Jeff Stelling explains who makes his Sky Sports Fantasy Football team

Jeff Stelling has picked his Sky Sports Fantasy Football team for the new season
Image: Jeff Stelling has picked his Sky Sports Fantasy Football team for the new season

In part three of our pundits' XI reveal, Jeff Stelling talks us through his Sky Sports Fantasy Football team.

We've already seen who Charlie Nicholas and Matt Le Tissier are selecting, but now it's time for the Soccer Saturday host to show his hand.

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Here's who Jeff has selected and his justifications...

Fraser Forster (£6.4m) - He's quite a bit cheaper than the most expensive options and did well after coming back from a bad injury and kept plenty of clean sheets. He's also behind a nice strong and settled back four at Southampton now.

Ryan Shawcross (£6.8m) - He's a reliable option who is always a threat from set-pieces and you know Stoke will inevitably keep a few clean sheets.

Virgil van Dijk (£8.1m) - He was great last season and looks like a midfielder in terms of how he is on the ball. He always looks like he's going to get a goal, not just as a threat in the air but also because he's so good on the ground.

Virgil van Dijk of Southampton celebrates
Image: Virgil van Dijk scored three times last season

Seamus Coleman (£7.6m) - I want all of my back three to have an attacking threat and he loves to get forward down the right-hand side for Everton. I'm hoping he'll bring in assists and the odd goal.

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Yannick Bolasie (£8.7m) - He made a blinding start to last season and the summer's break will make him unplayable again, although I'll be hoping he can chip in with a few more goals.

Ross Barkley (£9.2m) - I think Ronald Koeman will bring the best out of him, encouraging him to get forward. He's also got a bit to prove after the way Everton ended last season and him being left on the bench at the Euros.

Ross Barkley of Everton in action during a pre-season match against Espanyol at Goodison Park
Image: Is Ross Barkley ready to prove a point?

Dimitri Payet (£11m) - He's probably be in absolutely everybody's team and why wouldn't he be? He's a threat from every free-kick he gets and provides both goals and assists.

Gaston Ramirez (£7.5m) - Well firstly he's cheap but Boro have also got a decent start to the season, with Stoke and Crystal Palace at home either side of trips to Sunderland and West Brom. He's another dead ball specialist but perhaps not in my long-term unless he really impresses early on.

Wayne Rooney (£11m) - He's another one who has a lot to prove and he's going to have to play out of his skin to stay in the Manchester United team. I'm backing him to rise to the challenge and am assuming he's still going to be on penalties.

Harry Kane celebrates after giving Spurs the lead
Image: Harry Kane is tipped to bounce back from his Euro 2016 disappointment

Harry Kane (£12.8m) - He might not have had a great European Championships but the last two seasons do not lie. He's got a great chance of being top goalscorer again so that's why he's getting the armband for my team.

Shane Long (£10.4m) - This is another one partly because I've run out of money but he's also a handful for anybody to play against. Southampton start with Watford at home so I'm hoping for a strong start.

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