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Fantasy football: Which Premier League players shone on international break?

It’s been a long, cold international break for fantasy football managers but finally England’s club competition is back.

You can warm yourself up around a log fire of wonderful Premier League fixtures this weekend.


There were a few shining performances by Premier League players among the new fashion sweeping international football of goalless draws.

We’ve got you covered for who is back to their best form and which young star you HAVE to make room for in your team…

Fantasy football tips: Premier League Game Week 12

1 Christian Eriksen (Spurs and Denmark)


The ice cool Dane stepped up when his team needed him most, scoring a classy hat trick against Ireland in the World Cup play off second leg.

The Spurs man has been inconsistent when it comes to hoovering up fantasy points in the Premier League this season, but at £5.6 million, half the price of Harry Kane, he could be good value with a return to form.

Eriksen might well be the difference in the North London Derby at the Emirates on Saturday, both as a supply line for Kane and providing a goal threat himself.

2 Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal and France)

Arsene are you watching?

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Arsene are you watching?

The top scoring Frenchman in 2017 has been going through a sticky period under Arsene Wenger.

On the bench against Man City, Lacazette did his chances of starting on Saturday no harm with a brace against current world champions Germany in a friendly on Tuesday – especially with Olivier Giroud picking up an injury and Alexis Sanchez rather off the boil.

Selected by just under a fifth of fantasy managers, the former Lyon man offers a route to get ahead of your rivals this weekend.

3 Romelu Lakaku (Man United and Belgium)

I know I only scored twice, but I’m taking the ball anyway.

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I know I only scored twice, but I’m taking the ball anyway.

After a great start to the season Lukaku has picked up just seven points in his last four Premier League games – not the required numbers of a £70 million striker.

However, the international break offered some respite for the Man United frontman. He scored twice against Mexico and added another against Japan.

Nearly 4,500 of you have dropped him from your team making him one of the most dropped players this week, a home tie against 11th-placed Newcastle might be just the game Lukaku needs.

4 David Silva (Man City and Spain)

Silva’s changed since he shaved his head

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Silva’s changed since he shaved his head

The mercurial Man City midfielder showed a new side to his game against Costa Rica.

A crunching tackle to dispossess the defender before driving into the box and scoring was Silva’s second goal in the game, he picked up an assist too.

With the ferocity of competition at Man City every player has to be on top form and Silva looked to be at his best on the international break.

Man City are away at Leicester on Saturday, you can slide Silva into your midfield for just £4.9 million and get ahead of the 92.5% of managers who haven’t selected the Spanish magician.

5 Joe Gomez (Liverpool and England)

What a start to his international career.

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What a start to his international career.

These two friendlies were a bit of a coming-of-age for the 20-year-old Liverpool defender and my word he performed. Gomez replaced the injured Phil Jones in the first half for his international debut against Germany and ended the game with a clean sheet and a man of the match award.

Against Germany. At Wembley. On his debut.

He backed that up with a clean sheet against an in-form Brazil side containing Neymar, Phillipe Coutinho and Gabriel Jesus.

He is a bargain at £2.1 million and Liverpool shouldn’t be troubled too much at home to a lacklustre Southampton. Get the young lad in.