Gonzalo Higuain: The man who will keep Milito stuck on the bench?
We’ve taken a look at the top defenders and midfielders in the Fantasy World Cup – and now we focus on everyone’s favorite: the strikers. Those selfish, egotistical, brilliant ball-hogs who make it all happen.
Let’s take a look at the best of the best:
- Luis Fabiano (Brazil): We’ve spoken in depth about the Sevilla stud on the blog in recent weeks, and frankly, he’s got a great shot at winning the Golden Boot as the tournament’s top scorer. Kaka, Robinho, Elano and others will provide the ammunition, buy Fabiano should grab his goals.
- Messi (Argentina), David Villa (Spain), and Wayne Rooney (England): These are three names that we spoke about yesterday in our “Favorites” edition / preview and once again, I reiterate their brilliance. Messi will operate in the hole behind Gonzalo Higuain while Rooney will partner Peter Crouch. Villa is the choice over Fernando Torres because Torres is not fully fit. All three are world class and could score multiple goals in one game if they get hot.
- Gonzalo Higuain (Argentina): A bit of an under the radar selection, the Argentina man could keep Diego Milito out of the starting lineup. If he does, he’s a solid selection in a straightforward group to partner with the aforementioned Messi. The French born striker scored 27 goals in 32 league games for Real Madrid this year – an astonishing strike rate. He is in form and fit, and should have a nice coming out party at the World Cup.
- Robin van Persie (Holland): I love the fragile Dutchman. Always have, always will. The best first touch and silky smooth creativity by a striker in the world, in my opinion. His problem (usually) is fitness but over the next 5 weeks, he should score quite a few. Holland could play some nice total football this summer with RVP leading the way.
- Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon): His fragile mental state has been well documented in the past, but you can’t take away his cold blooded finishing ability. With the best African striker (Drogba) out of the tournament due to injury, Eto’o is the continent’s next biggest star and easily the most decorated African footballer of all time – on club level. He’ll score 1 or 2 in the group stages, but will Cameroon advance to the knockout rounds?
There you have it. The cream of the crop. The best of the best.One of these guys, I almost want to guarantee it, will win the Golden Boot. I can’t see anyone else really forcing their way into the conversation. I almost want to offer a “money back guarantee” or PKR rakeback scenario where I will credit anyone’s bank account cash if these guys don’t light up the World Cup with goals. Oh well, you’ll just have to take my word for it.
Good luck to all fantasy football managers.