The new Premier League season is hovering in the distance – which means fantasy football is back with a bang.
The biggest clubs in the land are busy away working on deals ahead of the new season, with some mouthwatering signings already through the door.
Dream Team 2017/18
How does the game work?
- This year’s fantasy football game will 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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And that means Dream Team– the UK’s biggest fantasy football game – is set to be bigger and better than ever.
So without further ado, here are just some of the players that might tickle your fancy this season.
The obvious choice is Spurs man Hugo Lloris, who conceded just 24 goals last season, with only nine of those coming at White Hart Lane. However, no one knows how Spurs’ home form will be effected by their temporary move to Wembley next season (remember their Champions League run?) so be mindful of that fantasy managers.
If you want guaranteed consistency, then look no further than Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois, who could have an even better defence in front of him next season (if he doesn’t move to Madrid).
But if you’re looking for a bargain option, then how about Burnley’s Tom Heaton? The England shot-stopper made 141 saves last season, the most of anyone in the top-flight, keeping 10 clean sheets in the process.
If you fancy reliability, look no further than Cesar Azpilicueta. ‘Dave’ was last season’s finest points scorer, and with Chelsea returning to the Champions League next season, the Spaniard will have more opportunities to pick up points.
Keep one eye on Virgil van Dijk during the off-season, with the flying Dutchman potentially move to top four side, while pacy full-back Danny Rose will hopefully be fit and ready to get forward down Spurs’ left flank and could bring in plenty of clean sheets a few tasty assists.
While N’Golo Kante and Victor Wanyama are the midfield warriors many managers can only dream of, they’re not exactly prolific points scorers for Dream Team.
Which brings us to midfield showman Christian Eriksen, who topped our midfield points ranking last season and we don’t see why he wouldn’t be a consistent performer next term.
Or if you want a goal-scorer, then Sadio Mane could be a decent pick. The winger (when he’s fit) can be a match-winner for Liverpool, and could be a vital for their season in the Champions League.
Fancy an outsider? Expect Everton youngster Tom Davies to be involved even more for the Toffees next season, with his pace and movement likely to only get better during their Premier League and Europa League runs.
How did Pogba perform in fantasy football last season?
- Third-highest rated player (7.72) in the Premier League last season, behind only Eden Hazard and Alexis Sanchez
- Consistent points scorer throughout the Premier League season
- Scored 236 points on Dream Team last season, the third-highest for a midfielder
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Here’s the real bread and butter of every Dream Team line-up; the guys up front.
These are the ones who will score your goals – so who better to start with than Harry Kane?
The big Spurs man won the Premier League Golden Boot award for a second consecutive season, and ended last season in fine form.
The other obvious name is Alexis Sanchez, who topped the Dream Team points table with a cool 340 points. The Arsenal man gives you goals and assists, with 30 goals and 13 assists in all competitions last season.
That’s if he stays with the Gunners, mind.
If it’s an underdog you like, then why not go for Josh King?
The Bournemouth man bagged an impressive 16 goals last season, and might find himself moving to a bigger club next season, with Spurs a possible destination.
Who are the most picked players so far?
Hundreds of thousands of managers have already signed up to play and their picks so far have given an indication of which players are likely to be the most popular this season.
An astonishing 60% of Dream Team players have picked Romelu Lukaku so far, with the new Manchester United striker well ahead of Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli in second and third place respectively.
Last season’s top points scorer Alexis Sanchez, perhaps as a result of his ongoing transfer rumblings, barely makes the top 20…
Team names have become almost as important as picking winning sides in recent years, with the punnier the better the general perspective.
So whether it’s Giroud Sandstorm, Neville Wears Prada or Teenage Mutant Ninja Skrtel, check out our foolproof list to help you decide.
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