4 Strikers To Consider For Your Fantasy Premier League Team In The Second Half of the Season

Updated on: Mar 29, 2023 1:35 pm IST

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The English Premier League season is reaching its apex, and as things stand, it’s still all to play for. At the moment, Arsenal are surprisingly still at the top of the table, five points clear of reigning champions Manchester City and with a game in hand. Can the Gunners hold on for a first title since the invincibles of 2004?

Elsewhere, the battle for the top four is also heating up. Manchester United, Newcastle United, and Tottenham Hotspur are battling it out for the final two Champions League qualifying spots behind the two league leaders. With two of the usual top four, Liverpool and Chelsea, languishing in midtable, the door for continental football is ajar for whoever can take the opportunity.

At the bottom of the table, the bottom seven teams are separated by just six points, and it’s anyone’s guess as to who will fall through the division’s trap door. Online bookmakers such as Thunderpick, which provides soccer betting as well as allowing you to play crypto csgo here, make the likes of Leeds United and Southampton the favourites for the drop.

But with the campaign ticking into the second half of the campaign, Fantasy Premier League managers need to manage their squads accordingly, to account for injuries and drops in form. And as we all know, when it comes to fantasy football, it’s the strikers who bring home the points. Here are four strikers that you must have in your fantasy team for the second half of the current Premier League season.

Harry Kane

Many thought that Harry Kane’s head may have dipped somewhat following his heartbreak at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It was his late missed penalty in England’s quarter-final against France which saw the Three Lions eliminated in Qatar, when many thought if they had defeated Les Bleus they may well have gone on to win the entire tournament. But Tottenham Hotspur’s main man is made of sterner stuff.

Since returning from the World Cup, the England captain has scored five goals in seven games for Spurs, including the winner against Manchester City. His goals are the reason that the North London club are still clinging on to hopes of finishing in the top four, and the longer they cling on, the more goals he will bag.

In the coming weeks, Tottenham have a whole host of winnable fixtures on the horizon, including against the likes of West Ham United, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Nottingham Forest. Expect more goals to follow for Captain Kane.

Marcus Rashford

If Kane’s exploits since returning home from the desert have been impressive, then Marcus Rashford’s have been from another stratosphere. Over the last two years, many thought that the pacey Manchester United striker would never realise his enormous potential. But three goals at the World Cup clearly restored his confidence, and he has brought that confidence back to Old Trafford with him.

Since the winter break ended and the Premier League resumed, Rashford has netted in six of the seven top-flight games he has played in. He has also added a further two goals and four assists in the FA Cup and the League Cup. The 25-year-old is in the form of his life, and without Cristiano Ronaldo, he is now the main man in the red half of Manchester.

Alexander Isak

Newcastle United made Alexander Isak their record signing last summer when they forked out an eye-watering £63m to Spanish side Real Sociedad. A goal on his debut against Liverpool and another against Bournemouth a fortnight later got plenty of the Geordies on Tyneside excited about their new big-money striker. But his progress was hindered almost immediately when he suffered a hamstring injury, subsequently missing the vast majority of the opening half of the campaign.

But on January 15th, Isak made his return to Eddie Howe’s first-team squad. And he was immediately back amongst the goals, netting the winner in a 1-0 victory at home to Fulham. The Magpies are looking to seal a return to the UEFA Champions League for the first time in two decades, and in order to do that, they will need their Swedish hitman firing on all cylinders.

Eddie Nketiah

The shock of the season thus far has been Arsenal’s ascent to the Premier League’s summit. But the Gunners had some devastating news at the World Cup when their star striker Gabriel Jesus suffered an injury while playing for Brazil. Mikel Arteta opted not to bring in a replacement striker in January, instead placing his trust in academy product Eddie Nketiah, and so far, the 23-year-old has not let his manager down.

Since English top-flight action returned, Nketiah has scored four goals in seven games, including a brace in the 3-2 victory over Manchester United. It is unknown when Jesus will be returning to the first team fold at the Emirates and in the meantime, they need their young Gunner in and amongst the goals.

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