This week-long gap between Christmas and New Year is weird, isn’t it?
It’s all online sales, bad TV and turkey sandwiches, but there’s a bit of football still in the mix as well.
In fact, it might’ve just occurred to you that you still have one or two transfers left to make for your Dream Team before end of December.
But don’t worry, we’re here to help you decide which players to pick from the upcoming Premier League games.
Have another cold mince pie on us, cheers!
1 Son Heung-min (£4.4m)
Spurs are on a roll, have you heard?
They’ve scored 14 goals in their last four matches and are currently up to second-place in the Premier League table.
And one man who’s been a cut above the rest from a Dream Team perspective is their striking-sensation Son, who’s netted five goals in his last three appearances and notched 32 fantasy football points in the last Game Week.
He’ll fancy himself in Spurs’ upcoming matches too, as they take on hot and cold Wolves at the weekend followed by Cardiff and then Tranmere in the FA Cup.
This roll could last a little longer.
2 Jesse Lingard (£2.8m)
“And Solksjaer has won it!”
By that, we mean he’s won his first two games in charge of Man United.
It’s all happy days again at Old Trafford, with the Red Devils rediscovering the spring in their step after replacing Jose Mourinho with the Baby-Faced Assassin.
One man who’s benefited greatly under Ole Gunnar is Paul Pogba, who not only scored twice in their 3-1 win over Huddersfield on Boxing Day, but also bagged a perfect 10 rating from WhoScored and that precious Star Man award as a result.
But if you fancy someone a bit cheaper, then why not go for Jesse Lingard instead?
The England midfielder netted twice in the win over Cardiff last week and appears to be a guaranteed starter under Solksjaer, bagging himself a 22-point haul in his last two appearances. Plus, he’s an absolute Dream Team steal at just £2.8m.
3 Luka Milivojevic (£2.7m)
Last season, Milivojevic was a bit of a Dream Team favourite after finishing the term as one of the best bargain players available.
The Serbian was particularly fruitful at the turn of the year, netting seven goals for Palace between January and May – mostly from the penalty spot.
Not a lot has changed this season, as he continues to be decent from 12-yards out (if we ignore that miss against Everton back in October) and currently has 55 Dream Team points to his name.
Maybe it’ll be another strong second-half of the season for this cheap as chips midfielder?
4 Ricardo Pereira (£3.0m)
Can you guess which Leicester player has scored the most amount of Dream Team points so far this season?
Nope, it’s not James Maddison or Ben Chilwell, and it’s certainly not Jamie Vardy or Harry Maguire.
That’s right, it’s Pereira.
Of course, it helps that he brought home 26 points in Game Week 17, thanks largely to the match-winner he hit against Man City on Boxing Day.
In fact, he was the Foxes stand-out player in their recent shock wins over Chelsea and City, and could be the one to watch in their upcoming clash with Cardiff.
5 Aleksandar Mitrovic (£3.7m)
It’s not really gone to plan for poor old Fulham this season, has it?
But we’ve still got tons of faith in the lovable Claudio Ranieri, especially if his side can consistently perform like they did against Wolves last time out.
What’s more, in Mitrovic, they have genuinely deadly striker who’s managed seven goals this season, despite plying his trade for a side that are bottom of the table.
If they’re looking for a upturn in results, he’ll be their guiding light and it could all start in their home clash with Huddersfield this weekend.
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