Suffering from World Cup blues? Fear not, Premier League action will be back on your screens before you know it.
The season might not have started just yet, but Dream Team – the UK’s biggest fantasy football game – is already up and running and waiting for you to get going.
So, what on earth are you dragging your feet for?!
After the initial selection dilemma for Dream Team managers of whether they should pick either Harry Kane or Mohamed Salah to spearhead their attack, the next selection headache that most managers will face could be just as important to get right.
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Should I pick Sadio Mane or Leroy Sane?
It’s a decision that is likely to face a host of Dream Team managers this season.
The two midfielders couldn’t be anymore similar in their playing style, both possessing the ability to score and provide assists from wide areas.
Their names are even similar!
The choice between Mane and Sane is made even more difficult with just £1m separating the players in their prices in this year’s game.
Everyone is eager to fill their squad with the best talent on offer, however with a budget of just £50m, some tough decisions and sacrifices will have to be made for the sake of a balanced squad.
Sadio Mane – £6m
The impressive performances of Mane went somewhat under the radar last season.
Whilst Mohamed Salah was stealing all the headlines, the Senegalese international was proving to be a vitally important player for the Reds.
The 26-year-old chipped in with 20 goals and ten assists last season, helping him to pick up a hefty 244 points in fantasy football, making him the third highest scoring midfielder in the game.
As Senegal were bounced out in the World Cup group stages, Mane will also get a substantial pre-season schedule behind him.
Liverpool also enjoy a favourable looking start to their season, facing West Ham, Crystal Palace and Brighton in their first three matches.
At £6m, Mane is one of the more expensive players in the game, however he will almost definitely be worth the investment.
The Liverpool man is also listed as a midfielder on this year’s game, which makes him even more enticing for Dream Team managers.
Leroy Sane – £5m
Sane suffered a disappointing blow when he was omitted from Germany’s 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia.
Despite ending last season with ten Premier League goals and fifteen assists, helping him to be named the PFA Young Player of the Year, the Man City man failed to make the cut for his national team.
His omission is however good news for City fans, as now their rapid winger has had a full summer break and in turn, has had plenty of time to recover from his exploits last season.
Sane was a revelation in fantasy football last season picking up an impressive 207 points as he helped Man City to the Premier League title.
Available for just £5m, Sane is likely to be a popular choice this season in fantasy football, as managers hope he can replicate his often spellbinding form from last season.
How can you make us choose between these two… it’s just not fair!
Under pressure to pick a winner, we would go with Mane. The Liverpool man is just a goal magnet.
The Liverpool man is part of one of the most deadly attacks in Europe and will bounce off the players around him.
Whereas Liverpool’s starting eleven is set in stone, City’s is often subject to change because of the vast attacking options that Guardiola has at his disposal.
A rotation policy could see Sane not get as much time as his rival Mane.
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.