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

It’s certainly not your average fantasy football weekend.

We’ve got the small matter of the north London derby on Saturday lunchtime to kick off the Premier League action.


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Oh and then the Champions League is back next week.

It’s baaaaaack

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It’s baaaaaack

You can almost hear that iconic theme tune already.

So, with all that take into consideration, what changes do you need to make ahead of a bumper few days?

Fantasy football tips: Game Week 24

1 Henrikh Mkhitaryan – £2.6m

Mkhitaryan Aubameyang

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Mkhitaryan instantly looks at home

Only new Arsenal team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was transferred in more than the Armenian before the last Game Week and he’s been one of the most popular again this week.

Three assists on his home debut for the Gunners outlined Mkhitaryan’s worth when he gets in the right positions – something he didn’t do enough in his last months at Manchester United.

But unlike Aubameyang, Mkhitaryan IS available to play in the Europa League with Arsenal facing Swedish minnows Ostersunds next Thursday.

That could be a potential gold mine for points.

2 Callum Wilson – £4.7m

Wilson put Huddersfield to the sword earlier this season

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Wilson put Huddersfield to the sword earlier this season

Just because the Champions League is back doesn’t mean you can neglect the rest of the Premier League hotshots.

And Callum Wilson is our tip for this weekend.

The Bournemouth striker scored a hat-trick in the 4-0 win over Huddersfield earlier this season and he faces the Terriers again on Sunday.

3 Emre Can – £3.9m

Emre Can has vowed to give his all for Liverpool until the summer

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A wildcard pick

Can has been a mainstay of the Liverpool side this season, playing a whopping 31 games in all competitions already.

And considering he’s just seven points short of his century on Dream Team he’s been a shrewd pick.

The Reds take on struggling Southampton on Sunday and then Porto next Wednesday in the Champions League, a competition where he has enjoyed himself this season.

4 Gerard Deulofeu – £2.4m

Watford’s new hotshot

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Watford’s new hotshot

He’s back – and he’s ready to show Everton what they’re missing.

Deulofeu was superb for Watford against Chelsea on Monday, scoring one and assisting another in the 4-1 win at Vicarage Road.

And considering only 300 people have picked him so far, he could be a hidden gem with games against West Ham, Everton and West Brom on the horizon.

5 Danilo – £4m

Danilo scored a beauty at Burnley

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Danilo scored a beauty at Burnley

Manchester City’s unsung hero came to the fore last weekend with a beauty against Burnley.

That earned him that precious Star Man award and 13 points – and with Benjamin Mendy and Fabian Delph out for a while he’s likely to play a lot more.

City still have four games in February, starting with the visit of Leicester on Saturday evening.

6 Dele Alli – £4.8m

Dele Alli has pledged his future to Tottenham despite his love of Bayern Munich on FIFA

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Time to step, Alli

Alli is persona non grata at the moment after his latest diving scandal but he can let his football do the talking over the next week.

He’s the man for the big occasion and will fancy scoring again against Arsenal after his goal at White Hart Lane last season.

And then it’s Juventus in the Champions League – where he scored twice against Real Madrid – on Tuesday.

At £4.8m he’s a whole lot cheaper than a lot of his midfield competitors, including Christian Eriksen (£5.8m).

7 Paul Pogba – £5.3m

Little and large

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Little and large

Pogba has been missing in action somewhat recently and was even dropped by Jose Mourinho for the win over Huddersfield last weekend.

But the Frenchman should be back against Newcastle and will be champing at the bit to impress his manager.

Manchester United face a Sevilla side in disarray at the moment so Pogba should really be back amongst the points.


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