The Premier League has now gone past its halfway stage, which means players of Fantasy Football will have an idea of whether they will be winning their divisions. It has been an unpredictable season, and some players have failed to get their season going at all. These players have been a constant headache for players of the game, but which stars should have been removed from your team by now?
Punters have also doubled down on some of these players by betting on them to score most weeks. Gala often offer some of the very best odds in the market, while players who have been involved in a draft may have been left fuming that they haven’t been able to get some players off their squads.
Many players may have thought that this season would have been the one when we would see the very best of Jesse Lingard. However, the Manchester United man hasn’t scored or assisted a goal in an entire year for the club. That has contributed to him only been selected in 0.7% of fantasy teams. He looks to have fallen further down the pecking order at Old Trafford with Juan Mata often picked in his place these days.
Picking a second choice goalkeeper in fantasy football is an essential job. However, it is imperative that the second choice actually plays games so you can swap every now and again. That can’t be said of Joe Hart, as he hasn’t recorded a single point so far this season. His downfall has been well-documented, and he now appears to be lightyears away from an England call-up despite opting to join Burnley to increase his chances. It’s a sad state of affairs, but it would be surprising to see Hart still at Burnley next season.
Danny Drinkwater started the season with Burnley, and there was a hope that a spell at Turf Moor was going to help him rediscover his form. However, his career looks to have gone back even further, as the Clarets ended his loan, and he begins the second half of the season at Aston Villa. He will be given increased game time at Villa Park, but he will have to improve his performance levels if he is to be trusted by fantasy players. He has only recorded four points so far this season, but there is still time for him to come good.
The former Arsenal and Manchester United striker was another player that was given a second chance at the start of the 2019-20 season. He was snapped up by Watford and was expected to play a big part. However, injuries have once again ruined any chance that he had been given, and he looks to be further down the pecking order since the arrival of Nigel Pearson. He has recorded just seven points this season and has been selected by 0.1% of fantasy players.