Zlatan Ibrahimovic and duo to shine in the Premier League

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The Premier League is always impossible to predict.

Even those with the foresight to put money on Leicester City last year can't have seriously thought they'd called it, and this season is set to have some surprises of its own.


The only thing that can be guaranteed is goals. Goals, goals, and more goals. Manchester City and Manchester United have been the big spenders this summer which makes them huge contenders for the title, but realistically, there are at least five or six teams in with a shout if their main men perform as they can.

Going into the opening weekend, here are three players who can help their teams get off to the perfect start. Incidentally, that also makes them rather good choices for this week's DraftKings fantasy football contests.

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

Last season was all about the battle between Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy, but Sergio Aguero won't be happy to sit in the shadows much longer.

With all the hype surrounding the England pair, it's easy to forget that Kun found the back of the net 24 times last season. That feat saw him average an impressive 12.4 Fantasy Points per Game (FPPG) and under Pep Guardiola, the consensus is that he's just going to get better - if that's even possible.

The Argentinian may be approaching his late twenties, but he's showing no signs of slowing down. Aguero also draws plenty of fouls, which are worth +1 fantasy point each, and he’s almost a complete package as far as fantasy centre-forwards are concerned.

Click here to select Sergio Aguero. 

Ahmed Musa (Leicester)

They say you can't tell an awful lot from pre-season, but if Ahmed Musa's brace against Barcelona is anything to go by, Leicester fans can start getting excited. Very excited.


This summer was all about Claudio Ranieri holding onto his best players, but he's also brought in a pretty nifty addition in the shape of the Nigeria international.

13 goals for CSKA Moscow last season would suggest the first 10 fantasy points won’t be far away, but it just remains to be seen how he adapts to the Premier League.

Click here to select Ahmed Musa. 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United)

Will Zlatan arrive like a king and leave like a legend just like he did at PSG? The Swedish superstar might only be at Old Trafford for a single season, but he's already made his mark by scoring the winning goal in the Community Shield.

The only real downside to his style of play is that his size can make him a little clumsy at times, with yellow cards carrying a penalty of -1.5 fantasy points.

That's more than a price worth paying if you want goals. The maverick's last season in Paris saw him bag a half-century of them. Ibra's ego has seen him dubbed a selfish player at times, but that's not really the case, as he created 16 goals for his team-mates in 2015/2016, assists worth +6 fantasy points each.

Jose Mourinho bringing him in on a free transfer has to be the bargain of the summer.

Click here to select Zlatan Ibrahimovic. 

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