QPR’s Charlie Austin & The 5 #FPL Players You MUST Pick For GW19
DEFENDER: Erik Pieters – £4.6m (Home v West Brom)
The Dutch left-back Erik Pieters has been a quietly effective force at Stoke City ever since signing in 2013, and despite the inconsistent form of the team he’s still managed to impress pretty much everyone at the Britannia Stadium.
A home clash with West Brom is just the sort of game that Mark Hughes’ side need to be winning if they are to make their way back towards a top-half finish, and Pieters can help with that.
MIDFIELDER: David Silva – £8.9m (Home v Burnley)
Not always the most consistent of goalscorers, David Silva did nonetheless find the net twice in the 3-0 win over Crystal Palace in Manchester City’s last home game.
In the continued absence of Sergio Aguero he’s being asked to get into more and more dangerous positions, and although Manuel Pellegrini is managing him carefully as he seeks to recover from damaging injuries, he is still as important as ever.
FORWARD: Charlie Austin – £6.0m (Home v Crystal Palace)
Remember QPR’s crazy 3-2 defeat to Liverpool in mid-October? Well that was the last Loftus Road match which Charlie Austin didn’t score in.
He’s managed a stunning eight in five home matches ever since, and as Crystal Palace come calling to West London then he is sure to be a huge threat again.
THE OUTSIDER: Christian Benteke – £7.9m (Home v Sunderland)
Now back to full fitness and making a huge difference to the Aston Villa side, Christian Benteke might view the next few weeks as a chance to impress potential suitors and earn a January move.
Either way, he’ll be a vital cog in Paul lambert’s machine in the home game against Sunderland, when the hosts will expect a win to try and inject some enthusiasm into a season which has often been flagging.
THE CAPTAIN: Yaya Toure – £10.8m (Home v Burnley)
It took him a while to warm up this season, but Yaya Toure finally looks to be firing on all cylinders ahead of a very winnable home clash with Burnley for Manchester City.
Toure scored in the champions’ last home victory over Crystal Palace, and in Pellegrini’s fluid formation he’ll be asked to get forward and help out in attack, whilst he’ll also be on penalty and free-kick duty too.