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8 Fantasy Football Players Who'll Fix Your International Injury Crisis

Jeremy Fullam
By Jeremy Fullam
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The Premier League is back this weekend which also means the return of Fantasy Football.

Fantasy managers worldwide collectively winced as Sergio Aguero was forced off during Argentina's defeat to Ecuador and he's likely to be out for up to seven weeks.

Aguero's City team-mate David Silva was also withdrawn early by Spain and he's likely to miss two weeks with an ankle injury.

Liverpool youngster Joe Gomez was a popular choice amongst many at the start of the season however his season ending injury will leave many looking for a replacement.

Liverpool were dealt another blow when it was confirmed that Danny Ings will also miss the remainder of the season.

Injuries aside, some players will have used the International break to rediscover their best form whilst others may have carried their poor form with them and its time they need to be removed from your side.

We've found the seven best players who'll help you get over any injury problems and boost you to the top of your respective league.


Wilfried Bony

Aguero's injury gives Bony the chance to finally prove his worth in a Man City shirt. The big Ivorian stated this week that his short spell at City is the worst of his career. He'll be chomping at the bit to get an extended run in the side following a string of injuries

City face a Bournemouth side who have a long list of injuries themselves and after winning their last home game 6-1, I'm expecting them to score a few more against the Cherries.

Kevin De Bruyne



The Belgian has taken to his second spell in the Premier League like a duck to water and he's set to become even more important to City now that Silva is injured. The Tintin doppelgänger has amassed 35 points so far from the three games he's played and similar to Bony he'll be looking to fill his boots against a weakened Bournemouth.

Theo Walcott

Walcott falls into my favourite category of fantasy players, a forward listed as a midfielder. The striker wannabe is proving his worth leading the line and has netted 12 goals in his last 14 league starts as well as netting one for England during the break.


At 8.6 Walcott is much cheaper than Silva (10.1) so by subbing him in you'll have money to improve your team elsewhere.

Graziano Pellè

Southampton's target man is the highest scoring forward in the game ahead of Vardy and Lukaku following a fine start to the season. He's facing a Leicester side who leak goals for fun and he's odds on to net again against the Foxes.


Pellè started last season in similar fashion but faded away big time as the season progressed so if you're looking to bring him be wary of his inconsistency. But given Leicester's defensive record he's a safe bet for this weekend at least.

Romelu Lukaku

Everton host Man United in one of the games of the weekend. The international break cam at a good time for Van Gaal's side who were thumped 3-0 at the Emirates just beforehand.

They face another tricky trip to in form Everton who'll be looking to exploit the United defence that looked so ropey two weeks ago. Their main man Romelu Lukaku needs no intro, he's the third highest scoring forward in the game and he'll be looking to add to his tally on Saturday.


Sadio Mané

Mané falls into the same category as Walcott as he's essentially a forward but scores pints like a midfielder. He ran Chelsea ragged two weeks ago and has been in fine form all season.

He'll be looking to take advantage of the leaky Leicester back line along with Pellè and he offers great value at 7.9.


Hector Bellerín

Use any left over cash to funds to switch Gomez for Arsenal youngster Hector Bellerín. The Spanish flier has nailed down the right back spot at Arsenal and with Petr Cech starting to look solid between the posts, Bellerín could be set for a few clean sheets also.

The right back is as effective going forward as he is at the back and at 5.7 he represents good value amongst the elite defenders in the game.

Wes Hoolahan

If you're on a shoestring look no further than Ireland's very own midfield maestro, Wes Hoolahan.

Hoolahan's five assists puts him amongst the highest in Europe's top five leagues and only David Silva has more to his name. He continued his fine form by destroying Germany last Thursday and is arguably the best bang for your buck player in the game at 5.2.

He'll be hoping to unlock a Newcastle defence who've lost their first choice keeper and shipped five goals to Sergio Aguero in twenty minutes in their last outing.


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