This weekend is a real treat for fantasy football fans.
Manchester United versus Chelsea is the pick of the Premier League fixtures, which will see Jose Mourinho take on Antonio Conte. And we all know those two are the best of friends…
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But if that isn’t enough to give you your Dream Team fix, then there’s the small matter of the Carabao Cup final between Arsenal and Manchester City on Sunday afternoon as well.
So, with all of that in mind, who do you need to pick for your line-up ahead of this bumper weekend?
1 Loris Karius – £3.4m
Liverpool’s undisputed No 1 at the moment, Karius has been in fine form between the sticks for the Reds lately.
What’s more, the German has played in every league game since their 4-3 win over Manchester City, and has overseen clean-sheets against Porto, Southampton and Huddersfield in recent games.
Will it be another against West Ham this weekend?
2 Nacho Monreal – £6.2m
It’s been a fairly dire season for Arsenal (we still can’t quite believe how badly they played against Ostersunds) but at least Monreal is seemingly enjoying himself.
Following his first-half opener in the Europa League last week, Nacho has been involved in a pretty impressive five goals in his last six appearances in all competitions.
And if that’s not enough, that record is as many as he’s managed in his previous 64 games combined.
Bit of a dark horse at the moment.
3 Lucas Moura – £3.7m
After a terrific debut run out against Rochdale last weekend, Moura will be facing a more regular level of opponent in the form of Crystal Palace on Sunday.
For those of you who snapped him up straight from the off, nicely done! The former PSG man picked up a decent haul of 13 points in their FA Cup clash, and will be keen for another good performance.
Get ‘im in while he’s cheap, we reckon.
4 Willian – £4.6m
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 the Catalan giants ragged with his pace and technique, refocusing the attention away from the likes of Lionel Messi and Eden Hazard.
What’s more, priced at £4.6m, he’s cheaper than the likes of Jesse Lingard and Mesut Ozil at the moment.
5 Riyad Mahrez – £6.4m
All has seemingly been forgiven between Mahrez and Leicester, following the team’s refusal to let him head out to Man City at the end of January.
He spent a little bit of time sulking on the bench, missing the games against Peterborough, Everton and Swansea, before eventually making an appearance against City and then starting against Sheffield United on Friday.
Of course, he duly set up Jamie Vardy for the only goal of the game and picked up the Star Man bonus in the process.
Maybe it’s time to stick this guy back in your Dream Team?
6 Roberto Firmino – £6.8m
What can we say about this guy?
Five goals in seven appearances in all competitions, 21 goals in total, makes the Brazilian exactly the kind of centre-forward Liverpool need, no matter what former professionals say.
7 Sergio Aguero – £9.4m
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.