FPL Gameweek 9 – head-to-head comparisons: Daniel James vs Andriy Yarmolenko
It is now four blanks in a row for Man Utd's summer recruit Daniel James (£6.1m), and owners have began to lose patience with the Welsh youngster who has seen a price fall over the international break. In his defence though, his poor returns are as much to do with his side's general form than they are his individual performances.
West Ham's Andriy Yarmolenko, however, has shown more promise from a fantasy perspective recently, having found the net in both Gameweek 6 and 7. The Ukrainian as accrued 5 more FPL points than James at this stage, despite having played almost 200 minutes fewer in the Premier League this season.
West Ham travel to Goodison Park on Saturday to face an Everton side who have lost their last four Premier League matches, and that prospect for Yarmolenko is more attractive than that of James, who faces off against Premier League pace-setters Liverpool on Sunday.
Verdict: Andriy Yarmolenko