Players to buy (and cheaper options) for Premier League, round 15.
Tim Howard (Everton, goalkeeper). The Toffees are struggling recently as they collected only 1 point in the last three rounds. But Howard gave a fantastic performance against title holders Manchester City and grabbed 28 fantasy points. Against QPR at home, Everton will do everything to get back on track and Howard is a stable point for it. Price: 9 million. Cheaper option: Costel Pantilimon (Sunderland, 5.5 million). The Romanian international goalie became the first choice goalkeeper of Sunderland and he is still improving from round to round.
John Terry (Chelsea, defender). The experienced centre-back won almost all of his duels (10/9) against Newcastle United in the past round, and despite the loss of the London-based side he collected 39 fantasy points. His average is 24 fantasy points, so you should consider him. Price: 9.5 million. Cheaper option: Ben Davies (Tottenham, 6 million). The 21-year-old full-back of Spurs became a regular starter and played the whole 90 minutes in the past 4 rounds. His performance is improving, so are his fantasy points.
Samir Nasri (Manchester City, midfielder). The French midfielder is on fire after giving a fantastic performance in midweek against AS Roma in the Champions League. With the injury of David Silva, he became the first choice playmaker and he will thrive under the pressure. In the last two rounds he collected 33 and 35 fantasy points, respectively. Price: 9 million. Cheaper option: Lucas Leiva (Liverpool, 5.5 million). The Brazilian defensive midfielder collected a total of 45 fantasy points in the last two gameweeks and became a regular starter in the side of Brendan Rodgers.
Robin van Persie (Manchester United, forward). The Dutch goal-machine scored a brace against Southampton to give the three points for the Red Devils. He is in a great form and it will continue, that’s for sure. If somebody is capable of deciding the game against Liverpool in the weekend, that’s Van Persie. Price: 8.5 million. Cheaper option: Andy Carroll (West Ham United, 6 million). West Ham United are the surprise package of the season. Big Sam’s team is on a great run and the former Liverpool striker found his old form against Swansea by scoring two goals and providing an assist. Will he continue? We will see!