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Fantasy football tips: Chelsea’s David Luiz could be the most important selection you make this Premier League season

  • Chelsea's Brazilian centre-back was a former fantasy football favourite and might win back his cult status
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Fantasy football is a strange old game.

When you partner that with the wonderfully unpredictable nature of the Premier League, it makes Dream Team one of the most entertaining aspects of the season.

Just one of the many subplots that will be rumbling on this season is the fate of David Luiz at Chelsea and whether or not he can successfully make a comeback from being left out in the cold.

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Luiz was once a favourite of Dream Team managers, as the 31-year-old had a bit of everything to offer on fantasy football.

The Brazilian’s sporadic nature on the pitch made him an unpredictable entity who we all just couldn’t help but love watching.

The Brazilian was once a fantasy football favourite

The Brazilian was once a fantasy football favourite

The Chelsea man was a stalwart figure in Antonio Conte’s title winning side of 2016/2017, playing and starring in almost every game for the Blues.

Luiz however made just ten appearances for Chelsea in all competitions last season after a serious knee injury ruled him out of action.

Rumours of a training ground bust-up with Conte were also rife, as his long-term future at the club looked uncertain.

Luiz has however been given a new start under Maurizio Sarri and could be able save his Chelsea career from the brink of collapse.

Luiz is set to be given a fresh start under new man Sarri this season

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Luiz is set to be given a fresh start under new man Sarri this season

When he was at his peak at Chelsea, Luiz was a hit on fantasy football, forming part of a rock-solid defence that rarely leaked goals.

The Brazilian also bizarrely posed a significant goal threat from corners and occasionally a direct strike from a free-kick.

Luiz picked up a whopping 134 points in the 2016/17 fantasy football game, highlighting the impact he had that season.

The Brazilian’s impressive form that year is a stark contrast to his performances last season in which just earned just 36 points in fantasy football.

Luiz was constantly plagued by injury problems and as a result has seen his price drop significantly in this year’s game.

The former PSG man has been heavily involved in Chelsea’s pre-season friendlies

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The former PSG man has been heavily involved in Chelsea’s pre-season friendlies

Luiz will cost Dream Team managers nothing but a drop in the ocean this season, with his price now as little as £3m.

The Brazilian is no doubt a gamble for Dream Team managers this year, however it is a gamble which, if it pays off, could help you to own your mates this season.

Do you take the risk?

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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.

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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.

Make sure to check out our website or app to see how our simplistic points system works.

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