The Chief's fantasy football picks - Gameweek 28

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Tottenham star Harry Kane backed to score 50 goals this season by Mauricio Pochettino
Tottenham star Harry Kane backed to score 50 goals this season by Mauricio Pochettino

Must-have pick – Harry Kane

There may not have been any Premier League action last weekend but that didn’t stop Harry Kane from scoring. He found the back of the net in the Champions’ League and against Rochdale in the FA Cup.

The England international is well on course to score over 40 competitive goals and surpass his highest ever tally in a given season. He has averaged a goal every 97 minutes in the league since August.

Such has been his self-focused nature in the final third that he’s only supplied one assist this season in all domestic competitions. All of this reinforces his stature as an old fashioned goal poacher, which bodes well for anyone that has picked him in fantasy football.

Tottenham have won three of their last five league games and will be looking to maximise their league standing against a Crystal Palace team that has conceded nine goals in their last four games. Harry Kane should be more than capable of scoring, again.

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Comeback pick – Gylfi Sigurdsson

Will Gylfi Sigurdsson ever be worth the £45m fee Everton paid for him?
Will Gylfi Sigurdsson ever be worth the £45m fee Everton paid for him?

He scored a goal and registered an assist in his last Premier League outing and in fairness could have done even more. The Iceland international showcased glimpses of his proven prowess and is starting to live up to his £45m price tag in recent weeks.

His four league goals this season have only come from eleven shots on target. This indicates a good level of accuracy but also shows that he’s just about mustered a shot on target every other match. Of course, with the January additions of Theo Walcott and Cenk Tosun, he may be prone to occasional rotation.

However, Everton can’t afford to drop him when he is involved with their match winning goals. I think there’s still more to come from Gylfi Sigurdsson and if anything, the new signings will supplement rather than undermine his creative output. Everton travel to Watford, who possess one of the worst home records in the league this season, conceding two goals per match on average. This should bode well for the Toffees to continue their recent goal scoring run.

Differential pick – Xherdan Shaqiri

Xherden Shaqiri has scored 10+ Yahoo fantasy points in three of his last four games with his pair of goals and assist
Xherden Shaqiri has scored 10+ Yahoo fantasy points in three of his last four games with his pair of goals and assist

If Stoke are to stay up this season they need to score goals. With two goals in his last two games, Xherdan Shaqiri will be they key influence that can help alleviate their current predicament. He happens to be the Potters’ top goal scorer and top provider of assists in the league since August with six goals and six assists respectively. Had it not been for this input, Stoke would have been in a more precarious position.

Without a doubt his attacking threat has been very prominent with 55 shots on goal and 12 big chances created. To be even more precise, Xherdan Shaqiri has been involved in 46% of Stoke’s league goals this season. You could say that he is the engine to their attack.

Stoke are due to visit a Leicester City team this weekend that has only registered one win in five and have conceded eight goals in their last three games. It’s just the kind of match in which we should expect more from the Swiss maestro.

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