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Fantasy football: The best NEW players to pick this season

It may only be July but with the new football season kicking off next month, now is a great time to start building your fantasy football side.

To get you thinking, we’ve compiled a list of the top ten new players available for you to choose from as you look to beat the competition.

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10: Javier Hernandez – £3.5m

Javier Hernandez spoke of how pleased he was to return to the Premier League

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Javier Hernandez spoke of how pleased he was to return to the Premier League

The former Manchester United favourite is back in the Premier League and his return has set tongues wagging amongst fantasy football experts.

At a considerably low price given his prolific career so far, Hernandez could be a vital asset this season before his price rockets.

9: Matt Ritchie- £3m

Matt Ritchie laps up thee praise after restoring the lead for Newcastle early in the second period

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Ritchie was one of the best players in the Championship

After a pacey set-piece specialist but strapped for cash? Ritchie is your man.

The Newcastle winger has a tendency to pop up with important goals – he scored 12 last season as Toon bounced back to the top flight, and with an average WhoScored rating of 7.2, is an absolute steal.

8: Anthony Knockaert- £3m

Knockaert won PFA Player of the Year in the Championship

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Knockaert won PFA Player of the Year in the Championship

At the same price, Brighton’s French defender is a tenacious full-back who may well bag you some well needed points.

He played in every Championship game but two last season as the Seagulls flew up to the top flight, and his average rating of 7.6 is sure to bring in the goods.

7: Antonio Rudiger- £3.5m

Technical Director Michael Emenalo admits hes delighted to have Rudiger on board

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Rudiger will bolster Chelsea’s defensive options

Chelsea’s unveiling of their new German defender may have been embarrassing, but at just £3.5m the 24 year-old is a cheap and reliable bet at the heart of your defence.

And over 8% of Dream Team players clearly think so too after picking him in their sides.

He made 41 appearances for club and country last year as he caught the eye of Europe’s top clubs.

6: Alvaro Morata- £5m

Conte worked with Morata for the first time yesterday

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Morata could be Chelsea’s number nine this season

Everyone has to have some big hitters in their team, and Chelsea’s new main man is one unlikely to break the bank.

What could Morata bring to fantasy football?

The Spanish striker impressed on his return to Real Madrid after a successful loan at Juventus, so will he be your big game player?

12% of players so far are confident his average rating of 7.0 is enough.

5: Aaron Mooy- £2.5m

Huddersfield broke the bank to snap up Aaron Mooy from Manchester City following his successful loan spell

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Mooy has returned to Huddersfield on a permanent basis

It may be well worth taking a punt for Huddersfield’s Aussie midfielder – he made 45 appearances for the Terriers last season, bagging him an impressive 7.0 average rating.

He may well be a cheaper alternative to the big midfielders but could score you easy points with consistent performances.

4: Alexandre Lacazette- £5m

Wenger has already proved his intent for change by signing Alexandre Lacazette

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Lacazette looks the part in Arsenal colours

Selected by over 30% of Dream Team players so far, Arsenal’s new French striker is a popular choice but one guaranteed to provide you with points.

He boasts an average rating of 7.6 and scored on his Gunners’ debut in pre-season. Will you take a gamble on him?

3: Victor Lindelof- £4m

Victor Lindelof has also been able to make his debut for United in their

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Lindelof is likely to start at centre-back alongside Eric Bailly

Manchester United’s new recruit has struggled in pre-season but at just 24 years-old, made 32 appearances for Benfica last year as he lifted the Portuguese title.

He may well complete your defence and won’t set you back too much.

2: Mohamed Salah- £4m

Mohamed Salah scored Liverpool's equaliser after just 20 minutes

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Salah has scored twice in three appearances for Liverpool so far

Chelsea rejects have done alright of late, and in Mohamed Salah Liverpool may have another one destined to succeed away from West London.

The Egyptian scored 15 goals for Roma last year; scoring him a 7.4 average rating. Can he finally succeed in the Premier League as part of your team?

1: Bernardo Silva- £4.5m

Silva tore City apart when he played against them for Monaco

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Silva tore City apart when he played against them for Monaco

On the other side of town, City’s successor to David Silva isn’t cheap but is likely to score you big points.

He registered 61 appearances in all comps last season, scoring 11 goals and picking up 10 assists.

Could he pull the strings for you?

How does fantasy football work?

The setup for Dream Team is rather simple – as a manger you get a budget of £50m to spend on your team of 11 players.

Game Weeks will run from Friday to Thursday this season and you’ll be allowed to transfer out players who have already played in that Game Week.

How did Hazard perform in fantasy football last season?

Each manager gets a maximum of three transfers a month – so it’s important to pay attention to upcoming fixtures.

And if the incentive of beating your mates in our Mini-League system isn’t enough, there’s a whopping £750,000 prizepot at stake too.

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.