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We’ve provided you with heaps and heaps of tips in the last couple of weeks leading up to the season opener between Manchester United and Leicester on Friday night.
But who really are the best Dream Team bargains this season? We’ve identified the top five and ranked them for you because we have too much spare time…
Fantasy football tips: Best Premier League bargains for your team
5 Kepa Arrizabalaga – £3.5m
Alisson’s goalkeeping transfer record didn’t last long, did it?
With Thibaut Courtois finally getting the Real Madrid move he’d long yearned for, Chelsea triggered the release clause of young Athletic Bilbao stopper Kepa.
Not only is his position his actual first name, we reckon he’s a steal at £3.5m on Dream Team considering Alisson, David De Gea, Hugo Lloris and Ederson are all at least £0.5m pricier.
4 Cenk Tosun – £3m
Everton have emerged from the dreary, soul-destroying Sam Allardyce era with Marco Silva now at the helm and an assault on European football the ambition.
But despite a host of eye-catching new signings this summer, it is one brought in last January that could be their standout performer.
Tosun settled fairly quickly in England after his move from Besiktas and knows where the goal is, so should really develop into a reliable goal scorer for the Toffees this season.
3 Naby Keita – £3m
Liverpool finally have a midfielder worthy of lacing Steven Gerrard’s boots – and he’s even taken the Reds’ icon’s old number eight too.
It’s hard to really define what type of midfielder the Guinean really is simply because he excels in so many areas.
Keita will run the Reds midfield and – as long as he avoids disciplinary problems – could score big points.
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2 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – £5.5m
Last summer we rather successfully tipped Mo Salah as your must-have Dream Team player, but this time around we’re going for Aubameyang.
The Arsenal hitman banged in 10 goals and also notched four assists from just 12 Premier League starts after his January move – so just imagine his numbers over an entire campaign?
Considering Mo Salah, Harry Kane, Sergio Aguero, Roberto Firmino and Romelu Lukaku are all much more expensive, Aubameyang is an essential.
1 Bernardo Silva – £3.5m
Our winner ahead of the new season only really came onto our radar after his spellbinding display in the Community Shield against Chelsea.
Is this the season we see namesake David phased out, with his heir to the creative throne assuming more responsibility?
If Bernardo plays regularly – which it looks like he might – he looks a billy bargain considering he costs exactly the same as Phil Jones on Dream Team.
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