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Target short-term returns before the international break with players pulling double duty

With plenty of fixtures having already been postponed and more to come, Dream Team gaffers may be uncertain of what fixtures are to be fulfilled before the international break.

Here we layout the September fixtures for each Premier League club and suggest some players who could provide healthy short-term returns.

Man City are one of only three teams set to play twice before the international break

Man City are one of only three teams set to play twice before the international break

Arsenal: Brentford (a)

Man City: Borussia Dortmund (h), Wolves (a)

Spurs: Sporting CP, Leicester (h)

Brighton: None

Man United: Sheriff Tiraspol (a)

Chelsea: Red Bull Salzburg (h)

Liverpool: Ajax (h)

Brentford: Arsenal (h)

Leeds: None

Fulham: Nottingham Forest (a)

Newcastle: Bournemouth (h)

Southampton: Aston Villa (a)

Bournemouth: Newcastle (a)

Wolves: Man City (h)

Crystal Palace: None

Everton: West Ham (h)

Aston Villa: Southampton (h)

West Ham: Silkeborg (a), Everton (a)

Nottingham Forest: Fulham (h)

Leicester: Spurs (a)

It goes without saying that you should transfer out any assets with zero fixtures remaining this month.

That includes Pascal Gross (£3m), who is Dream Team’s outright best midfielder at the time of writing with 41 points.

Wilfried Zaha (£5.3m) and Jack Harrison (£3.5m) are other notable players who have started the campaign well but will now be inactive for three weeks.

Gross has an unexpectedly long break

Gross has an unexpectedly long break

Conversely, it’s probably worth backing players with two fixtures before the Nations League fixtures get underway.

Man City, Spurs and West Ham are the three teams set to pull double duty as it stands.

Dream Team managers hardly need to be persuaded to recruit Etihad residents – Erling Haaland (£8.1m) has 100 points to his name already while Kevin De Bruyne (£7.5m), Joao Cancelo (£7.2m), Ruben Dias (£5.4m) and Phil Foden (£5.5m) are also all among the top five performers in their respective positions.

Similarly, Harry Kane (£7.4m) is a popular, productive asset.

The England captain has scored five goals in seven appearances this term and has 37 points to show for his efforts.

Dream Team gaffers seeking short-term gains would be wise to consider 1.4%-owned Richarlison (£3.9m), who plundered 27 points in Game Week 5.

Additionally, Eric Dier (£4.3m) and Emerson Royal (£3.5m) are both top ten defenders currently – if Spurs could squeeze out a pair of clean sheets before the international break they may well leap into the top three.

Foden could produce healthy returns in the coming days

Foden could produce healthy returns in the coming days

West Ham currently find themselves languishing in the relegation zones and the fact both their remaining September fixtures are away days may perturb some gaffers but Silkeborg and Everton is a relatively favourable double header – the latter are without a win in the league this season.

Jarrod Bowen (£4.3m), Michail Antonio (£4.1m), Pablo Fornals (£3.1m) or Gianluca Scamacca (£2.9m) may be worth a whirl.

Whatever you decide, make sure you double check the latest updates in regards to fixtures as further postponements are possible.