Fantasy Football Tips: Popular Premier League players to DITCH from your team

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Fantasy football can be a cruel mistress.

Just months ago some of this lot were tearing it up, their names in shining lights.

But Dream Team players don’t need patience; they need results.

With fresh new March transfers dropping on Friday, here’s five fairly popular players you should consider ditching who could also free up some decent wedge.


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Fantasy Football Tips: Popular Premier League players to ditch

1 Willian (13.7%)

Barcelona really wanted to pay £60m for him…
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Weird one is our Willian.

Brilliant one day, missing in action the next – and that isn’t a recipe for Dream Team success.

He’s only contributed a goal or assist in seven of his last 25 appearances in all competitions, which just isn’t good enough for Chelsea’s level.

2 Kieran Trippier (20.6%)

World Cup hangover
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Just 21 points from Spurs’ last 13 games for Tripps, with that World Cup semi-final free kick looking a long way away now.

Caught out defensively and duly dropped for the win over Borussia Dortmund last week, with Serge Aurier preferred.

Trippier hasn’t contributed an assist since early November.

3 Marcos Alonso (19.7%)

Marcos Alonso has urged Callum Hudson-Odoi to reject the advances of Bayern Munich
Fall from grace
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Blimey, what a fall from grace.

Alonso was a shoo-in as a defender at the start of the season, a constant goal threat and a key cog in a typically stoic defence.

Fast forward seven months or so and he’s been benched for Emerson Palmieri after some incredibly suspect performances.


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4 Harry Maguire (12.6%)

New manager, new man?
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Slabhead has suffered individually from the collective doom and gloom at Leicester.

The Foxes are without a win since New Year’s Day and haven’t kept a clean sheet since that win at Everton either.

A fresh start under Brendan Rodgers may chance his fortunes, but Rodgers has never been known for his defensive solidity so Maguire and co. should still leak goals.

5 Mo Salah (62.9%)

Mo Salah shows his frustration as Liverpool looked the greater threat but still had to settle for a first-leg draw
Stick or twist?

Interesting one, this.

Salah has drawn blanks in six of Liverpool’s nine games in 2019 so far and has only three non-penalty goals since before Christmas.

He’s been off colour but the Reds have a more favourable run, with Watford, Everton, Burnley and Fulham their next four league opponents – and the Egyptian tends to fill his boots against the lesser lights.

Yet at a punchy £7.8m, selling Salah could free up funds to bring back a fully fit Harry Kane who LOVES scoring against Chelsea and Arsenal.

Do you stick or twist with the most popular player on the game?




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