So it’s official then – we know what the first game of the Premier League season will be.
After Sky and BT announced their live TV schedules for the first few months of the campaign, it can be revealed that Arsenal v Leicester will be the curtain raiser.
The Gunners host the former Premier League champions at the Emirates on August 11 – a Friday night.
That means fantasy football players need a little more urgency getting their teams submitted before the first ball is kicked.
But which players should you be considering in an eye-catching opening game?
The big news at Arsenal, obviously, has been the arrival of Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon this week for a club-record fee and is expected to make his debut against the Foxes.
What will Lacazette offer on Dream Team?
- Highest rated player (7.57) in France last season
- 28 league goals in as many appearances for Lyon
- 61 points on Dream Team Europe after helping Lyon reach the semi-finals of the Europa League
- Want Lacazette in your fantasy team? Sign up here
The France hitman signed for a reported £52m on Wednesday and will seriously bolster Arsene Wenger’s attacking options.
Alexis Sanchez was the highest points scorer on Dream Team last season with a mammoth 348 points, but his future remains very much in doubt with Manchester City lurking.
Mesut Ozil cannot be ignored and Aaron Ramsey‘s new role appeared to be liberate him towards the end of last season too.
Former PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez has been heavily linked with Arsenal so could line up for either side in the opening fixture.
Jamie Vardy has a good scoring record against Arsenal, while the Foxes have brought in Harry Maguire from Hull this summer who also has an eye for goal.
When can I sign up to Dream Team?
Dream Team gets back underway on July 7, when you can start picking your teams ahead of the new season.
Dream Team 2017/18
New signings like Lacazette, Bernardo Silva and Mohamed Salah will all be available to pick ahead in the biggest and best game Dream Team has ever produced.
You can pre-register for Dream Team’s 2017/18 game below…