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Premier League Fantasy Football tips: What is the best formation to pick for next season?

There's three formations available on Dream Team and we think we've picked out the best one to use right now...

Are you looking for that little something that might give you an edge over your fantasy football rivals?

Dream Team 2020/21 is here, ready and waiting for you to pick your team.

But while you decide between Timo Werner, Marcus Rashford or Jamie Vardy, and whether you have the budget to field Bruno Fernandes, Kevin De Bruyne and Hakim Ziyech, have you thought about tinkering with your side’s formation, too?

Why you should play Dream Team this season

  • It’s completely free to play
  • Play the tradtional Season game as well as Draft
  • There’s a hefty jackpot up for grabs across 2020/21

As you know, our game lets you choose between THREE different formations: 3-4-3, 4-3-3 and the classic 4-4-2.

But which one is the best to use?



This legendary, ultra offensive formation was first used by the brilliant Ajax team of the 1970s, and is perhaps the most popular one to pick for fantasy football connoisseurs.

It allows you to pick three strikers and four midfielders, giving you the potential to pick goal-scorers in every position.

So what’s the catch?

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Well, we all know how much strikers and midfielders cost on Dream Team.

10 of the top 15 most expensive players on the game are strikers, all at least £5m, while the likes of Raheem Sterling, Mohamed Salah, Harry Kane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang each cost at least £6.5m.

That means you’ll be forking out a lot of money to field a decent attack and midfield, and that might leave you a little short when you’re looking to buy defenders.

Of course, if you play it and you’re able to balance the budget of you team across all areas, then this could be the formation that leads you to glory.



Perhaps a little more reserved than it’s gung-ho cousin, the 4-3-3 is the most popular formation in the real world right now.

It took Jurgen Klopp’s side to glory last term, for example, while Pep Guardiola swears by it.

But what good is it for fantasy football?

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While you’re sacrificing a place of one midfielder, you do get to focus more on your four-man back-line, while still keeping the three options in attack.

If you have the knack for picking decent points-scoring defenders – the ones able to keep clean-sheets or even notch the odd goal or assist – then this is certainly the formation for you.



Boring old 4-4-2, you say?

Before you scoff at us like we’re the next Sam Allardyce, this classic formation really could be the key to your fantasy football success this season.

If you manage to pack your midfield with top quality players (at least three worldies, we reckon, like Kevin De Bruyne or Bruno Fernandes) and couple that with a back-line that’s capable of keeping out the goals, then the points will soon be coming your way.