After three long months, English football is back.
And so is Dream Team!
First things first, if you need to download the Android app then click here and follow the instructions.
Please note that Draft will recommence on Friday (19th June) — Aston Villa vs Sheffield United and Man City vs Arsenal will NOT count towards Draft.
Also, a reminder that you will continue to be credited with three transfers per month for as long as the 2019/20 season lasts, meaning you’ll be restocked in July and August.
I understand some of you may have forgotten the state of play so here’s quick recap before we get into the tips.
Mohamed Salah (£6.9m) leads the way as the game’s overall top scorer with 211 points, four more than team-mate Sadio Mane (£6.8m).
As you would expect, the Egyptian King is also the most popular player in the game, featuring in just under 60% of teams.
Kevin De Bruyne (£6.2m) has the third-highest points total with 186.
In defence, Harry Maguire (£4.0m) leads the way with 181 points, a fraction more than Liverpool duo Trent Alexander-Arnold (£5.3m) and Virgil van Dijk (£5.4m), though the Anfield residents are more popular as the only two defenders selected in over 50% of teams.
The top goalkeepers may come as something as a surprise.
Dean Henderson (£3.2m) leads the way with 92 points having proved to be an excellent last line of Sheffield United’s organised defence.
Nick Pope (£2.3m) is currently the second-best keeper on 82 points while Vicente Guaita (£2.3m) makes up the podium with 79 points.
Crystal Palace’s keeper only appears in 0.5% of teams despite boasting more points than Ederson (£3.1m), Alisson (£3.9m) and David De Gea (£2.2m).
Now, let’s talk tips.
The first thing to say is: squeeze the fixture list for all its worth.
Liverpool have been by far the best team in 2019/20 but Jurgen Klopp’s men only have nine Premier League games left to play whereas the likes of Man City and Man United have FA Cup and European fixtures remaining, meaning extra point-scoring opportunities.
Wolves’ Europa League commitments are good news for those with Matt Doherty (£4.0m), Adama Traore (£4.0m) and Raul Jimenez (£4.6m) — three Dream Team gems.
Make sure to do your research.
Before the hiatus, it looked as if Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford would miss the rest of the season through injury but the unscheduled break has allowed them to recover.
Before making any transfers, make sure you’ve refreshed your knowledge of who is injured and suspended.
Example, Ricardo Pereira (£4.8) is sidelined until next season after surgery on his knee ligaments while Dele Alli (£3.4m) is set to serve a suspension for his mishap on Snapchat.
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Finally, take note of the Game Weeks.
Games will be coming thick and fast so make sure you’re taking advantage of the revised schedule rather than being caught short by it.
You can’t make transfers once a Game Week is underway be aware of the fixture list.
Foe example, you might think twice about bringing in a defender set to face Norwich if you find out they’ve got a trip to Anfield in the same Game Week.
This article is refreshed regularly with hints, tips, tricks and stats to enhance your Dream Team experience.