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Fantasy picks: Nicklas Helenius - Aston Villa

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Next up, Villa’s new Danish forward Nicklas Helenius.

One of the plus sides of the Christian Benteke situation for Villa fans, is that with the Belgian likely to leave the club in the near future, they’re likely to see a lot more of Helenius this season.

The Dane has, in the past, been compared to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and while that’s not really a fair or accurate parallel to draw, there is a similarity in the way both like to have the play pass through them. Next season, with Paul Lambert presumably continuing with a one-forward system, expect Helenius to be given the job of leading the line.

This is a good footballer, and while he may not be prolific immediately, he has the opportunity to pick up a lot of points and really appreciate in value - this is someone to get in your side now, before Fantasy Football adjusts to Benteke’s departure.

£5.5m now - expect him to be more like £7m by November.

Much like Jonjo Shelvey, this guy is cheap enough to carry in your squad even if you don’t immediately use him.

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