New Year, new… Dream Team?
We all want a happy and healthy 2019, and the same goes our fantasy football team.
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1 Say goodbye to England’s World Cup heroes
The World Cup was great, wasn’t it?
But sadly, it was six months ago and a lot has changed since then, which means your Dream Team is going nowhere with the likes of Jordan Pickford and Harry Maguire still knocking about in your line-up.
Following the World Cup, plenty of us decided to stick some of our summer heroes into our start-of-the-season fantasy football side.
The likes of Pickford, Maguire, Kieran Trippier and Jesse Lingard were fast favourites, but all of them started the campaign relatively quietly and failed to pick up the points in the campaign’s early games.
Pickford, for example, has made plenty of headlines for his numerous mistakes this term, including that last-minute howler against Liverpool last month.
In fact, he’s currently on just 25 points on the game, which is less than Spurs’ back-up goalie Paulo Gazzaniga (who has 27 points). Despite that, nearly 10% of you are still opting for the Everton man between the sticks.
It’s time to freshen it up, we think.
2 Don’t get top six tunnel-vision
The best Dream Team managers just pick the same old players, don’t they?
Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane, Kevin De Bruyne… yawn.
But as you know, players in the top six are generally a lot pricier, so you sometimes have to pick one or two cheaper options from clubs lower down the table.
Don’t worry, they’re not all rough diamonds, as the likes of Felipe Anderson, Ryan Fraser, Callum Wilson and the wonderful Matt Doherty have all been brilliant points scorers this season, despite being cheaper than their top of the table counterparts.
You’ve just got to shop around a bit, and maybe take the odd gamble or two.
3 Believe in the Man United revolution
We’re fully on board the hype train.
United have won four games in a row under the calming blue eyes of Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, with the likes of Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford both excelling under the change of management.
Usually, we don’t fully trust the ‘new manager bounce’, but United are a team packed full of genuinely talented players that seemingly needed just the lightest bit of coaxing.
Their main man Pogba has always been a bit of a fantasy football hero, despite being regularly shackled by the fun-sponge of Jose Mourinho over the last couple of seasons.
But he’s more than flourished in recent games, with our ratings provider WhoScored giving him back-to-back 10/10 ratings against Huddersfield and Bournemouth.
That’s certainly helped propel him up the Dream Team rankings, making him hot property at the moment.
Why not add him and a couple of his United colleagues to your line-up?
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