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Cesc Fabregas will prove better value than Dimitri Payet this weekend

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The Premier League returns after an international break and every game looks to be crucial as we head into the business end of the season. It also signals the return of DraftKings 1-day Fantasy Football.

Arsenal need nothing more than a win against Watford if they are to keep their title hopes alive while Tottenham face a real test of their credentials away to Liverpool.

Big games inevitably mean big individual performances and here we pick out three men who are likely to shine this Saturday.

Hector Bellerin - $4,200 (Watford @ Arsenal)

Arsenal will have revenge on their mind when Watford arrive at the Emirates Stadium this Saturday. The Glory Hornet Boys, of course, managed to pip the Gunners on their own turf only two weeks ago, knocking them out of the FA Cup with a famous 2-1 quarter-final win.

Bellerin, meanwhile, will have one more reason to inflict some damage on Watford. The Spaniard experienced a difficult spell on loan at Vicarage Road two seasons ago, much of which was spent on the bench. He will be keen to show Watford how much he has improved.

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And the young Spaniard has certainly come a long way. He is now considered to be one of the best right-back's in the Premier League and his stats on DraftKings 1-day fantasy football certainly suggest that.

The 21-year-old has managed 41 DraftKings points in his last three games for the Gunners, which includes three assists and eight crosses. He won six tackles and made nine interceptions across those games, making him a standout performer in March.

He is $500 cheaper than Bournemouth's popular Charlie Daniels and $400 cheaper than Danny Rose, so represents decent value for money considering his recent form. However, be aware; he played the full 180 minutes in two Spain Under-21 internationals last week, so he returns to north London with tired legs.

Cesc Fabregas - $5,700 (Chelsea @ Aston Villa)

Most of the footballing world is current waxing lyrical about Dimitri Payet and there is a very good reason for that. The West Ham midfielder has been superb for both club and country in recent weeks and has scored over 20 DK points in each of his last three games for the Hammers, including a rather ridiculous 43 DK points against Everton.

As a result, and despite his $8,600 price tag, the Frenchman is likely to appear in the majority of DraftKings line-ups, so including him will give you little or no advantage this weekend.

To steal a march on your competitors, Cesc Fabregas looks like the diamond in the rough. At $2,900 cheaper than Payet, the Spaniard comes significantly cheaper and has every chance of outperforming him.

Chelsea travel to Aston Villa this weekend, meaning three points and a glut of goals is almost guaranteed. The Villains are as good as relegated and now managerless. After a frustrating season and pushing for a Europa League place, Fabregas and his Chelsea team-mates will look to stick the boot in.

He himself recently had a terrific game against the Hammers, scoring 33 DK points to bring his season average up to 9.0 fantasy points per game (FPPG). Considering his opponents, he has every chance of replicating a score like that.

Enner Valencia - $5,400 (Crystal Palace @ West Ham)

Valencia is one West Ham player you should be picking. With just four Premier League goals this season, he is hardly the most prolific of strikers but he has a good chance to improve that return against a struggling Crystal Palace.

The Eagles have been in free-fall this year and have a worse record than even Aston Villa over the course of the last 12 games, picking up just three points to Villa's eight. Indeed, they haven't tasted victory in the Premier League since mid-December and could fall into the relegation places if they don't pick one up soon.

But away to West Ham is not where that victory is going to come. The Hammers have been sensational this year and have been particularly formidable at home, winning five of their last six at Upton Park.

Valencia himself is averaging 10.5 FPPG and 12.2 FPPG over his last 10 games. He is much cheaper than the likes of Sergio Aguero ($8,800) and Harry Kane ($8,700) both of whom face tricky away games against Bournemouth and Liverpool respectively.

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