Top flight entertainment is due to start with a bang on Friday 10th
August. That’s when the billion pound plus English Premier League
kicks off the 2018/19 season. If you’re into the flashy cash-rich thrills of fantasy football, now’s the time to assemble your dream team.
To ensure you pick a side that has the potential to win and win frequently, we’ve trawled through the league to identify the best buys in terms of value for money. We also take a sneak peek at a few of the new players who have made names for themselves abroad and are now set to dazzle in the Premiership.
Aside from making money off your family and friends you can supplement your fantasy football earnings with a spot of live football betting
. Do your homework properly and there’s plenty of hard cash up for grabs on the collective ‘Field of Dreams’.
Here are our fantasy football player tips for the 2018/19 season:
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If you’re looking for a real steal Leon Balogun is your man. At just £4.5 million the former Bundesliga player could end up saving you pots of money. Now part of the Brighton & Hove Albion set-up, the lanky defender from Nigeria is renowned for his tackling and impenetrable defence.
Balogun had a solid outing for the Super Eagles at the 2018 World Cup and was rated one of the more consistent players of the tournament.
With loads of experience in Germany’s top flight, the ferocious 30-year old is tipped to provide more depth in the Seagulls’ defensive options and is delighted to be joining an ever-expanding coterie of Nigerian players performing in the Premier League. Will Leon Balogun become your dream defender too?
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Tipped by Steven Gerrard as a player with a glowing future, Trent Alexander-Arnold is an attacking right back for Liverpool. The precociously talented youngster, who made his debut for England in the 2018 World Cup, is going for just £5 million.
Alexander-Arnold had a dream debut for Liverpool and was named Young Player of the Season. Resilient, focussed and disciplined, this 19-year-old has the work ethic, potential and winning attitude to be a real game changer in the Premiership in 2018/19.
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Signed up by Fulham on a two-season loan, Andre Schurrle is one of the new players in the fantasy football Premier League. The experienced winger has been battling with form in the Bundesliga.
However, his 62 league goals coupled with 22 strikes in 57 appearances for Germany proves he is more than capable of slotting balls into the net. At £6 million, the man on loan from Borussia Dortmund is a bargain who will undoubtedly be a savvy addition to any side.
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James Maddison is a technically gifted midfielder signed from Norwich City for a five-year contract with Leicester City. Recognised for his stunning strikes, awesome short passes and complex dribbling skills, Maddison is a shoe-in for any team… especially considering a price tag of just £6,5 million.
Maddison a key protagonist in offensive play, an instrumental cog in combination play and a vital link between midfield and attack, a role that is obviated by his 14 goals and eight assists in The Championship last season. His ability to create space and beat defenders with subtle changes of direction is superbly complemented by his passing and ball retention.
The 21-year-old from Coventry has all the skills required to excel at the top flight of English football. Will you give Maddison a chance to unleash his magic on the field?
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