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Fantasy football: Sign up for Premier League game, how to play, funny team names and best bargains ahead of 2018/19 season

Well then fantasy football fans, are you sure you’re ready for the what is gearing up to be the best Premier League season ever?

Because we are raring to go ahead of the 2018/19 campaign as the game edges closer and closer.

Manchester United and Leicester officially get the new top flight season underway on August 10 barely a month after possibly the greatest World Cup in recent memory.

And Dream Team – the UK’s biggest fantasy football game – is back and better than ever to make your experience of it all even more compelling.

SIGN UP NOW Register for next season’s best fantasy football game here

Register for Dream Team 2018/19 now

  • Dream Team is back and better than ever ahead of the new Premier League season
  • Completely free to play
  • £400k jackpot up for grabs across the season

Below we have provided an extensive guide detailing everything you need to know about this season’s game. Don’t say we never spoil you lot…

How does Premier League fantasy football work?

Seasoned Dream Teamers will be fairly accustomed with the rules and regulations by now, but if you’re a newcomer listen in.

It’s completely free to enter and will encompass every single fixture played by a Premier League club in the 18/19 season.

Yes, that means the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup and League Cup all come into play.

International and Manchester United star Juan Mata shows off new Man Utd strip

How do you sign up to play fantasy football?

Whilst the new season doesn’t get underway until August 10 you can already register for the Dream Team game here.

If you’re new to Dream Team the steps are very simple:

  • Register to play Dream Team for free here
  • Download the Dream Team app to keep up with all the latest tips, news and gossip at your finger tips

How does Premier League fantasy football work?

Every single season the Premier League gets more intriguing – and playing Dream Team really is the perfect way to enhance your experience of it.

You’ll be assigned a total budget of £50m for each side you pick and you’ll be able pick a maximum of 10 free teams.

The Game Weeks run from Friday to Thursday, effectively meaning the new Game Week starts after the last Europa League games are completed.

Unai Emery was appointed as Arsenal's new manager yesterday and immediately thrust into his first press conference

Emery and Arsenal will tackle the Europa League this season

You get three transfers a month on the first Friday of every month so using them wisely is essential.

Every player on the game will be assigned a price at the start of the season which will then vary and fluctuate on a weekly basis dependent on their performances.

For example, last season we valued Mo Salah at £4m at the start of the season but the Egyptian King rocketed to over £11m by the end after his stunning goalscoring form.

Make sure to check out our website or app to see how our simplistic points system works.

What new features are there?

Well after the ridiculous popularity of our new 3-4-3 formation on the Dream Team World Cup game, we’ve decided it simply had to make it its Dream Team Season bow.

The traditional 4-4-2 and 4-3-3 line ups will still be there too, but our new kid on the block promotes goals and assists with more players in attacking positions.

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The 3-4-3 was a roaring success at the World Cup

The 3-4-3 was a roaring success at the World Cup

Which players should you pick?

With every Premier League player available for selection you’ve got some decisions to make.

Mo Salah broke records left, right and centre last season and finished top of the Dream Team player rankings with a whopping 412 points.

To put that in perspective, only Cristiano Ronaldo has ever broken the 400-point barrier in a single Dream Team season which truly underlines Salah’s individual brilliance in 17/18.

Harry Kane was hot on his heels, whilst the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard and Roberto Firmino all posting brilliant individual scores.

Harry Kane will be desperate to beat Mo Salah to the golden boot

Can anyone top the Egyptian King?

Who are the best fantasy football bargains out there?

Fantasy football isn’t all about picking the biggest names in the business.

The £50m Dream Team budget means you need to have an eye for a bargain to ensure you can still pick the guaranteed points scorers.

In recent seasons a number of names have emerged from nowhere to play a big part in the Dream Team season.

Here are the top five fantasy football bargains from last season which may help with your selection process in 2018/19.

Tarkowski featured 33 times for Burnley in all competitions this season

Tarkowski featured 33 times for Burnley in all competitions this season

Who are the most expensive players?

Last season Kane was our most expensive player at £8m, but his Dream Team party was gatecrashed by a certain Egyptian.

As a result we expect Salah to join the Spurs striker at the top of the player prices for the 2018/19 campaign.

They’ll be closely followed by Man City duo Sergio Aguero and De Bruyne, with a host of players than expected to be priced at £6m.

England's best player on the game is 87-rated Harry Kane

Kane has been joined at the top by Salah

What other games can you play?

If the Dream Team Season game is your meat and drink, Dream Team Weekender is the cool new kid on the block.

Weekender is for those of you who would rather dip in and out rather than keep up the momentum all year round.

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Weekender is seriously addictive

Weekender is seriously addictive

Instead of picking and updating one team throughout the entire season, Weekender refreshes every single weekend to give you a fresh chance.

Pick seven players from just the Saturday and Sunday fixtures and there’s no budget to worry about.


How much can you win?

There’s a massive £250k up for grabs with the Season game this season, whilst there’ll be at least £5k on the table for Weekender every single weekend.

As a little flavour of what Weekender is all about, this Stoke fan won a whopping £20k the same weekend his side were relegated. Bittersweet?



What are the best and funniest fantasy football team names?

Dream Team isn’t simply about racking up the points to beat your mates.

No, one of the most important first steps is choosing a witty team name that everyone will be jealous of.

Tikka Mo Salah

Tikka Mo Salah

Neville Wears Prada is a timeless classic and Tika Mo Salah was a the pick of the bunch from last season.

But what will you go for? Here’s an extensive list of the best team names of all time to give you a hand…

Which new signings could become fantasy football favourites?

Despite the drama of the World Cup Premier League clubs have still been busy chopping and changing their squads ahead of next season.

West Ham have been perhaps the busiest side, bringing in the likes of Jack Wilshere and Andriy Yarmolenko already.

Andriy Yarmolenko has completed his £17.5million move to West Ham

Can Yarmolenko be a hit at West Ham?

Both could be really interesting Dream Team prospects, whilst we also can’t wait to see what other new boys Naby Keita and Fred can do in new surroundings.

Keita is Liverpool’s marquee signing, but Fabinho’s arrival from Monaco could be another brilliant buy and we’ve profiled the Brazilian maestro.

Fulham’s capture of Jean Michael Seri from under the noses of Barcelona and Chelsea has raised some eyebrows, with the midfielder a definite potential Dream Team favourite too.

What will Seri bring to fantasy football?

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