Fantasy Premier League tips: Erling Haaland alternatives, transfer and captain options for FPL GW14 deadline

Fantasy Premier League tips: Erling Haaland alternatives, transfer and captain options for FPL GW14 deadline

Fantasy Premier League managers are weighing up whether to risk Erling Haaland ahead of gameweek 14.

The Manchester City striker’s availability is officially in doubt - no doubt sending shockwaves through many a player’s mind before the clash with Leicester.

No bother, as Standard Sport is here to deliver our top tips for your transfer and captain picks this weekend - with the FPL deadline at 11am BST on Saturday, October 29.

Ivan Toney - Brentford - £7.5m

Ivan Toney has scored on all three occasions he has played against Wolves, including both Premier League games last season and in a 3-2 win for Northampton while on loan in 2014 (a goal, needless to say, we all remember). Still unable to find a new manager and off the back of a drubbing by Leicester, they are ideal opponents for Toney with the striker on eight for the season. A very reasonable pick for captaincy, if you have Haaland concerns.

Darwin Nunez - Liverpool - £8.8m

Netted again in Liverpool’s Champions League win at Ajax on Wednesday to show why he can oust Roberto Firmino (scoreless in four) at the top of their attack ahead of a clash with struggling Leeds.

Callum Wilson - Newcastle - £7.3m

Miguel Almiron was a Standard Sport pick last week with Kieran Trippier tipped in both GW8 and GW12 so, presuming you’ve been listening to us, if you want a third Newcastle option it is surely Wilson ahead of Aston Villa’s visit. Alexander Isak’s injury gives him a free run to the World Cup and last week’s finish against Tottenham underlined his class in front of goal.

Kepa Arrizabalaga - Chelsea - £4.5m

It is rare you can pick up a top club’s first-choice option for, well, any position at this price. But Kepa’s resurgence has been impeccable and he was a minute away from a fourth league clean sheet in a row last weekend.

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Granit Xhaka - Arsenal - £5.5m

Already enjoying his second-best season in front of goal, Xhaka is scoring more regulalry than not with only three of his eight appearances leading to blanks. Mikel Arteta’s front-foot style is bringing out the best of the midfielder’s attacking instincts and Nottingham Forest could be ripe for a trademark dart-into-the-box or long-range screamer.