Sky Sports Fantasy Football: Sky Sports pundits reveal their teams for the start of the season
Check out who has made the starting XIs for Jamie Carragher, Ed Chamberlin, Jeff Stelling and, last year's Fantasy Football Club league winner, David Croft.
Last Updated: 05/08/14 10:20am
The time has come to start thinking about which players are going to deliver big points in this season's Sky Sports Fantasy Football.
Here's the full starting XIs for the Sky Sports pundits who have submitted their sides, with Manchester City's Stevan Jovetic, Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey and Manchester United's Wayne Rooney proving particularly popular.
While the pundits are battling it out for bragging rights, there's a £30,000 jackpot for the overall winner of the game, which you can enter here.
Reigning Fantasy Football Club league champion Sky Sports F1 pundit Crofty has splashed a big chunk of his budget on consistent Fantasy performers Yaya Toure and Wayne Rooney, while balancing the books with one of the game's cheaper strikers in West Ham's summer signing Enner Valencia. He's also expecting the Hammers' defence to do the business with goalkeeper Adrian and centre-back Winston Reid included. Two of last year's revelations, Aaron Ramsey and Raheem Sterling, also get the nod despite their significantly increased price tags.
Jamie has unsurprisingly gone for two Liverpool players, placing his faith in Steven Gerrard with the captain's armband. The Reds skipper was the third highest scoring player in the game last season with 222 points thanks to netting 13 times and contributing 14 assists. The Monday Night Football pundit has also gone for two youngsters from the team he supported as a boy, Everton, while Manchester City's Stevan Jovetic also gets the nod after impressing in pre-season. Rooney once again gets picked along with two members of Crystal Palace's backline, which was so solid under Tony Pulis last season.
Soccer Saturday host Jeff has gone for the same Everton youngsters and is also expecting Ramsey and Sterling to maintain their fine form from last season. There are a few summer signings in the mix, with Diego Costa getting the nod despite his hefty price tag, while Rio Ferdinand and Steve Sidwell are also included, having joined QPR and Stoke respectively. Wilfried Bony netted 17 times in his debut Premier League campaign for Swansea and Jeff expects the goals to keep coming, while Samir Nasri is also included after collecting eight assists and seven goals in helping Manchester City to the Premier League title.
Monday Night Football host Ed has splashed a signficant portion of his £100m budget on his frontline, with Rooney and Costa joined by Jovetic in a three-pronged attack. He balances the books with bargain picks Allan McGregor and Paul McShane from Hull City and Southampton youngster Harrison Reed, who is expected to be handed an important first-team role this season. Ramsey once again gets the nod along with Kevin Mirallas and Swansea's summer signing Gylfi Sigurdsson, who netted seven times in 17 starts during his previous stint at the Liberty Stadium.
Check back later to see which other pundits have submitted their sides and tune into The Fantasy Football Club, live on Sky Sports 1HD, on August 15 for more tips.