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Fantasy football tips: 5 transfers you need to make this weekend

The festive food coma may have subsided but fantasy football remains in full swing despite the absence of Premier League football.

Instead, Game Week 19 on Dream Team is all about domestic cup competitions.

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Firstly the FA Cup third round kicks off with every single Premier League side involved, before the League Cup semi-finals between Arsenal and Chelsea and Bristol City and Manchester City.

So without further ado, here’s our top tips ahead of the weekend and next week’s League Cup ties.

Fantasy football tips: Game Week 19

1 Sergio Aguero

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Aguero should be City’s main man this month

As suggested in our January tips piece, Aguero should be your main man for the coming weeks after Gabriel Jesus was crocked with a long-term injury.

The Argentine has had to share the goalscoring duty with Jesus in the last 12 months but his team-mate’s knock opens the door to a more prolonged spell in the side.

Manchester City play six times this month, starting with Burnley and Bristol City over the next five days or so.

2 Theo Walcott

Theo Walcott is interested in moving to AC Milan on loan in January

The lesser spotted Theo Walcott

Arsenal’s man for the smaller occasion is likely to get a rare run out against Nottingham Forest on Sunday but it remains to be seen how Arsene Wenger will treat their League Cup semi-final with Chelsea.

Walcott has had his opportunities limited after the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette in the summer so he needs to grasp his chance in the FA Cup with both hands.

It might well be his last appearance for the Gunners with a move back to Southampton in January mooted.

3 Bernardo Silva

Man City midfielder Bernardo Silva is a playmaker of the highest quality

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Silva should get his chance to shine in the next week

Arguably the most talented back up option in the Premier League, the form of Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane has seen Silva’s chances limited since his summer move from Monaco.

But when called upon he’s delivered – and that should happen again in the coming days.

Silva is likely to start at least one if not both of City’s two cup games over the next week with Pep Guardiola’s unprecedented quadruple hopes still alive.

4 Adrien Silva

Silva could get his first start at Fleetwood

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Silva could get his first start at Fleetwood

Continuing with the Silva theme, Leicester’s £25m new boy should make his first start this weekend against Fleetwood in the FA Cup.

The Portuguese international has had to patiently wait for his debut after missing the summer transfer deadline by a matter of seconds.

But he’s ready and raring to go and, with an eye for a goal, he could be a fantasy football favourite.

5 Willian

Willian says he is happy with life playing for Chelsea

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Willian is in brilliant form

Antonio Conte will almost certainly rotate his Chelsea side for their trip to Norwich on Saturday evening which means Willian should start.

The Brazilian was unlucky not to start against Arsenal in midweek considering his recent performances, with three goals and four assists in his last seven games.

But the Canaries and then the Gunners again on Tuesday could be the perfect occasion for him to carry on his purple patch.


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