The Premier League and fantasy football is back once again this weekend, with Gameweek 13 promising to be a scorcher.
Liverpool host rivals Chelsea in the pick of the fixtures, with the Reds’ Mohamed Salah surely the one to watch as he goes up against his former employers.
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Fantasy football tips: Game Week 13
1 Heurelho Gomes – £1.7m
We know, we know.
This guy hasn’t always been the most popular Premier League shot-stopper over the years.
The Brazilian has a somewhat dodgy reputation stretching back to his Tottenham days, with a string of high-profile errors and misjudgements eventually leading to Spurs ditching him for 40-year-old Brad Friedel back in 2011.
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But he’s been in top form for Watford this season, aiding the Hornet’s miraculous rise up the table with several decent displays.
Notably, his phenomenal double save in the dying moments of their game against West Ham last weekend was the talk of Gameweek 12.
He well and truly earned his eight Dream Team points, and he’ll be keen to continue his good form against Newcastle on Saturday.
2 Kyle Walker – £5.2m
Walkers’ move from Spurs to Manchester City over the summer has turned out to be a resounding success story for all parties.
While he’s hardly missed at White Hart Lane thanks to the emergence of Kieran Trippier and Serge Aurier, his place in Pep Guardiola’s side is without question following a string of stand-out performances this season.
Boasting a 7.10 rating in the Premier League on WhoScored and with four assists to his name, he’s continued to establish himself as one of the best full-backs around.
What’s more, he’s lapping up those cleansheet bonuses on Dream Team this season, with 11 in all competitions so far.
Reckon it’ll be 12 against Huddersfield on Sunday?
3 Mesut Ozil – £4.4m
Arsenal are back, folks.
The Gunners reasserted their claim as top dog in North London last weekend, after a dominant win over Spurs thanks to goals from Shkodran Mustafi and Alexis Sanchez.
But it was Ozil who really shone for Arsene Wenger’s side, claiming the man of the match gong for his inspirational work in midfield.
Often criticised for his inconsistent performances, Ozil showed drive and determination against the club’s bitter foes.
Maybe this is the start of something special from the German playmaker?
At the very least, he remains far cheaper than many of his contemporaries, including Philippe Coutinho (£6.7m) and Christan Eriksen (£5.6m).
4 Jack Cork – £1.3m
Cork has often gone under the radar for his performances at Southampton, Swansea and now Burnley – so we were delighted when he won his first England cap earlier this month.
And to celebrate, he notched the opener in Burnley’s 2-0 win over Swansea last time out – picking up a further eight points for his season haul.
He might not be a regular points-man, but priced at just £1.3m on Dream Team at the moment, he’s surely well-worth your small change.
5 Mohamed Salah – £6.7m
If you haven’t got this guy in your Dream Team, then you’re doing fantasy football all wrong.
Salah has been one of the stars of the season so far, having hit nine goals in the Premier League for Liverpool – more than anyone else.
Not bad for a Chelsea reject, eh?
The Egyptian winger is up against his old employers this weekend and will be itching to show them how wrong they were to flog him two years ago.
6 Callum Wilson – £2.9m
It was certainly nice to see this fella score a hat-trick against Huddersfield last weekend – his first goals of the season and his first treble since his back-to-back cruciate ligament injuries in both knees.
And now that he’s seemingly back to full fitness and still capable of notching a goal or three, he might well be worth a gamble considering how low his price is right now.
Don’t hang around for too long, because that price could sky-rocket.
7 Romelu Lukau – £6.8m
If, like us, you took Lukaku out of your Dream Team long ago, then it might be time you put him back in.
The Belgian struck Man United’s fourth goal in their 4-1 mauling of Newcastle last week – his first for United since the end of September.
And just in the nick of time too, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic making his return to the side from his lengthy injury spell, Lukaku might just start remembering how to bang them in with the added competition for places in attack.