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Fantasy football tips: Premier League bargain of the week – Game Week 10

Not all fantasy football heroes wear capes.

You can’t rely on the big hitters like Harry Kane and Kevin De Bruyne to steer you to glory every week.


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Harry Kane can't stop scoring as he leads Spurs' title charge

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You can’t always rely on Harry

That would be way too predictable.

The budget limitations means invariably you need to uncover a diamond in the rough to complement those more expensive stars.

And this week’s fantasy football bargain of the week is… James Milner.

James Milner fires in a penalty against Maribor - but it is saved and tipped against the post

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Milner actually missed a penalty on Wednesday night

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But why is Milner such a fascinating choice?

Well Liverpool’s Mr Reliable is down on the Dream Team game as a defender after his consistent performers at left back last season.

But this campaign he’s being deployed further forward in a more orthodox midfield role.

Milner will be hoping to keep his place at the heart of Klopp's starting XI

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Klopp has restored Milner to his starting XI

That means he’s effectively reaping the rewards of both positions – the best of both worlds.

In Game Week 10, Milner started against Huddersfield and Maribor as the Reds kept consecutive clean sheets.

He also earned an assist in both of those games as Liverpool romped to two easy 3-0 victories, not to mention the Star Man award against Huddersfield.

James Milner admits he's delighted to be playing in central midfield again

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Milner admits he’s delighted to be playing in central midfield again

That meant he finished top of the Dream Team player rankings for the week with a grand total of 22 points – which is amazing considering he missed a penalty against Maribor too.

That was just ahead of Raheem Sterling (21) and team-mate Alberto Moreno (18).

At just £3.2m Milner could be a bargain buy for your team, particularly with Jurgen Klopp recognising his importance again in recent weeks.

An injury Georginio Wijnaldum on Wednesday night could mean a more regular starting berth for the former Manchester City man too.

Certainly one to keep an eye on.