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

The FA Cup returns for the fourth round this weekend, so it’s time to adjust your fantasy football team accordingly.

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All the big boys (minus Arsenal) are in action, with Manchester United travelling to Yeovil on Friday – and all eyes will surely be on new signing Alexis Sanchez.


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The majority of the fixtures take place on Saturday – which is great news for fans of Dream Team Weekender.

Liverpool take on fellow PL side West Brom and Spurs travel to Newport, while Sunday sees giants Chelsea and Man City in action against Newcastle and Cardiff respectively.

So, with all of that in mind, which transfers should you be looking to make this weekend?

Fantasy football tips: Game Week 22

1 Danilo – £4.1m 

Time for Danilo to shine

Time for Danilo to shine

The late kick-off on Sunday will see Premier League leaders Man City take on Championship promotion-chasers Cardiff.

Pep Guardiola’s side are well on course to bring home four trophies this season, having secured their place in the final of Carabao Cup earlier this week.

And while Pep isn’t the biggest fan of squad rotation, we can certainly expect Danilo to make the starting line-up.

The full-back started against Burnley in the third round win, and what’s more made just a brief appearance during the week against Bristol City – so he’ll be fresh and raring to go.

2 Virgil van Dijk – £3.2m 

Will van Dijk be Liverpool’s FA Cup hero again this weekend?

Will van Dijk be Liverpool’s FA Cup hero again this weekend?

Everyone’s new favourite Liverpool defender was the hero of the night against Everton in their third round clash earlier this month.

And he’s sure to be the rock at the back against West Brom this weekend too.

The Dutchman – who’s still a bargain on Dream Team, despite being the most picked player on the game this month – is a renowned points scorer, regularly picking up those all important Star Man bonuses.

Get ‘im in now, while he’s still affordable.

3 Andy Robertson – £2.7m 

The wing-back has been a Liverpool regular lately

The wing-back has been a Liverpool regular lately

From one bargain Liverpool defender to another.

Robertson is all hype at the moment, with his standout performance against Man City a couple of weeks ago still fresh in everyone’s memory.

He’s more or less nailed-down the left wing-back position, having been a regular starter in the side since Christmas.

Another player you should seriously consider snapping up before his price soars.

4 Alexis Sanchez – £6.7m

Sanchez joined United earlier in the week

Sanchez joined United earlier in the week

Sanchez finally sealed the move he wanted this week, moving to Manchester United from Arsenal.

And he’s sure to make his United debut against Yeovil on Friday evening.

Jose Mourinho said he’s likely to play a ‘very strong team’ against the League Two minnows, and the cup clash will be the perfect opportunity for Sanchez to hit the ground running.

He’s pretty expensive on Dream Team, despite not reaching the lofty heights he did last season.

But now that he’s out of the frustrating atmosphere of the Emirates, we’re hoping to see him bring home the points.

5 Ross Barkley – £3.9m

Barkley will be keen on showing Chelsea what he can do

Barkley will be keen on showing Chelsea what he can do

Following Chelsea’s Carabao Cup semi-final defeat to Arsenal, manager Antonio Conte was publicly critical of Barkley.

Not the best start to life at Stamford Bridge for the midfielder then, eh?

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But against Newcastle this weekend, he has the perfect chance to impress.

And with the likes of Willian and Cesc Fabregas likely to miss the tie, Barkley is fully expected to make his home debut.

6 Marcus Rashford – £3.2m

This guy seriously needs to impress

This guy seriously needs to impress

With the arrival of Sanchez at Old Trafford, this guy really needs to do his best to impress.

Rashford began the season as United’s first-choice left winger, but has since lost his place in the starting line-up to Anthony Martial.

And with Sanchez joining from Arsenal, the 20-year-old is likely to drop further down the pecking order.

A good run out against Yeovil – where he’s sure to make some kind of appearance – could make or break his season.

7 Michy Batshuayi – £3.5m

Batshuayi remains Chelsea’s only fit striker

Batshuayi remains Chelsea’s only fit striker

Batshuayi is Chelsea’s go-to guy up front at the moment, with Alvaro Morata out with an injury.

And while he might not be with the Blues much longer, he’s still Conte’s sole choice up front against Newcastle.

He might be worth a gamble too, having grabbed the opener against Norwich in the third round replay and notching an assist in the game against Brighton.