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FPL Show: Black Friday bargains to snap up

24 Nov 2018

Fantasy expert Sam Bonfield picks discounted players managers should be adding to their shopping basket

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On Black Friday there are bargains to be had in Fantasy Premier League, with Xherdan Shaqiri (£7.0m) perhaps offering the best discount of all players.

On the latest FPL Show, Fantasy expert Sam Bonfield analyses those players whose prices have dropped.

She picks out Shaqiri, who has gone down by £0.5m, and says the Swiss midfielder is becoming an increasingly important part of the Liverpool side.

'He makes Salah play better'

"In terms of affordability in the game, that’s going to make a big difference," Bonfield says of the midfielder's drop in price. "Shaqiri is becoming one of those players who makes Liverpool tick better.

"Salah plays so much better when he is on the pitch, because the balls he is playing in are so much better. I think he will get more game time."

Eriksen back on set-plays

Other potential bargains are Christian Eriksen (£9.2m) and Riyad Mahrez (£8.6m).

Eriksen has dropped £0.3m but is a creative hub for a Tottenham Hotspur side about to enjoy a good run of fixtures.

"He seems to be back to full fitness, able to play and Spurs' fixtures are looking good," Bonfield says of Eriksen. "If he plays, Spurs' midfield works better. And with Kieran Trippier [£6.2m] out again, set-pieces are back with him."

Mahrez's guaranteed delivery

Mahrez has seen his value fall by £0.4m but injuries in the Manchester City midfield mean the Algerian is less prone to rotation than managers think.

"He’s only missed one game… and when he comes on he still gets Fantasy points," Bonfield says.

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