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Fantasy football tips: Premier League – 5 transfers to make after Gameweek 2

Fantasy football is back folks, and we’re finally getting into the swing of things after two weekends of wonderful Premier League-flavoured goodness.

Gameweek 2 saw another emphatic win for Manchester United, Chelsea finally got things going at the expense of Spurs, Arsenal have reverted to their early-season crisis mode once again and Huddersfield continue to surprise and impress.

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But after two weekends, what have we learned from a Dream Team perspective? And which transfers should you consider making this week?

Fantasy football tips: 5 transfers to make

1 Marcos Alonso is the goalscoring defender you’ve always dreamed of

Alonso could be a fantasy football must-have this season

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Marcos Alonso scored twice for Chelsea at the weekend

After Chelsea’s surprise defeat against Burnley in their season opener last weekend, many questioned how ready the Blues were to defend their Premier League crown.

And after such a result, the last thing Antonio Conte needed was a trip to a full-strength Spurs side without Gary Cahill, Cesc Fabregas and Eden Hazard.

But fear not, Chelsea fans, because crisis has been averted thanks largely to Marcos Alonso.

The Spaniard was the hero of the day as the Blues ran out 2-1 victors over their London rivals.

And what’s more, Alonso’s two goals on Sunday means he’s now scored eight overall since the start of last season – that’s more than Paul Pogba.

There aren’t many other ‘defenders’ who can boast goalscoring exploits like that (hint, hint).

2 Where was Mohamed Salah?

Jurgen Klopp opted for Daniel Sturridge ahead of Mohamed Salah for his starting line-up

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Jurgen Klopp opted for Daniel Sturridge ahead of Mohamed Salah for his starting line-up

A staggering 28% of you have got Mohamed Salah in your Dream Team at the moment, which meant 28% of you would’ve ended the weekend mildly disgruntled.

That’s because the nippy winger was no where to be seen when Liverpool announced their starting XI for their game against Crystal Palace, with manager Jurgen Klopp opting for a forward three of Roberto Firmino, Daniel Sturridge and Sadio Mane.

Salah saw some action from the bench after the hour-mark, with Klopp stating after the game that the Reds’ upcoming Champions League tie against Hoffenheim was the reason for Salah’s absence.

With Liverpool’s small squad competing on multiple fronts this season, can we expect to see their first-team mainstays regularly dropped for ‘smaller’ games?

3 Jese Rodriguez could be another bargain striker worth considering

The Stoke striker scored the winner against Arsenal

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Not a bad start for Jese Rodriguez, eh?

We talked a lot about the best bargain buys ahead of the new Premier League season, but that was before Stoke unveiled Jese Rodriguez.

The Spanish forward joined the Potters on a season-long loan from Paris Saint-Germain last week, and he was quickly drafted into the starting line-up for their game against Arsenal at the weekend.

And what better way to introduce yourself to the fans at the Bet365 stadium than to score the winner against one of ‘the big six’?

His goal just after the restart was enough to secure an important early-season three points for the Potters.

And in case you’re wondering, he’s worth just £2.5m on Dream Team.

4 Manchester United players are (still) worth their wait in gold 

Paul Pogba has scored two goals in two matches for Man United this season

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Paul Pogba has scored two goals in two matches for Man United this season

Two games, two 4-0 wins and a bucket load of Dream Team points.

That’s been the story of Manchester United’s start to the new season.

It’s been a dream debut for new boy Romelu Lukaku, who scored once again for his new employers at the weekend to go along with the brace he scored last week.

And his good mate Paul Pogba can also be pleased with his campaign so far; two goals and one assist.

But Henrikh Mkhitaryan (£4.5m) is the guy you really must have on Dream Team, with the Armenian currently totally 24 points so far thanks to his FOUR assists.

5 Huddersfield on a high

Is Aaron Mooy going to be one of the surprise points scorer of the season on Dream Team?

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Is Aaron Mooy going to be one of the surprise points scorer of the season on fantasy football?

Huddersfield fans are in dreamland at the moment, after starting their Premier League adventure with two wins from two.

Last week we were introduced to the brilliance of new striker Steve Mounie, who scored twice against Palace in their season opener.

And at the weekend, it was Aaron Mooy who made the headlines, scoring the winner for the Terriers and running the show from the midfield.

The Australian international looks to be by-far David Wagners star man, with his passing, dribbling and set-pieces up there among the best of the league.

If Huddersfield do stay up this season, you can bet your bottom Dollar that this £2.5m-rated Dream Team star will be a big part of it.

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