It’s time to get our fantasy football thinking caps on.
Several players are making the step up from Championship to Premier League football this season.
And while there’s a massive discrepancy in ability, some are well equipped to bridge the gap seamlessly.
Dream Team’s 2019/20 game is now officially live – you can sign up here – and these are the newly promoted players you should consider picking.
1 Jack Grealish (£2.5m)
The obvious one – and a lot of people will be eager to see how he adapts.
Grealish has been flirting with a move to the big time for a while, but now has his opportunity to shine with his hometown club.
Grealish (7.42) was Aston Villa’s highest rated player last season on WhoScored and without him they would have been nowhere near the playoffs.
He had six goals and seven assists in the Championship and will need a similar return if Villa are going to stay up.
2 Luke Freeman (£2m)
Sheffield United are resolute and well organised under Chris Wilder.
But one Blade who might enjoy himself going forward is new signing Freeman, who they got for a bargain £4m from QPR.
The diminutive attacking midfielder carried Rangers at times last season and his seven goals and six assists was an impressive return.
Will he shine at the highest level?
3 Max Aarons (£2m)
If Manchester United hadn’t hit the jackpot with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, they would have turned to Norwich and Aarons.
The young right-back has really caught the eye in recent years as a reliable defender but equally as impressive attacking wise too.
Last season he grabbed three goals and six assists in all competitions.
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4 Anwar El Ghazi (£1m)
The man partly responsible for getting Villa to the big time, his opening goal in the play-off final was a brilliantly opportune moment.
El Ghazi was only on loan last season but the Villans wisely made his move permanent this summer.
And at just £1m the Dutchman could be one of the bargains of the season.
5 Teemu Pukki (£2m)
Last season’s Championship top scorer simply couldn’t stop finding the net as Norwich coasted to the title.
But Celtic fans will tell you of their surprise at how easy he found it south of the border.
Pukki scored 30 in all competitions for the Canaries, adding nine assists too to complete a remarkable individual season.
If Norwich are to have any chance of staying up they’ll need him to maintain his form.
What are the best fantasy team names?
Picking your team name is just as important as assembling your squad in the first place.
Witty? Original? Anything but Neville Wears Prada for the 12th year in a row?
We’ve created an extensive list of classics which might help you decide if you’re struggling…
Who are the most expensive players on fantasy football?
While the promoted lot might fetch you a billy bargain or two, they’re quite far behind the leading lights on Dream Team.
This season Mo Salah and Sergio Aguero lead the way on £7.5m, with Harry Kane nicely placed just behind on £7m.
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