The so called greatest show on Earth is nearly back and that means the annual month of caring about Fantasy Football.
We here at LOVS will be engaging in that annual ritual and invite anyone who is likewise inclined to join us using this code: efzi13.
There certainly would appear to be some interesting picks out there this year.
In goal will Alisson and Ederson be clean sheet machines again? All three of Burnley’s often effective keepers are a snip at £4.5 million, but will they struggle this season?
They say defence is where you get the best points to pound ratio. Will Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robinson prove good value at £7 million? Lewis Dunk is good value at £4.5 million for Brighton and Hove Albion, but what about if he joins Leicester City?
In midfield one of Raheem Sterling, Sadio Mane and Mo Salah once again look a necessity. But where are the value options?
If Sane leaves Manchester City that may mean more minutes for Riyad Mahrez or Bernardo Silva as mid value players. Will James Maddison still be on corners and free kicks for Leicester? If so he offers some value at £7 million. Promoted Aston Villa’s star Jack Grealish also seems to be attracting attention.
Down at £5 million Chelsea’s might Jorginho be on for a break out season after settling into English football? At the very cheapest end of the spectrum Leander Dendoncker could clock some good minutes for Wolverhampton Wanderers and chip in with some key contributions.
Up top the big hitters of Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang look set to be in the running for the golden boot once more. The permanent signing of Raul Jimenez could be key for Wolves and can West Ham United’s record signing Sebastien Haller be a big hitter for the same price? Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki could be a bargain at £6.5 million and can Billy Sharpe make the step up once more for Sheffield United? Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood could offer great value, particularly if Romelu Lukaku should move away Italy.
There are many more beyond my ramblings who look like solid investments at the outset of another season. That is in addition to the likes of Nicolas Pepe who looks set to join the Premier League party with Arsenal.
Check back in after game week one to see who has got off to a flyer.