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5 players who could heavily influence the final third of the season — and Dream Team Selector!

Just three months remain in possibly the strangest Premier League season we’ll ever see.

And there’s still a whole lot to be decided, from who’ll replace Liverpool as champions to who’ll survive at the bottom.

Our Dream Team Selector game – in which you have to pick a winning Premier League team each week – is all about judging which teams and players are in or out of form.

To help you with that, here are five individuals we think could fire their respective teams to a successful season-end.


Class is permanent

Class is permanent

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

It’s been a difficult season for Arsenal’s No14 but his hat-trick against Leeds hinted at a return to form, and he will no doubt be looking repay the club’s empathy towards him during his time of personal crisis.

Mikel Arteta’s men have played some good football this term but they are hard to predict and they’ve got an extremely tough run of fixtures coming up.

One to keep in the back pocket for the later weeks of Selector?

Olivier Giroud

The Frenchman can now add Thomas Tuchel to his list of managerial admirers.

As with Frank Lampard before him, Giroud wasn’t initially in favour up front but yet again Giroud has knuckled down and shown his worth.

And his stunning overhead kick against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League looks likely to have cemented his place in the starting XI for the weeks to come.

Can Giroud help his team inflict Man United’s first away league defeat this Sunday at Stamford Bridge?

Bamford has as many league goals as Kane this season

Bamford has as many league goals as Kane this season

Patrick Bamford

Will Gareth Southgate be tempted to take the Leeds No9 to the Euros?

There’s certainly no shortage of possible stand-ins for Harry Kane but Bamford is perhaps the most team-orientated.

And that’s no surprise given he plays under Marcelo Bielsa.

With no European or cup commitments, the 27-year-old should be fresher than most in the final third of the campaign.

This Saturday he faces Aston Villa, who he bagged a hat-trick against in the reverse fixture.

Edinson Cavani

The next few weeks will determine whether Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is a good or a bad manager — according to social media anyway.

As it stands, Man United are into an FA Cup quarter-final, likely into the Europa League round of 16, and still – just about – challenging for the title.

Cavani’s experience could be crucial in securing a trophy, especially with Anthony Martial struggling for consistency.

The Uruguayan has shown flashes of his killer instinct since his arrival last autumn, and with Bruno Fernandes and Marcus Rashford in support, the Red Devils may able to retain the accolade as the league’s top scorers until the end of the season.

The cheekbones of fate

The cheekbones of fate

Michail Antonio

Antonio has been in and out of the West Ham team this term – and they haven’t suffered too much in his absence.

But could his fitness – and goals – hold the key to the Hammers qualifying for the Champions League.

He certainly won’t be short of a supply line, with Jarrod Bowen, Jesse Lingard and Said Benrahma in decent collective form.

With a trip to Man City next up for David Moyes’ men this weekend, this might not be the best time to pick the Irons – unless you’ve seen something others haven’t…

The deadline to enter Dream Team Selector is this Saturday at 12.15pm – get involved now!