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Fantasy football tips: Joe Gomez is the best performing bargain defender on the Premier League game

Premier League fantasy football is well underway and the cream is starting to rise to the top.

There are however a few surprise heroes of the season so far, none more so than Liverpool defender Joe Gomez.

The 21-year-old put in a monstrous performance against Crystal Palace at the heart of the Reds defence, where, alongside Virgil van Dijk, he helped Liverpool to back-to-back clean sheets.

The pair have formed a solid partnership

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The pair have formed a solid partnership

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The youngster has picked up 16 points on Dream Team so far, making him the joint fifth highest point-scoring defender, level with his teammate van Dijk.

Gomez is priced up at just £2.5m, making him an absolute steal when you consider he is likely to be first-choice for Jurgen Klopp’s side for sometime yet.

Klopp hugs all round

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Klopp hugs all round

Either Joel Matip or Dejan Lovren were set to be the defensive partner alongside van Dijk at the start of the season, however both picked up injuries in training.

Ragnar Klaven also departed Anfield for Cagliari, which has presented further opportunity to Gomez.

The youngster has grabbed his opportunity with both hands and looks as though he has no intentions of letting it go.

You shall not pass

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You shall not pass

Liverpool are the only team in the league to have not conceded a goal so far, with Gomez’s performances playing a major part in this.

So far, just 1.8% of Dream Team managers have transferred Gomez into their teams. What are the rest of you playing at?!

The former Charlton man is expected to be one of the players who will see his price increase on Friday August 31.

We advise snapping him up, ASAP.

A questionable kit, far from a questionable defender

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A questionable kit, far from a questionable defender

Even if Klopp decides to rest the youngster soon, he won’t be without first-team action for too long.

Liverpool are fighting on all four fronts this season and Gomez is likely to be a player who is called upon throughout the campaign.

Snap him up before his price increases.


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Dream Team Weekender: What you NEED to know

Weekender is really simple and best of all, it’s completely FREE to enter. Happy days.

The concept involves you picking SEVEN players from the Premier League’s Saturday and Sunday matches, with this changing on a weekly basis.

You even get a glimpse into the life of Pep Guardiola, as you’re not restrained by a transfer budget AND there’s no limit to the number of players you can pick from one club.

Relationship goals

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Relationship goals

If your team get the most points from the weekend, then £5,000 is yours. It’s really that simple.

If you happen to be unsuccessful, then you’ve only got to wait till the following weekend to have another go at snapping up that prize money.