Arguably the most entertaining position to follow week after week, as we hope for our FPL strikers to score a goal or two, or even, dare we say, walk away from a match with a hat trick. On the other side, striker position is also usually the last one we tend to fill up, meaning all of our plans of adding some superstars crumble once we see they just won’t fit in our budget. It’s possibly one of the most frustrating things as a fantasy manager, but luckily there are a few alternatives which won’t cost us a fortune, yet still, produce more than enough points to be worth their money.
The best forwards you should choose for Fantasy EPL
Diogo Jota (£6.5); Wolverhampton
Not a lot to say about Jota that has not yet been said. A total of 139 points last season, despite a slow start, is a huge achievement. We have to mention he scored seven out of nine goals in 2019, only proving the fact he started off cold. Nonetheless, if he can build on his good season finish, Jota could be a real steal for £6.5. Due to the hard start of the season, Wolves could start off slow once more, however, if you’re looking for a long term investment, Jota is the right player.
Joshua King (£6.5); Southampton
An established solid pick in the fantasy team, Joshua King has made a name for himself in 2016/17 season when he scored 16 goals. While he failed to reach the same feat last season, he still impressed with 12 goals and 3 assists. Surprisingly enough his price remained at £6.5, making him a very solid pick for the 2019/20 season as well. Very highly advised to consider adding him.
Sergio Aguero (£12); Manchester City
We conclude our list with one of the most expensive strikers, who earned himself the pricetag he holds onto. Aguero finished last season with the most minutes since 2014/15. In addition, the 31-year-old picked up 201 points, scored 21 goals and added 11 assists. Understandably his price went up by £1 and is as of now the most expensive forward in the Fantasy Premier League.
While there will always be the feeling of how there are cheaper options compared to paying £12 for Aguero, we have to consider two things. Aguero is not only playing exceptionally good, but he is also a part of an exceptional team, which can only help him produce some memorable results once more. The pick might prove to be a gamble, considering Jesus will receive more playtime this season, nonetheless, we believe it’s a gamble that can pay off greatly.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£6); Everton
Since his arrival at Everton, Dominic Calvert-Lewin has grown a lot as a player and a striker. Last season he scored 6 goals and added 5 assists, despite sharing his spot with Richarlison. That, however, will change this season, with Richarlison moved to the left-wing. That ultimately means Dominic Calvert-Lewin will turn into a first-choice striker for Everton.
On top of that Everton’s schedule does not look too bad for the opening 15 weeks. The fact that they will have to face off only against three top 6 teams in the span of 15 weeks makes us believe Dominic Calvert-Lewin will have plenty of opportunities to score a few goals, making him a steal at £6.
Che Adams (£6); Southampton
Che Adams, who has just recently signed for Southampton has had a great last season with Birmingham, where he scored 22 times and added 5 assists. Despite the fact, he will now play at a higher level, we expect Ralph Hasenhuttl to give him plenty of chances to prove himself. By playing alongside Redmond and Ings who grab a lot of attention from opposition defenders, Adams could get a couple of open looks, which is why we believe he is a bargain at £6.
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