The long, agonising wait for the return of the Premier League is at an end.
Friday night brings us Arsenal v Leicester and with it comes the roaring comeback of Dream Team fantasy football.
In fact the Friday night kick-off has the potential to upset a few managers who usually leave submitting their team until the last minute on a Saturday.
It is extremely wise to pick a team right now if you haven’t already.
With the clock ticking now is the time to check your team and make sure you haven’t made any howlers.
And as one last tip, we’re telling you that you absolutely MUST include one player in particular.
Liverpool new boy Mohamed Salah.
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
The rapid Egyptian winger is returning to the Premier League with a point to prove after being let go by Chelsea in 2016.
No player is heading into the season in as good as form as Salah.
The 25-year-old has starred for Liverpool during pre-season, scoring four goals in six games, and has already shown signs that he will fit seamlessly into Jurgen Klopp’s fluid frontline.
His extra pace will be particularly effective at the start of the season when defenders lack match sharpness.
When picking your fantasy football team you should always pick midfielders who are attack-minded.
Salah will be deployed as a wide forward this season but we have him (and Sadio Mane) down as a midfielder — take advantage of this.
Last season the ex-Roma winger scored 19 goals in all competitions and provided 15 assists – only Alexis Sanchez reached double figures for both categories in the Premier League last season.
That represents a shed-load of potential fantasy football points.
Then there’s his price.
Salah will set you back just £4.0m — trust us, that’s a bargain.
That puts him in the same bracket as Aaron Ramsey, Gini Wijnaldum and Michail Antonio.
Salah has the potential to compete with the likes of Dele Alli, Mane and Kevin De Bruyne when it comes to fantasy football this season and those three are all priced at £6.0m.
Dream Team 2017/18
The simple fact is Salah will be a regular starter for an improved team who will be mixing with the league leaders in the first half of the season at least.
He has all the attributes to succeed this season and at £4.0m he’s our standout must-have player for the start of the season.
Feel free to ignore our advice of course, just don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Think you can beat Alan Shearer’s fantasy football team?
The Premier League’s record goalscorer has stuck to his roots, picking both Jonjo Shelvey and Dwight Gayle in his Dream Team.
Shearer clearly fancies Everton to keep it tight at the back with the selection of Michael Keane and Leighton Baines.
He’s also gone for Christian Benteke in attack – a potential wild card depending on Crystal Palace’s success this season.
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