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Yahoo Fantasy Football players to watch: Week Two

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Gylfi Sigurdsson of Swansea City celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swan...

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The Yahoo Fantasy Premier League Week Two deadline is fast approaching, so we've taken a look at five players we recommend for your fantasy team this week.


Diego Costa (Chelsea / Forward/ £5.26m) - As you may already be aware, there were a few teething problems last weekend, which has led to us making the decision to reduce some players in value ahead of the Week Two deadline (click HERE to read more).

The first of these players is Chelsea's £32million summer signing, Diego Costa. The striker got his Premier League career off to the perfect start with a goal inside 17 minutes again Burnley in Week One, and we expect him to be on the score-sheet again this weekend as Jose Mourinho's men host newly-promoted Leicester City.

At his current price you should ensure Costa is in your Yahoo fantasy team for Week Two and beyond, because he won't stay this cheap for long

Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City / Midfielder / £11.72m) - The Icelandic midfielder returned to Swansea over the summer after a difficult time at Tottenham and put in a performance that immediately reminded us all of his brief but successful loan spell in 2012.

Boss Garry Monk allowed Sigurdsson the freedom to roam just behind Wilfried Bony and this led to him causing the Manchester United defence all sorts of problems, as he grabbed an assist, a match-winning goal and a whole load of Yahoo fantasy points.

That was at Old Trafford, so you have to wonder what the set piece specialist may be capable of at home to Burnley in Week Two.

Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea / Goalkeeper / £5.85m) - It appears Thibaut Courtois appears to have beaten Petr Cech in the battle to be Chelsea's number one goalkeeper for the 2014/15 Premier League season, and this is great news for Yahoo fantasy managers, because the Belgian stopper is one of the players to have had his price reduced.

You can pick Courtois up for less than £6million, and with a home game against Leicester it would make sense for him to take the keeper spot in your starting XI this weekend.

Ryan Bertrand (Southampton / Defender / £4.59m) - Just a couple of seasons ago Ryan Bertrand was tipped to become the natural successor to Ashley Cole for both Chelsea and England, but a lack of football has led to the left-back's career stalling over the past 18 months.

However, 25-year-old Bertrand has secured a season-long loan move to Southampton and put in a promising debut performance against Liverpool at Anfield in Week One, suggesting he's ready to come out of the shadows and nail down a permanent first-team spot for the first time in his career.

The Saints have the potential to keep a clean sheet at home to West Brom and you can pick Bertrand up for the bargain price of just £4.59million.

Alexis Sánchez (Arsenal / Forward / £5.94m) - In all honestly, Alexis Sanchez may have missed out on our "five to watch" list had his price remained at the £13million mark, but as the third and final player to have had his value reduced he simply cannot be ignored.

Arsenal travel to Goodison Park to face Everton which is a notoriously difficult place to visit, but the Chilean forward has the quality to make some in-roads through the Toffee's defence and it will only take a few attacking contributions to return reasonable fantasy points given the modest investment.

Even if you have other striker preferences for your starting XI this weekend you should consider adding Sanchez to your substitutes bench, as his price is likely to rise after the weekend matches and he should prove a prolific fantasy performer over the course of the season.

Think of it as a shrewd investment.


Nik Argiropoulos
Twitter: @nikarg
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