Fantasy Premier League Tips: Strikers for Gameweek 23

Drop

Fabio Borini

The former Chelsea and AS Roma striker finally broke the deadlock last weekend, notching the opening goal against Aston Villa after missing ample of clear-cut chances. The Italian is trying his best for the club, yet his aggressiveness tends to give away pointless fouls. Brendan Rodgers was weekly taking gamble by rotating his attacking options, however since the return of Daniel Sturridge, obviously the former Manchester City starlet will be cementing the first team spot. Hence, Borini will once again continue his bench warmer role that he did for most part of his Liverpool career. He might get some playing minutes, coming in from the bench, on the other hand he has another contender, Rickie Lambert who scored a spectacular goal after a second half entry.

Punt

Wayne Rooney

It’s somewhat surprising for football spectators to witness the Manchester United skipper facing a goal drought since the end of December. He has been their key player this season, alongside David De Gea, displaying great leadership and versatility. The England international and his side will welcome relegation battling team, Leicester City to Old Trafford, eyeing for a comfortable win. The wobbly formation emphasized by Louis Van Gaal, 3-5-2 in nowhere near catching fluency in attack yet somehow securing points. Rooney has the remarkable ability to find the back of the net from various angles plus assisting teammates casually, however maybe a scant lack of confidence is pulling him back. The 29-year old who is vastly a favourite for fantasy premier league managers, will look to retain his scoring boots against The Foxes.

Hot

Olivier Giroud

The towering Frenchman notched a casual trademark header against Manchester City to double the lead for The Gunners at The Etihad stadium. As Danny Welbeck is out injured, without a doubt Giroud will be starting upfront when Arsenal welcome Aston Villa who are under immense pressure. The 28-year old has scored four goals out of his last six appearances and was widely missed when he faced three match ban lately. The quality services provided by Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott will give him a greater advantage to find the back of the net this weekend. A sublime player for the fantasy premier league!

Star Picks

Dwight Gayle – The 24-year old forward has been the limelight for Crystal Palace in the recent weeks, scoring three goals in the last two matches to fortify Alan Pardew’s sublime start.

Harry Kane – The rising star of Spurs has scored eight goals and contributed five assists this campaign.

Sergio Aguero – One of the finest finishers in Europe who seems to be unlucky in recent weeks, yet will be gearing to score against Chelsea.

Danny Ings – The gifted forward of The Clarets has found the back of the net in the last three matches continuously.

Charlie Austin – The QPR talisman is having the best season of his career, notching 13 goals and the key man to ensure his side jostles up from the drop zone.

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