With the Premier League complete its eighth gameweek, a number of players have excelled with their performances on the playing field and among those, we look into four of them who could provide handy fantasy points in the forthcoming fixtures following the international break.
The Brazil international has enjoyed an impressive start to his debut season with the Reds and has already managed five clean sheets from just eight matches including one during the goalless draw against Manchester City last weekend. Following the international break, the Reds have games versus Huddersfield Town and Cardiff City, who are both lying in the drop zone and as such, the shot-stopper can be fancied to keep successive shutouts.
Left-back – Benjamin Mendy (Manchester City)
The Frenchman recently returned during the 0-0 draw against Liverpool after missing the entire month of September with a foot injury. Mendy has shown the tendency to leave space behind him while defending but when it comes to the attacking side of his game, he has impressed with his movement and his trend of fizzling in low-crosses into the box. He is presently the joint-top assist maker with four from just five league appearances.
Attacking midfielder – Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
The Belgium international has looked a different player under the guidance of Maurizio Sarri and this has come about from him being offered a free role in the Blues attack. At present, the former Lille man can be fancied to score irrespective of the opposition at hand, given he has managed to score in five of the previous six league matches including the 1-1 draw at Liverpool.
Striker – Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal)
Lacazette has been sparkling form for the Gunners since cementing a regular starting role and he is presently the club’s joint top scorer in the Premier League with four goals from eight matches. Most recently, the Frenchman bagged a man of the match brace in the 5-1 mauling of Fulham and he could be backed to continue his scoring ways with Leicester City and Crystal Palace to come after the break.