Fantasy Football Dream Team: GW15

Teams to target: Manchester City & Newcastle United

Manchester City vs. Fulham
Fulham aren’t the easiest of opponents; however anything other than a comfortable home win here would be a real surprise.

Manchester City were able to rotate the squad in the Champions League mid-week making the likes of Kevin de Bruyne and Joao Cancelo superb options here.

The duo enjoyed small cameo performances in the win over Sevilla on Wednesday meaning they are certainties to start here, even with Pep roulette.

Erling Haaland was pictured in Thursday’s training session which is a boost to owners; however we will be relying on Guardiola’s comments and a team leak for a guarantee of a start.

With Brentford at home next up, I’d be looking to get a triple up of City assets before the World Cup break.

Southampton vs. Newcastle United
Newcastle United have enjoyed a superb start to the Premier League season, losing just one of their first 13 matches and currently occupy the final Champions League spot.

With five wins and a draw in their last six matches, they are the in-form side in the division. In that period only Manchester City have scored more and no side has conceded less.

Kieran Trippier is in pretty much every FPL side, but given their offensive upturn, it’s probably time to get a forward option.

The form of Miguel Almiron has been incredible and only De Bruyne is the only midfielder on the game with more points than the former Atlanta United man.

Callum Wilson is in good form and returned a huge 19 points last time out at home to Aston Villa and with Ivan Toney banned and Aleksandar Mitrovic facing City, he will be a hugely owned player this week.

Opposition to target: Wolves

Wolves vs. Brighton
Wolves have been a major disappointment this season and only Nottingham Forest are below them in the division.

They’ve always struggled for goals, but a return of six in 13 matches is an incredibly poor return.

Brighton have looked good under new manager Roberto de Zerbi and they finally got the result their performances deserved last time out when they thrashed Chelsea 4-1.

Leandro Trossard is in superb form and he is a really good option for this fixture, whilst a defensive asset is also a good bet given Wolves’ awful attacking returns.

Other options

Leeds United vs. Bournemouth: Rodrigo
Leeds United stunned Liverpool at Anfield last time out, inflicting Virgil van Dijk’s first Premier League home loss as a Red.

Leeds have been unlucky this season, underperforming their XG, but they have a favourable game here as they look to record back to back wins.

Rodrigo scored last time out and although he is an early substitution risk, the fact he’s down as a midfielder when he leads the line increases his appeal.

Nottingham Forest vs. Brentford: Bryan Mbeumo
Brentford travel to face Nottingham Forest without their talisman Toney due to suspension on Saturday.

As a result the pressure is on Bryan Mbeumo to deliver and he has a good record when Toney misses out.

Mbuemo scored one and assisted another in the two games Toney missed last season and as a result he will be on penalties.

GW15 Dream Team: Sanchez; Cancelo, Trippier, Dalot; Rashford, De Bruyne, Trossard, Rodrigo; Haaland (C), Mbeumo, Wilson

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