If you like to throw caution to the wind with your fantasy football selections then who are we to judge? We have lined up three “risky returns” that may help you rocket to the top, or, send you crashing down your league in a blaze of glory.
Sadio Mané – £8.9 (11.2%)
Available again after a shoulder injury sustained in training. Liverpool have a tough few fixtures coming up facing Spurs, Leicester, and Chelsea. Team performances are a little shaky under Jürgen Klopp but he seems to get the team going against the bigger names in the league. Mané has made a strong start to his Liverpool career and bagged a goal against Arsenal. Theres no doubt that Mané is a talent, in the last two Premier League seasons he bagged 21 goals from midfield along with 9 assists. Liverpool have built a creative midfield, which will have the duty of bolstering their faltering frontline. Mané is a proven goal scorer in the top flight and looks to be constant threat in and around the box.
Kevin Mirallas – £6.5 (3.2%)
Mirallas has flirted on the edge of the Everton first team the last two seasons. Admittedly, there is a bit of a soft spot for the Belgian here. He is pacey and can find the net and sneaks under the radar of most Fantasy Football managers. Koeman appears to like Mirallas with him making the starting line up on the last two occasions. Stats from previous years are slightly skewered down to the number of subs appearances he made. The last season he started regularly was 2013/14 and he picked up 9 goals, 7 assists and 14 bonus points finishing with 144 points.
Olivier Giroud – £9.0 (1.3%)
Giroud could be a good buy if you are struggling to find the cash to get Ibrahimović into your squad. He made a return last week from his efforts in Euro 2016 along side Mesut Özil as the Arsenal squad is slowly returning to full strength. Arsenal also have a decent run of fixtures with Chelsea being the standout fixture in a months time. Giroud came in for a tough time over his performances last season but still ended up scoring 16 goals. His time at Arsenal has seen him average over 14 goals a season for the last 4 seasons. That is a decent return for those 1.3% of managers backing the Frenchman this year.