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.
10: Javier Hernandez – £3.5m
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
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
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
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
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?
- 15 goals and four assists from just 14 La Liga starts last season
- 20 goals in all competitions
- WhoScored rating of 7.17 – better than Sergio Ramos and and Karim Benzema
- Fancy him to shine this season? Sign up to get him in your Dream Team now
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
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
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
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
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
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?
- Highest rated player (7.81) in the Premier League last season, beating the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Paul Pogba
- 22 goals and 9 assists in all competitions
- Highest points scoring midfielder on Dream Team with 252 points
- Want him in your fantasy football team this season? Sign up now
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.