Wasn’t it great to have the Premier League and fantasy football back in our lives after the dreaded international break?
Gameweek 4 was certainly a cracker, with Manchester City announcing their Premier League intentions with a 5-0 drubbing of Liverpool, Harry Kane finally opened his goal scoring account for Spurs this season (it must be September then, eh?) and Palace fell to a fourth-straight defeat which has ultimately seen Frank De Boer sacked.
So with all that in mind, what did we learn after this weekend’s action? And what tranfers do you need to make?
1 It’s finally safe to stick Harry Kane back into your fantasy football team
Harry Kane announced the end of August and the start of September with two goals against Malta for England at the start of the month.
And he followed that up with his first two goals of the season for Tottenham in their 3-0 win over Everton at the weekend.
Kane’s August hoodoo is common knowledge these days (and it’s pretty funny, unless you’re a Spurs fan), but eighth month of the year finally over, Kane’s season begins now.
So it’s high-time you got him in your team, folks.
2 Kurt Zouma is clearly benefiting from regular football and will only get better
With the promise of regular first-team football at Stoke, we figured many of you would flock to snap-up Kurt Zouma for your fantasy football team.
But he’s still only being picked by 4.5% of you.
However, if he continues to perform as well as he did at the weekend against Man United, then he could become a Dream Team favourite this season.
The Frenchman was once a regular in Chelsea’s starting line-up under Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink, but a rupture to his anterior cruciate ligament disrupted his run in the side.
He’s looking to prove his worth at the bet365 Stadium this season, and we still have high-hopes for the 22-year-old.
3 You really need to transfer Sadio Mane out of your side
One of the biggest talking points of the weekend was Sadio Mane’s red card and whether the Liverpool winger deserved to be sent off for his high-foot challenge on City ‘keeper Ederson.
We’re not here to discuss that, but to give you a gentle reminder that the Reds talisman could face up to three games suspended.
As if picking up -3 points at the weekend was bad enough?
Luckily, for the £6.2m you’ll get back from selling Mane, you can snap up Paul Pogba (£6.1m) who’s managed a goal or an assist in every game he’s played in this season, or the brilliant Kevin De Bruyne (£5.8m), who ran the show for City at the weekend.
Or – dare we say it – Philippe Coutinho (£6.0m)?
4 Who needs Diego Costa? (Not Chelsea, apparently)
We don’t really know where Diego Costa is at the moment.
The stubborn Brazilian-born forward is apparently somewhere in his homeland, probably collecting stamps and ploughing through eBay for a vintage Atletico Madrid shirt from 1993.
Meanwhile, Alvaro Morata – the man Chelsea signed to replace the troublesome striker – scored his third Premier League goal of the season at the weekend as the Blues expertly dealt with Leicester.
With Morata seemingly already getting to grips on life in England (28 points on Dream Team makes him the game’s third-highest points scoring striker), is there any wonder why Antonio Conte can do nothing but giggle when asked about Costa?
5 We can’t get enough of Watford players
You’re probably bored of us rattling on about Marco Silva by now, but the man really is special (we said ‘special’, not ‘the Special One’).
But it’s not just all about the gaffer.
Whether it’s Richarlison, Abdoulaye Doucoure or even Tom Cleverley, we’re nothing but impressed by the Hornets this season.
Daryl Janmaat’s wonderful strike wrapped up the three points for Watford and 13 points for the Dutchman on Dream Team at the weekend, while Kiko Femenia and Jose Holebas are slowly becoming fantasy football favourites this season.
Might be worth sticking one or two of these lads in your side.
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