Fantasy Football round 24 preview

January is just so miserable. The rain, the cold, the lack of money; it is just the worst month of the 12. The only good aspect of January is that there is plenty of football on the TV box and loads of opportunities to collect Fantasy Football points and move up the Galway Advertiser Tribal Leader League in association with St Anthony's Claddagh Credit Union.

So who should you select this week?

1 Marko Arnautovic (West Ham ) v Bournemouth

The Hammers' number seven looks like a completely different player since the arrival of David Moyes as manager to the east London club. Under the stewardship of Slaven Bilic, the Austrian midfielder, to put it bluntly, was useless. However, since that managerial change, Arnautovic has plundered six goals in seven league outings and I believe the winger-cum-striker will add to his tally on Saturday against a Bournemouth side who have only picked up nine points out of a possible 33 on the road this season. Top tip; make him your captain.

2 Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City ) v Watford

The Algerian is in sparkling form at the moment with five goals and four assists in his last 10 league appearances. Mahrez may have only picked up two Fantasy points last weekend against Chelsea but that was due to poor finishing from teammates and great keeping by Chelsea's Thibaut Courtouis. He was simply outstanding. On Saturday afternoon, Leicester welcome struggling Watford to the King Power Stadium. Marco Silva's men have only won once win in their last 10 league games (ironically, coming against Leicester ) and I can only see their dreadful run continuing this weekend. Get Mahrez in your team.

3 Son Heung-Min (Spurs ) v Southampton

Son is famous for his cheesy grin and it has been lightening up football grounds around England along with his performances. The Korean winger has been brilliant recently with six goals and five assists in his last nine league appearances. On Sunday, Spurs travel to the south coast to take on relegation threatened Southampton. The Saints have gone 10 straight games without a win, garnering only five points in the process. Despite the Saints' prayers, there is only going to be one winner at St Mary's on Sunday and one very happy, smiling Korean.


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