Time for another dose of Fantasy Football Tips to help you dominate Dream Team this season.
Take a gander at our first edition here, although discount the Loris Karius recommendation as he has since been injured in pre-season.
Now get a load of this…
Jurgen Klopp will make the big calls
Forget Christian Benteke, Danny Ings and dare we say even Danny Sturridge. It seems Divock Origi (£3.0m) will be Liverpool’s preferred centre-forward at the start of the season.
The 21-year-old Belgian impressed at the back-end of last campaign and has looked the most willing in pre-season. All the signs point to a starting role come Game Week 1.
Wondering why Virgil van Dijk is so expensive?
Let us fill you in. As you probably know by now, the footballing stat gurus over at WhoScored are taking over Ratings and Star Man.
Last season Virgil van Dijk (£5.0m) was named in their best XI across Europe. The Saints centre-back clearly tickles their fancy.
He won 7 Man of the Matches last campaign so expect a similar haul of Star Man awards this time around.
Stay away from some of the most impressive players in the league
Eric Dier and N’Golo Kante were arguably the two most impressive players last season. But we’ve got to think about things from a fantasy football perspective.
Defensive midfielders don’t rack up big point totals because they’re scoring options are limited. They don’t get credit for clean sheets and they rarely assist or score. It’s only 7+ ratings and Star Man they can realistically aim for.
They’re top players, but you’re better off going for attacking wingers, playmakers and No10s.
If the deal goes through then you’ve got to consider John Stones
If Pep Guardiola does indeed splash the cash on Everton’s ball-playing centre-back then he’s surely worth a spot in at least one of your teams.
Joining Man City would mean John Stones (£3.0m) would suddenly find himself as a starter for the team currently favourites to win the league. Cheap as chips.
You need the £2.0m Chelsea bargain…
Antonio Conte loves himself a bit of Juan Cuadrado (£2.0m). The Colombian winger has been earmarked for a place in Chelsea’s starting line-up making him possibly the best bargain available.
Honestly, he’s worth a punt.
Forget everything you saw at Euro 2016…
Rested, rejuvenated, reignited.
He had a nightmare in France but Harry Kane (£7.0m) is one of very few proven goalscorers at Premier League level.
Plus, he’s got a point to prove. Beware the wounded animal…