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In the meantime, we’ve had our fair share of exciting Premier League signings to sink our teeth into this summer.
At the very least, it’s all given us something to talk about between the end of the World Cup and the start of the Premier League season.
But which ones should make it into your fantasy football team?
9 Naby Keita – Liverpool – £3.0m
Liverpool snapped up this guy nearly a year ago, paying out £57 million to make sure he moved to Merseryside this summer.
It seemed mad at the time, but after a year of impressive performances in Germany with Leipzig, it seems signing up Keita early was pure brilliance from Jurgen Klopp.
Described as a ‘goal-scoring N’Golo Kante’, Keita could prove to be an excellent addition to your Dream Team and starts the season priced at a measly £3.0m.
8 Fred – Man United – £2.5m
Liverpool’s rivals Man United have also strengthened their midfield this summer, adding Brazilian Flintstones fans Fred to their ranks.
We don’t know too much about this 25-year-old, but we all remember the excellent free-kick he scored for Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League clash against Roma last season.
Not only does he score lovely goals, but he’s apparently more than adept at passing and tackling.
Could be quite the signing.
7 Riyad Mahrez – Man City – £4.0m
Finally, a more familiar face.
Mahrez completed his inevitable move away from Leicester this summer, joining Premier League champions Man City for a reported £60 million.
Easily one of the best and most exciting players in the Premier League over the last few seasons, we can’t wait to see what Mahrez can do alongside the likes of Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero.
He notched 194 points last term – by far the best from a player outside ‘the big six’ – but picked up a knock at the weekend so select him wisely.
6 James Maddison – Leicester – £1.5m
No doubt using a small chunk of their Mahrez money, Leicester signed the brilliant Norwich youngster Maddison to replace their Algerian talisman on the wing.
At just 21, he certainly comes with plenty of potential and looks more than ready to step up into the Premier League after netting 14-times in the Championship last season.
5 Lucas Torreira – Arsenal – £2.5m
Arsenal have made a few decent signings this summer to ring in the new era under Unai Emery.
Arguably the biggest so far is Uruguay international Torreira, who’s been described as a creative ball-winning midfielder who’s everything Jack Wilshere should’ve been.
We’re not sure how popular the 22-year-old will be on fantasy football this season, but he could prove to be a decent signing if he hits the ground running in the way he did with Sampdoria before.
4 Jean Michael Seri – Fulham – £3.0m
How did they pull this one off?
Last season, Seri was being linked with the likes of Barcelona and Chelsea, after wowing in the midfield for Ligue 1 challengers Nice.
But it’s newly promoted Fulham who’ve somehow snapped up the Ivory Coast international, which is probably one of the biggest transfer coups of the summer.
An athletic, box-to-box midfielder, if Fulham manage to get their heads down and make a good go of their new-found Premier League status, then Seri could be a serious points-scorer this season.
3 Jorginho – Chelsea – £3.5m
There’s some decent business going on across West London at Stamford Bridge too.
With the arrival of Maurizio Sarri from Napoli, Chelsea made sure their new gaffer was as comfortable in his new surroundings as possible by paying out for his favourite midfielder.
Jorginho was the heartbeat on Sarri’s Napoli last season, racking up some incredible passing stats.
If it’s 7+ ratings you’re after, then this could be your guy.
2 Felipe Anderson – West Ham – £3.5m
West Ham are in good shape this summer, after snapping up experienced former Premier League winner Manuel Pellegrini to be their manager.
And he’s added a host of decent players to their ranks, including free agent Wilshere and Football Manager favourite Andriy Yarmolenko.
But the best of the lot is surely Brazilian attacking midfielder Anderson (no, Man United fans, not that guy), who joined from Lazio for £36million.
He’ll add some much-needed creativity and finesse to their play and will surely help get the best out of Javier Hernandez.
1 Alisson – Liverpool – £4.0m
Let’s be honest, Liverpool needed a new goalkeeper, didn’t they?
Fantasy football managers weren’t getting much back from selecting Loris Karius, but they might just score some serious points with his replacement.
Brazil No.1 Alisson was simply brilliant for Roma last season,
According to Dream Team’s ratings provider WhoScored, finishing up with an impressive 7.00 WhoScored rating in Serie A.
Could he be the difference in Liverpool’s quest to topple Man City?