Football fans across the world continue to test their managerial skills through SokkaaStars Fantasy Football game. The showdown continues this coming weekend across Europe. The time to make your team selection is now. Today, we want to highlight five stars you might have to think twice before you ignore. They have not had a great run of form in recent days and weeks but as we all know form is temporary but class is permanent. They are worth the risk because they are capable of pulling off surprises. As they say, no risk no gain. Take a look;
5. Kevin De Bruyne
Manchester City creative midfielder Kevin De Bruyne form has gone down in recent weeks. However, you must not forget he has assisted 15 goals in Premier League alone this season. Last weekend he garnered only 4 points to finish in position 37 in the general table. This weekend, don’t make a mistake of dropping him because of his recent points score. He will want to prove the pundits wrong against Swansea City at Etihad. Be careful or else he will punish many SokkaaStars managers.
4. Thiago Silva
Paris Saint-Germain thrashed defending Champions AS Monaco 7-1 last weekend to secure the Ligue 1 title with five games to play. It was a field day for forwards but this period is critical for the team. It is normal for players to feel like the job is done already. It becomes hard to motivate them. Unai Emery knows his team must defend well against Bordeaux next weekend. He will expect his captain Thiago Silva to calm down the team starting from now to the end of the season. He is a trusted lieutenant for club and country. He scored eight points on SokkaaStars last weekend but ignoring him means risking valuable points in defender one category.
3. James Rodriguez
Bayern Munich attacking midfielder James Rodriguez came on as a second-half substitute in the 5-1 win against Monchengladbach. The Columbian has played very well since he joined on a two-year loan deal from Real Madrid last summer. He is now a Bundesliga Champion, German Cup, and UEFA Champions League is loading too. Last weekend, he scored only six points but that is not a good reason to drop him from your team on SokkaaStars. The former AS Monaco star is playing his best football once again. He might punish managers who will decide to drop him this weekend against Hannover 96.
2. Paulo Dybala
Juventus thrashed Sampdoria 3-0 last weekend but drew 1-1 against Crotone on Wednesday night. The results mean if they lose to Napoli this coming weekend the gap at the top will be only one point with four games to play. This is the time the Old Lady needs their best player to rise up and be counted. One such player is Paulo Dybala.
The Argentine scored a hat-trick a fortnight ago against Benevento. Last weekend and yesterday he struggled. However, he is the kind of player who can shock you in a flash. He is a talented player closer to Messi and Ronaldo. It will be a mistake to drop him because he might punish you on SokkaaStars.
Arsenal new star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is already showing that next season he is going to lead the way at Emirates Stadium. Gabon forward has netted six goals in nine appearances for the Gunners since he arrived in January. Last weekend, he could not prevent Newcastle from stealing all three points but he assisted Alexandre Lacazette goal. He collected only 8 points on SokkaaStars Fantasy League but that does not mean he is not capable of more. In fact, he is the kind of player who can easily surprise you with a brace or hat-trick this weekend against West Ham. Keep him closer for easy points.