How to pick your squad: who is the best at the start of the Premier League

As we know, we have to select 2 goalkeepers, 5 defenders, 5 midfielders, and 3 forwards, with 38 free transfers and two wildcards in hand to make changes throughout the campaign.

So, here are the top players recommended to start with at your fav non GamStop bookies.


Tip: stay away from expensive goalkeepers at top clubs. You can save money and get a similar amount of points by choosing from a defensively solid average side or a goalkeeper who accumulates many save points.

  1. Robert Sanchez — Brighton, $6.2 mln.  According to the underlying numbers, Brighton’s defense was third-best behind City and Chelsea.
  2. Daniel Bachmann — Watford, $6.2 mln.  Pair him with Ben Foster ($5.5 m), and you should always be guaranteed a starting goalkeeper for the combined price of $11.79 m.
  3. Illan Meslier — Leeds, $6.9 mln. Even when Leeds’ defence tightened up at the end of the season, they still conceded many chances.
  4. David de Gea / Dean Henderson — Manchester United, $6.9 mln. United’s goalkeeping dilemma has worked out well for fantasy managers who provided the right horse. Both are priced at $6.9 m, a cheap route to a defence that held 13 squads last season.


Tip: Attacking fullbacks generally have more potential for big scores than mids, even those who are dangerous on set pieces. Also, remember that templates are obtained collectively rather than individually. Finally, think about how strong a team is defensive, not just how good the player in question is.

  1. Trent Alexander-Arnold — Liverpool, $10.4 mln. Alexander-Arnold is still second-highest among all defenders. Liverpool’s start to the season is kind enough to make him a must-own again.
  2. Ben Chilwell — Chelsea, $8.3 mln. Only one to watch for now due to his current injury and as Chelsea’s fixtures tighten up. Chilwell seemed to emerge as Thomas Tuchel’s undisputed first-choice towards the end of last season.
  3. Luke Shaw — Manchester United, $7.6 mln. Shaw was the best left-back in the top flight, creating chances at a rate similar to Lionel Messi at one stage.
  4. Vladimir Coufal — West Ham, $6.9 mln. He matched the third-highest rated defender, Aaron Cresswell, during the second half of the season.
  5. Luke Ayling — Leeds, $6.2 mln. Ayling could emulate his Leeds teammate Stuart Dallas by becoming an essential pick.
  6. Ben White — Arsenal, $6.2 mln. White may not have much of an attacking threat. Still, he offers an affordable and accurate route into an Arsenal defence rivaling City, Chelsea, and Brighton.
  7. Joel Veltman — Brighton, $6.2 mln. Veltman was the backline selection of Graham Potter, with his ability to play further upfield. A right-sided central midfield role can help his attacking potential.
  8. Daniel Amartey — Leicester, $5.5 mln. A $5.5 m defender helps distribute funds among the rest of your squad if they have a chance to play, even better.


Tip: Midfielders have the broadest range of scoring opportunities, even racking up a point for a clean sheet. However, please avoid defensive midfielders who do not contribute much to the attack, as the scoring system does not reward them for their defensive work.

  1. Mohamed Salah — Liverpool, $17.3 mln. Salah is always near the top of the goals and fantasy lists and beats teammate Sadio Mané in penalties.
  2. Bruno Fernandes — Manchester United, $16.6 mln. Fernandes is everything you want from a fantasy player: he scores, he assists and the whole game flows through him.
  3. Jack Grealish — Manchester City, $11.1 mln. On the one hand, he’s playing for the champions, and his production should improve. On the other hand, his minutes could suffer.
  4. Diogo Jota — Liverpool, $10.4 mln. He is capable of making an impact even when coming off the bench.
  5. Mason Greenwood — Manchester United, $10.4m. If he emerges as a regular, he can make the most of United’s favourable start.
  6. Raphinha — Leeds, $6.5 mln. The Leeds winger proved to be one of the most creative players in the top flight.
  7. Dele Alli — Tottenham, $9 mln. Under new management and at just $9 m, Dele could be an excellent differential kick if he regains form.
  8. Said Benrahma — West Ham, $8.3 mln. The underlings were promising, and the failure to re-sign Jesse Lingard means there is a place up for grabs in David Moyes’ attack. Don’t be surprised if Benrahma takes it and becomes a popular trend.
  9. Billy Gilmour — Norwich, $6.2 mln. Gilmour will take over Oliver Skipp’s role at Norwich and can be relied upon to do so. Brighton’s holding midfielder, Yves Bissouma, is another alternative non gamstop casinos uk.


Tip: There aren’t many premium strikers outstanding to start this year, but things could change quickly. Kane will be an option again once there is clarity over his future. Likewise, Romelu Lukaku will be worth considering at Chelsea.

  1. Danny Ings — Aston Villa, $11.1 mln. Ings’ surprise move from Southampton ruined many coaches’ pre-season plans, casting doubt on Ollie Watkins as an option. It’s still hard to look past the new $41.6 m signing move.
  2. Dominic Calvert-Lewin — Everton, $11.1 mln. Throughout the campaign unless injured, he should prove good value for his $11.1 m price tag.
  3. Michail Antonio — West Ham, $10.4 mln. West Ham’s focal point is a cheap and reliable source of goals, provided he’s fit. An encouraging run of games makes him worth the risk in our book.
  4. Callum Wilson — Newcastle, $10.4 mln. When he does play, he is the primary source of inspiration for his side. A bit more luck with his fitness, and he’ll be a bargain.
  5. Ivan Toney — Brentford, $9 mln. For those investing their money in midfield, he offers a viable starting option early on.
  6. Rodrigo — Leeds, $9 mln. A brave choice but one that could potentially pay big dividends.
  7. Matej Vydra — Burnley, $7.6 mln. Vydra is a decent backup after a solid end to the season with Burnley.

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