Fantasy football has its fair share of traps.
And Dream Team World Cup is no different.
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Here are three basic rules to follow if you want to give your team the best chance of dominating your mini-league:
- Don’t pick injured players
- Don’t pick substitutes
- Don’t pick defensive midfielders
Right now, tens of thousands of Dream Team gaffers have fallen foul of rule number three.
Our stats tell us that loads of you have selected N’Golo Kante — big mistake!
Don’t get us wrong, France’s tireless midfield dynamo is a fantastic player.
His form will be key to Les Bleus’ hopes of replicating Zinedine Zidane and the rest of the 1998 crop’s triumph of 1998.
However, you don’t have to worry about balance in fantasy football.
In real life, managers need defensive-minded midfielders to complement their more creative playmakers.
But in Dream Team World Cup, you’re better off picking attacking midfielders and/or wingers, as they’re more likely to contribute in terms of assists and goals.
Kante is a world-class midfielder, but realistically the best he can hope for in fantasy football is a succession of 7+ ratings.
In 34 games, he scored one goal and provided one assist for Chelsea in the Premier League last season.
And with us, only defenders earn points for clean sheets, meaning Kante won’t get rewarded for his superhuman efforts when France aren’t in possession.
What we’re saying is, transfer him out for a goal-threat ASAP.
Right now, Kante is a more popular player among Dream Team managers than Marco Reus, Dele Alli and Angel Di Maria.
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Perhaps the former Leicester player is so in-demand because of his price — £3.0m is very affordable.
If that’s the case, allow us to recommend the following replacements of equal value:
- Xherdan Shaqiri
- Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
- Ousmane Dembele
- Jesse Lingard
They may not be necessarily be better footballers than Kante, but the fit the profile of a fantasy football midfielder much better.
You know it makes sense.