The first player I bought in Fantasy Football this season, was Sead Kolašinac.

I had only watched him in pre-season, but that was enough to persuade me. He got an assist in his first game against Leicester which gave me confidence for my purchase.

However, for the next two games he was nullified, first by being placed in the wrong position and second by not even playing!

Despite this affecting my overall FF points in the Daily Cannon league I stuck by him, and his performance against Bournemouth proves I was right.


More to him than meets the eye

Everyone loves to talk about his strength which we have seen in abundance.

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He’s already bounced numerous opponents off the ball to all our delight. However, I, like many others, was surprised at how calm and skilled he is on the ball.

When Kolašinac has the ball, it’s very obvious he is an intelligent player. In the first 5 minutes, just before he set up the goal against Bournemouth, he linked up well with Ramsey with a great flick and later in the match he did some great ‘one touch’ passes with Alexis that made the wing back look like a midfielder.

Kolašinac has shown this in previous matches as well, with his assist for Welbeck against Leicester. He has this composure in the oppositions’ half that other wing-backs don’t have.

I don’t see Bellerin, Monreal or (the recently departed) Ox having this composure, whether that be with shooting, passing or crossing – which I look at next.