We hope you have had the chance to try out the new LeagueSX fantasy game so far. If not, what are you waiting for? For those that have done so, many thanks for your support and please bear with us whilst our partners at LeagueSX try to resolve all the bugs that you might have encountered so far. We understand that they are hard at work trying to update the website and fix known bugs,but if you spot any new bugs, please notify us or LeagueSX immediately. We are now in Official Game week 1 of the competition and the good news is that we have Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and Bundesliga players all to choose from. Who should you be looking out for? Read on to find out..
To begin with, a bit of housekeeping. If you haven’t previously read our posts and don’t really know how to play the LeagueSX game, please read here to find out about the rules of the game. Separately, we have also done featured articles on new faces in La Liga, Serie A and Bundesliga respectively that you should have a read on.
With the housekeeping done, let’s focus now on the competition itself. As we previously mentioned, one of the unique features of the LeagueSX game is that the fantasy points are calculated based on the player’s involvement in all competitions. As such, it is worth noting that beyond the Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga and Serie A fixtures that takes place over the upcoming weekend, there might be teams also involved in domestic cup competitions or Champions League and Europa League action. We are fortunate that next week happens to be an international friendly week, so it does not complicate our choice further. Here are our picks!
- Courtois, Thibaut (Chelsea, $10.0m) – Playing at home against newly promoted Burnley, Chelsea looks good to secure a clean sheet.
- Casilla, Kiko (Real Madrid, $6.0m) – Playing at home against Celta Vigo, Casilla will be a cheap option to take as a goalkeeper and he seems to be in a strong position to secure a clean sheet.
Separately, Dortmund, Bayern Munich and Manchester City all have home games, so it might be worth considering their goalkeepers as well though Claudio Bravo is still not reflected as a Man City player as of press time.
- Ivanovic, Branislav (Chelsea, $8.0m) – similar reasons to selecting Courtois. In addition, Ivanovic has been foraying upfront in his last 2 games so could potentially also provide an assist or a goal.
- Van Dijk, Virgil (Southampton, $7.0m) – playing at home against a poor Sunderland side that seems destined to be in a relegation dog fight.
- Targett, Matt (Southampton, $5.0m) – similar reasons to selecting Van Dijk, but cheaper and also due to the fact that first choice left back Ryan Bertrand is still yet to fully recover from a knee injury.
- Marcelo (Real Madrid, $8.4m) – similar reasons to selecting Keylor Navas.
- Boateng, Jerome (Bayern Munich, $9.0m) – the German champions start with a seemingly simple home game against Werder Bremen.
- Hazard, Eden (Chelsea, $11.0m) – seemingly starting to rediscover his best form again under new coach Antonio Conte.
- Mahrez, Riyad (Leicester, $10.0m) – last season’s champions have yet to win so far this season and a home game against Swansea seems like the perfect stage for them to do so.
- Candreva, Antonio (Inter Milan, $8.4m) -one of Inter Milan’s star signings this season, he will be looking to fare better post their away defeat to Chievo last weekend and hosts Palermo at home this week.
- Gotze, Mario (Borussia Dortmund, $9.0m) -back at Dortmund after a slightly unhappy spell at Munich, will Gotze rediscover his best form? Dortmund start their campagin at home against Mainz.
- Asensio, Marco (Real Madrid, $7.0m) – another one of the youngsters coach Zidane seems to be putting his faith in, wonderkid Asensio has started the season well and scored last weekend as well. With Ronaldo and Benzema still both out injured, he might be the one that will be providing the goals for Real this weekend.
- Ibrahimovic, Zlatan (Manchester United, $12.0m) – 2 goals in 2 games. It’s hard to ignore the Zlatan machine especially when they are facing a newly promoted Hull side that has defied all odds to win their first 2 games and might need a reality check.
- Suarez, Luis (Barcelona, $14.0m) -the only question you will probably need to ask yourself weekly is which of the 3 do you need to take for the week or do you have budget to take all 3? Suarez started the season where he left off and scored a hattrick last weekend so it will be hard to ignore him.
- Morata, Alvaro (Real Madrid, $8.5m) -with Benzema and Ronaldo still injured as stated earlier, Morata should be starting and is a cheaper option to take as a striker for those who do not have the budget.
As mentioned in the introduction, we hope you will provide us with as much feedback as you can on the gameplay as this is a relatively new game produced by our partners and we hope you understand that there will always be teething issues.