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World Cup fantasy football: 5 bargain midfielders who could light up the World Cup

Fantasy football is back on the menu this summer, thanks to the marvellous Dream Team World Cup game. 

The big one in Russia kicks-off on June 14, so get your fantasy football team lined-up now.

Remember, Dream Team World Cup is free to play and you could win our lovely £175k jackpot.


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And while every fantasy football manager wants to pick the big names this summer, the reality is that a limited transfer budget of £50 million means you sometimes need to find a bargain or two to balance the books.

So with that in mind, here’s the best bargain midfielders we could find that won’t break the bank, but could still score you big points.


5 Aleksandr Golovin – £2.0m

Golovin could be one of the breakout stars on the World Cup

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Golovin could be one of the breakout stars on the World Cup

Not since Andrey Arshavin or Alan Dzagoev has a Russian player been so highly talked up, but we think he’s worth the hype.

The 22-year-old was brilliant for CSKA Moscow this season, notching seven goals and six assists in all competitions to spark interest from the likes of Arsenal and Monaco.

Could be breakout star of the World Cup and he’s cheap as chips on fantasy football.

4 Luka Milivojevic – £2.0m

The Serbian midfielder goes to Russian in a rich vein of form

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The Serbian midfielder goes to Russian in a rich vein of form

Dream Team regulars will know all about this guy, following his heroics for Crystal Palace this season.

The Serbian centre-mid finished the season with 101 points on Dream Team’s season game, and was particularly useful to have around in the second-half of the season when Palace secured Premier League safety.

Notable for his handiness from 12-yards out, he’s netted seven goals from the penalty spot this term and could prove to be a excellent option in your line-up.

3 Sami Khedira – £2.5m

Khedira has been a mainstay of Germany’s squad over the years

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Khedira has been a mainstay of Germany’s squad over the years

That’s right, we’re telling you to stick a defensive midfielder into your Dream Team World Cup line-up.

But let’s be honest, Khedira won’t stay rooted to that space between defence and attack, will he?

Renowned for his attacking ability and eye for goal, big Sami netted a hat-trick for Juventus against Udinese back in October and has also scored at the last two World Cups – including in that 7-1 win over Brazil.

2 Christian Rodriguez – £1.5m

Rodriguez is a trusted and well-respected member of Uruguay’s team

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Rodriguez is a trusted and well-respected member of Uruguay’s team

A Football Manager favourite back in the day, Uruguay’s veteran winger is still knocking around the first-team despite his advancing years.

He perhaps lacks the intensity and speed that made him a favourite at Porto and Atletico Madrid a few seasons ago, but is still one of the first names of the team-sheet and works well with the likes of Luis Suarez and Edison Cavani.

1 Yannick Ferreira Carrasco – £2.5m

Carrasco has the pace and power to unlock any defence

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Carrasco has the pace and power to unlock any defence

We can’t quite believe this guy plays in China these days.

A stalwart of Belgium’s first-team over the last few years, Carrasco is known for being fast, hard-working and useful inside the box.

No stranger to the big occasion either, famously netting against Real Madrid for Atletico in the Champions League final a few seasons ago.


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