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

It’s time to gear up for another weekend of Premier League and fantasy football – with Gameweek 15 set to be an absolute cracker.

Not only do we have the Merseyside derby to look forward on Sunday, but there’s the small matter of the Manchester derby too.

Simply mouth-watering. 


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So without further ado, here’s our top tips ahead of the weekend.

Fantasy football tips: Game Week 15

1 Mamadou Sakho – £2.6m

Sakho has been Palace’s defensive linchpin this season

Sakho has been Palace’s defensive linchpin this season

Crystal Palace haven’t had much to shout about this season – but they’re currently enjoying a four-match unbeaten run that’s seen them climb to 18th in the Premier League table.

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Back-to-back goalless draws have mirrored Roy Hodgson’s famously well-organised approach to management – with Sakho the linchpin of his side’s defensive display.

The former Liverpool defender has been outstanding in recent games, picking up an impressive eight points in each of his last three outings.

He’ll certainly fancy picking up a third-consecutive cleansheet this weekend against Bournemouth – so he might be worth a place in your Dream Team.

2 David Silva – £4.8m 

Will David Silva be the difference in the Manchester derby clash?

Will David Silva be the difference in the Manchester derby clash?

Pep Guardiola has confirmed Manchester City’s midfield maestro will be fit for the weekend’s Manchester derby – which is fantastic news for City fans.

The Spaniard – who’s largely considered to be City’s greatest ever player – has been as influential as ever this season, notching eight assists and two goals in 15 games so far and scoring 81 points on Dream Team.

With United’s Paul Pogba set to miss the next three Premier League games (including the derby) through suspension, Silva could be the perfect replacement for the Frenchman in your fantasy football team.

3 Jesse Lingard – £3.5m 

Lingard has scored three times in his last appearances

Lingard has scored three times in his last appearances

We’re not just going to recommend City stars ahead of this weekend’s Manchester derby.

Lingard has all of the ability to influence the mammoth clash in the favour of the Reds – especially in current form.

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The Manchester lad has scored three goals in his last two Premier League games, picking up a staggering 23 Dream Team points in the process.

What’s more, he loves a big game – having famous scored in the FA Cup final, EFL Cup final and Community Shield.

He’s also grabbed goals against Arsenal and Chelsea in the past – and we’re sure he’d love to get one against City.

4 Eden Hazard – £7.7m

Hazard has often been Chelsea’s hero this season

Hazard has often been Chelsea’s hero this season

What can we say about this guy?

He costs a pretty penny on Dream Team at the moment – but with good reasons.

He’s been simply awesome for Chelsea recently, and has been the apple of our Fantasy Football eye in the process.

His two goals against Newcastle last weekend gave you 18 points, while he was inspirational in the midweek duel with Atletico Madrid.

He could have a field day against West Ham’s back-line at the weekend.

5 Phillipe Coutinho – £7.6m

Two? It was three, Philippe!

Two? It was three, Philippe!

From awesome to fantastic – Coutinho is in the form of his life at the moment.

Fresh from his midweek Champions League heroics – in which Liverpool’s playmaker notched an impressive hat-trick – the Brazilian is now ranked fourth in Dream Team’s overall points standings.

He’s still some way off teammate Mohamed Salah, mind, but having been handed the captains armband during the week, Jurgen Klopp clearly believes his No 10 can add leadership and experience to his game.

Two attributes that could certainly set him apart as the Reds take on their bitter Merseyside rivals Everton.

6 Theo Walcott – £5.6m 

Theo power

Theo power

It may seem as if Walcott has been relatively quiet for Arsenal so far this season – but the speedy forward still boasts 55 points on Dream Team.

In typical Arsenal style, the England international has been out of action for a good few weeks recently, but made a goalscoring return to the starting XI in the Gunners Europa League clash against BATE on Thursday.

Whether he starts against his former employers Southampton on Sunday is another matter, but we can certainly see him making a contribution.

7 Ademola Lookman – £1.1m 

Lookman is one to watch for the future

Lookman is one to watch for the future

How much?

While he’s rarely seen much of Everton’s first-team this season, Lookman is surely a star of the future.

And he hit the headlines this week by netting a double in the Toffees’ final Europa League group game in Cyrpus against Apollon Limassol.

Lookman was a big part of the England U20 side that won the World Cup back in May and could give Everton a new lease of life upfront.

The 20-year-old scored 18 of his season total 20 points against Apollon, securing that crucial Dream Team Star Man award in the process.

While Big Sam’s Toffees face a daunting prospect of taking on an in-form Liverpool this weekend, the following fixtures look brighter with games against struggling Newcastle and Swansea.

So will the pacy-attacker get more game time under this season?

We sure hope so.