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Fantasy football: 7 reasons why you HAVE to play Dream Team this season

Believe it or not, a rare summer devoid of football is nearly over with the return of the Premier League and fantasy football campaigns on the horizon.

Top-flight clubs return for pre-season training this week gearing up for what has all the hallmarks of being the most exciting season yet in 2017/18.

Paul Pogba will be a popular fantasy football pick this season

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Paul Pogba will be a popular fantasy football pick this season

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

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP TO DREAM TEAM

And at Dream Team, we can guarantee this season’s fantasy football game is bigger and better than ever.

So why should you play with us?

1 The prize pot is a massive £750k

That’s a life-changing amount of money and it could be yours by doing what you love more than anything – watching and deconstructing football.

2 It’s completely free to play this season

In previous years the massive Dream Team jackpot was only available to those who paid to play.

This year that’s changed, meaning every game player has the opportunity to pocket the money for absolutely nothing.

Dele Alli wheels away after netting the opener for Spurs against Arsenal

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Tottenham were the top scorers in the Premier League last season

3 Every match involving a Premier League team is important

The official Premier League fantasy football game is good, but does it incorporate those equally important European and domestic cup games too? No.

That’s where we’re better, with Champions League, Europa League, League Cup and FA Cup matches all factored into our scoring system.

This means you don’t have to wait for Premier League fixtures to come round and have to stay on red alert 24/7.

Winning another FA Cup won't hide the problems at Arsenal

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FA Cup matches play a crucial part in Dream Team too

4 European competitions come to fantasy football

While Champions League and Europa League matches are included in the traditional Dream Team Season game, Dream Team Europe will return at the beginning of 2018 too.

That means you’ll get the chance to pick the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and, er, Memphis Depay should you want to.

Cristiano Ronaldo needs one more Ballon d'Or to equal Lionel Messi's record total

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You can pick this man in Dream Team Europe

5 Dream Team Weekender offers something very different

If the longevity of the marathon that is the season game isn’t for you, then Dream Team Weekender might be right up your street.

Each weekend the game refreshes, allowing you to pick seven players purely from that Game Week’s fixtures, with some tidy prize pots on offer again too.

6 Pick all the best new players

Premier League clubs are being linked with the best players on the planet this summer.

We’ve already seen the arrivals of the likes of Bernardo Silva and Mohamed Salah while Alexandre Lacazette seems close to completion too.

All the biggest and best new signings will be available for selection.

What will Liverpool new boy Salah bring to Dream Team?

  • 15 goals and 11 assists in Serie A for Roma last season
  • Had a higher rating (7.48) than Paulo Dybala (7.46) in Italy last season
  • Quick, nippy winger with a point to prove after failed spell at Chelsea
  • Get him in your Dream Team now

7 Compete against your mates for bragging rights

Fantasy football is ultimately all about strolling into your office on Monday morning with that beaming look on your face knowing you’re the king.

Dream Team’s mini-leagues allow you to set up exclusive divisions just for you and your mates to see who really is the fantasy football expert.

When can I sign up?

You can start getting your teams in as early as July 7 2017 – some five weeks before the Premier League season gets underway.

That gives you an awfully long time to monitor the transfer market and choose your team accordingly, with Silva the first major coup of the summer after his £43m move to Manchester City.

Can’t wait for the new season? Keep up to date with all the latest fantasy football updates with our live blog.

You can also pre-register for the Dream Team game below…