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Fantasy football tips: 7 transfers to make this weekend

The Premier League is back emphatically this weekend after the doom and gloom of the international break, so it’s time to get your fantasy football hats on again.

Liverpool host Manchester United in arguably the pick of the Premier League games so far this season to kick off a mouthwatering weekend of fixtures.


But which players should you look at for your Dream Team?

1 Michy Batshuayi

Can Batman be Chelsea’s hero?

Can Batman be Chelsea’s hero?

Time to step up, Michy.

Alvaro Morata’s hamstring injury could give the cheeky Belgian a chance to shine when Chelsea travel to Crystal Palace this weekend.

Batshuayi has six goals in his last six games for club and country and could put the hapless Eagles to the sword at Selhurst Park if Antonio Conte plays him from the start.

2 Harry Kane

Spurs ran out 4-0 winners thanks to a brace from Harry Kane

How do you stop this man?

How do you halter an immovable force?

Kane won Premier League player of the month for September pretty emphatically after smashing 13 goals altogether.

Tottenham welcome lowly Bournemouth to Wembley on Saturday and, with Kane in the best form of his life, should banish any hint of a hoodoo at their temporary home.

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3 Philippe Coutinho

Philippe Coutinho celebrates after equalising against Spartak Moscow

Coutinho has three goals in three games since returning

After a highly convenient ‘back strain’ kept him out of the side while the Barcelona transfer saga rumbled on, Coutinho’s return to the Liverpool first team has been sensational.

Three goals in as many games – two of them typically spectacular – has seen the Brazilian restored as the Reds’ main man again.

They host arch rivals United on Saturday without Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini, which might just give Coutinho more room to work his magic.

4 Nick Pope

Pope is a star in the making

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Pope is a star in the making

This time last month Pope was a relative unknown, but four weeks after a man of the match display at Anfield he’s emerged as one of the finds of the season.

The stand in goalkeeper has handled the unenviable task of replicating Tom Heaton’s heroics brilliantly, racking up 27 points from just six games played for Burnley.

This weekend the Clarets welcome West Ham to Turf Moor with another clean sheet likely.

5 Pascal Gross

Can Gross at to his season tally?

Can Gross at to his season tally?

Brighton have had a tough start to the season but in Gross they have a player capable of making sure their stay in the Premier League isn’t a short-lived one.

The Seagulls play struggling Everton on Sunday who look tactically clueless and low on confidence.

Gross is Brighton’s top points scorer this season with 27 and he could thrive again at the Amex Stadium on Sunday lunchtime.

6 Richarlison

Richarlison was helped in his house-hunting by Heurelho Gomes

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Richarlison has been Watford’s star man this season

Dream Team’s best performing Brazilian – above the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino – has taken to life in England brilliantly.

Richarlison has three goals already and will fancy his chances against an Arsenal side who have picked up only one point away from home this season.

The 20-year-old regularly finds himself in advanced positions and is proving quite the fantasy football gem so far.

7 Tammy Abraham

London-born Tammy Abraham is a regular on loan with Swansea in the Premier League after thriving in his temporary spell with Bristol City in the Championship last season

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Abraham has been Swansea’s main goal threat this season

Swansea host Huddersfield in a must-win game for the Welsh side to really get their season going.

Paul Clement needs goals with his side managing just three in the league so far, and Abraham is likely to be the man to rely on.

The former Chelsea has bagged two of those three goals and will surely get the chance to add to that tally against the Terriers.

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Barcelona are still keen on buying Philippe Coutinho from Liverpool

Coutinho will have to step in Sadio Mane’s absence

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