Chelsea will have their work cut out in recovering from their disastrous last season in the Premier League and fantasy football.
The Blues finished sixth in the league and a public dispute with their former manager Antonio Conte rumbled on into the beginning of their pre-season.
Now with Maurizio Sarri at the helm, Chelsea will hope to see a change in their fortunes and begin to compete for the top honours once again, with a squad full of big points scorers in fantasy football.
Get these Blues players in your Dream Team
Eden Hazard – £6m
Belgian talisman scored 281 points last year.
Jorginho – £2.5m
Consistent midfielder will bring stability to Stamford Bridge.
1 Cesar Azpilicueta – £4.5m
Azpilicueta has become one of the most consistent defenders in Europe.
The Spaniard has seen his position changed from a right-back to a centre-back in recent years, however his performances haven’t faltered.
The 28-year-old was one of the bright sparks in what was an otherwise disappointing campaign for Chelsea last season, as he scored an impressive 197 points in fantasy football.
Azpilicueta will not only get you points for clean sheets, but will also pop up with goals and assists, just as he did last season, scoring three and setting up seven.
The consistent defender will set Dream Team managers back £4.5m in this year’s game.
2 Marcos Alonso – £4.5m
Alonso is an absolute points-machine in fantasy football.
The Spaniard has taken over from old fantasy football favourite Leighton Baines as the left-back who scores points for fun.
The 27-year-old not only picks up points for clean sheets, but also goals and assists, as he is basically deployed as a winger for Chelsea.
Alonso got a mammoth 204 points in fantasy football last season, with the bulk of those coming after he scored eight and assisted four.
He is priced up at £4.5m in this season’s game, a relative steal considering what he could bring to your fantasy football team.
3 Jorginho – £3.5m
Jorginho was Chelsea’s first summer signing and represented a coup for the club considering Man City’s long-held interest in the player.
According to Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis, the Italian rejected City as he favoured living in London instead.
Jorginho will slot in alongside N’Golo Kante to form what looks like a formidable midfielder partnership.
The Metronome midfielder has already impressed in pre-season and will surely prove a popular choice for Dream Team managers, especially with a price-tag of £3.5m in this year’s game.
4 Eden Hazard – £6m
If Hazard stays with Chelsea, he is a must have in fantasy football, it’s that simple.
The Belgium is currently the subject of rumours linking him with a move away from Stamford Bridge, with Real Madrid the potential suitors.
Hazard was a key player for Chelsea last season and also in fantasy football, as he scored a hefty 281 points last season.
The Belgium wizard isn’t a cheap option in this year’s game at £6m, however he is guaranteed to return your investment with points and plenty of them.
5 Alvaro Morata – £3.5m
A potentially controversial inclusion on this list, we just can’t help believing in Morata.
The Spaniard set the Premier League alight during the first few months of last season, before a sharp downturn in his form saw him fall out of favour at Stamford Bridge.
Despite fading in the second half of the season, the 25-year-old still picked up a respectable 136 points last season.
Morata could be one of the bargains of the season at just £3.5m in this year’s fantasy football game.
Under a new manager, the striker could be reinvigorated and return to the promising form he showed at the start of the season.
What are the Dream Team rules?
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.
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.