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Fantasy football tips: The 5 biggest January transfers so far and what they mean for your side

These players have all made a January switch and they could be crucial to scooping up those valuable points in the second half of the season

January is an interesting time for fantasy football managers.

Deals are made and players are brought either as immediate fixes or opportunistic grabs (ahem, Jose Mourinho).

As a fantasy manager its always a gamble to get a January transfer into your team because you never know how they will get on in the half of a season that is left.

Well, luckily for you, we have put together a list of the five most important winter transfers so far and who will have the biggest impact on your team.


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1 Theo Walcott (Everton)

Cant wait to pump the ball into the crowd from the right win at Goodison Park

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Cant wait to pump the ball into the crowd from the right win at Goodison Park

The former Gunner has been suffering the B-team under Wenger this season but a move to Goodison Park could provide a new lease of life.

Less than 1% of managers have selected Walcott so far, but that could all change now he will likely start every week.

The 29-year-old has already picked up 58 points this season, mostly from cup games, and has held his price over the season despite only making 15 appearances in all competitions.

He comes with a fairly hefty price tag of £5.1million but we see goals and assists for Walcott during his time at Everton.

2 Adrien Silva (Leicester City)

Coming to a midfield near you VERY SOON

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Coming to a midfield near you VERY SOON

The Foxes actually thought they had signed the Portuguese international in the summer but after missing the deadline by 14 seconds they had to wait until January to make it official.

The European Championship winner has only played four Premier League minutes for Leicester so far, but he picked up three points in his last outing against Fleetwood Town.

Leicester are hitting their straps in the league and the beauty of picking Silva is twofold.

Firstly, He only costs £2.4million and secondly, not a single other Dream Team manager has selected the midfielder.


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3 Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)

van Dijk will get you points at both ends of the pitch

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van Dijk will get you points at both ends of the pitch

Like we’ve told you before, van Dijk could be the ultimate fantasy football hack.

The £75million man could be the leader that Liverpool have been craving at the back.

He started his Liverpool career off with a bang, scoring eight points with a late winner on his debut against Everton.

The big Dutchman is a relative steal at £3.2million, but you better be quick as he was the most transferred in player last game week.

4 Ross Barkley (Chelsea)

We can’t wait to see Barkley back to his best

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We can’t wait to see Barkley back to his best

A lot of people have questioned Barkley’s intentions for his move to Chelsea.

He left his boyhood club to move to London to a side that has quite a lot of midfield options.

Nevertheless, Barkley is a real talent and if he can break his way into Antonio Conte’s side you could be looking at a gamebreaker for the second half of the season.

Chelsea have a favourable run in the league until they meet Barcelona in the Champions League last-16 in February.

It could be the perfect time for Conte to blood Barkley and you can get him in for £4million.

 5 Cenk Tosun (Everton)

He won’t struggle to adapt to the Premier League

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He won’t struggle to adapt to the Premier League

We are not telling you to get this man into your team right now, but do it. Right now.

Sam Allardyce has always liked a big man up top and despite the 4-0 thumping at Spurs in his first game, the Turk was very impressive leading the line by himself.

At £4million Tosun costs the same as Michy Batshuayi but is almost guaranteed to get more time on the pitch and be involved in more goals and assists than the Belgian.

0.2% of you wily Dream Team managers have already drafted Tosun and we tip our caps to you.