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Fantasy football tips: Erik Lamela’s price – revealed

Be honest – you’d forgotten about Erik Lamela, hadn’t you?

The Tottenham man has been on the sidelines for so long we doubted whether we’d ever see him making a fantasy football impression again.


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Erik Lamela comes on for his first Tottenham appearance since last October

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Erik Lamela comes on for his first Tottenham appearance since last October

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But the Argentine is back.

After over a year out with a number of hip problems, Lamela returned to the fold as a substitute during Tottenham’s defeat at Leicester on Tuesday night.

And he made an instant impact.

Within 30 seconds of coming on, Lamela had produced a slick assist for Harry Kane to give Spurs hope in the 2-1 loss.

Lamela set up Kane almost instantly

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Lamela set up Kane almost instantly

So is he now appearing on the horizon, like a knight in shining armour, to save your Dream Team this season?

Well we can reveal Lamela’s Dream Team price is an enticing £3m – A LOT cheaper than his midfield rivals.

Lamela costs just £3m on Dream Team

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Lamela costs just £3m on Dream Team

Erik Lamela makes his Spurs comeback today - but not in the North London derby but against Chelsea U23s

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Could Lamela be a fantasy football option?

We can also tell you not a single Dream Team player has picked the Spurs star yet this season – so could you become the first?

In the season before last Lamela’s statistics were mightily impressive, registering 11 goals and nine assists in all competitions.

Could Lamela be a fantasy football option?

  • Back playing after over a year out injured
  • 11 goals and 9 assists in all competitions in 2015/16
  • Assisted Harry Kane within 30 seconds of coming on against Leicester
  • Only £3m on Dream Team this season

Erik Lamela was arguably the best tottenham player at the start of last season - before injury

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Lamela is a serious asset when fit and firing

And with Spurs in a worrying slump of form since the end of October, Mauricio Pochettino may turn to the clever winger to help inspire a turn in fortunes.

For a man who feared he would never kick a ball again, Lamela’s return to first-team action was seriously impressive.

So can he make a fantasy football impact this season?


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