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Fantasy football: What could Alisson bring to the Premier League this season?

Alisson is at the centre of a transfer tug of war between Liverpool and Chelsea with the deal big news for both sets of supporters and fantasy football fans.

The Brazilian goalkeeper has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League this summer, and is rumoured to be departing Roma in a deal that could be worth around £62million.

The 25-year-old started all five of his country’s games at the World Cup and was Tite’s first choice over Man City’s Brazilian goalkeeper Ederson.


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Alisson’s stock rose drastically following his impressive campaign with Roma last season.

The Brazilian shot-stopper played a crucial role in his side’s coupon-busting run to the Champions League semi-finals, before they were beaten by Liverpool at the penultimate step.

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After making 31 appearances for Brazil, as well as having experience of Europe’s elite competition, it’s no surprise to see that Alisson is on the radar of so many top clubs.

Liverpool fans are so excited by the potential new arrival that they have even began to track private jets that could belong to the Roma man.

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He’s more than your average goalkeeper.

Alisson could prove a huge fantasy football hit

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Alisson could prove a huge fantasy football hit

The Brazilian is widely praised for not only his shot-stopping abilities and command of his area, but also for another trait.

Alisson is known to be very capable with the ball at his feet, with his impressive distribution perhaps the standout ability of the in-demand stopper.

If Liverpool or Chelsea were to agree any deal, they would be buying themselves a player in a similar mould to his countryman Ederson.

The Brazilian is far from your conventional goalkeeper

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The Brazilian is far from your conventional goalkeeper

What could Alisson bring to your fantasy football team?

According to Dream Team’s ratings provider WhoScored, Alisson had an impressive season in Serie A with Roma at 7.00.

The Brazilian was the highest-rated keeper in the league and made it into the Serie A team of the season.

Liverpool’s current goalkeeping options fail to compete with Alisson’s form at Roma. Both Loris Karius (6.70) and Simon Mignolet (6.49) had a lower average on WhoScored last season.

The Roma man also ranks higher than both of Chelsea’s goalkeepers, with Thibaut Courtois (6.63) and Willy Caballero (6.65) scoring lower than the rumoured new arrival.

 

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Alisson moved to Roma from Brazilian side Internacional in 2016 for just £6million.

The 25-year-old was originally forced to act as the understudy to Wojciech Szczesny after the Polish international was on loan from Arsenal.

The following year, after Szczesny signed permanently for Juventus, Alisson was given the No1 jersey and the rest is history.

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So, what will he cost on Dream Team?

As any transfer to the Premier League is yet to be officially confirmed, Alisson is still without a price for this season’s fantasy football game.

If Alisson does make the move to English football, we estimate him to cost Dream Team managers around £4m, judging on the prices of Ederson and David De Gea last season.

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Whilst the new season doesn’t get underway until August 11 you can already pre-register for the Dream Team game here.

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How does Premier League fantasy football work?

Every single season the Premier League gets more intriguing – and playing Dream Team really is the perfect way to enhance your experience of it.

You’ll be assigned a total budget of £50m for each side you pick and you’ll be able pick a maximum of 10 free teams.

The Game Weeks run from Friday to Thursday, effectively meaning the new Game Week starts after the last Europa League games are completed.

Arsenal and Chelsea will be in the Europa League again

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Arsenal and Chelsea will be in the Europa League again

You get three transfers a month on the first Friday of every month so using them wisely is essential.

Every player on the game will be assigned a price at the start of the season which will then vary and fluctuate on a weekly basis dependent on their performances.

For example, last season we valued Mo Salah at £4m at the start of the season but the Egyptian King rocketed to over £11m by the end after his stunning goalscoring form.

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