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Seamus Coleman of Everton celebrates scoring his sides first goal with his Everton team mates during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Everton at Selhurst Park on January 21, 2017 in London, England.

Seamus Coleman: Leading By Example

Seamus Coleman: Leading By Example

Seamus Coleman is in the midst of potentially his most impressive season at Everton and is likewise putting himself into contention as a must-have fantasy option. Position: Defender Fantasy Price: £7.4m (PlayON), £5.6m (FPL) Starts: 19 Goals: 4 Assists: 2   Everton’s long serving full-back has been a highly respected player for a number of seasons, widely

Benteke Finding His Feet Once More

After a year in an Anfield limbo, Christian Benteke is firing Crystal Palace to safety and claiming some scalps along the way. Position: Forward Fantasy Price: £m (PlayON), £m (FPL) Starts: 6 Goals: 3 Assists: 0 Christian Benteke’s brief time at Liverpool is often lazily referred to as a year in the wilderness. It represents a hushed mistake for

Sadio Mané Becoming Main Man at Anfield

Sadio Mane’s start to life with Liverpool has begun in outstanding fashion. Is he now Jurgen Klopp’s most potent weapon? Position: Midfielder Fantasy Price: £12.4m (PlayON), £8.9m (FPL) Starts: 3 Goals: 2 Assists: 1 The latest in a long line of players to make the move from Southampton to Liverpool, Sadio Mane was the Reds’ most expensive signing

Raheem Sterling of England reacts during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group F qualifying match between Slovakia and England at City Arena on September 4, 2016 in Trnava, Slovakia.

Raheem Sterling Repaying Pep Guardiola and Manchester City’s Faith

Raheem Sterling has restarted life in Manchester with some stunning performances this season. Can he make his way into your fantasy line-up. Position: Midfielder Fantasy Price: £10.7m (PlayON), £8.2m (FPL) Starts: 2 Goals: 3 Assists: 1 Following England’s shambolic Euro 2016 exit at the hands of the tournament underdogs, Iceland, public opinion shifted into overdrive. Fans and media

Steve Cook: Bournemouth’s Unlikely Hero

Steve Cook has proved an unlikely hero to Bournemouth’s charge for Premier League safety in recent weeks, with tougher games on the horizon, can he continue? Position: Defender Fantasy Price: £6.8m (PlayON), £4.3m (FPL) Starts: 28 Goals: 3 Clean Sheets: 7 A month ago, Bournemouth looked to be prime contenders for the end of season relegation dogfight. Today they’re looking

Roberto Firmino of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on March 2, 2016 in Liverpool, England.

Roberto Firmino: Red Talisman settling into life at Liverpool

Roberto Firmino came to Liverpool as a supporting act. Seven months later he’s arguably their leading man.   Name: Roberto Firmino Position: Midfielder Fantasy Price: £10.8m (PlayON), £8.1m (FPL) Starts: 18 Goals: 7 Assists: 7 The look of joy plastered on Roberto Firmino’s face as he cradled the ball under his shirt like an expectant mother was the polar opposite of

Fraser Forster of Southampton looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Southampton at the Liberty Stadium on February 13, 2016 in Swansea, Wales.

Can Forster Lead Saints into Europe?

After a lengthy injury setback Fraser Forster has stormed back into Premier League form in 2016. Now in sixth, can he lead the Saints even further up the table?   Name: Fraser Forster Position: Goalkeeper Fantasy Price: £7.1m (PlayON), £5.0m (FPL) Appearances: 6 Clean Sheets: 6 Saves: 17 Fraser Forster has taken a long road to Premier League prominence. Despite

Jermain Defoe: Rolling Back the Years

A few eyebrows were raised when Jermain Defoe returned to the Premier League following a mediocre MLS spell last January. Now he’s rolling back the years and proving those critics wrong. Name: Jermain Defoe Position: Forward Fantasy Price: £7.6m (PlayON), £5.1m (FPL) Appearances: 17 Goals: 9 Assists: 0 Big Sam and little Jermain. If his manager had his pick of strikers in the

King Kante – Signing of the Season?

Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have stolen the headlines with their excellent performances this season, but summer signing N’Golo Kante has been just as vital to Leicester City’s underdog story.   Name: N’Golo Kante Position: Midfield Fantasy Price: £7m (PlayON), £5m (FPL) Appearances: 16 Goals: 1 Assists: 2   With the sale of Claude Makelele to Chelsea in 2003 the last true excess of the original Galactico era was fully indulged