Fantasy Football tips and features for the new Premier League season

Last Updated July 25 2017, 11:48Football
Kyle Walker
Kyle Walker

Sky Sports Fantasy Football is back for the 2017/18 Premier League season.

The new Sky Sports Fantasy Football game allows you to schedule a captain for every single day of Premier League action, while there's an easier-to-use transfer system and two windows for you to overhaul your team.

The points system has also been tweaked to ensure players are appropriately rewarded for their performances, with goalkeepers and defenders no longer penalised for the first goal conceded.

Bookmark this story for top Sky Sports Fantasy Football features as they are published ahead of the new Premier League season and details of the Sporting Life League

City's new signings 

Matt Temple-Marsh looks at which of Manchester City's summer signings are worth considering for Sky Sports Fantasy Football.

 As they move beyond the £200million spending mark with the acquisition of Benjamin Mendy, we look at which of Manchester City's signings are worth considering for your Sky Sports Fantasy Football team...

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Sporting Life League 

You can pick your team of the best Premier League stars and the Sporting Life League gives you the chance to win fantastic prizes for ending the season  at the summit.

A PlayStation 4, a copy of the FIFA 18 game and four tickets to a Sky Bet EFL match of your choice are the prizes if you fight off the competition to be the top Sky Sports Fantasy Football manager in the Sporting Life League.

You can take your place in the Sporting Life League by clicking on the join a league button and using 8300572 as the league PIN. 

The Sporting Life League is starting from scratch this season so you will need to enter again if you enjoyed the battle for supremacy last term.

Alvaro Morata: Hit or miss? 

Alvaro Morata's move to Chelsea followed the trend being set by the Premier League's elite this summer - big money moves for big name strikers. 

The former Juventus and Real Madrid striker arrives looking to fill the boots of Diego Costa, who is set to move on after being deemed surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge...

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Champion tips 

The reigning Sky Sports Fantasy Football champion provides us with five tips to run a winning team.

Dan Cox scooped the £25,000 jackpot last season as his side 'The Chosen One' topped the overall charts, seeing off almost a million other teams in the process. 

As the last eight Premier League champions have found out, defending the title is no easy feat, but Cox believes following these steps are key to Fantasy Football dominance... 

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Huddersfield Town scout report 

Ross Williams looks at which of Huddersfield's summer signings could set be make a big impact in Sky Sports Fantasy Football

 David Wagner has wasted little time in getting his newly-promoted Huddersfield Town side prepared for life in the Premier League.

The new campaign is still a month away, but the Terriers have already brought in 10 new recruits for pre-season action...

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Trippier or Walker? 

Matthew Temple-Marsh looks at whether Kieran Trippier now offers more appeal than Kyle Walker for Sky Sports Fantasy Football managers.

Walker was the first-choice right-back for Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino, starting 31 Premier League games last season, until Trippier stole his place at the back end of the campaign, starting in key clashes against Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United.

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Rooney's return 

Our Amee Ruszkai explains why ignoring Wayne Rooney would be a huge mistake for Fantasy Football bosses.

Wayne Rooney's return to boyhood club Everton is one of the stories of the transfer window, but prepare to be proven wrong if you think the move was purely a nostalgic one.

Thirteen years after leaving, Ronald Koeman has brought Rooney back to help replace the goals of Romelu Lukaku, who has moved in the other direction to instantly become a Sky Sports Fantasy Football favourite. 

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New signings 

Amee Ruszkai looks at the prospects of some of the new arrivals to the Premier League. 

While a lot of English talent has been on the move, clubs have also turned their attention to foreign imports and brought in some of the biggest names in Europe.

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Top players 

Harry Kane has been priced up as the most expensive player in the game at £12.9million after landing the Golden Boot for a second successive campaign, closely followed by Sergio Aguero (£12.8million) and Alexis Sanchez (£12.7million).

Here's a look at who Sky Sports Fantasy Football rate as the most prized assets in the Premier League...


Thibaut Courtois goes into the new campaign as the most valuable goalkeeper in Sky Sports Fantasy Football. The Chelsea shot stopper is valued at £8million, alongside Man Utd's David De Gea. However, the Belgian edges De Gea due to his league-leading fantasy points total of 161 last term.


After a 2016/17 season that contained 16 clean sheets, champions Chelsea make up the majority of the most valuable back four, with David Luiz, Gary Cahill and Cesar Azpilicueta getting the nod. The latter is the most expensive member of the trio at £10.3million after being the only player to start in every single game during their title-winning campaign.

Tottenham's Toby Alderweireld completes the defence. The Belgium international looks well worthy of his £10.1million value after helping Spurs concede less goals than any other side.

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The most valuable midfield in Sky Sports Fantasy Football has representatives from across last season's top four. Eden Hazard retains his spot as one of the game's most expensive acquisitions after a 16-goal performance for the Blues last campaign. Meanwhile, Spurs' Dele Alli - 2016/17's highest-scoring fantasy midfielder - is available for £11.6million.

Liverpool's solitary member of the most valuable XI, Philippe Coutinho, can be added to your fantasy outfit for £11.3million after contributing 13 goals and seven assists to the Reds' top-four push last season.

Man City's Kevin De Bruyne is the final piece of the most valuable midfield in 2017/18. The £11.5million man earns his hefty price tag thanks to his 18 assists for Pep Guardiola's side last season - three more than any other Premier League player.


The most valuable strike partnership in Sky Sports Fantasy Football throws up a combination of the Premier League's top goal scorer and a man who has scored an exceptional 122 times in his Premier League career.

After netting on 29 occasions in 2016/17, it's hardly surprising that Spurs' frontman Harry Kane is valued at £12.9million going into the new season. The England international just edges former Premier League Golden Boot winner Sergio Aguero, who is available for £12.8million, with last season's top points scorer, Alexis Sanchez, just missing out.

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