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Fantasy AnalysisOrigi made an international name for himself after displacing Romelu Lukaku in Belgium's starting XI at the World Cup this summer, scoring a late winner against Russia in the group stage. At just 19 years old, Origi will get another year of consistent first team football in France before fighting for a spot in the starting XI at Anfield next season.
Fantasy AnalysisAyew had been with Marseille for eight years, but spent last season on loan at Sochaux, where he scored five goals in 17 appearances. Ayew, a member of Ghana's World Cup squad earlier this summer, was struggling to get consistent playing time at Marseille and will be hoping he can make more of an impact for Lorient.
Fantasy AnalysisThere was talk before the World Cup that Falcao would be able to play in the tournament for Colombia, but he was eventually left off the team due to lack of match fitness, and not specifically his knee. He has been heavily linked with Real Madrid this summer despite signing with Monaco just last summer for €60 million. Whenever he does return to full fitness, he will likely be near the top of the Ligue 1 goal-scoring chart.
Fantasy AnalysisAurier enjoyed a breakout campaign for Toulouse last season, racking up six goals and six assists from his right-back position. The 21-year-old Ivorian's attacking prowess was also on display during the World Cup and now Aurier is poised to sign with PSG before the French Champions embark on a pre-season trip to Hong Kong on Friday. With Christophe Jallet seemingly on the way out of Paris, Aurier figures to start immediately after his 8-10 million euro transfer is completed.
Fantasy AnalysisLille were apparently hesitant to part with their 19 year old striker, but Liverpool have indicated they are willing to loan him back to the French side for the upcoming season. Origi was impressive for Belgium during the World Cup, even displacing Romelu Lukaku in the starting XI. While he could be a contributor for the Reds down the line, his short-term EPL fantasy value is very limited.
Fantasy AnalysisLuiz has now scored in back-to-back matches for Brazil, after he netted against Mexico in the quarterfinals. Despite the goal, his defensive abilities will be heavily tested against Germany in the semifinals, as Brazil will be without Thiago Silva, who picked up his second yellow card of the tournament Friday.
Fantasy AnalysisSilva got the card for running into Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina as he was trying to punt the ball out, a remarkably dumb foul for a player already on one yellow card. Brazil advanced to the semis, but it will have to try to reach the final without one of their starting centerbacks.
Fantasy AnalysisLavezzi has been a solid contributor for Argentina and could really benefit from more playing time with Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain. Aguero could be out for the entire World Cup with his latest issue, leaving Lavezzi with plenty of fantasy value potential from here on out.
Fantasy AnalysisLukaku has struggled mightily in Belgium's two games in Brazil, and Origi could find himself in the starting XI on Thursday against Korea Republic.