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Premier League Fantasy Football 17/18

The Premier League is finally back after it’s summer break and with it is the return of the Fantasy Premier League. The Fantasy Premier League gives us all chance to build our own sides and pit our wits against friends and fellow fans. Below we’ll give you three tips for the upcoming game-week of the Fantasy Premier League.

Gameweek 28 Tips

Defence – Harry Maguire v Stoke City (£5.5m)

At the back we’ve gone for England international Harry Maguire, who’s enjoying a magnificent season at Leicester City. The 24 year-old moved to the King Power Stadium for around £17m last summer in a move that initially raised eyebrows due to the big fee, but he’s proved all his doubters from and looked like a real coup for the Foxes, putting in several commanding performances making him one of their most consistent performers. He’s one of a few players in the top flight to have played every minute of every game this season so he’s a good pick for your side, knowing that he’s almost definitely going to feature. Maguire has been part of a backline that’s kept seven clean sheets and he’s also productive going forward, contributing six goals (2G 4A) which is one of the highest totals in the top flight. Only nine defenders have accumulated more points over the course of the campaign than Maguire and we think at £5.5m he’s an excellent option for your side.

Harry Maguire

Midfield – Pascal Gross v Swansea City (£5.9m)

Our next pick comes in the form of Brighton midfielder Pascal Gross who’s enjoying an impressive debut season in English football. The German was brought in last summer for around £4m which looks like one of the biggest bargains in the Premier League, with him excelling in the middle of the park for the Seagulls. The 26 year-old brings creativity, vision and guile to the Brighton midfield and he’s been a massive part of the success that they’ve enjoyed this season. He’s contributed a total of eleven Premier League goals over the course of the campaign (5G 6A) which makes him an integral part of Chris Hughton’s side, also meaning he’s aa god source of points. Only six midfielders have picked up more than him, with his total of 122 representing unbelievably good value for money.

Pascal Gross

Attack – Roberto Firmino v West Ham

The final selection is the most expensive one, with us opting for in-form Liverpool man Roberto Firmino. The Brazilian is a big part of one of Europe’s most prolific forward lines, with him currently enjoying the most prolific campaign of his career to date. So far the 26 year-old has twelve goals and six assists to his name in 23 league starts for the Reds, making him one of the divisions most productive players in terms of goal contribution. He comes into game week 28 in lethal form, scoring five & assisting three times in his last seven appearances in all competitions and we’re expecting him to really enjoy himself against West Ham. Liverpool are yet to be beaten at Anfield in the Premier League this season and they’ve scored thirteen goals in their last four outings there, so expect to see Firmino raking in plenty of points next Saturday.

Roberto Firmino

Free Hit

This years fantasy football has a new feature added in. The “Free Hit” chip replaces last season’s “All Out Attack” chip to sit alongside the Wildcard, the Triple Captain and Bench Boost. It can only be used once a season and allows for unlimited transfers in a single Gameweek. Managers can replace their entire squad for that Gameweek but their 15-man squad of the Gameweek before returns for the next deadline. For example, if the Free Hit chip is played leading up to Gameweek 2, once the deadline has passed, you will see the points scored by your new squad via the points tab.

So, now it’s down to you to decide how you’re going to use it. Are you going to use it to ride out a couple of injuries and suspensions you’ve got? Or are you going to use it on a double Gameweek to maximise potential points to take you further up the leaderboard?

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