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Fantasy football tips: Premier League bargain of the week – Game Week 9

Sometimes you need an unlikely hero to salvage your fantasy football team.

And this week in the Premier League one man stood above the rest.


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Harry Kane scored twice against hapless Wenger

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Kane was at it again last weekend

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While the usual suspects in Harry Kane and Riyad Mahrez scored highly, one unlikely figure rubbed shoulders with them at the top of the Dream Team standings for Game Week 9.

Yes, our bargain of the Game Week is… Glenn Murray.

Brighton striker Glenn Murray scored twice as West Ham were humbled on Friday night

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Murray is our bargain of the week

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The Brighton forward got his first Premier League goals since August 2015 in Brighton’s thumping 3-0 win over West Ham last Friday.

Murray beat Joe Hart twice, once either side of the half time whistle, to help clinch the Seagulls’ first ever Premier League away win.

A seminal moment.

Murray opened the scoring with a powerful header

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Murray opened the scoring with a powerful header

Murray’s brace at the London Stadium earned him that precious Star Man award and 18 points in total – just two shy of Game Week leaders Kane and Mahrez.

So should he be worth your consideration long term?

The former Crystal Palace and Bournemouth striker has more points than Kelechi Iheanacho, Troy Deeney and Jermain Defoe this season but has only been picked by 0.1% of Dream Team managers.

Troy Deeney has been told to keep his mouth shut from now on by boss Marco Silva

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Murray has more points than Deeney

At just £1.5m he’s a steal too.

Brighton have a kind run of fixtures on the horizon, with Southampton, Swansea and Stoke their next three opponents.

So could Murray prove to be more than a flash in the pan?