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  • Writer's pictureTom Sullivan

Fantasy Premier League GW8 Review: Should we invest in Wolves?

It’s been fair to say that Wolves have surprised most with their start to this season. As they sit mid-table, having taken 8 points from 8, including a recent win over Premier League champions Manchester City and a hard-fought draw with high-flying Aston Villa this time around.

In terms of FPL however, there’s two midfield options that stand out from the bunch. First of which has to be Portuguese youngster Pedro Neto (£5.7m), who hasn’t blanked since the second gameweek, and looks to be a bargain for an in-form winger sat at such a cheap price. The second and my less preferred option is Hwang Hee-chan (£5.4m), who'sinstinctive finishing has allowed him to net 2 in his last 2, despite the difficulty of the two opponents.

 

Although he does have the smaller price tag, I’d still be inclined to spend slightly higher on Neto, who leads the way for league assists this season. The Wolves man has baggedgoal contributions on a higher and more consistent basis so far, whereas I’d like to see Hwang prove himself a little more before coming into team consideration.

 

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After conceding 2 very avoidable goals to share the spoils with Brighton, I’m sure Liverpool fans will feel a little hard done by, especially after the refereeing shambles of the Spurs clash. From an FPL standpoint on the other hand, those who took my Mohamed Salah (£12.6m) recommendation will bepleased with the brace and 15 points he took in the midday fixture. It hasn’t been any surprise to see the Egyptian star dominating the points leaderboard, but it’s starting to seem like the Salah-Haaland combination is becoming a necessity, even in spite of the crazy cost that comes with having both.With Salah’s upcoming 3 being against Everton, Nottingham Forest and Luton, it’s hard to argue against having him in your sides.

 

Thanks to some absurd price reductions due to not initially starting for the Gunners, Gabriel Magalhães (£4.7m) is now your cheapest pick at Arsenal’s defence, having kept 3 clean sheets in 4, one of which coming against fierce title contenders Manchester City. The Brazilian international faces choppy fixtures moving forwards, however I’d still encourage you to make the purchase now before his price gets bumped back to where it should be, as it’s only a matter of time.

 

Final Thoughts

 

Since I’ve recently noticed a few gaffers taking point hits to sort out their injury crises, allow me to firmly advise you against it. Having been there and done that in my early days of FPL, let me tell you that it’s rarely worth it. Especially now we have an international break on our hands meaning time for players to recover, you’re much better off using a chip as opposed to sacrificing points for a few changes.

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