Players to look out for in the Fantasy Premier League 2013-2014

8/14/13 in Soccer   |   Shaumik   |   3 respect

Jul 12, 2012; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Aerial view of the Stamford Bridge stadium. The venue is the home facility for the Chlesea football club of the English Premier League.  Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY SportsWith the Barclay's Premier League starting in less than three days, fans all over the world are hurrying to complete their teams in the Fantasy Premier League. At the start of the league, you are given a total of £100m to spend on players with pre-set values. You need to assemble a squad in that budget and select your team for the next gameweek. The values of players change with respect to the total number of transfers in and out from all teams participating in a gameweek, after being run through a complex algorithm. Here is a list of players who come in relatively cheap and who have a great potential of getting you points.

Maarten Stekelenburg (Goalkeeper, Fulham, £5.0m):
The Dutch no 1, who displaced Edwin Van der Sar as the top keeper in the 2010 World Cup has been recently bought by Fulham after veteran Mark Schwarzer to Chelsea on a free transfer. Expect Stekelenburg to pull off some great reflexes and keep a few well earned clean sheets to give you the extra points.

Jores Okore (Defender, Aston Villa, £4.5m):
This 21 year old defender first came to limelight when he defended brilliantly in the Champions League group stages, playing for FC Nordsjælland. He rejected moves to some big clubs in order to get regular playing time at Aston Villa. Priced at just £4.5m, he should be a good pick for your team.

Victor Wanyama (Midfielder, Southampton, £5.0m):
Kenyan defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama completed a move to Southampton from Celtic, becoming the most expensive player to be sold my a Scottish club. At just 22, it speaks of his talent and potential, with his best days ahead of him.

Anthony Pilkington (Midfielder, Norwich City, £5.5m):
Those of you who watched Manchester United get beaten by Norwich City must have surely noticed the goal by Anthony Pilkington in that match. With a nomadic youth career involving a year at Old Trafford, his dribbling abilities on a good day are perhaps one of the best in the Premier League.

Nicolas Anelka (Forward, West Brom, £5.5m):
The ex-Arsenal-Real Madrid-Liverpool-Manchester City-Bolton-Chelsea-Juventus player is no longer his old self at the twilight of his career, he still has the capability to score the goals for West Brom and fill the gap left by last year loanee Romelu Lukaku. With a relatively low price tag as compared to other first choice strikers and his proved Premier League credentials, I think Anelka might just be worth the gamble, getting you some valuable points in the process.

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