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Chelsea v Liverpool fantasy football tips: Which forwards should you select in your side?

Robbie Purves | September 16, 2016

Friday night football is back with a bang, as two of the Premier League’s most exciting teams go head to head in an encounter that features a plethora of attacking talents.

It’s unlikely fantasy managers will be able to afford the complete forward line of these teams, so Coral have picked out some Chelsea v Liverpool fantasy football tips to help you decide who to pick.

Sadio Mane (£8.9m)

Fleetwood Town v Liverpool - Pre-Season Friendly - Highbury Stadium

Liverpool summer signing Mane has hit the ground running since his £34m transfer from Southampton, and already has an incredible two goals and an assist in three league games this term.

Mane has racked up 20 points so far this season and looks set to continue his fine form at Stamford Bridge.

Jurgen Klopp’s trusty attacker managed to get on the scoresheet on his last league visit to the home of the Blues and also chipped in with an assist.

Diego Costa (£9.8m)

Chelsea v Paris Saint Germain - UEFA Champions League - Round of Sixteen - Second Leg - Stamford Bridge

Antonio Conte’s in form, if somewhat controversial frontman Costa has totted up 27 fantasy points thus far, and rewarded many that switched him in for the injured Sergio Aguero last weekend.

Brazil-born Spain striker Costa is the league’s joint leading scorer this campaign, has four in as many games and bagged a brace in his last outing.

With just one goal in four appearances against the Anfield outfit, could this be the day he excels against the Reds? He is 4/1 to net first tonight.

Philippe Coutinho (£8.1m)

Liverpool v Barcelona - Pre-Season Friendly - Wembley Stadium

With 20 fantasy points to his name, Brazil playmaker Coutinho scored twice at the Bridge last term and looks likely to regain his place in Liverpool’s starting XI.

In four Premier League games, he has amassed two goals – coming against Arsenal away. Coutinho has a habit of dazzling in important games and netted twice at the Bridge last season.

Eden Hazard (£10.3m)

Soccer - UEFA Euro 2016 - Qualifying - Group B - Belgium v Israel - King Baudouin Stadium

Perhaps the man that has benefitted most from Conte’s arrival, former PFA Player of the Year and Belgium international Hazard is back to his brilliant best.

Since the start of the season, Hazard has found the net twice and has four in nine encounters against the Merseyside club.

With Klopp’s vulnerability down both flanks, expect Hazard to run riot.

Roberto Firmino (£8.4m)

Manchester City v Liverpool - Barclays Premier League - Etihad Stadium

After a slow start to life at Anfield, false number nine Firmino has become a key cog in Klopp’s contingent.

With two goals and an assist this season, collecting 24 fantasy points, Firmino could be great value to have a hand in any Reds success tonight.

The Brazilian chipped in with an assist away against the Blues last term and could be in line to make his mark against a side that conceded twice to Swansea last time out.

Firmino is 9/4 to lead Liverpool to an away win tonight.

Willian (£7.4m)

AFC Bournemouth v Chelsea - Barclays Premier League - Vitality Stadium

Free-kick specialist Willian hasn’t had a particularly stellar start to the season and has only one goal against Liverpool in his previous eight match ups.

However, you would have to fancy Willian against any left back Liverpool throw at him, be it James Milner or Alberto Moreno, whose lapses in concentration have cost him his place for much of this term.

Hard-working winger Willian has an assist to his name this term and could be about to add to his tally tonight.

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