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Fantasy Premier League: Top Replacements For Bryan Mbeumo

Fantasy team managers faced another setback as Bryan Mbeumo, Brentford’s midfielder, left the pitch due to an ankle injury against Brighton earlier this week. Brentford’s manager, Thomas Frank, confirmed Mbeumo’s absence for weeks due to the injury sustained during the match on the south coast. As he’s a part of nearly a third of teams and has a forthcoming blank in Gameweek 18, it’s advisable to sell him. Here are some top midfield alternatives for Bryan Mbeumo:

Jarrod Bowen

West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen, though overlooked as a replacement for Mbeumo due to his recent injury in Gameweek 13, has been a consistent player, featuring for 90 minutes in every game aside from that setback. He’s a vital figure of the Hammers’ attacking force, having scored eight goals this season—only premium players like Erling Haaland, Mohamed Salah, and Son Heung-min have a better scoring record. Facing Fulham, who have had defensive struggles lately, Bowen could capitalize as they’ve conceded nine goals in their last four matches despite keeping only four clean sheets this season.

Cole Palmer

Chelsea’s Cole Palmer is attracting significant attention in transfers following his fifth goal this season in the recent defeat against Manchester United. His ownership is likely to rise steadily approaching Gameweek 16. Palmer’s rise lies in Chelsea’s forthcoming fixtures, which include Everton, Sheffield United, Crystal Palace, and Luton Town in their next five matches. Notably, Chelsea’s schedule seems relatively easier until the end of January, ensuring Palmer’s viability as a fantasy option.

Anthony Gordon

Another popular choice as a replacement for Mbeumo is Anthony Gordon, who returned to training ahead of Newcastle’s game against Everton. With six goals and five assists this season, Gordon has caught the eye of many fantasy managers. Despite a challenging match against Tottenham, who haven’t kept a clean sheet since Gameweek 9, Gordon has performed consistently in home games this season. Moreover, Newcastle’s upcoming fixtures include clashes against Fulham and Nottingham Forest at St James’ Park in the next four gameweeks, potentially enhancing Gordon’s target for returns.

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