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Fantasy football tips: 7 transfers to make this weekend

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 continue to dominate the top of the table, while Watford go into Gameweek 7 in a brilliant sixth place following their recent run of results.


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But poor ol’ Crystal Palace remain rooted to the bottom of the table 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 7

1 Jack Butland – £2.9m

Butland has been called-up for England’s next two World Cup qualifiers

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Butland has been called-up for England’s next two World Cup qualifiers

Will Butland be England’s No 1 at the World Cup this summer?

Considering Joe Hart’s less-than-impressive recent form, the Stoke goalkeeper will certainly like his chances.


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The young shot-stopper has been one of the Potters standout performers this season and was key for them in recent games against Arsenal and Manchester United.

He’s also proving to an affordable option on Dream Team, priced below the likes of Kasper Schmeichel and Lukasz Fabianski.

Up against a Southampton side this weekend who have struggled to score, we’re predicting a good Gameweek for the 24-year-old.

2 Antonio Valencia – £5.2m 

Valencia has nailed-down the right-back position at Man United

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Valencia has nailed-down the right-back position at Man United

Valencia has continued to excel in the right-back position for Man United this season.

Combining his defensive nous with his instinctive attacking mentality, Valencia has been a great source of Dream Team points, with his ability to score, assist and keep a clean sheet.

With United playing hapless Crystal Palace this weekend, we fully expect the Ecuadorian to score big for the managers who pick him.

3 Ben Davies – £4.0m

Spurs travel to Huddersfield this weekend having won their last three games away from home

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Spurs travel to Huddersfield this weekend having won their last three games away from home

You’ve got to feel a little sorry for Danny Rose.

Tottenham’s first-choice left-back is looking less likely to walk back into the starting line-up with every passing week, thanks to the sheer brilliance of Davies this season.

The Wales international has proven to be a great pick for Dream Team managers, scoring once, setting up two goals, keeping three clean sheets and racking up 34 points since the opening day of the season.

With Rose still set to be out for a while, we implore you get Davies in ASAP, before his price rockets.

4  Philippe Coutinho – £5.8m 

Liverpool’s playmaker is back in the fold

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Liverpool’s playmaker is back in the fold

With all of those summer rumours behind us, it’s time to stick Coutinho back into your Dream Team.

The Brazilian has been gently eased back into Liverpool’s starting line-up by Jurgen Klopp following his “back injury”, and played 90 minutes against Spartak Moscow during the week.

The Reds visit Newcastle this weekend and we see no reason why Coutinho wouldn’t be in contention.

5 Jack Wilshere – £1.6m 

Wilshere was Man of the Match against BATE

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Wilshere was Man of the Match against BATE

We love a gamble here at Dream Team.

And what bigger gamble is there than sticking Wilshere into your fantasy football team?

The seldom-seen midfielder put in a stellar performance against BATE Borisov in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

Perhaps not the most convincing of opponents, but the England playmaker has done himself plenty of favours – especially considering the question marks over Mesut Ozil’s fitness.

He’s really freakin’ cheap, too.

6 Marcus Rashford – £5.1m 

Rashford looks set to start ahead of Anthony Martial this weekend

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Rashford looks set to start ahead of Anthony Martial this weekend

Anthony Martial has seemingly made the left-wing role his own at Man United in recent weeks.

But after picking up a knock on Wednesday night, it looks like Rashford is a certain starter.

And we’re sure the teenager will fully embrace the opportunity, as United’s terrifying attack faces down-and-out Palace for Gameweek 7.

We predict big points all-round for United’s forwards.

7 Harry Kane – £8.6m 

Kane scored the perfect hat-trick against Apoel Nicosia in the Champions League midweek

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Kane scored the perfect hat-trick against Apoel Nicosia in the Champions League midweek

With Sergio Aguero seemingly out of action for a while, it’s time to transfer out the Man City forward and maybe use that large chunk of budget on Kane instead.

The Spurs hitman is a whopping £1.3m pricier than Aguero, but is well worth the money considering his recent form.

Five goals in the last week alone (two in the Prem, three in the Champions League) means Kane is way out in front of Dream Team‘s points tally with 91.

What’s the betting he’ll add to that tally when Spurs travel to Huddersfield this weekend?


Alvaro Morata or Gabriel Jesus? Why not both in this weekend’s huge clash?

That’s the beauty of Dream Team Weekender – there’s no budget limitations so you can pick both goal machines when Chelsea take on Man City in the biggest game of the season so far on Saturday.

That means you don’t have to worry about sacrificing different parts of your side to include two of the finest strikers the Premier League has to offer.

Morata has started life in England brilliantly

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Morata has started life in England brilliantly

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