Aventum fantasy football is here!
We’re inviting all our valued partners to join the league as we search for the insurance market’s number one fantasy manager.
With a bottle of champagne given to every manager of the month, and the overall champion awarded with an Apple Watch, what possible reason is there not to join.
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It’s promising to be a fantastic season ahead, with so much talent wherever you look in the Premier League, and so many different options to consider when building your fantasy side.
Following an unexpected slump in form last season, managers will have to decide whether Liverpool will be back to their best this season, justifying the hefty 12m and 12.5m price tags of fantasy favourites Mane and Salah, or attacking full backs Alexander-Arnold and Robertson – once again the most expensive defenders in the game.
After a strong end to the season that saw them qualify for the Champions League, though, plus the return of talismanic centre back van Dijk, I think we can expect to see them challenging again for the title.
Opting against Liverpool’s dynamic front men (once again strangely classed as midfielders), could pay off though, if it affords you the ability to sign up players like de Bruyne, Fernandes, Sterling or Kane, all priced at 11m or more.
Picking the right expensive players to splash the cash on is important, but possibly even more important to fantasy success is having an eye for the bargain buys that offer the best pounds to points ratio.
Defenders for the newly promoted sides are often good bets, as league newcomers often look to non-expansive tactics and defensive organisation to secure their place in the top flight.
Norwich City have Premier League experience, and after winning the Championship last year could be the best performers of the newly promoted sides. Captain Grant Hanley might be a good defensive pick to take a punt on at 4.5m, and promising midfielders Todd Cantwell and Billy Gilmour also have the potential for decent point-scoring seasons.
However, with an opening four games that goes Liverpool, Manchester City, Leicester City, Arsenal, you may consider holding off on your Norwich picks for a little while.
As always, transfers will be the key to success, and sticking with an opening line up is very rarely the right option, as the in-form players and best buys reveal themselves.
Good luck, and may the best manager win!