Jump directly to the content

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.


Your Sun

A News UK Company

Fantasy football: Why this weekend is the biggest of the season so far

  • Manchester City take on Arsenal in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday
  • Manchester United v Chelsea is the pick of the weekend's Premier League games
  • There's plenty of action for fantasy football fans

This weekend is a real treat for fantasy football fans. 

There’s a barrel-load of Premier League football to sink your teeth into, which includes the mouth-watering clash between Manchester United and Chelsea.

Jose Mourinho up against Antonio Conte, what could go wrong?

Have you signed up to play Dream Team Weekender?

  • Pick 7 players – no limit to the number of players you can choose from one club
  • No transfer budget – any player is available to pick
  • Only Saturday and Sunday fixtures
  • Sign up to play Dream Team Weekender now

But if that isn’t enough to whet your appetite, then there’s the small matter of the Carabao Cup final between Arsenal and Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

So, with all of that to look forward to, it’s a truly excellent opportunity to take advantage of Dream Team Weekender.

Weekender is our fantastic fantasy football game that is completely FREE to enter – and could win you up to £5k this weekend.

There’s also a chance to win a rather snazzy pair of Beats Studio3 headphones.

All you need to do is pick SEVEN players from the upcoming Saturday and Sunday games – including the Carabao Cup final clash – with no transfer budget and no limit to the number of players you can pick from one club.

CLAIM YOUR FREE £20 BET Sun Bets have this brilliant offer when you sign up and bet a fiver

Need some inspiration? We’re here to help. 

1 David De Gea – 145 points

Dave saves… quite a lot, actually

AFP or licensors
Dave saves… quite a lot, actually

We’re still a little hyped by DDG’s awesome performance between the sticks for Man United in their Champions League clash on Wednesday night.

The Spaniard was the difference against Sevilla, picking up an incredible 13 points on Dream Team and, more importantly, making sure the Red Devils kept that a clean-sheet.

Up against Chelsea on Sunday – a team he’s often excelled against in the past – he’ll be more than ready to pull off another show-stopping performance.

2 Nacho Monreal – 135 points

The full-back has surprisingly found the back of the net a fair few times lately

AP:Associated Press
The full-back has surprisingly found the back of the net a fair few times lately

It’s been a fairly dire season for Arsenal so far, but at least Monreal is seemingly enjoying himself.

Following his first-half opener in the Europa League against Ostersunds last week, Nacho has been involved in a pretty impressive five goals in his last six games in all competitions.

And if that’s not enough, that record is as many as he’s managed in his previous 64 matches combined.

We reckon he could be a dark horse at the weekend.

3 Kevin De Bruyne – 242 points

Will Kevin De Bruyne be Pep Guardiola’s main man at Wembley?

PA:Empics Sport
Will Kevin De Bruyne be Pep Guardiola’s main man at Wembley?

Undoubtedly one of the players of the season and by-far the best midfielder in the Premier League, we can’t get enough of the new Ginger Prince.

Often the linchpin of Man City’s attacking play, only Mohamed Salah has scored more points than him from midfield on Dream Team this term.

Expect him to boss the centre of the park at Wembley on Sunday.

4 Willian – 153 points

Willian was the Man of the Match against Barcelona during the week

Willian was the Man of the Match against Barcelona during the week

Outstanding during the week against Barcelona in the Champions League, Willian will surely keep his place in the Chelsea line-up as they take on United.

Against Barca, he rattled both posts and ran them ragged with his pace and technique, refocusing the attention away from the likes of Lionel Messi and Eden Hazard.

5 Sergio Aguero – 262 points

What can we expect from this guy?

What can we expect from this guy?

Let’s just forget any unpleasantness surrounding this guy, huh?

Because Aguero has been in red hot form for City this season, netting a stunning 29 goals in all competitions – including two in the Carabao Cup so far.

He’ll be the main threat in a star-studded line-up at Wembley, so much so that we almost feel a little sorry for the Gunners defence.

PLAY DREAM TEAM WEEKENDER Pick seven players to win £5k!