FPL: No Morata? No problem

There’s nothing worse than having one of your premium strikers out injured on Fantasy Premier League.

Thankfully, Alvaro Morata’s current injury issues don’t appear to be as serious as first thought. Some reports have him down as 50/50 for Chelsea’s Premier League fixture with bottom club Crystal Palace this weekend, but is it worth taking the risk?

If you’re not prepared to risk keeping the Spaniard for gameweek 8 and instead looking for potential replacements, we’ve listed three more than worthy options for the coming round of top-flight fixtures.

First up we have Jamie Vardy, who enjoyed a superb start to the season in front of goal. Leicester may have struggled for results but Vardy hasn’t had any problems sticking it in the onion bag – the England international has netted five in seven league appearances so far this season.

The Foxes have a favourable run of fixtures coming up, too, starting with a home game with West Brom on Monday night. At just £8.6 the striker doesn’t just offer good value for this coming game week, he could prove to be a valuable asset for at least the next four weekends.

Secondly we’re casting our eye in Marcus Rashford’s direction.

The Man United striker has two goals and three assists so far this season and although United travel to Anfield this weekend, will be expected to make a nuisance of Liverpool’s untrustworthy defence.

If he gets minutes, he’s bound to make a difference and will be one of the United players expected to return some decent FPL points.

Lastly, we’re taking a bit of a gamble with Chicharito. The Mexian hasn’t exactly set the world alight for West Ham so far, but nor has West Ham as a team.

Bilic has continued to play him out of position over the last few game weeks but he has looked relatively promising in front of goal.

He has three goals so far this season but will be expected to build on that in the next three fixtures as West Ham travel to Burnley and Crystal Palace, either side of a home clash with Brighton.

It’s only a matter of time before Chicharito and West Ham start getting in to their stride after a tough start to 17/18, and a trip to Burnley may just be the game they need to kick-start their season.

 


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