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Why Little Pea should be your number three

Posted by Andy on July 26, 2017

There is a strong feeling amongst managers that a third-choice striker must provide bargain basement value but this doesn’t have to be the case. Here's why.

Although you may not fancy him in the opening 2 games due to the difficulty of West Ham's fixtures Javier Hernández is cheap enough relatively speaking to occupy a space on your bench.

In the early parts of a season Premiership managers are still trying to bed in their new summer signings, this can often be a period of experimentation particularly at the bigger clubs so you may find your expensive new superstar striker (think Lacazette, Morata, Lukaku, John Walters LOL JK) not being assured starters initially. Having a pretty much nailed on striker on the bench with a proven PL goal scoring record can offer even the most nervous of FPL managers assurance if the rotation nightmare does become reality one game week because your arse is covered.

Once you get over the hump of the Hammers horror first 2 away fixtures the next 5 games are against newly promoted Newcastle and Huddersfield, West Brom, Home to spurs (winnable as last season demonstrated) then home to Swansea. By the start of this run of fixtures Chicharito should have hit full flight so you can pull him from the bench straight into first team action where he should prove a valuable goal scoring asset.

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