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Fantasy football: 3 handy tips to master the best new game around

By now you should know about Dream Team Weekender… possibly the most compelling new fantasy football game around.

What’s that? Oh, you haven’t heard about it? Well where have you been hiding for the last year or so?

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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 a goal from Mo Salah made City's task that much more difficult

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Salah has been the finest fantasy football favourite around this season

Because hundreds of thousands of you have already given Weekender a go this season – and it’s easy to see why.

So what’s it all about?

Well, all you need to do is pick SEVEN players from the upcoming Saturday and Sunday games, with no transfer budget and no limit to the number of players you can pick from one club.

Could these 7 players steer you to glory?

Could these 7 players steer you to glory?

It’s completely free to enter and there’s even a rather snazzy £5k jackpot to be won this weekend.

But how do you go about actually getting your hands on the tasty prizepot? Well here’s three very handy tips.

Don’t say we don’t spoil you…

1 Back one defence to shine

The Spurs defence has been mighty impressive this season

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The Spurs defence has been mighty impressive this season

What’s better than one clean sheet? Well, three clean sheets of course.

While picking a goalkeeper and two defenders from the same side is a gamble, it certainly reaps the rewards if they all fire one weekend.

That way you’re guaranteed 15 points before you’ve even got to your goalscoring players.

2 Do your research

Pesky injuries can prove deadly

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Pesky injuries can prove deadly

That wasn’t meant to be patronising, but there really is nothing worse than picking an injured or suspended player.

In a traditional Season game it’s annoying but in Weekender that’s an almost terminal error.

Read up well in advance, check our handy tips and go for players firing on all cylinders.

3 Back a wildcard option

Arnautovic has shone in recent weeks

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Arnautovic has shone in recent weeks

It’s all very well and good picking the usual suspects – your Mo Salahs, your Harry Kanes of this world – but how are you going to stand out from the rest of the crowd?

That’s where a joker in the pack comes in handy.

Previous Weekender winners have been those who have placed their faith in someone a little different to do the business.

The likes of Marko Arnautovic and Glenn Murray have both scored highly this season.

Like what you hear? Enter Weekender now!

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