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Fantasy football: How the £10k Dream Team Weekender was SHARED last weekend

What’s the easiest way to win a share of £10k?

Dream Team Weekender, of course.

If you’re not familiar with the name, it’s the easiest way to play fantasy football around and takes 30 seconds to enter a team.


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Hat-trick hero

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Hat-trick hero

Simply pick seven players from across the Saturday and Sunday fixtures with no budget limitations to worry about.

And last weekend produced a contest that went right down to the wire with our bumper £10k jackpot the pretty prize at stake.

It was eventually split three ways with three managers finishing on a total of 80 points… and we spoke to a couple of them about their experiences.

Wilfried Zaha comes in for some horror treatment at the hands of rival players - he is that good

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Ray nearly picked Zaha…

“I checked my team on Saturday and didn’t think much of it as I was way down the points,” Ray Green told Dream Team.

“It was only when I checked again on Sunday that I realised I was in with a real chance.”

And a last minute gut instinct decision played a pivotal role in clinching Ray a share of the winnings.

The Arsenal fan initially wanted to pick Wilfried Zaha but wasn’t convinced by his fitness, instead opting for West Ham star Marko Arnautovic.

But wisely stumped for Arnautovic anyway

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But wisely stumped for Arnautovic anyway

It was a wise move, with Arnautovic’s goal and assist at Everton outscoring Zaha’s return for Crystal Palace at Huddersfield by 15 points to 7.

Ray added: “When I was picking my team on Friday Zaha was initially in the side, but his injury record made me stoop for Arnautovic instead.

“It was an inspired move as I would have completely missed out otherwise.”

Ray’s side

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Ray’s side

Ray is putting his winnings towards his wedding, which is taking place in August next year.

He shares the jackpot with another Arsenal supporter, Chris Russell, and interestingly both of them steered well clear of any Gunners players.

“You need to look at players who are most likely to get Star Man and at Arsenal at the moment there’s no standout contender,” Ray said.

“That’s where [Eden] Hazard, Arnautovic and Zaha come into play.”

Chris, who has timed his win to perfection on the week of his birthday, is a Weekender regular and loves the short form fantasy football format.

Chris’ side ‘Hazardous Waste’

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Chris’ side ‘Hazardous Waste’

“It just gives you something a little bit different to do,” he told us.

“It makes it a much better experience all round. If you’re swamped by injuries in your Season game it gives you a great opportunity every weekend to win.”

Fancy following in Ray and Chris’ footsteps this weekend? Sign up to play Dream Team Weekender now!


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