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Fantasy football tips: 7 players we can’t wait to pick this season

With the World Cup done and dusted, it’s time to get back to our lives.

And by that, we mean get totally stuck into the upcoming Premier League season and all of the fantasy football fun that goes along with it.

We go again, folks. So listen up.


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The 2018/19 campaign kicks-off on August 10, as Manchester United take on Leicester in the first game of the new season.

By then, we’re sure your Dream Team line-up will be fine-tuned and ready to smash your mini-league.

So who are you looking forward to picking? Here’s seven players we’re itching to transfer into our team.

7 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Auba got off to a good start in Arsenal’s first pre-season game

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Auba got off to a good start in Arsenal’s first pre-season game

It’s an exciting season for Arsenal fans, with a new manager and more-or-less a clean slate.

And one guy they’ll be looking to build their new found life around is big-money January signing Aubameyang.

He got off to a very good start last season, scoring 10 goals for the Gunners between January and May; seemingly warming to life in the Premier League instantly.

He could certainly give Harry Kane and Mohamed Salah some competition for the Golden Boot by the end of the season.

6 Naby Keita

Liveprool fans have good reason to be excited by this guy

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Liveprool fans have good reason to be excited by this guy

When it comes to fantasy football, this guy will either be a revelation or a disaster.

Last season – when he was turning out for Leipzig – he was sent off THREE times during their Bundesliga campaign; that’s a grand total of -9 Dream Team points right there.

But his poor discipline aside, Liverpool’s new box-to-box midfielder will be there to score goals and notch plenty of assists, especially if the Reds can properly challenge for the title.

5 Ademola Lookman

Will Lookman get more game time under Marco Silva?

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Will Lookman get more game time under Marco Silva?

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Everton youngster Lookman will return to Goodison Park with plenty to prove this term, having spent the latter part of last season plying his trade in Germany with Keita’s old team Leipzig.

He was brilliant there, scoring five goals in just 11 appearances, and if he stays at Everton this season – and right now, that’s a big if – he could become crucial to new manager Marco Silva’s plans.

And in terms of your Dream Team, he could be somewhat similar to Richarlison, who was superb under Silva at Watford at the start of the last campaign.

4 Fred

Mourinho will be pleased to have his man

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Mourinho will be pleased to have his man

Man United’s newest big-money signing will add much-needed creative flair to Jose Mourinho’s side next season, and could be a big part of your fantasy football team in the early stages.

Last year, we were excited by Henrikh Mkhitaryan in our line-up, and he didn’t disappoint in the opening few games – racking up plenty of assists and points.

United’s relatively straight-forward start to the season could give Fred the ability to settle into his new environment and show us all what he’s capable of.

3 Andriy Yarmolenko

West Ham have splashed the cash this summer

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West Ham have splashed the cash this summer

West Ham have been on a bit of a spending spree this summer, putting former Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini in charge and signing a host of new players.

One of which is Football Manager favourite Yarmolenko, who’s joined the Hammers following a tough spell with Borussia Dortmund.

Don’t let his time in Dortmund fool you; Yarmolenko is still a very tasty player who could prove to be a real asset for your Dream Team.

2 Ryan Sessegnon

What can we expect from this youngster now he’s in the top-flight?

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What can we expect from this youngster now he’s in the top-flight?

We’re really excited to see what this kid can do in the Premier League.

Sessengnon was superb for Fulham last season, helping the London side win promotion via the play-offs with his 16 goals and eight assists.

If he settles down well enough, then he could be one of the fantasy football finds of the season.

What will Seri bring to fantasy football?

1 Kieran Trippier

England’s World Cup hero

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England’s World Cup hero

England’s World Cup hero has gone from ‘that Spurs defender who can’t get a game’ to a household name following his time in Russia.

His goal against Croatia in the semi-final gave us all hope, while his playmaking brilliance on the right-wing made him a consistent threat.

He even made L’Equipe’s team of the tournament.

We’re really anticipating a decent campaign for the Bury Beckham, especially considering how popular he was on Dream Team towards the end of the last season.


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