A plethora of exciting new players have been added to Dream Team this season, with the likes of James Rodriguez, Donny van de Beek and Timothy Castagne certainly impressing fantasy football managers so far.
And the new faces keep on coming, with some very cool new additions (and old favourites) coming to the Premier League in the last few days – all ready and waiting to be added to your team by the time Game Week 3 rolls around.
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1 Gareth Bale (Spurs)
Bale is back in the Premier League and back at Spurs. Get excited.
The golf-loving Welshman is priced at £5.5m on our game, which actually makes him pricier than the likes of Anthony Martial, Raul Jimenez and club-mate Son Heung-min.
It’s also worth noting that we won’t see him in action for quite a few weeks yet as he’s still working on his match fitness – you can expect him to be on the sidelines until after the October international break.
But all the negatives aside, it’s genuinely awesome to have him back and available to pick, and you can read a comprehensive report on what he might bring to your Dream Team this season right here.
2 Thiago Alcantara (Liverpool)
Have Liverpool finally snapped up a midfielder who’s worthy of a place in your Dream Team?
While the likes of Mo Salah and Sadio Mane are fantasy football stalwarts, their midfield has been somewhat lacking in the sort of star power you’d want in your team.
We all want to pick Kevin De Bruyne, Bruno Fernandes and James Maddison rather than the Reds’ offering of Fabinho, Jordan Henderson or Georginio Wijnaldum – all of whom are great players but rarely dazzle when it comes to Dream Team.
But Thiago is certainly an exciting addition to the Prem and he’s fairly reasonable on Dream Team at £3m, but we do wonder whether or not his brilliance will translate into regular points.
As you know, we don’t dish out points for gorgeous cross-field passes or scintillating first-touches, although he’ll probably pick up a 7+ rating in every game he plays in.
Just don’t expect many goals or assists – with his best haul for Bayern coming in the 2016/2017 Bundesliga season when he notched six and five respectively.
3 Sergio Reguilon (Spurs)
While all eyes were on the announcement that Bale had re-joined Spurs over the weekend, perhaps the real coup for Jose Mourinho’s side is the signing of Spanish full-back Reguilon.
The former Real Madrid defender was described last season as the best left-back in La Liga while on loan with Sevilla, and he’ll provide some much-needed extra oomph on that side of their back-line – especially with Danny Rose seemingly on his way out.
Much like fellow summer signing Matt Doherty, Reguilon is more of an forward-thinking wing-back who loves to get forward and contribute to attacking play, having notched two goals and four assists in Spain last season.
He’s all yours for £3m, meaning he’s slightly more affordable than the likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Ricardo Pereira and Kyle Walker.
4 Cengiz Under (Leicester)
Perhaps the biggest gamble of the window so far (other than Spurs’ re-capture of Bale) is Leicester’s signing of Turkey international Under from Roma.
Highly rated and hotly pursued just a couple of years ago, Under hasn’t quite lived up to his early potential although he did rack up 17 goals in 88 appearances in all competitions while in Italy.
Although left-footed, he often plays on the right wing and, as you’d expect, likes to cut inside… and he’s certainly an upgrade on the likes of
Marc Albrighton, Demarai Gray, Rachid Ghezzal and, arguably, Ayoze Perez.
Under’s injury record is possibly the only thing that could hold him back at the King Power stadium, with the 23-year-old missing large chunks of the last two seasons with injury and fitness problems.
But if you fancy giving him a go in your side, he’s a steal at just £2m.
5 Bertrand Traore (Aston Villa)
Remember this guy, Chelsea fans?
Traore was sold to French side Lyon by the Blues back in 2017, but now he’s back in the Premier League with Aston Villa and available to pick for your Dream Team at £2m.
Traore joins Emi Martinez, Matty Cash and Ollie Watkins as Dean Smith’s new signings this summer, with the Burkina Faso international hoping to add some extra fire power to the Villains’ front-line.
The 25-year-old netted 33 goals in 126 appearances for last season’s Champions League semi-finalists, although he endured a fairly dry run last term – recording just one league goal and three assists.
But we know he’s capable of much more than that with his best campaign in Ligue 1 coming in 2017/18, when he netted 18 goals and laid on seven assists across all competitions.