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Check out my team below for this weekend’s Weekly Monster! You can build your own team using this link! Remember, for the Weekly Monster, only 11 players are needed. There are no subs, but don’t worry! With FanTeam’s brilliant new addition of the Safety Net, whereby if a player does not feature he is automatically replaced by a player from the same team at the same or equal price, Pep Guardiola’s selection headaches will not affect you! The Saturday lunch time kick off is always excluded – nobody wants their gameweek ruined before the Saturday afternoon fixtures kick off!

Here’s my team for this weekend:

Goalkeeper

Dean Henderson – £8.0m (Sheffield United – home to Burnley)

With the exception of his howler against Liverpool earlier this season, the young Englishman on loan from Manchester United has been in sparkling form between the sticks for the Blades. Coupled with the fact that Sheffield United have had a sturdy defence, particularly at home, do not be surprised if Henderson comes away with some big points against a Burnley side that isn’t exactly free scoring.

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 21: Dean Henderson of Sheffield United celebrates after his teams victory in the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Arsenal FC at Bramall Lane on October 21, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Defenders

Lewis Dunk – £8.3m (Brighton – home to Norwich)

Dejan Lovren – £7.8m (Liverpool – away to Aston Villa)

Aaron Cresswell – £7.2m (West Ham – home to Newcastle)

My belief that you should never spend big on the defence in fantasy football rings true once again with these three bargain picks! Norwich have been awful on the road this season, and I can’t see them picking up a positive result against a Brighton side who will look to pick off the terrible Canaries defence. Dunk’s presence at set pieces make him an easy choice for this week.

While Liverpool haven’t exactly been rock solid at the back, selecting a guaranteed starting in Dejan Lovren for such a small fee against a side 15th in the table seems like a no-brainer, right? The Croat has his moments – good and bad – but Liverpool should be able to keep a clean sheet on Saturday, with Lovren hopefully playing a starting role.

Aaron Cresswell’s free kick and corner taking ability make him a fantastic choice at just £7.2m. Against a Newcastle side who seldom find the back of the net, the left-back was one of the first names on my teamsheet for this week.

Midfielders

Raheem Sterling – £13.9m (Manchester City – home to Southampton)

Nicolas Pepe – £11.9m (Arsenal – home to Wolves)

Dwight McNeil – £6.9m (Burnley – away to Sheffield United)

Adama Traore – £6.4m (Wolves – away to Arsenal)

Raheem Sterling, my captain, picks himself. He makes it impossible not to have him in your side with his goalscoring ability and improved qualities as a playmaker. Oh, and do you need reminding that his opponents for this weekend, Southampton, conceded 9 (NINE) goals last weekend? Expect City to reach double figures, with Sterling scoring five.

Nicolas Pepe finally announced himself for Arsenal with two stunning free kicks in the Europa League last weekend. Wolves have struggled to reach the highs of last season and seem to have lost both their attacking verve and their defensive solidity. If Pepe starts, which I believe he will, given his midweek absence, then he should contribute attacking returns.

Dwight McNeil is in because he is cheap and seems like the only person capable of picking up an assist for Burnley. If they don’t score against Sheffield United then I get the clean sheet points from Henderson in goal. If they do score then McNeil will likely be involved.

Adama Traore is in simply because the last time Wolves played away at a top six club, he scored two superb breakaway goals at the Etihad. Maybe history can repeat itself? Probably not but he is cheap as chips and worth a punt at just £6.4m.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Etihad Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Forwards

Harry Kane – £9.6m (Tottenham Hotspur – away to Everton)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – £12.3m (Arsenal – home to Wolves)

Wilfried Zaha – £6.8m (Crystal Palace – home to Leicester)

Yes, Spurs have been awful of late, but Spurs’ excellent record against Everton and the fact that Marco Silva is one of the favourites to be sacked next in the Premier League mean that Harry Kane is a very intriguing pick at such a low price. He just always bags and expect this weekend to be no different.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang just oozes class. The pace, the control and the finishing prowess that he possesses is matched by few in world football. Hopefully him and Pepe can combine all day long against a struggling Wolves side.

Wilfried Zaha is the best budget option up front for this week. Even though he is playing high flying Leicester, he remains Palace’s biggest threat and is due a goal to match his threatening performances for the Eagles.

What are your thoughts on my team? Remember to sign up for FanTeam’s free roll event here, or if you want to win BIG then sign up for the Weekly Monster using this link! Looking forward to seeing you on the pitch – may the best manager win!

Dan Walker

21. Spanish and Economics student at University of Leeds. Jurgen Klopp worshipping Liverpool fan passionate about all things sport. Sub-editor and part of the 90MAAT analysis and transfers sub-teams.

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Premier League Table

# Team MP W D L P
1 Everton 6 4 1 1 13
2 Liverpool 6 4 1 1 13
3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 7 4 1 2 13
4 Aston Villa 5 4 0 1 12
5 Leicester City 6 4 0 2 12
6 Tottenham Hotspur 6 3 2 1 11
7 Leeds United 6 3 1 2 10
8 Southampton 6 3 1 2 10
9 Crystal Palace 7 3 1 3 10
10 Chelsea 6 2 3 1 9
11 Arsenal 6 3 0 3 9
12 West Ham United 6 2 2 2 8
13 Manchester City 5 2 2 1 8
14 Newcastle United 6 2 2 2 8
15 Manchester United 5 2 1 2 7
16 Brighton & Hov… 6 1 2 3 5
17 West Bromwich Albion 6 0 3 3 3
18 Burnley 5 0 1 4 1
19 Sheffield United 6 0 1 5 1
20 Fulham 6 0 1 5 1

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