3 Deadline Day buys to fast track into your fantasy side
1) Wilfried Bony
Having spent a season and a half shackled by Sergio Aguero’s goal-scoring excellence, Bony’s switch from Manchester City to Stoke will help the Ivorian remind everyone of his own talent for finding the net.
The striker scored 25 goals at Swansea in 54 league outings, with 20 of those strikes coming inside the area.
Almost half of the Potters’ 28 shots this season have been in the penalty area so this looks to be a match made in heaven for both the club and fantasy football managers.
2) Jack Wilshere
Yes, we know Wilshere has only played 37 minutes this season and is generally lucky to get through the day without picking up an injury, but hear us out.
The Arsenal midfielder chose Bournemouth as his surprising temporary destination because he’ll stand the best chance of playing regular minutes there.
Once he’s up to full fitness he’ll be the best player in the Cherries’ squad and should have a heavy influence on their play.
Bournemouth have been dispossessed – classed as when a player loses the ball before attempting a dribble – most in the Premier League through three games. That’s clearly an area Wilshere will improve.
3) Marcos Alonso
By signing both Alonso and David Luiz on Deadline Day, the likelihood of Antonio Conte returning to a three-at-the-back system increased.
The Spaniard is more wing-back than full-back and completed 25 per cent of the crosses he attempted for Fiorentina last season.
That attacking intent helped him register four assists for the Serie A side and with the likes of Diego Costa and Michy Batshuayi around to attack his balls into the box that figure could rise this term.
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