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Fantasy football tips: Anthony Martial – scout report

It’s around this time of the season when you need a fantasy football hero to emerge from the shadows.

And, at the moment, that really should be Anthony Martial.

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£50m down the drain, yeah?

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£50m down the drain, yeah?

Martial has responded brilliantly to the impending threat of Alexis Sanchez to his regular playing time.

The French winger – who is still just 22-years-old – has emerged as United’s leading light in recent weeks in the face of some tough fixtures.

His priceless winner against plucky Burnley last weekend meant he’s scored in three consecutive Premier League games for the first time in his career.

Anthony Martial is the latest star to be dragged into the merry-go-round

Martial is a consistent performer for Jose Mourinho, unlike some of his United team-mates

And it means Martial is one of the hottest players around right now on Dream Team.

He’s collected at least a goal and an assist in each of his last four games which read as follows: 8 points, 5 points, 10 points, 8 points.

And he’s repaying the faith of the Dream Team masses who made him the most transferred-in player in the last Game Week, just ahead of Kyle Walker and Virgil van Dijk.

Game Week 22 - Most transferred in players

  • Anthony Martial
  • Kyle Walker
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Jamie Vardy
  • Theo Walcott

Alexis Sanchez is said to have missed a drugs test the day he signed for Man Utd

The arrival of Sanchez seems to have spurred Martial on

It’s no surprise either.

Only one Red Devils player – Romelu Lukaku – has racked up more than Martial’s 128 points this season, level with David De Gea.

He’s outscored the likes of Sanchez, Sadio Mane, Dele Alli and Alexandre Lacazette too.

Martial has outscored and outperformed international compatriot Lacazette

Martial has outscored and outperformed international compatriot Lacazette

And with a measly price of just £4.5m at the moment on Dream Team his inclusion allows you to retain the more expensive strikers.

Harry Kane and Sergio Aguero are dead certainties given their recent form in front of goal, so Martial’s bargain price allows you to have funds for both.

Despite his moderate WhoScored rating of 6.99 in the Premier League, Martial really is the perfect Dream Team ploy.

Martial was the most transferred in player last week

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Martial was the most transferred in player last week

Not only is he a regular points scorer, but his comparatively cheap price means you don’t have to sacrifice one of the big boys in Kane, Aguero or Mohamed Salah.

A Dream Team player’s dream.

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