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  • Writer's pictureTom Sullivan

Fantasy Premier League GW18 Review: Will Nkunku Live up to the Hype?

In spite of his side’s poor showing this weekend, Christopher Nkunku (£7.3m) still found the net on his league debut, signalling that there may be some light at the end of the tunnel for Chelsea.

The Frenchman’s much anticipated arrival was postponed due to injury, however now after an impressive start to Premier League life, many will be keen to see if The Blues’ star can light the league alight in similar style to many of his previous show outs in the Bundesliga. The international star is no stranger to Golden Boots, and was a highly selected pick prior to his preseason sidelining, which forced a much later debut than expected.

 

If you have no unavailability elsewhere in your team, I’d highly recommend investing early, especially with us having no real clues as to when Haaland’s (£13.9m) return may be. Nkunku came close to netting a brace with one of his strikes cleared off the line, but it was his overall performance which convinced me. Let’s just say it’s looking very optimistic and some with upcoming ties to Crystal Palace, Luton and Fulham…

 

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Cameron Archer (£4.6m) dealt a near fatal blow to his former side, and although it wasn’t quite enough to seal the deal, the youngster has certainly proved himself as a backup option that can start when rotations are needed. The Blades host Luton in their next game, one which could spell promise for the youth international.

 

After a relatively inconsistent start to the season, Spurs’ Richarlison (£6.7m) has amassed 4 goals and a hefty 32 points across his last 3 league appearances. It’s fair to say that the Brazil regular has upped it as of late, as he looks to net over 10 goals over a season for a 4th time in the English Top-Flight.Tottenham are set to face a very mixed bag of fixtures over the next few weeks, however Richarlison’s registration as a midfielder along with his hot form may make him worth a shot.

 

It’s been a solid season for Trent Alexander Arnold (£8.3m), especially with as such high standards as his. The game’s most expensive defender found an absolute beauty of a ball to send Salah (£13.3m) through for the game’s equaliser, and somehow didn’t find the back of the net later on for the winner. It must be said that his outstanding price makes the purchase near impossible, but if you have cash to splash, I’m not going to argue against the idea.

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