Fantasy Premier League 2013 Week 5: Bargain Strikers You Need in Your Team

Tom SunderlandFeatured ColumnistSeptember 18, 2013

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19:  Edin Dzeko of Manchester City beats Mathieu Debuchy of Newcastle United during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Newcastle United at the Etihad Stadium on August 19, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Fantasy football is a business where value is king, and getting the most out of your millions is what every manager strives toward.

While the likes of Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Sergio Aguero are all in fine scoring form right now having all netted in midweek, are they really the best options out there?

Looking ahead to this weekend’s matchups, here’s a sample of forwards who won’t harm your cheque book too much and have a great chance of doing some damage in their respective encounters.


Loic Remy

Value: £7.4m

Opposition: Hull City (H)

Likely to line up against the Tigers this week is the latest French recruit to the Newcastle United cause, Loic Remy. The 26-year-old attacker has looked impressive since joining on loan from QPR.

The former Marseille star has done well in a provisional sense so far, helping to set up a goal in each of his last two games, but he is yet to score.

Week 5 might see Remy finally get off the mark at St. James' Park, with a Hull City defence that’s kept just one clean sheet this season.

Despite a slow start, the Magpies have gradually found their scoring stride and threaten to create a heap of opportunities for their considerable attacking assets this coming weekend.


Edin Dzeko

Value: £7.6m

Opposition: Manchester United (H)

Although far from the biggest star under Roberto Mancini, Edin Dzeko is a player Manuel Pellegrini seems intent to utilise at the Etihad Stadium.

Having started three of four Premier League games this season, the Bosnian could get his first-ever league start against the Red Devils this weekend and is a cheap pickup at just £7.6 million.

Dzeko has one goal and one assist to his name in the English top flight this season, but after not featuring in the 0-0 stalemate at Stoke City, he could be called back into the fray following his goal in the club’s midweek Champions League clash.


Romelu Lukaku

Value: £7.4m

Opposition: West Ham (A)

Having been ineligible to feature against Chelsea last weekend, Romelu Lukaku is likely to get his first minutes as an Everton player this time around.

Up against the bulking Belgian are a West Ham side that haven't scored a goal since the opening day of the season.

Sam Allardyce’s men were incredibly fortunate to walk away from St. Mary’s with a 0-0 draw last weekendthe Hammers allowed Southampton 15 shots on goal and 10 corners.

Although away from home, Everton are bound to pose as much of a threat in terms of chance creation this weekend, and the Toffees will have an incredibly eager Lukaku among their ranks striving to resurrect the fine finishing that made him such a hit with West Brom last term.