Fantasy Premier League is back and if you are as addicted as we are, then you will have changed your team thousands of times already. Chopping and changing FPL players, trying to fit them in the budget, this is what we have all been missing since the season end!
So without further ado, here is our first draft at an fantasy football team. This is our first draft and we’re 100% sure it will massively change, with the only nailed on player in our eyes is Hazard, the rest will need to prove their worth!
In between the sticks we have gone with two bargains, being Casper Schmeichel and Julian Speroni. Both at 4.5m, in our opinion are absolute bargains. Both rotate relatively well, but this is likely to be an area that will change. One keeper that is very tempting is Hugo Lloris, who is priced at a mere 5.0m and if we can find that extra 0.5m it will be spent on this area!
At the back we have tried to save as much money as we can to allow us to afford as much fire power up top. This can pay off, but it can also backfire massively if the likes of Ivanovic, Coleman, ect start scoring huge points. Our most expensive defender is Cedric Soares at just 5.0m, as the Saints defender does seem somewhat in favour in the early preseason fixtures and he also looks more nailed on since Clyne has departed. We have two Premier League new boys in the form of Bournemouth’s Steve Cook (4.5m) and Watford’s Daniel Pudil (4.0m). Finally we have Sunderland’s John O’Shea and Crystal Palace’s Joel Ward who both are priced relatively cheaply this season.
In the middle of the park we start a flat 5. To kick things off we have Eden Hazard, any explanation needed? We have also brought in Manchester United’s new boy Memphis Depay, who we will be keeping an eye on to see how he integrates with the Premier League. We then picked Yaya Toure over David Silva, as the Ivorian is priced at 8.5m, which is 1.5m cheaper than the Spaniard. Yohan Cabaye spent last year at PSG after leaving Newcastle, but he has now joined Crystal Palace and more importantly, our FPL team. Gareth Barry is our fifth and final midfielder and at 4.5m he will be a perfect bench warmer.
Up top, we have brought both Diego Costa and Harry Kane, which shouldn’t be too much of a surprise and shouldn’t need much justification after their 2014/2015 season. One concern here is that Costa had no competition last season and was clearly the number one striker, however with Falcao now on loan at the Blues, it will be interesting to see if he cuts into Costa’s playing time at all. Finally we have Romelu Lukaku as the third striker. He didn’t have the most prolific season last year, but then neither did Everton, maybe this year he will be one to watch?