Fantasy Premier League tips: Captain Jamie Vardy in GW14, get Man United's Marcus Rashford

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Fantasy Premier League has entered its busiest period now with the next break only in March. Gameweek 13 marked the beginning of this stretch and was not short of action with at least two goals scored in every game.

Leicester City continued to march up the Premier League table and into second place. Manchester United can claim to have provided the most entertainment though with a 3-3 draw away to Sheffield United while Liverpool edged out another narrow win at Selhurst Park. Defending champions Manchester City had to work hard for their 2-1 win over Chelsea while Arsenal faltered again, drawing at home with Southampton, and Jose Mourinho began at Tottenham with a 3-2 away win.

GW14 is primed for some massive hauls as Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham, Leicester and United all enjoying attractive home fixtures. Even City travel to struggling Newcastle United and Arsenal to Norwich.

Here are a few tips to help guide you through.

CAPTAIN – JAMIE VARDY | LEICESTER CITY | 9.7M

Unlike last week, there’s no shortage of captain candidates this time around. However, there’s no good reason to move away from Jamie Vardy. The Leicester striker was our pick in GW13 and delivered with a 12-point haul that doubled to 24.

That performance came away to Brighton who have been solid on their home turf. This Sunday though, the Foxes return to the King Power Stadium where they face an Everton side in turmoil as Marco Silva appears close to the sack.

Vardy has blanked just once in seven GWs and has managed three double-figure hauls over his last four games. He’s on fire right now and leads the league for being on the end of the most big chances in the last four GWs (10).

This is no time to bail on the Vardy party – Jamie’s got his hand on the stereo, and he’s cranking it up!

Jamie Vardy

ALTERNATIVES

SADIO MANE (12.2m) has been on quite a rich vein of form himself. Mohammed Salah should return over the weekend up but with four goals and three assists in the last six GWs, who would back against Mane delivering again at home to Brighton?

JAMES MADDISON (7.6m) is another Leicester player reaping the benefits under Brendan Rodgers’ regime. He’s already got four goals and three assists but given his involvement in the final third, he should have more. He’s a dead-ball specialist too and no team has conceded more from set-pieces than Everton.

BOLD CHOICE

RAHEEM STERLING (12.0m) shouldn’t be anywhere near this category but four blanks in his last six games and the fact that he is the most transferred out player over the last couple of weeks qualifies him. However, Sergio Aguero’s injury bodes well for his outlook. Five goals and an assist has come from playing alongside Gabriel Jesus this season. Sterling averages 10.8 points per game when played with Jesus as opposed to 3.3 without him.

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling

ONE TO GET

MARCUS RASHFORD | MANCHESTER UNITED | 8.6M

This one has kind of snuck up on everyone. Strikers usually fade when shifted out wide but it’s worked wonders for Marcus Rashford. Since Anthony Martial’s return from injury four GWs ago, Rashford moved wide and ranks second in the league for both shots (17) and big chances (6).

With three goals and two assists in that time, he now has more points than Aguero and is even level with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. He faces Aston Villa at home this Sunday and while he then faces Spurs and City, another good run follows.

Marcus Rashford

ONE TO AVOID

SERGIO AGUERO | MANCHESTER CITY | 11.9M

The desire to hold on to a player like Aguero even when he’s set to miss a couple of weeks at least through is understandable. However, you don’t lose anything by dropping him now so you might as well.

The Argentine has fallen to 11.9m and you’ll only lose value if you retain him. Bringing him back in when he returns from injury though will cost you nothing. In the mean time, it’s worth switching to Jesus perhaps or even Harry Kane on the back of his recent form for club and country.

BARGAIN BUY

JAMES TARKOWSKI | BURNLEY | 5.0M

James Tarkowski looks like a good option in defence. He’s emerged as a real threat in the opposition’s box lately as well with a goal and two assists in the last couple of GWs – scoring 29 points in that time as a result.

Only Leicester have kept more clean sheets this season than Sean Dyche’s side. They face Crystal Palace at home who have mustered the fewest shots per game in the league.

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