Sky Sports Fantasy Football Transfer Tips: Gonzalo Higuain and Marcus Rashford
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mohamed Salah also worth consideration
By Dan Cox
Last Updated: 29/01/19 2:59pm
Former Sky Sports Fantasy Football champion Dan Cox highlights five players for you to consider for your side this week.
There is just two days of action to navigate through this week, but with the FA cup fourth round taking priority at the weekend the next set of fixtures are on Tuesday and Wednesday. Liverpool, after their early FA Cup exit, did not have the distraction of a cup run, so again Mohamed Salah is an essential pick, yet I also have a brand new signing in my sights.
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Mohamed Salah - £12.9m
Starting at Anfield and Mohamed Salah (£12.9m) is a must-have in my opinion. Liverpool face a Leicester side that conceded four goals in their last Premier League game against Wolves. Salah scored his 50th Premier League goal last weekend, in just 72 games, and I am expecting more goals from him this week. He scored twice in this fixture last season in a 2-1 win for Jurgen Klopp's side. The Egyptian tops the Premier League goalscoring charts with 16 and is now in 55.1 per cent of all teams.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - £12.5m
Not far behind Salah in the goal charts is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (£12.5m) with 14 goals this season. The Gabon international is hot on the heels of the Liverpool hitman in the race for the Premier League Golden Boot. He is in considerably less teams at just 17.1 per cent, which is surprising considering he has only scored two goals less. Aubameyang has notched up 132 points so far, just 40 points behind Salah. It is Neil Warnock's Cardiff up next for Arsenal at the Emirates and I think he could add more goals to his tally here.
Marcus Rashford - £10.4m
Rashford has been in sensational form since the departure of Jose Mourinho. In his last four league games he has scored four goals, assisted twice and taken home two Sky Sports Man of the Match (MOTM) awards, racking up 45 points in the process.
He is now on 106 points for the season and considering he is only priced at £10.4m, I think he could be a great pick for the second half of the season. There is the worry that Romelu Lukaku or Alexis Sanchez will see a bit of game time but in the form that Rashford is in, he must be almost irreplaceable. With Burnley up next at Old Trafford, I think Rashford will see his 10.3 per cent ownership increase further.
Raheem Sterling - £11.5m
The Manchester City winger is always someone I look out for. With 144 points, he is the third-highest scoring midfielder this season. Currently, in 14.2 per cent of teams, he is not massively owned, which is staggering as he has scored 10 goals this season with nine assists and two MOTM awards for good measure too.
In the last four games, he has returned three assists and a goal. It is Newcastle away for City on Tuesday night and Pep's side could inflict more misery on struggling Newcastle who are just two points clear of the relegation zone, although they did win their last game against Cardiff.
Gonzalo Higuain - £11.9m
Chelsea have been largely disappointing in the last month, scoring five goals in their last six Premier League games, but with the Argentinian joining on loan from AC Milan for the rest of the season, I am hoping he can deliver some goals for Chelsea.
The 31-year-old played under Maurizio Sarri at Napoli and during the 2015-16 scored 36 league goals, equalling a Serie A record. Higuain has only scored six league goals for Gennaro Gattuso's side this season, but I think he could hit the ground running for Chelsea as they face Bournemouth away on Wednesday, followed by Huddersfield at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
I also think Higuain's signing could be beneficial to Eden Hazard, as he might now have a striker that can finish the chances he has created. I also think he will benefit from being able to move back from the false-nine position to his preferred one of out wide.