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Alex Iwobi, Jordan Henderson, and Eric Bailly to continue fine form this weekend

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Another week of drama in the Premier League is nearly upon us, and in all likelihood, it'll be just as crazy tumultuous as the last. 

Many would argue it is far too early to start talking about title contenders, but it depends on who you ask.

Liverpool will be sure of their credentials after seeing off Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, while Manchester United will be pleading for a little more time before they're written off after two straight successive league defeats.


The spotlight has been so heavily focused on Jose Mourinho's men that some big performances elsewhere have gone under the radar. Arsenal and Spurs are ticking along nicely, while Everton are still flying, even if no-one seems to notice.

There are scores of players to choose from when it comes to picking a DraftKings fantasy football line-up, but here are three in particular who are set to shine again in the latest round of fixtures.

Jordan Henderson

Liverpool's game against Hull City gives us another opportunity to talk about Henderson's screamer against Chelsea. What a hit. However, it's not actually what he's there for, and Jurgen Klopp will no doubt be reminding him to hold the fort against the Tigers.

Coming in at just $4,600 on DraftKings, Henderson is a relatively inexpensive pick, but on the rare occasion he's actually fit, he adds a lot to the midfield.

The Reds skipper is a great interceptor of the ball - with interceptions worth 0.5 points - and despite his injury problems, he's not afraid to tackle either, earning a point a time.

Click here to select Jordan Henderson. 

Eric Bailly

Bailly has looked solid at centre-back in his short Manchester United career so far, which is quite an achievement considering he probably has no idea who his defensive partner will be from one week to the next.

If Bailly can help United to a clean sheet against Leicester, he'll earn 3 fantasy points, but if not, he's set to pick up plenty elsewhere. Tackles are a point apiece, so as long as he can cope with the threat of Jamie Vardy and Islam Slimani, he should do nicely. Jose Mourinho must be praying that the 22-year-old continues his bright start to the season.

Click here to select Eric Bailly.

Alex Iwobi

Alex Iwobi notched up a huge 22.5 fantasy points against Hull thanks to two assists, six shots, and one cross. The only thing missing was a goal, but that should come in good time.

He's fitted into the first team so well that it's easy to forget the Gunners youngster is just 20-years-old.

Arsenal fans will now want to see whether he can do it in the really big games. Performing against Hull is one thing, but changing the game against Chelsea will be a very different kettle of fish. If that goal comes against the Blues, it'd be a huge bonus, not only for his career, but for Arsenal's title aspirations.

Click here to select Alex Iwobi. 

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