Two of life’s great luxuries – the Premier League and fantasy football- are finally back in our lives.
Unlike most double acts- peanut butter and jam sandwiches, macaroni and cheese- it’s impossible to have too much of the Premier League and fantasy football.
But in order for you to get the maximum enjoyment, we want to guide you on the right path.
So we’ve run the facts and figures through our fantasy football super computer to find out where you’re all going wrong.
One burning question stands out.
Why is everyone ignoring an Argentina international who has won two Serie A titles, a Coppa Italia and an Italian Super Cup?
We’re talking about Watford’s Roberto Pereyra- an absolute snip at £2m.
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
Pereyra, who we’ll repeat costs just £2m to buy in Dream Team, impressed during his first season at Watford, having signed from Juventus in 2016.
The 26-year-old, who’s been capped 10 times by Argentina, scored twice in 13 appearances but gave off the impression that he had more in the tank.
A knee injury in December saw his season cut short but the midfielder should be back in action to make up for lost time.
So go on then, what are you waiting for?
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
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.
There’s also a massive shake up on the Game Week front, with Game Weeks running from Friday to Thursday in 2017/18.
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.
Is Jay Rodriguez the fantasy football bargain of the season?
Keeping with bargain Baggies, you can’t argue with £2m for Rodriguez.
Considered one of the most exciting English forwards around not too long ago, a couple of lengthy injuries and a lack of game time has somewhat stunted the former Southampton man’s rise.
But a £15m move to West Brom this summer could be exactly what the doctor ordered.
A stunning goal against Leicester in pre-season tells us he’s more than capable of leading the line for Tony Pulis’ side, while West Brom’s favourable start to the season sees them up against just one of last season’s top eight in the opening eight Gameweeks.
Romelu Lukaku, Alexandre Lacazette or Alvaro Morata – which new signing should I pick?
Three of the biggest signings of the summer has seen three strikers arrive for big fees hoping to fire their sides to the Premier League title.
Romelu Lukaku (£6m) is more than a familiar face, of course, but the arrivals of Alexandre Lacazette (£5m) and Alvaro Morata (£5m) in England really has set fantasy football players’ tails wagging.
So which one will you back to fire your Dream Team to glory this season?
Is a fantasy football new boy the hottest Premier League prospect right now?
Purists will tell you – and rightly so – that the business really starts when the season gets underway, but pre-season form does play a part in fantasy football picks.
And Liverpool new boy Mohamed Salah might just have been the most impressive player of the lot in the last month or so.
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 £34m signing from Roma has been absolutely electric for his new side, scoring four goals against the likes of Bayern Munich, Leicester and Hertha Berlin.
At just £4m on the Dream Team game the Egyptian speed merchant might be the bargain of the season – so get him in your side before his price rockets.
Who are the most picked players so far in fantasy football?
New Manchester United hitman Romelu Lukaku has blown away the rest of the field so far this season, having been selected by nearly 60% of managers and a good 12% ahead of his nearest challenger.
He forms a tasty looking attacking trio with Arsenal’s club-record signing Alexandre Lacazette – whose mission in life is goals – and Wayne Rooney.
It seems many Dream Team managers feel the ex-England captain’s return to boyhood club Everton could rejuvenate his career and have backed him to deliver the goods.
But how does the rest of the most-picked team look?
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