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Tipster: Bony sets the bar

Published: Monday 8 November 2010, 16.30CET
The Tipster considers the official UEFA Europa League Fantasy Football game's best buys ahead of Matchday 5, with AC Sparta Praha striker Bony Wilfried currently leading the way.
Tipster: Bony sets the bar
Bony Wilfried is the tournament's top scorer ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 8 November 2010, 16.30CET

Tipster: Bony sets the bar

The Tipster considers the official UEFA Europa League Fantasy Football game's best buys ahead of Matchday 5, with AC Sparta Praha striker Bony Wilfried currently leading the way.

With a four-week gap between UEFA Europa League Matchdays 4 and 5, there can be no excuses for not getting your Fantasy Football team in order. The Tipster is on hand to provide a rundown of the top scorers so far and to point out who might be in line to add to their tallies in the remainder of the group stage.

Bony Wilfried is currently setting the standard, having struck twice in AC Sparta Praha's 3-1 win against FC Lausanne-Sport to move on to 30 points. With five goals to his name already, US Città di Palermo should beware of the Ivorian striker on 2 November.

While Bony Wilfried is the tournament's leading scorer outright, there are four players just a goal behind. Manchester City FC's Emmanuel Adebayor is perhaps the most in-form of that quartet having struck four times in Manchester City FC's past two fixtures.

Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Stefan Reinartz, though, is proof that a strong defence is equally as valuable as a potent attack. Leverkusen are one of six teams to have conceded just a solitary goal thus far, with VfB Stuttgart's Arthur Boka joining Reinartz as one of the game's best five buys.

Boka has proven himself to be not only valuable in defence, but also a force to be reckoned with going forward; he has three assists to his name, just one fewer than the leading provider – FC Dynamo Kyiv midfielder Roman Eremenko.

With five teams – FC Zenit St Petersburg, Stuttgart, PFC CSKA Moskva, FC Porto and FC BATE Borisov – already qualified, those selecting heavily from the tournament's pacesetters must ponder what the final two matchdays have in store; will they push on or will you be better off selecting from sides still with everything to play for?

Last updated: 04/01/11 3.30CET

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