COMMENT By Danny Wright
West Ham welcome Leicester to the London Stadium in their next Premier League match on Saturday in game that could prove to be fruitful for clever Fantasy Football managers.
Football Insider has taken a look at two cheap Hammers players you should bring into your FPL team before Saturday’s 11:30 deadline.
Darren Randolph (£4.4million)
As cheap goalkeepers go, Randolph is one of the best in the league.
At £4.4million he costs less than teammate Adrian, Liverpool’s dodgy Simon Mignolet and mistake-prone Heurelho Gomes.
Only 1.8% of Fantasy Football managers have the 29-year-old in the team and his performance against Bournemouth proved that he can be a top goalkeeper on his day.
Although he conceded three goals, Randolph saved a penalty, made another six saves and picked up two bonus points in the defeat. Ten points after letting three goals in is a minor miracle.
West Ham’s upcoming fixtures also prove this to be a wise investment.
Leciester could be to be tired after their Champions League heroics in the week and what follows are games against Hull, Arsenal, Swansea and Sunderland.
Discounting the Arsenal game, that gives you a good chance of clean sheets in three out of four games.
Winston Reid (£5.1million)
With the Hammers expected to keep clean sheets in upcoming gameweeks, Reid would also make a great addition to your side.
Despite looking rocky against Bournemouth, the New Zealand international is owned by just 4.1% of players and has scored seven or more points on six occasions this season.
Everton’s Ashley Williams and Bournemouth’s Charlie Daniels are two players who cost the same as Reid, who currently has 85 to his name, but have scored more points this season.
However in the long run the pair face a much more difficult run of fixtures in recent weeks with the Hammers’ rough spell seemingly over.
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