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Fantasy football tips: 14 step guide to help you master the Premier League game

We all know the importance of having bragging rights over your mates when it comes to fantasy football and the Premier League.

A WhatsApp group with your mates can be a cruel and unforgiving place if you happened to predict a score wrong or criticised a player who eventually became a superstar.

The worst form of ridicule however is the embarrassment that comes with finishing last in your fantasy football mini league, a fate you wouldn’t wish upon your worst enemy.


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That’s why we’ve designed the ultimate fantasy football cheat sheet for you. Take these on-board and there’s no chance you’ll be the laughing stock of the group chat come May next year.

We’ll be here with you every step of the way throughout your fantasy football journey this season, providing you with all the best hints and tips to make you the cream of the fantasy football crop.

Fantasy football tips: Must-have guide to dominate this season

1 Did he do well last year and has he got a proven track record in Dream Team?

Sergio Aguero is the ultimate fantasy football superstar

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Sergio Aguero is the ultimate fantasy football superstar

2 Is he first choice and will he play in the majority of games?

Willian was an ever-present for Chelsea and played 54 games in fantasy football last season

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Willian was an ever-present for Chelsea and played 54 games in fantasy football last season

3 Does he have a good record of staying clear of injury?

Don’t pick this year’s version of Abou Diaby

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Don’t pick this year’s version of Abou Diaby

4 Will his club benefit from extra games in the Champions League or Europa League?

5 Does he represent good value against other similar options?

Andy Robertson represents a bargain buy at £3m in this year’s game

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Andy Robertson represents a bargain buy at £3m in this year’s game

6 Does he traditionally score well in the WhoScored.com ratings system?

7 Does his side have a favourable opening run of fixtures?

Arsenal face Man City and Chelsea in their opening two games and new signing Sokratis could struggle

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Arsenal face Man City and Chelsea in their opening two games and new signing Sokratis could struggle

8 Does he take penalties, free-kicks and/or corners (more goals and assist potential)?

Marcos Alonso is a free-kick threat for Chelsea

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Marcos Alonso is a free-kick threat for Chelsea

9 Is he playing out of position (e.g. a midfielder playing in attack)?

Sadio Mane is listed as a midfielder in this year’s game but effectively plays as a striker for Liverpool

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Sadio Mane is listed as a midfielder in this year’s game but effectively plays as a striker for Liverpool

10 Is he being picked by lots of other DT managers?

Harry Kane is the most popular choice in fantasy football so far this season

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Harry Kane is the most popular choice in fantasy football so far this season

11 Is he a consistent performer, rather than one who scores big points very occasionally?

12 If a midfielder or striker – is he an attacking threat and do you expect his team to score lots of goals?

Mohamed Salah and Liverpool are expected to score goals for fun again this season

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Mohamed Salah and Liverpool are expected to score goals for fun again this season

13 If a defender – do you expect his team to be sound defensively and keep lots of clean sheets?

14 Is he a threat for goals at set-pieces or an attacking wing-back with assist potential?

Kieran Trippier produced ten assists last season

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Kieran Trippier produced ten assists last season

If you’ve listened intently to all of these tips and tricks, you should be the envy of all of your mates this season.

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

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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.

Get these United players in your Dream Team

Fred £2.5m

Brazilian is known for his consistent performances in Ukraine.

Paul Pogba – £5m

World Cup winner set to improve on last season’s 135 points tally.

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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.


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