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Fantasy football: What transfers do I need to make after Game Week 6?

Take a big gulp of air because another whirlwind weekend of fantasy football action is done and dusted.

The big boys keep on doing the damage, with Manchester City dispatching lowly Crystal Palace but arch rivals United kept tabs with them at the top.


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But what else did we learn from the weekend and which transfers should you consider making in the coming days?

Fantasy football tips: Transfers to make

1 Morata madness won’t be a flash in the pan

Morata was the fantasy football king over the weekend

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Morata was the fantasy football king over the weekend

Some cynics aren’t convinced Alvaro Morata (£5.6m) has the minerals to replace Diego Costa at Chelsea, but the Spaniard isn’t doing a bad job of silencing them.

He scored a brilliant hat-trick in the 4-0 win at Stoke on Saturday and took his season tally to six in six games.

In fact, Morata and Costa have been involved in more goals (eight, six goals and two assists) in their first six Premier League games than any other Chelsea player, which is just a nice, wholesome, symbolic statistic for you.

Morata, at £5.6m on Dream Team, is cheap compared to the likes of Romelu Lukaku (£6.7m) and Alexis Sanchez (£6.6m) too.

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2 Promoted defences outshining the rest

Schindler and Huddersfield have been extremely solid so far

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Schindler and Huddersfield have been extremely solid so far

City and United are streets ahead of the pack so far, but some of the next best defensively are, perhaps surprisingly, the three promoted teams.

Huddersfield have conceded just three goals all season, Newcastle five and Brighton seven, all fewer than the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Everton.

The Terriers and the Seagulls both kept clean sheets again at the weekend and Christopher Schindler (£2.9m) who scored 13 points in the draw at Burnley, is proving one of the fantasy football finds of the season.

Yet more proof that overspending on the big boys at the back is a waste of time.

3 Sterling and Sane taking their chances

Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane celebrate during the 5-0 rout over Crystal Palace

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Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane celebrate during the 5-0 rout over Crystal Palace

Manchester City’s embarrassment of riches in attacking positions means ultimately some world class players are going to miss out every week.

This week it was Gabriel Jesus’ turn to keep the bench warm while Leroy Sane (£4.4m) and Raheem Sterling (£3.8m) deputised against Crystal Palace.

And they didn’t disappoint either, with Sterling scoring twice and Sane grabbing one and that precious Dream Team Star Man award.

4 Richarlison a tasty bargain

Richarlison scored a late winner at Swansea

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Richarlison scored a late winner at Swansea

Watford have begun the season brilliantly under Marco Silva and earned their third away win already at Swansea on Saturday.

The Hornets have brought in a lot of new faces this summer but Richarlison (£2.9m), the young Brazilian coveted by some of Europe’s biggest clubs, is proving the pick of the bunch.

The sprightly attacker grabbed his second goal of the season with a late winner at the Liberty Stadium and his second Star Man award too.

His 31 points so far is just one less than Dele Alli and two more than Sterling.

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5 Azpilicueta proving his worth… again

Azpilicueta celebrates with Morata after setting him up at Stoke

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Azpilicueta celebrates with Morata after setting him up at Stoke

Cesar Azpilicueta (£5.6m) was Dream Team’s top scoring defender last season after both truly outstanding and consistent form for title winners Chelsea.

So it’s no surprise to see the Spaniard they call ‘Dave’ rubbing shoulders with the leading scorers again this season.

Azpilicueta provided two assists for Morata during his hat-trick against Stoke, creating four for his Spanish international team-mate in total this campaign already.

Only four defenders have garnered more points so far on Dream Team and, with Chelsea finding their groove, he has to be a regular choice for fantasy football players.


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