Fantasy Premier League Transfers 2014: Bargain Buys Who Will Earn Big Points

Dan BrettContributor IIIMarch 2, 2014

Andre Schurrle celebrates his hat-trick.
Andre Schurrle celebrates his hat-trick.Associated Press

As title races, European charges and relegation scraps continue to develop, Premier League managers know that they will have to settle with the squads they have to either make or break their season.

That's not the case for any Fantasy Premier League fanatics, though, and of course, we can't all pick a team of 11 strikers.

Therefore, read on to see which wingers and advanced midfielders could jettison your side up the table, with good bang for your buck.

All statistics used are courtesy of the Fantasy Premier League.


Yaya Toure, Manchester City

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Value: £10 million

If there is one man that all Fantasy Premier League managers will need in their squads as the final push for supremacy heats up, it's Manchester City's talismanic midfielder Yaya Toure.

The combative Ivorian international has flourished under Manuel Pellegrini this season, and he has already bagged an outstanding 159 points for FPL bosses, with just the 177 points for Chelsea's Eden Hazard pipping him to top spot.

His goal in City's 1-0 win against Stoke City saw Toure take his tally to 13 league goals in 25 matches, and he bagged 10 Fantasy League points for the 40.3 percent of sides that he's included in.

It doesn't seem likely that Pellegrini will risk not playing the midfielder, too, so his presence in your side could be the difference between your league success or failure.

Four assists have also come from the midfielder, so for the price tag, he's certainly still priced as a bargain for any side.


Andre Schurrle, Chelsea

Value: £6.9 million

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A hat-trick against Fulham saw Andre Schurrle bag 20 points last week and highlight just why Jose Mourinho wanted the German star in his side.

The former Bayer Leverkusen winger has bagged six goals so far in his maiden Premier League season, and with three scored in the 3-1 win at Craven Cottage, signs are rife that he is coming to form at the right time. Former Sky presenter Richard Keys tweeted of Schurrle's milestone rout:

At under £7 million, the 23-year-old presents excellent value for any managers looking to bolster their midfield with a goal threat. And despite coming off of the bench on 12 occasions this season, Schurrle's goal haul looks set to keep him firmly in Mourinho's plans as the title race continues.

Mourinho praised Schurrle's performance when speaking with talkSPORT after the derby:

Andre, in front of goal, has cold blood. He looks to the keeper and can put the ball through his legs, can dribble and score in an open goal. He’s a really good finisher.

Andre is still in a learning period, he needs to adapt to the Premier League, the aggression, the fact that every team is a good team and even the attacking players have to make an attacking contribution but also a defensive contribution.

Just 0.7 percent of sides have included Schurrle. With games against Tottenham, Aston Villa and Arsenal coming up, you could pick up some vital points from your opponents by purchasing the winger.


Jordan Henderson, Liverpool

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Value: £6.3 million

In a World Cup year, it is clear that those looking for a place in the tournament will strive to make sure their domestic form translates into a reason to board the plane to Brazil.

That is no different for Liverpool's Jordan Henderson, who has shown excellent form from midfield this season. Against Swansea he even turned match-winner as his brace earned the Reds a vital 4-3 win at Anfield.

Henderson's first goal of the season in the Merseyside outfit's 5-0 win at Tottenham showed a maturing side to his game, also picking up an assist as Luis Suarez opened the scoring.

Two assists against Cardiff City in the following match continued to highlight his importance in the heart of midfield. Even when he's not at the business end of the pitch, Henderson's tenacious midfield displays have often profited his side this term.

In a year where Steven Gerrard's role at Liverpool looks set to be more of an anchor, Henderson's prominence as one of the Reds' key playmakers is coming to fruition, with the former Sunderland man looking more of a sure starter with each passing fixture.

Valued at £6.3 million, Henderson will be looking to continue to stake his claim to England boss Roy Hodgson, and at such a small price, his signature could free up some extra funds for you to make other, league-winning changes.