Top 3 budget options for your FPL team Gameweek 5 – Fantasy Premier League 2019
#2 Manuel Lanzini (£6.5M)
A true sleeper in FPL, Manuel Lanzini missed most of last season because of a serious knee injury. That said this little Argentine magician has started this season with a bang having already clocked two assists so far this season.
Playing behind the French striker as a number 10, Lanzini offers a good amount of goal threat as well as assist threat. He also takes a fair share of set pieces which adds to his FPL pedigree. This West Ham team has a lot of goals in them with Haller, Felipe Anderson, Lanzini and Yarmolenko all players of high calibre.
If Pellegrini can get them going, we could see a lot of goals at the London Stadium this season. We are already witnessing the signs for the same. West Ham have carved out 12 Big Chances in this first 4 Gameweeks this season. Only Man City and Liverpool have created more Big Chances so far this season. In the last two weeks alone, no team has had more shots in the box than West Ham.
These are certainly good signs given West Ham’s fixtures in the next couple of months. Right until Gameweek 12, West Ham has only one game versus last season’s top six. That too, against Manchester United at home who are having struggles of their own.
Lanzini’s stats are very encouraging as well. Only De Bruyne (16) has created more chances than Lanzini (14) this season. In addition, Lanzini has 7 goal attempts to his name with 5 of them coming inside the box which tells us that when he does shoot, the shot is on more often than not.
While Lanzini might not be an explosive asset, there are signs that he will offer great value for the £6.5M for the next few weeks and should continue trickling with returns on a consistent basis.Modified 12 Sep 2019, 23:45 IST