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Fantasy football tips: The best assist making strikers to pick this season

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You’ve come to the right place for all the best fantasy football tips and hints ahead of the new season, with our latest nugget of wisdom one that all Dream Team managers should take note of.

The best strikers don’t only score goals, but also flash their selfless side and turn provider to assist their teammates when necessary.

Here are the highest assist making strikers in Dream Team last season…

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1 Roberto Firmino – £6m

The Brazilian is widely regarded as the best false 9 in the business

The Brazilian is widely regarded as the best false 9 in the business

Firmino’s excellent season went somewhat under the radar largely due to the brilliance of Mohamed Salah.

Nevertheless, the Brazilian was arguably just as important to Liverpool, with not only his impressive goal tally of 27 a clear sign of his quality, but his eye for an assist was also crucial to his side’s success.

Firmino chipped in 16 assists and was the glue that held Klopp’s deadly attacking trident together, with four star man awards also contributing towards his impressive 280 points in fantasy football last season.

The 27-year-old will cost Dream Team managers £6m in this year’s game, which is a relative steal considering what he will almost certainly bring to your fantasy football team.

2 Heung-Min Son – £5m

He played a huge part in Germany’s shock exit at the World Cup this summer

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He played a huge part in Germany’s shock exit at the World Cup this summer

Son is arguably one of the Premier League’s most underrated attacking talents.

The Spurs man had another terrific season as part of Mauricio Pochettino’s side, scoring 18 goals and looking like his side’s most consistent performer behind Harry Kane.

Not only was Son’s scoring record impressive, but he also showed an eye for an assist, turning provider on 12 occasions last season.

Son went onto score 192 points in fantasy football last season, as he developed a strong partnership alongside Kane, with the pair forming a deadly-looking front-line for Spurs.

The South Korean will set Dream Team managers back £5m in this season’s game and could prove to be a smart pick considering his reliable scoring record along with the ability to turn provider.

3 Alexis Sanchez – £5m

The former Arsenal man struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford last season

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The former Arsenal man struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford last season

Sanchez failed to set the world alight after he moved to Man United from Arsenal in January.

The Chilean was struggling to find his form in north London before he moved to Old Trafford, but was always a player who could produce something out of nothing.

The 29-year-old still managed 11 goals and ten assists last season, with his ability to assist his teammates one of Sanchez’s most useful traits.

United’s No7 is notoriously a hard worker for his teams and is willing to sacrifice his goal tally for sake of providing for a teammate, with this  contributing somewhat to the 171 points he picked up last season.

Sanchez is available for just £5m in this season’s fantasy football game, and we are backing him to rediscover the form that once placed him amongst the most deadly talents in Europe.

4 Romelu Lukaku – £6m

The Belgium was a huge hit in fantasy football last season

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The Belgium was a huge hit in fantasy football last season

Lukaku arrived at United from Everton last season with much expectation placed upon his shoulders because of a hefty price-tag.

The Belgium didn’t let the pressure get to him however as he failed to disappoint in his debut season, scoring 26 goals and chipping in with nine assists for Mourinho’s side.

The 25-year-old was an instant hit for Dream Team managers and vindicated the faith that was shown in him, ending the season on an impressive 254 points.

Lukaku is a goal-machine but seemingly takes just as much pride in assisting his teammates too.

The Belgium will set Dream Team managers back £6m in this year’s game, an enticing price considering that he will be United’s first-choice striker again this season.

5 Marcus Rashford – £3m

The youngster has been short of regular playing time under Mourinho

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The youngster has been short of regular playing time under Mourinho

Rashford might surprise a few with his inclusion on this list considering the limited opportunities he has had under Mourinho.

Despite all of that, the 20-year-old still scored himself an impressive 150 points in last season’s fantasy football game.

Rashford’s hefty points tally was down largely to his ability to both score and provide assists, having bagged 13 goals and provided 9 last season.

The youngster is expected to have another fight on his hands for regular minutes at Old Trafford this season, but the rumoured departure of Anthony Martial could free up more opportunities for Rashford.

The United man is a steal at just £3m in this year’s fantasy football game and is surely a player who the majority of Dream Team managers will be snapping up this season.

What are the Dream Team rules?

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.

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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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