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Fantasy football tips: 7 transfers you need to make this weekend

The Premier League and fantasy football is BACK after two gruelling weeks of international football.

But Gameweek 12 is shaping up to be well worth the wait, with the North London derby the pick of the fixtures this weekend.


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Fantasy football tips: Game Week 12

1 Nick Pope – £2.7m

Nick Pope has been a great substitute for Tom Heaton this season

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Nick Pope has been a great substitute for Tom Heaton this season

This guy is shaping up to be our favourite goalkeeper in the Premier League this season, after a string of impressive displays between the sticks at Burnley.


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Pope has had a lot to deal with since replacing the stricken Tom Heaton, having been thrown in at the deep end against the likes of Liverpool, Everton and Manchester City.

But his form for the Clarets has been spectacular, and he was even nominated for the Premier League Player of the Month award for October, while his five clean sheets in eight league outings has lead many to claim he deserves an England call-up.

In the meantime, we implore you stick him into your Dream Team ahead of Burnley’s clash against lowly Swansea this weekend.

2 Joe Gomez – £2.1m 

Klopp’s new centre-back?

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Klopp’s new centre-back?

This guy’s a real mover this week, with nearly 4,000 Dream Team managers picking him for their fantasy team.

And with good reason.

His performances for England against Germany and Brazil as a centre-back were outstanding last week.

But having mainly been used as a right-back for the Reds this term, will Jurgen Klopp be tempted to start him in the centre against Southampton’s fairly weak attack this weekend?

3 Andreas Christensen – £2.8m

Christensen was great against Manchester United last time out

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Christensen was great against Manchester United last time out

Only 1.1% of Dream Team managers have this Chelsea defender in their team at the moment.


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But after his performance against Manchester United last time out and his heroics against the Republic of Ireland for Denmark during the week, we reckon a good few more will pick him ahead of Gameweek 12.

After a decent spell on loan at Borussia Monchengladbach last season (and the season before), the 21-year-old is more than ready to challenge for a regular starting role with the Blues – especially with David Luiz considerably out of favour with Antonio Conte at the moment.

4 Leroy Sane – £6.1m 

Manchester City have seen the best of Sane this season

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Manchester City have seen the best of Sane this season

He’s been one of the most exciting players in the Premier League this season and a big part of Manchester City’s charge to the top of the table.

And he was pretty decent against England last week too, rattling Jordan Pickford’s crossbar from distance in one of the best moments of the game.

Up against Leicester this weekend, we can definitely see him getting the better of Danny Simpson on the flank – as Pep Guardiola’s side look to continue their sensational form.

5 Christian Eriksen – £5.6m 

Will Eriksen grab a goal in this weekend’s North London derby?

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Will Eriksen grab a goal in this weekend’s North London derby?

Fresh from breaking Irish hearts for the Danes this week, Eriksen will be keen to keep his goalscoring boots on in the North London derby this weekend.

He’s never scored against Arsenal for Spurs, but there’s no time like the present, eh?

The playmaker has been ever-present for Mauricio Pochettino’s side this season, and he’s currently totalling 65 points on Dream Team – making him one of the best midfielders on the game.

You really need him in your side.

6 Marcus Rashford – £5.3m 

Rashford returns to Man United on the back of two decent displays for England

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Rashford returns to Man United on the back of two decent displays for England

With two more England caps under his belt and a regular place in Manchester United’s starting XI this season, things are certainly looking up for young Rashford.

And what’s more, with Romelu Lukaku lacking in front of goal at the moment, the 20-year-old is slowly shaping up to be Jose Mourinho’s main attacking outlet at the moment, along with Anthony Martial.

After United’s defeat to Chelsea last time out, the Red Devils will be looking to snatch back their early-season momentum – so can they get a result against old foes Newcastle this weekend?

The side will certainly be boasted by the presence of Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the matchday squad.

7 Richarlison – £4.7m

Have you picked Richarlison for your Dream Team this season?

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Have you picked Richarlison for your Dream Team this season?

We sure do love this fella here at DTHQ, and why not?

He’s adjusted to life in the Premier League effortlessly this season, scoring four times in the Premier League for Watford and being a big part of their position in the top 10 at the moment.

He’s also been a revelation for Dream Team manager’s this season, notching 68 points on the game so far.

We fancy him to pick up some serious points against West Ham this weekend.

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