Joined our league? free to join and £££’s up for grabs, if not then get going you’ve only go a little over a week left! Anyway if you’re thinking of joining but having trouble sticking within budget we’ve compiled a list of bargain picks for you to consider.
Top Flight Bargain Picks
Defender – Joleon Lescott (West Brom) – £5.7 million
Lescott completed more minutes on the pitch that he did collectively in the last 5 campaigns and he now looks firmly planted in the West Brom backline. Due to West Brom’s fight to avoid relegation last year, Tony Pulis will look and work hard to keep more clean sheets this is why My Free Bets picks Joleon Lescott as one of our Bargain picks
Defender – Tyrone Mings (Bournemouth) – £5 Million
After breaking the bank to sign Tyrone Bournemouth are set for a hard season to avoid bouncing back to the championship. Tyrone has been a target of several top flight clubs and has switched to Bournemouth from Ipswich after their loss in the semi final. Our second bargain pick is Tyrone Mings!
Midfielder -Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) – £5.5million
Cheikhou Kouyate may be best known for a tangle with David Silva and briefly going AWOL after the Africa Cup of Nations but he broke into three figures in terms of Fantasy Football points last term. With Stewart Downing departed, Kouyate’s game time looks set to increase and he has a lot of positive attributes, including being strong in the air. Providing new West Ham manager Slaven Bilic takes to the midfielder and gets the best out of him, we could be in business selecting Kouyate from the off.
Midfielder – Andre Ayew (Swansea City) – £6.5million
Sometimes whether a player falls into the Fantasy Football midfielder or striker bracket is not so clear cut and Swansea’s new signing Andre Ayew looks a case in point this season. Picked up on a free transfer from Marseille, the experienced Ghana international scored a pretty tasty 44 goals in 160 appearances for his former club and will almost certainly slot into one of the Swans’ attacking wide roles.
The likes of Wayne Routledge and Nathan Dyer have done so well from those positions in recent seasons and if Ayew, who has already found the net for his new side against Nottingham Forest in pre-season, gets the nod to start at Stamford Bridge on August 8 then it’s not hard to see him becoming a regular in Garry Monk’s first choice line-up.
Striker -Ayoze Perez (Newcastle United) – £6.9million
If ever a player looked like he needed his debut season in England to get to grips with the pace and physicality of the Premier League then it was Ayoze Perez. He was signed relatively cheaply from Tenerife last summer and hardly set the world alight but he showed sparks of real quality on his way to capturing seven league goals for Newcastle, three of which came in consecutive matches towards the end of 2014.
The final goal in that run was an exquisite flick against West Brom and if he can find some consistency then he’s going to make his asking price look silly this year. Fellow Magpies forwards Remy Cabella and Emmanuel Riviere both look like missing the first week or two of the season with injury and a strong start from Perez will put him in the box seat.