The transfer window has now shut until January. Since the first story, there have been several acquisitions by various premiership clubs. Here is a list of players who may prove to be good buys now, since their move:
1) Niko Kranjcar moved from Portsmouth to Spurs to provide cover in midfield, after Luca Modric fractured a bone in his leg during the win over Birmingham last Saturday. Kranjcar will be able to slot into the playmakers role quite easily with the mighty Palacios providing defensive cover behind him. At 6.9 million he could quite easily pick up a number of points, if he links up with the in-form players at the club, who right now are Defoe and Lennon. With Manchester United and Chelsea their next 2 opponents, it might be worthwhile waiting until after these 2 games before picking him up. Then they have an easier run of games with their opponents being Burnley, Bolton, Portsmouth and Stoke.
2) Richard Dunne moved from Manchester City to Aston Villa on the final day of the transfer window. The player was Manchester City’s best defender and had been their club captain since 2006. Aston Villa have needed a central defender since the retirement of Martin Laurson last year. He can be a threat from set plays, but picks up the majority of his points from defensive clean sheets, and bonus points. His price is currently 5 million pounds, and with an easy run of games for Villa next – Fulham, Birmingham, Portsmouth and Blackburn – he could well have some clean sheets and extra points in the Fantasy game over the next 4 game weeks.
3) Michael Turner moved from Hull to Sunderland, to help tighten up their defense. He is often regarded, as one of the best defenders, outside the ‘top four’, and was voted Hull City’s player of the season, for two seasons in a row. An interesting fact is that Turner was only one of two players that played every minute of every Premier League game last season. The other player was Portsmouth’s Sylvain Distin. Michael is also a threat from set plays and has scored 12 goals over 3 years, while he was at Hull. At 4.5 million and a relatively easy run of games with Stoke, Hull, Burnley and Wolves, the Sunderland defender could potentially have some clean sheets, and possibly a goal over the next 4 game weeks.
4) Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink has moved to Hull City on a free transfer after being released by Scottish Premier League giants Celtic in July 2009. The 6 foot 3 forward started his career at FC Twente before moving to PSV in 2001. He moved north to Scotland in 2006, and made 80 appearances for the Bhoys in his three years at Parkhead. He averages around about a goal every 2 games and scored 38 for Celtic while he was there. I would fully expect him to start for Hull in the next game week. With their following opponents being Wolves, Sunderland and Birmingham, I would expect at least 2 goals from him in those games. His price has not appeared in the Fantasy Football database yet, but when it does – take note. He could potentially prove to be a value striker option!