The last international break of 2019 is coming to an end with club football returning to grab centre-stage. In the Indian Super League (ISL) returns with a high-octane fixture between Bengaluru FC and Kerala Blasters which is sure to enthral the fans, with Odisha FC and ATK bringing the week to a close with a Super Sunday showdown.
On the other hand, the battle for grabbing a Euro 2020 spot is in full swing with Germany, Belgium and Croatia securing a place in the finals of the competition already. But with international fixtures and club football all taking place in the same week, the Nostragamus fantasy managers will have to be cautious in choosing and fielding their perfect squad. That said, here we bring to you five players whom you can pick to ensure you lead the fantasy leaderboard.
Match: Belgium vs Cyprus
The international colours are working well for the Belgian superstar who is taking his own time to settle into the white kit of Real Madrid. Hazard was clinical against Russia this past weekend when he struck two goals and became Belgium’s second-highest goal scorer. His exploits with his nation are surely expected to get better when Belgium face Cyprus on Tuesday night with an aim to complete a clean sheet of victories in the European qualifiers. He is Zinedine Zidane’s favourite and has time and again proved his worth with his impeccable skills and goal-scoring abilities. He should be your favourite too this week.
Club: Leicester City
Match: Brighton vs Leicester City
Premier League’s current top goalscorer with 11 goals in his bag, Vardy has sprung back to life under Brendan Rodgers. Four goals and an assist in the past three games for Leicester City have bolstered the confidence of the Englishman whose form is surely expected to peak in a trip to Brighton. The Foxes now sit just behind Liverpool in the league table and have been rampant in their outings lately. Expect nothing less than a goal-scoring spree from the Leicester No. 9.
Club: Kerala Blasters
Match: Bengaluru FC v Kerala Blasters
Even though Kerala Blasters have endured a slow start to the 2019-20 ISL season, new signing Bartholomew Ogbeche has been blossoming for the Blasters. He seems to have been continuing his fine goalscoring form from last season with Northeast United where he ended with 12 goals to his name. So far, the Nigerian centre forward has netted two goals for Kerala with a comprehensive passing accuracy of 56.25%. Given his veteran status on the field, the ace striker surely is enjoying the competitiveness of the league and is displaying his immense hunger to score goals.
Club: Bayern Munich
Match: Fortuna vs Bayern Munich
The Polish goal machine is ruthless with the opponent teams shuddering at the sight of him running towards their goal. Having already scored for Bayern Munich in all their domestic league and Champions League games so far, Lewandowski has given no signals of slowing down.
11 matches, 16 goals 😳— King De Supremo. (@Kingdesupremo) November 10, 2019
Robert Lewandowski has scored in every single league game that Bayern Munich have played this season 🤯
The king of the Bundesliga 👑. pic.twitter.com/afL523wpaZ
His domestic tally stands at 16 goals in 11 games in the Bundesliga and with international break strengthening his resolve of scoring, expect nothing but goals galore from the Bavarian striker when he faces Slovenia on Wednesday and Fortuna on Saturday.
Match: Odisha FC vs ATK
David Williams is enjoying life with ATK at the moment. The 31-year-old has played the full length of the 90 minutes across four games and has netted three goals and provided an invaluable assist so far. For his outstanding display with Kolkata, he was presented with October’s Hero of the Month award in the ISL and has been instrumental in dictating the play for his club.
A sensational start for @willo_15 in the #HeroISL 🔥— Indian Super League (@IndSuperLeague) October 31, 2019
The Australian striker's first goal 🆚 @HydFCOfficial wins your vote for Fans' Goal of the Week for Gameweek 2. 👌#LetsFootball #TrueLove pic.twitter.com/OXtp7vaIIh
Recently, he scored ISL’s 1000th goal and given his blistering form with the league toppers ATK, David is a no brainer in your fantasy squad for this week.
Feature image courtesy: AFP/ Sven Hoppe