That’s another super weekend of Premier League and fantasy football over and out.
It was good, wasn’t it?
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Manchester City extended their lead at the top of the table thanks to a late ‘Fergie Time’ goal against West Ham, while United overcame their old foes Arsenal in a 3-1 win – despite Paul Pogba seeing red.
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So there’s certainly lots to consider after Gameweek 14, and luckily we’re here to give you some pointers.
Fantasy football tips:
Paul Pogba will be sorely missed for the Manchester derby
Manchester United got the better of their old rivals Arsenal at the weekend, thanks largely to the heroics of David De Gea and a brace from Jesse Lingard.
But Paul Pogba’s red card for a silly foul on Hector Bellerin certainly put a dampener on the occasion.
The Frenchman’s early bath means he’ll miss Sunday’s Manchester derby at Old Trafford, as United look to cut City’s eight-point gap at the top of the table.
United struggled a few weeks ago during Pogba’s long injury absence, and he’ll be sorely missed for the table-topping showdown.
For the next three games, it might be worth swapping the £5.9m-rated midfielder for someone like David Silva (£4.7m).
Big Sam is back, ladies and gentlemen.
And we all missed him, didn’t we?
The one-time England boss is renowned for walking into relegation-doomed clubs and performing miracles, which is why Everton desperately sought him out.
And he’s already looking like a good fit with the Toffees, who are now in the top half of the Premier League table following their weekend win over Huddersfield.
Couple that with their 4-0 win against West Ham in midweek and they’re suddenly sat in tenth place – eight points clear of the drop zone.
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It’s probably too soon to get excited, but with the likes of Jordan Pickford (£1m), Michael Keane (£1.5m) and Tom Davies (£0.5m) all going for peanuts at the moment, it might be worth sticking one or two of these guys back in your Dream Team.
Can Liverpool tempt Coutinho to stay?
We honestly can’t get enough of Liverpool’s attacking play at the moment.
Mohamed Salah (£7.3m) has undoubtedly been the talk of the season so far, but Roberto Firmino (£5.9m) and Philippe Coutinho (£7.3m) were the heroes of Gameweek 14.
The Brazilian duo dispatched Brighton with relevant ease in their 5-1 win, with Firmino striking twice while Coutinho notched a goal and two assists.
Dream Team managers who had Coutinho in their fantasy football line-up picked up a drool-worthy 19 points thanks to the Barcelona-target, while he picked up a very impressive perfect 10.00 rating on WhoScored.
With displays like that, it’ll be hard to keep Barca’s grubby paws off their prized playmaker.
We all need a fantasy football hero like Otamendi
He might be playing in the back-line of the Premier League’s most impressive side right now, but Nicolas Otamendi is hardly anyone’s first-choice fantasy centre-back.
In fact, only 12.3% of you have the Argentinian in your Dream Team line-ups at the moment, which is madness considering how potent he is on fantasy football.
It’s not like we’re exaggerating either; he’s currently the fifth-best points scorer on Dream Team so far this season with 116 points – making him by far the best defender.
His goal and Star Man bonus at the weekend saw him pick up a further 13 points on the game, making his average points per game this season at 6.1.
In real life, he’s hardly Paolo Maldini, but he’s a fantasy football hero we’ll remember and cherish for years to come.
Should Spurs fans start to panic?
Short answer; no.
But there’s plenty to be concerned about.
Since their blindingly-good win over Real Madrid at the beginning of November, Tottenham’s form has been fairly woeful.
Single-goal-margin wins against hapless Palace and Dortmund followed, while they’ve seen out defeats against Arsenal and Leicester, as well as draws to West Brom and then Watford at the weekend.
But it gets worse.
Davinson Sanchez’s red card against the Hornets – coupled with the long-term injury to Toby Aldeweireld – means Spurs are a little light in defence right now, going into a crucial period of the season.
Like we said – don’t panic, but be concerned.