Our friends at PickGuru have picked out three of the best FPL options this week, as the Premier League finally returns after a 16-day absence between the last full round of fixtures.
Jacob Ramsey (Aston Villa)
Jacob Ramsey (4.6m) has quietly established himself as a first-choice regular under Steven Gerrard, and the cut-price Aston Villa midfielder has an appealing fixture on Wednesday night.
Leeds visit Villa Park as the worst defensive team in the Premier League, measured over the last six games. They’ve conceded a whopping 18 goals during that period, and while admittedly seven of them were shipped against Manchester City, they’ve conceded a further 11 against the likes of Arsenal, Newcastle, Burnley and West Ham.
They are one of only four defences to have conceded 40 goals or more this season.
Ramsey has started the last seven league games on the bounce, and has two goals in his last five games. Villa played a friendly at the weekend against Norwegian side Molde, with Ramsey again getting on the scoresheet in a 3-1 win. Leeds have not played since 22 January and might be caught out on their restart.
For such a small price, Ramsey makes plenty of appeal and isn’t just one for the short-term – he faces Newcastle, Watford, Brighton and Southampton after the tie against Leeds.
Frank Lampard’s reign at Everton started with a 4-1 win against Brentford in the FA Cup, and goals might be the order of the day as he tries to revive the Toffees’ season.
Richarlison (7.4m) played as the central striker against Brentford and got himself on the scoresheet while recording a match-high five shots. He looks likely to lead the line against a leaky Newcastle side, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin perhaps saved for the bench as he returns from a lengthy absence.
With three goal involvements in his last five Premier League appearances, the 4.1%-owned Brazilian is in deceptively good form and his FA Cup goal would have further boosted confidence levels.
Newcastle, who have conceded 43 times this season (only Norwich (45) have let in more) might field up to five debutants and it will naturally take time for their new arrivals to settle in. This could be a good time to target the Magpies, and with Everton in upbeat mood after Lampard’s arrival, Richarlison might be the man to benefit the most.
Andy Robertson (Liverpool)
Despite FPL scores of nine, 12 and 11 points in his last three fixtures, Liverpool’s Andy Robertson (7.1m) remains owned by only a handful of teams (4.8%).
The visit of Leicester to Anfield on Thursday night provides him another opportunity to haul, and with the Foxes arriving off the back of a 4-1 mauling to local rivals Nottingham Forest, the red half of Merseyside will be licking their lips at facing Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Leicester have conceded a chance, on average, every 5.8 minutes this season. That ranks second-worst in the entire Premier League, behind only Burnley, and they’ve looked shaky at the back for the entire campaign.
Having conceded 205 crosses from their right-hand side, they’re fifth-worst in that area and ‘Robbo’ – fresh from being rested at the weekend – could have a big day.