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You have one free transfer a week, and a wildcard twice a season. It's all covered here. In three of their four friendlies, City have been head and shoulders above their opponents.

Shot stoppers are vital assets of any side, racking up potentially crucial clean sheets that could make the difference at the end of the season. You're going to want to draft a lot more upside than you do safety, especially at the running back position. Perhaps Brighton won't be the defensive pushovers most promoted clubs tend to be and with the opening day always a factor for newly promoted clubs, the safest route right now could be to follow convention and look at the man at the summit of the captain poll while banking your Aguero points as a differential?

Whether it's Chelsea's Cech, Terry, Lampard and Drogba or Man United's Van der Sar, Ferdinand, Scholes and Rooney; every successful side is built around a strong, solid spine.

In replacing them and in adding younger players elsewhere, the average age of City's team has plummeted. If you pick the wrong player, that could derail your season before it even starts. Michu also wasn't a name many expected to be on top of the goalscoring charts after the first few weeks of the 2012/13 campaign.

Centre-back Victor Lindelof, midfielder Nemanja Matic and striker Romelu Lukaku are all over six feet (183cm) tall, giving United the second-tallest squad in the division behind Tony Pulis's West Bromwich Albion.

The arrival of Nemanja Matic will bolster the midfield, but goals were the problem for United a year ago and much rests on Romelu Lukaku who cost £76 million.

Manchester City's Spanish manager Pep Guardiola gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and Southampton at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on October 23, 2016.

If you are new to fantasy football, then don't worry, as a guide has been put together by Andrew Stuart from the Manchester Evening News.

The Fantasy Premier League returns this Friday, with Arsenal taking on Leicester at the Emirates in the first match of the new season.

City have been installed as favourites for the Premier League title after spending heavily on new arrivals, including Benjamin Mendy, Kyle Walker, Bernardo Silva and Danilo, and Toure is expecting a successful season.

"Midfielders are certainly becoming more valuable commodities in the game".

Whether Fantasy Football Day is something everyone's office gives them time off for is another question entirely, but with Arsenal taking on Leicester in the Premier League opener on Friday, there's not long left to get those all-important teams pitch flawless. Not just if he helps them stay in the Premier League, but because those top-of-the-standings teams will come offering many more millions.

Having collated data on player selection from the official Fantasy Premier League (FPL) website, the Press Association has created a "heat score" to demonstrate which players are already gaining popularity, and which players are not.

Say what you want about the former most expensive player in the world, Pogba had a statistically sound first season back in England.

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