Fantasy football is officially back in our lives and as good as ever, with another Premier League weekend very nearly upon us.
The two Manchester clubs currently dominate the top of the table, while Newcastle go into Gameweek 6 in a brilliant fourth place following their impressive run.
Lower down, it’s big-spending Everton who are in real trouble at the moment, while Crystal Palace remain rooted to the bottom without a single point or goal to their name.
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So without further ado, let’s take a look at the players you should seriously be considering transferring into your Dream Team this weekend.
Fantasy football tips: Game Week 6
1 Lukasz Fabianski – £3.3m
It’s never wise to splash out on pricey goalkeepers for your Dream Team, so picking a regular points-scorer between the sticks who doesn’t break the bank tends to separate the winners from the also-rans.
And right now, we can’t think of anyone who fits the bill better than Fabianski.
The Polish shot stopper was given a much-needed rest for Swansea’s midweek Carabao Cup clash against Reading, having played in all of the Swans’ Premier League games so far this season.
But even so, he remains just behind David De Gea on this season’s total points tally for goalkeepers, with a rather nice 29 points.
He was given the star man award in their last league outing against Tottenham, keeping his third clean-sheet of the season in the process.
Up against a possibly rattled Watford this weekend, with games against West Ham and Huddersfield to follow, the former Arsenal man could well be the man of the moment.
2 Leighton Baines – £2.7m
Everton players – especially defenders – have been haemorrhaging points for Dream Team managers so far this season, with the club’s last four games resulting in pretty heavy defeats, bringing about an aggregate score of 0-13.
Now is certainly not a good time to be a fan of the Toffees.
However, their next few fixtures look favourable and should allow the club to pick up some much needed points.
Having defeated Sunderland in their mid-week Carabao Cup game, their next three fixtures are all at home, starting with Saturday’s game against Bournemouth which is followed by Apollon in the Europa League and Burnley next weekend.
What’s more, back-to-back defeats mean Everton players are cheaper than ever at the moment.
Get ’em in while it lasts, we say.
3 Sead Kolasinac – £4.1m
We sure can’t get enough of this guy at the moment.
The Bosnian tank has fast become an Arsenal fan-favourite since his arrival from Schalke this summer, and with good reason.
The defender has already displayed his influence on the side, scoring important goals against Koln last week along with his strike in the season opening Community Shield.
He’ll face an entirely new challenge against West Brom this weekend, but will be buoyed by clean-sheets in the Gunners previous two games, including last time out against Chelsea.
Star man award this weekend?
We’ve got an inkling.
4 Renato Sanches – £2.5m
Admittedly, some of our Sanches-related hype has receded ever so slightly since he made the shock move to Swansea on transfer deadline day.
He’s picked up just eight points on Dream Team in the three games he’s played for the Swans this season, with the youngster just beginning to display glimpses of his European Golden Boy-winning talent.
In the mid-week win over Reading, he appeared far more confident on the ball and began to dictate the play with far more assurance.
Like we mentioned above, Swansea’s next few games are favourable and could help the Portuguese youngster’s development with the side.
And if you’re strapped for cash and willing to make a gamble in midfield, then Sanches is definitely your guy.
5 Robbie Brady – £3.4m
Undoubtedly one of Dream Team’s bargain buys of the season so far, Brady has amassed an impressive 42 points on the game, more than the likes of Henrikh Mkhitaryan (39), Marcos Alonso (41) and David Silva (32), to name a few.
But only 1.4% of managers are picking him on the game at the moment.
If you want to get him in for Gameweek 6, then Burnley face newly-promoted Huddersfield at the seemingly impenetrable Turf Moor.
6 Jamie Vardy – £4.9m
He’s the fantasy football gem who keeps on giving.
Leicester’s main man remains one of Dream Team’s most consistent points scorers, currently hovering below the big guns with 29 points to his name.
But he’s by-far one of the game’s best options below £5m, far out-weighing the points hauls of Alexandre Lacazette (£4.6m) and Son Heung-min (£4.7m).
He’s also facing a Liverpool side this weekend who are leaking goals left, right and centre at the moment.
If there’s anyone likely to exploit the predicted pairing of Ragnar Klavan and Joel Gomez, it’s this guy.
7 Sergio Aguero – £7.0m
There’s no one pricier on the game right now, but with Aguero you really get your money’s worth.
A hat-trick last time out against Watford means his Premier League tally is level with Romelu Lukaku’s five goals, while the pair are also virtually neck-and-neck for Dream Team points (see below).
With Man City up against hapless Crystal Palace this weekend, we sure do like the odds of this man adding to his tally.
That’s the beauty of Dream Team Weekender – there are no budget limitations so you can pick any player available from this weekend’s fixtures.
That means you don’t have to worry about sacrificing different parts of your side to include the two best Dream Team players so far this season.
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