The Premier League season is just days away – meaning fantasy football is very much back on the agenda.
You all need to give yourself a firm pat on the back for getting through the dry, football-free summer months of 2017.
Arsenal and Leicester kick the new campaign off on Friday in an exciting opening game to fill that vast football-shaped hole in your life.
And you’ll need to have your Dream Team ready too, with the game completely free to play this season and the prizepot a massive £750,000.
So which strikers do you need to pick?
Here’s five we believe are pretty much guaranteed to score 20+ goals across the season…
1 Harry Kane – £8m
Captain obvious reporting for duty.
Kane has been prolific for Tottenham since day one of his still fledgling career, proving doubters wrong season after season who felt he was a flash in the pan.
He nicked the Premier League Golden Boot away from Romelu Lukaku last season with 29 goals and he fully deserves to be most expensive player on Dream Team this season at £8m.
2 Alexis Sanchez – £7.5m
Sanchez looks like he’s staying put at Arsenal for another season (perhaps against his own will) after flirting with a move to PSG and Manchester City.
But even if his wishes didn’t materialise, the Chilean forward is a model professional and is still likely to give his all to the cause this season.
Sanchez was the top points scorer on Dream Team last season, bagging 31 goals in all competitions along the way.
3 Romelu Lukaku – £6m
Not only is he a goal machine, Lukaku is cheap as chips comparatively on Dream Team this season.
The new £75m Manchester United hitman scored 25 goals for Everton last term but will be expected to improve on that total with better players around him.
How did Lukaku get on in fantasy football last season?
- 25 goals and six assists
- 7.50 rating on WhoScored – the tenth best in the Premier League
- 247 Dream Team points
- Fancy Lukaku to shine? Get him in your fantasy football team now
He’s looked pretty deadly in pre-season and with United competing on multiple fronts, Lukaku could be your man.
4 Sergio Aguero – £7m
It’s an odd thing in football that one of the Premier League’s most deadly marksmen might not be a guaranteed starter this season.
But even with the presence of Gabriel Jesus at Manchester City, Aguero is still a vital asset for Pep Guardiola and may form a deadly partnership with the Brazilian instead of a case of either or.
The Argentine, despite the reduced first-team appearances, still managed his best scoring season for City last term too.
5 Roberto Firmino – £5.5m
Here’s a left-field shout.
Liverpool tend to play without an out and out striker in Jurgen Klopp’s fluid attacking unit, with Firmino the focal point.
Last season the Brazilian bagged 13 in all competitions, but that total is almost certain to increase this year having been moved to penalty duty by Klopp.
The Reds were awarded the most penalties last season in the Premier League, so with Firmino now in charge from 12 yards his tally could sail pass 20.
What’s different to fantasy football this season?
Well the main change 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 shiny rainbow an eye-popping £750,000.
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
Which fantasy football team names are the most popular?
Team names have become almost as important as picking winning sides in recent years, with the punnier the better the general perspective.
So whether it’s Giroud Sandstorm, Neville Wears Prada or Teenage Mutant Ninja Skrtel, check out our foolproof list to help you decide.
Sign up to play Dream Team now to get those goal machines in your side…