Fantasy Premier League Transfers 2013: Top Roster Additions for Week 14

Andrew Gould@AndrewGould4Featured ColumnistDecember 1, 2013

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 02:  Yoan Gouffran of Newcastle United celebrates scoring their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Chelsea at St James' Park on November 2, 2013 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Another week of Premier League action gives fantasy managers more information for assembling their Week 14 roster.

With six of last weekend's winners amassing at least three goals, the scoring pace is intensifying in a league loaded with offensive talent. That makes sorting out the top options all the more difficult.

Heading into Week 14, these players pose potential steals for owners looking to fill their roster with strong players across the board. Consider adding these players to your fantasy club. 


LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19:  Eden Hazard of Chelsea in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Cardiff City at Stamford Bridge on October 19, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Eden Hazard, Chelsea

Transferring Eden Hazard to your team for Matchday 14 will only prove hazardous to the competition.

While the midfielder was held off the scoresheet during Chelsea's 3-1 victory over Southampton, he drew three fouls while firing off a shot attempt. The opportunities could be even more plentiful after Oscar, the club's leading scorer, left the match with an ankle injury.

After Oscar, Hazard is the squad's top goal-producer with four scores through 12 Premier League matches. The 22-year-old should assume a heavier role for a squad that scored three goals from two defenders and a late substitute last weekend.

Also working in Hazard's favor is a mouth-watering tilt against Sunderland, who ranks tied for last with 24 goals allowed this season. Chelsea should find the net early and often during this lofty mismatch, and Hazard looks poised to become one of the prime benefactors.

The circumstances make Hazard worth every penny of the high asking price that he will incur.


STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: Jussi Jaaskelainen of West Ham United in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at Britannia Stadium on March 2, 2013 in Stoke on Trent, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griff
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Jussi Jaaskelainen, West Ham United

As a society, we're obsessed with all things new. We exchange perfectly good appliances for the latest model and often overlook the savvy veteran for the bright prospect boasting uncapped potential.

At age 38, Jussi Jaaskelainen is still getting the job done for West Ham United. The experienced goalkeeper notched his seventh clean slate of the season during their 3-0 victory over Fulham in Week 13. While the Hammers have struggled due to their offensive futility, the defense rates among the league's best.

Opponents have scored just 14 goals against them through 13 matches, and Crystal Palace is unlikely to change that positive trend. West Ham's upcoming opponent ranks last in the league with a putrid seven goals, giving Jaaskelainen a strong chance at generating another zero.

Overlook his previous hiccup against a much-more capable Chelsea squad and roll with the veteran during an intriguing matchup.


NEWCASTLE, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 23:  Yoan Gouffran of Newcastle United during the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Norwich City at St James' Park on November 23, 2013 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (Photo by Ian T Horrocks/
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Yoan Gouffran, Newcastle United

Yoan Gouffran is beginning to warrant more attention as an affordable fantasy option.

Against West Bromwich, Gouffran registered his fourth goal of the season, which trails only Loic Remy for the club lead. The forward has also added two assists to his tally for good measure.

His recent score now gives him three goals in his last four appearances, making him a name fantasy owners must quickly insert into their mental database.

Per the Fantasy Premier League's measure, Gouffran remains affordable at £6.3. Grab him now before his value soars over your spending limit.