Believe it or not the new Premier League season isn’t far away at all.
And that means fantasy football will be back on the agenda with the Dream Team game for the 2017/18 season set to be the best one yet.
Dream Team 2017/18
When can I sign up?
You can start getting your teams in as early as July 7 2017 – a massive six weeks before the Premier League season even gets underway.
That leaves you an awful long time to deliberate and mull over who your picks might be.
The closing date for the season game, therefore, will be the first day of the campaign on August 12 2017.
What’s different next 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 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.
Who 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.
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.
What other games can I play?
The standard Dream Team season game is your bread and butter, but Dream Team Weekender and Dream Team Europe will also be back in 2017/18.
Weekender sees you pick seven players in the Saturday and Sunday games 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.
- The top 5 goalkeepers this season
- The top 5 defenders this season
- The top 5 midfielders this season
- The top 5 attackers this season
When will player prices be revealed?
Whether it’s Hugo Lloris, Cezar Azpilicueta, Eden Hazard or Alexis Sanchez, every position matters in Dream Team. The prices for all the eligible players on the game will become available around the end of June/start of July.
These player prices will fluctuate on a weekly basis dependent on the form of the players.
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 right here.