After missing over half of last season though injury, Everton centre-back Phil Jagielka is back and raring to go for the new season. The Toffees start against a weak Blackburn attack on Saturday so he is the Defensive Player of the week.
With 4-3-3 now available in Fantasy League games picking a low cost striker who is regularly among the goals could be the difference between success and failure. The Insider recommends Wolves hitman Steven Fletcher.
The Insider Eye is back after a short post-World Cup break to advise its followers towards fantasy football success. This week pick Wigan, but not Aston Villa and the injury latest.
Milner nears Man City move, Man Utd sign mystery striker, goakeepers in transfer triangle, roberts on the move, Blackpool strengthen and Chelsea close on Brazilan wonderkid.
The controversial timing of England's 2-1 friendly win over Hungary gave Fantasy League managers a last gasp chance to check on the country's better players three days before the new season gets under way.
The World Cup may already seem like a distant memory, but the shadow it casts over the domestic game has made picking a Fantasy League team for the new season harder than usual.
Former Arsenal captain linked to Tottenham switch, Newcastle Ben Arfa deal nears breakdown, goalkeepers demand transfers, Bellamy threatens to quit, West Ham keep signing players and Blackpool add four.
Blackpool have today confirmed the signings of four new players to bolster their squad ahead of their first ever Premier League game, at home to Wigan on Saturday. It's their first strides in transfer market since securing promotion to the Premier League.
The final of four instalments looking back at the 19 seasons Fantasy League has been running. This four-season section features the most points in a season by a midfielder and brings us right up to date.
The O'Neill aftermath, Sporting Gijon defenders in demand, United miss out on Ozil, Arsenal continue defender hunt, Stoke agree striker deal, Caldwell brothers join forces at Wigan and Given in transfer threat.
Wolves finished eight points above the relegation zone last year, but Mick McCarthy knows they'll need to improve to avoid finishing in the bottom three this season.
This summer has not been to different from any other for Wigan with fans more worried about who is going to leave the club rather than get excited about new arrivals.