Fantasy Tips: Is James Milner the man for you?

Liverpool's converted left-back has four goals this season already

BY Raf Diallo 18:20 Wednesday 5 October 2016, 18:20 5 Oct 2016

Liverpool's James Milner celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea. Picture by: Nigel French / PA Wire/Press Association Images

In his career so far, it seems that the only positions James Milner has never played in are centre-back and goalkeeper.

At the moment, he is giving Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp good service at left-back.

And he has also been getting on the scoresheet with four goals that makes him the Reds' top scorer this season.

On paper, that means he's picked up precious Fantasy Premier League points but as Team 33 FPL pundits Eoin Sheahan and Tommy Rooney pointed out this week, there is good reason to not pick him in your team.

"If he gets moved back to a defender [next season], he'll be a great option," says Eoin, before pointing another obvious problem for Milner Fantasy admirers.

"He's at £6.6 million, owned by 4.2% of the game right now but the problem is all his four goals have come from penalties. That's not necessarily a good thing. Maybe Liverpool are good at getting penalties but that stat clearly shows that Liverpool are punching way above their weights in terms of the penalty statistics at the moment. I don't believe they're going to be keep up this sort of [penalty] output for the rest of the season."  

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