The curtain rises on another Premier League season in just over a month, which means fantasy football managers can show their faces again after a derelict summer of next to nothing to do.
And the Dream Team game for the 2017/18 season is all set to be the best one yet.
Dream Team 2017/18
How does the game work?
- This year’s fantasy football game is 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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When does fantasy football start?
Well that’s a rather easy answer – it already has.
The Dream Team game went live on July 7, giving you over four weeks to sign up and mull over what your team will look like before Arsenal and Leicester get the season underway on August 11.
What’s different this season?
Well the main difference between Dream Team this season and last season is that entry is absolutely free for all managers, with the golden prize pot at the end of the shiny rainbow a whopping £750,000.
There’s also a massive shake up on the Game Week front, with Game Weeks running from Friday to Thursday in 2017/18.
Which players should I pick?
Alexis Sanchez was the game’s top points scorer in 2016/17 after a stunning individual season for Arsenal, scoring 29 goals and racking up 13 assists in all competitions.
But the Chilean had the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Sergio Aguero and Christian Eriksen hot on his heels for the accolade.
How did Lukaku get on in fantasy football last season?
Attacking players, by virtue of actually putting the ball in the back of the net, tend to score juicier points wise, but clean sheets are just as important so you can’t neglect the trusty goalkeepers who have been dominating fantasy football either.
Harry Kane has been revealed as the most expensive player on the Dream Team game this season at £8m, with Sanchez (£7.5m), Aguero (£7m) and Eden Hazard (£7m) not far behind.
What other games can I play?
The standard Dream Team season game remains the bread and butter, but Dream Team Weekender and Dream Team Europe are also back in 2017/18.
Weekender sees you pick seven players from just the Saturday and Sunday fixtures on a weekly basis, with smaller cash prizes at stake.
The Europe game will return, as normal, when the Champions League and Europa League reach the knockout stages in February 2018.
Which new players are on the game and how much will they cost?
Premier League clubs have been extremely busy getting deals done already this summer, with some of the fees agreed simply eye-watering.
While Romelu Lukaku’s mega move to Manchester United isn’t likely to be beaten financially, Alexandre Lacazette’s arrival at Arsenal might cause the biggest waves.
What will Lacazette offer on Dream Team?
Liverpool have splashed the cash on former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah while Manchester City, as always, have loosened the purse strings again.
Every new signing will be added to the Dream Team game, with Lacazette priced at an intriguingly cheap £5m.
What else do I need to know?
Remember Dream Team stands above it’s competitors because it factors in every single competition in the season – not just the Premier League.
That means you’ll have to have your wits about you in the League Cup, FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League too when selecting your players.
Head to Head leagues and Mini Leagues will also be back so you can beat your mates and earn those all important bragging rights.
You can stay up to date with all the latest fantasy football news with our fantasy football live blog and sign up to Dream Team for next season below…