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The Dream Team Coach recommends the most exciting right-back in the league (not Trent)

Are we all aboard the Reece James hype train?

Having ticked over to 74 points, the 20-year-old is now Chelsea’s best-performing defender in Dream Team, despite the fact he’s only started six league games in 2019/20.


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He’s averaging a smidgen over four points a game at this stage, combining defensive robustness with dynamic attacking.

Dare I say there’s a hint of Trent Alexander-Arnold about his crossing?

Another right-back for you here, Gareth Southgate

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Another right-back for you here, Gareth Southgate

James is currently priced at £2.7m but he’ll surpass £3.0m before long.

I’ve transferred the Blues youngster into my defence this month, banking on Frank Lampard’s recognition of James’ dual purpose.

At the time of the writing, he appears in less than 1% of teams!

People often ask me how they can differ from their mini-league leader in an attempt to gain ground — Reece James is an answer.

Typical

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Typical

Harry Maguire’s injury scare proved to be made of smoke and mirrors but now we’ve got Marcus Rashford’s condition to worry about.

The Boy Wonder is enjoying the season of his life but question marks linger over his involvement in Sunday’s marquee clash at Anfield and beyond after limping off against Wolves.

The setback comes at a bad time for Rashford, who is now just one point behind Raheem Sterling in the race to be Dream Team’s top points-scorer for 2019/20.

Man United’s No10 is one of the most transferred-in players this month and hundreds of thousands of gaffers are awaiting a favourable update, hoping a transfer hasn’t gone to waste.

Outside the box

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Outside the box

Right, Weekender tips.

I reckon Leicester will rise out of their current dip away to free-falling Burnley.

Ricardo Pereira will fancy his chances of a 7+ rating/clean sheet combination at Turf Moor on Sunday.

Aston Villa’s defence is porous as you like at the moment so there could be value in plumping for a Brighton player this weekend — Neal Maupay, perhaps?

Finally, Newcastle are ravaged with injury so I’d be tempted to select a couple of Chelsea players.

Tammy Abraham has a great scoring record against bottom-half opposition while the aforementioned James is in lively form.


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