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FPL experts' squads: Keep an eye on Zinchenko

21 Jul 2019

Lee Bonfield says Ukrainian left-back could give Fantasy managers a relatively cheap route into champions' defence

The Scout's panel of experts reveal who they currently plan to pick in their 2019/20 Fantasy Premier League starting squads.

Lee Bonfield (@FPLFamily)
Mat Ryan (BHA) £4.5m

With Fantasy managers not exactly spoilt for choice with £4.5m goalkeepers, I’ve gone for the Brighton & Hove Albion man given the Seagulls showed a bit of defensive form at the end of last season.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (LIV) £7.0m

Despite the price rise, he is still a bargain offering clean sheets, assists and maybe the odd goal from a direct free-kick.

Oleksandr Zinchenko (MCI) £5.5m

With Benjamin Mendy (£6.0m) seemingly out of favour and missing the Premier League Asia Trophy due to injury, I’m backing Zinchenko to become first choice at left-back, despite the threat of rotation from new boy Angelino (£5.0m).

Lucas Digne (EVE) £6.0m

The most creative defender in the game last year, particularly after Christmas. If Everton sign a forward to convert the chances he creates, he’ll be essential.

Charlie Taylor (BUR) £4.5m

Post-Christmas, Burnley turned in some superb performances with Taylor getting forward into some dangerous areas. An exciting young prospect.

Mohamed Salah (LIV) £12.5m

An essential pick. Liverpool's opening fixtures look superb and the Egyptian King will be the main man for the FPL points once again.

Raheem Sterling (MCI) £12.0m

Now 24, Sterling is reaching the peak of his powers. With no World Cup or European Championship this summer and a full pre-season behind him, expect him to hit the ground running.

Gylfi Sigurdsson (EVE) £8.0m

Everton's upturn in form at the end of last season coincided with 'Siggy' moving to his preferred No 10 role. He has great fixtures and is on penalties.

Lucas Moura (TOT) £7.5m

With Son Heung-Min (£9.5m) suspended for the first two Gameweeks, I'm backing Lucas to partner Harry Kane (£11.0m) up top for Tottenham Hotspur. His position in my team may be up for review in Gameweek 3.

Jamie Vardy (LEI) £9.0m

I’m expecting big things from Leicester City this year. While there is some uncertainty around their midfield set-up, there can be no doubt that Vardy will again be the main man.

Joshua King (BOU) £6.5m

AFC Bournemouth's fixtures look pretty good to kick off the season, so if you're investing in their attack the Norwegian is worth the £1.5m saving over Callum Wilson (£8.0m).

David Button (BHA) £4.0m

Ryan's back-up at Brighton, so if my main man gets injured I can rely on Button to step straight in.

Leander Dendoncker (WOL) £4.5m

A filler pick. I expect him to get minutes and maybe even the odd goal in that Wolverhampton Wanderers side, since he got two last year.

Mason Greenwood (MUN) £4.5m

With Ole Gunnar Solskjaer investing in youth at Manchester United, I'm expecting some minutes in the first team for the confident 17-year old.

Martin Kelly (CRY) £4.0m

The departure of Aaron-Wan-Bissaka (£5.5m) to Man Utd frees up that full-back slot at Crystal Palace, and Kelly seems the obvious choice.

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