Napoli continue to lead Serie A following the latest round of matches, with Juventus hot on their heels. Lazio’s fine form continued, as did their rivals Roma’s, but Benevento’s struggles seem without end.
With that said, let’s take a look at which strikers stood out in Serie A this past week!
The strikers here are listed from fifth to best, in that order. It turns out too, that Serie A was home to the best striker in the entire Euro Fantasy League game this week too – read on for more info.
Fifth place was actually occupied by a few strikers in Serie A, with each bagging themselves six points. These points were generally awarded based on one goal scored and one assist provided.
Alberto Paloschi (SPAL), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Marcello Trotta (Crotone) and Giovanni Simeone (Fiorentina) all ended up on this tally, and scored their points across either last week’s midweek fixture or this past weekend.
Of these players, Trotta and Paloschi are arguably the best value at just 2.5m, though Dybala is probably the biggest name on that list and will be featured in the most Euro Fantasy League squads. Dybala is the most expensive of those players at 10m, with Simeone coming in at a cool 7.5m.
Fabio Quagliarella of Sampdoria comes in next, with a decent return of seven points. Five of those were earned in the midweek defeat at Inter Milan (one goal, one assist, one yellow card), while he added another two in the 4-1 win at home to Chievo at the weekend. He provided an assist for those two points.
Ciro Immobile – a favourite of the Euro Fantasy League Podcast – comes in joint second. For 8.5m he isn’t the cheapest striker around but could prove wonderful value – especially given the fact that he has taken his season total up to 67 already!
There was a relatively rare instance during last week’s midweek game – Immobile missed a penalty in the 2-1 win at Bologna, resulting in a two points deduction. That was the first match in which he has finished with a negative total all season. He did, however, make amends during the trip to bottom club Benevento. He scored one and provided three assists as Lazio romped to a 5-1 victory, giving him 10 for the game, and eight for the week.
Mauro Icardi of Inter Milan came in second place, also with eight points. He actually failed to capitalise on a good start to the week – Inter’s 2-1 win at Hellas Verona at the weekend saw him adding no further points to his total. That good start, though, came during last week’s midweek fixture at home against Sampdoria.
Inter won that one 3-2, with Icardi bagging a brace to give him his eight points for the week. At 10m he is one of the more expensive strikers in the league, but his 45 point tally for the season goes some way towards justifying that price tag.
Finally, in first place for Serie A – and indeed the entire Euro Fantasy League game for this past week – was Gonzalo Higuain. A team-mate of the aforementioned Dybala at Juventus, Higuain’s 11m valuation looked reasonable considering his 12 point contribution to his Euro Fantasy League managers out there.
He spread those points out across last week’s games as well – four points in the 4-1 midweek win at home against SPAL thanks to one goal was followed up with both goals in their 2-0 win at AC Milan.
Think you’ve got what it takes to be a Euro Fantasy League manager? Then get your team set up, and compete against individuals who also believe they are the best. Use your knowledge of the sport and superior awareness to negotiate yourself to the top of Euro Fantasy League’s leaderboards!
If you are more familiar with Serie A than the other leagues in the game, however, then your luck is in. Fantasy Serie A is an alternative version of the Euro Fantasy League game, offering a pool of players from Serie A only. This makes for a much more specifically focused game, and so if Serie A is completely your bag then head on over there now and have a shot at it.