The new Premier League season is looming, which means it’s time to seriously start thinking about your fantasy football team.
And while every fantasy manager wants to pick the best players for their team, the reality is that a strict transfer budget means you sometimes need to find a bargain or two to balance your squad.
Dream Team 2017/18
How does the game work?
- This year’s fantasy football game will be absolutely FREE for all players to play
- The total prize pot is an approximated £750,000
- Game Weeks will run from Friday to Thursday
- £50m budget on 11 eligible players
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We all know that picking a solid midfield is crucial to success on fantasy football, but what’s sweeter than getting the very best out of a bargain signing who rakes in the points?
Without further ado, here’s our favourite bargain midfielders on this season’s game, guaranteed to rake in the points but not break the bank.
1 Joe Allen – £2.0m
We were pretty surprised when Liverpool sold Joe Allen to Stoke last summer.
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Despite being one those players who often splits opinion, the Welshman had a fine season for the Reds and was an integral part of Wales’ run to the semi-final of Euro 2016.
And he flourished with the Potters, scoring six goals in the Premier League as he converted from a sideways-passing anchorman to a dynamic box-to-box midfielder.
He notched a decent 96 points on Dream Team too, and is priced at just £2.0m for the upcoming campaign.
Well worth your small change.
2 Robert Snodgrass £2.5m
Robert Snodgrass was the go-to bargain buy on fantasy football last season.
The Scottish attacker notched seven goals for Hull before joining West Ham in January in a tasty £10million deal.
His move to the capital didn’t go to plan though, as he failed to find the find the back of the net for his new employers.
But it’s a new season, and Snoddy has had plenty of time to settle.
And priced at just £2.5m, and with a fine group of players around him, Snodgrass could once again prove to be a shroud signing for your Dream Team.
3 Nacer Chadli £2.0m
West Brom forked out a cool £13million for Nacer Chadli last season, which turned out to be money well spent.
He scored five goals and notched five assists for the Baggies, helping them consolidate a respectable 10th place finish in the Premier League.
While he’s not reaching the dizzy heights of some of his former Tottenham teammates, he’s still a reliable points-scoring option and is an absolute steal at £2.0m.
4 Tom Davies – £2.0m
We sure do love this kid – and you should too.
No one really knew who Tom Davies was this time last year, but in 12 months the youngster has established himself in Everton’s first-team and is largely considered one of the most exciting young midfielders in the league.
If he manages to build on his fantastic season last term, then he could be worth a gamble at just £2.0m.
5 Ander Herrera – £3.0m
That’s right folks, one of the finest creative midfielders in the Premier League is an absolute bargain at £3.0m.
Pretty much Manchester United’s most consistent performer last season, Ander Herrera has all the hallmarks of a world-class midfielder in the making.
He managed seven assists in all competitions last season and was heavily involved in United’s Europa League and EFL Cup successes.
You could certainly do a lot worse than having this guy in your team.
The setup for Dream Team is rather simple – as a manger you get a budget of £50m to spend on your team of 11 players.
Game Weeks will run from Friday to Thursday this season and you’ll be allowed to transfer out players who have already played in that Game Week.
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Each manager gets a maximum of three transfers a month – so it’s important to pay attention to upcoming fixtures.
And if the incentive of beating your mates in our Mini-League system isn’t enough, there’s a whopping £750,000 prizepot at stake too.
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