accounts, he was Arsenal’s star man.
Despite not contributing any goals or assists in his limited 6 games he has played for Arsenal this year, he’s a dangerous attacking fullback that could provide a few points if any of his crosses are converted.
He could be a good alternative to fellow compatriot Andy Robertson, who’s undoubtably the go-to left back, but being £1.7 million cheaper, Tierney could allow you to invest in other departments.
Paul Pogba – Manchester United
The highest paid man in this list, and if you’re interested in that kind of thing, check out this Cashlady research, Paul Pogba has been an absent figure in the Manchester United squad for a long period of the season.
The World Cup winner has been dealing with two separate foot injuries this campaign and his absence could be a contributing factor to United’s middling performances.
Although, to all accounts, he’s ready to play again and could really inject class into that Manchester United midfield, especially alongside Portuguese stud, Bruno Fernandes.
He’s going to be costly though, coming in at £8.3 million, but he’s such an influential player for United that it’s hard to look past him, especially with the favorable fixtures they have until the last day.
Christian Pulisic – Chelsea
Pulisic has had an interesting season at Chelsea under Frank Lampard. At the start of the campaign he wasn’t featured as much as fans would have liked, and when given the chance to play he usually stole the show, with his perfect hattrick against Burnley being a fine example.
There’s no guarantee that he’ll be favored over their other wide players, but if he does have a role in the close of the season, then he definitely has the ability to gain points for not just Chelsea, but for your fantasy league as well.
He’s a bit of gamble, costing just under £7 million, but has already earned a good points hall this season despite his lake of games, suggesting he could be a real game changer.
Harry Kane – Tottenham
Spurs have looked like a wounded animal without their star striker available for the team. They’re a far cry from the squad that shocked everyone and reached the champions league final last campaign, but now with one of the league’s most consistent scorers available, as well as a few other players fully fit for Spurs, they’re ready to make a serious push to get back into the top four.
Harry Kane is Spurs’ highest goal output in the entire team, and a lot of their successful plays include him, so he’s almost certain to be among the points.
It’s for this reason he’s a good candidate for captaincy; however, we think there’s three better options that can maximize your intake with double points.