Fantasy League wanted to suggest a low-cost, under the radar defender for the Insider this week, but no fantasy football manager should underestimate the importance of a quality backline.
Chelsea beat Manchester United to the title last season, ending their hopes of a fourth straight crown. Sir Alex Ferguson will be out for revenge this term and will continue his quest to move ahead of Liverpool in the record books.
Manchester City's summer spending has already reached the £70m mark and it shows no sign of stopping, but the new squad regulations means they have plenty of trimming to do too.
Liverpool begin life post-Rafael Benitez in high spirits after new boss Roy Hodgson managed persuade both Fernando Torres and skipper Steven Gerrard to commit their future's to the club.
Under Roy Hodgson’s tutelage Fulham had a very specific game plan. The now Liverpool boss put together a very balanced team that were hard to beat and surprised everyone by reaching the final of the Europa League.
After a season dogged by injury, Everton look set to improve on their eighth place in the last campaign. But a lack of strength-in-depth could once again hamper ambitions of breaking into the top four.
Stoke snatch striker wanted by rivals, Brazilian has Chelsea medical, Fabregas staying at Arsenal, Cleverley going to Wigan, Hart in demand, Forlan for City and Owen in Championship loan link.
Champions Chelsea go into the new season with a stable first-team and several new acquistions that will help them push for a second-straight Premier League title.
Bolton have signed striker Ivan Klasnic on a permanent deal following a successful loan spell at the club last season. The Croatian was released by French outfit Nantes because they could not afford his wages.
If Owen Coyle, a manager known for playing attractive football, continues to recreate Bolton in his own image then they could become a decent option for your Fantasy League team this season.
Chelsea seal deal for Brazilian midfielder, Fabregas in crunch Wenger talks, Milner to move at the weekend, Tottenham bid for Sporting striker, Wigan fish for Figueroa offers and battle rages for loan starlets.
Many have reservations about Blackpool’s ability to cut it in the top tier and it’s hard to argue with this when considering their small squad and lack of Premier League experience.