The pursuit of valuable points in English football is not limited to the real world, with equally hotly contested virtual battles
Fantasy Premier League (FPL) will be back in force in 2022-23, with virtual managers learning just how much Erling Haaland, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah will set them back.
The price lists of England’s top flight sides are being revealed, with Manchester City and Arsenal – who are looking to invest heavily in new faces this summer – the first to drop, followed by Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea .
Reigning champions Man City have plenty of proven performers in their ranks, with the addition of prolific Norwegian striker Haaland as Pep Guardiola looks to consolidate his domestic dominance at the Etihad Stadium.
FPL Erling Haaland & Man City Awards
Haaland is Man City’s star addition for another busy transfer window and it has been revealed that the talented 21-year-old – who is already among the favorites for the Golden Boot – will set all suitors back £11.5m.
Two-time PFA Player of the Year Kevin de Bruynewho remains City’s most creative influence, arrives at £12 millionwhile Jack Greish – who has yet to warrant a £100m show of faith in him from the summer of 2021 – can be acquired by fantasy bosses for £7 million.
The tastes of Phil Foden (£8m), Joao Cancelo (£7m) and Rubén Dias (£6m) are also likely to generate a lot of interest.
Bukayo Saka & Arsenal FPL Awards
The Gunners’ price list has also been revealed, with their potential value to be found within their ranks.
England internationals saka he can be expected to help lead that charge in north London, with the 20-year-old versatile winger winning in FPL at £8 million.
Martin Odegaard he can usually be counted on to provide some weird assist and a spectacular strike from a free-kick or two, and the Norwegian playmaker is yours for the taking. £6.5m.
Aaron Ramsdale can slip between the sticks to £5 million if you want him to collect plenty of clean sheets, while new arrivals Fabio Viera is at the price of £6 million alongside new teammates Emile Smith Rowe and Gabriel Martinelli.
Mohamed Salah and Liverpool FPL Award
Last season’s Golden Boot salah is here to help his side win the Premier League title, with the Reds talisman priced at £13 million in FPL.
Summer signing Darwin Nunez should contribute to the cause of the Anfield team and is available for £9 million.
Back right Alexandre-Arnold is at the price of £7.5m and will prove a valuable addition to any team having provided 12 league assists last season, a figure beaten only by Salah.
Goalkeeper Alisson is £5.5 million, the same price as the midfielder Thiago Alcantarawhile the star defender Virgil van Dijk is £6.5m.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Man Utd FPL awards
Man Utd hope Cristiano Ronaldo is having another prolific season following his 18-goal campaign in 2021-22. The Red Devils forward is set at £10.5m in this year’s FPL.
His Portuguese co-star Bruno Fernandes should score goals and assists again for Erik ten Hag’s side and is available for £10 million.
Jadon Sancho disappointed in his first year back in England but could do better under new management and is priced at £7.5 million, while fellow wrestler 2021-22 Marcus Rashford is £6.5m.
Donny van de Beek may have a chance when he finds Ten Hag and can be brought to your team to £5.5mwhile his midfield colleague fred is £5 million.
David de Gea, Luke Shaw, Anthony Elanga, Alex Telles and Raphael Varane are also all £5 million.
Christian Pulisic and Chelsea FPL Awards
Chelsea have agreed to let Romelu Lukaku join Inter on loan for the 2022-23 campaign, but there are still plenty of points options up for grabs at Stamford Bridge.
USMNT star Christian Pulisic will look to prove his worth to Thomas Tuchel once again, with the American striker available at £6 million.
Jorginho and Reece James are among those to be won at the same prize, while Edouard Mendy could prove to be a popular choice between sticks £5 million.
For those who have a little more flush, Kai Havertz, Mason Mount and Timo Werner carry £8 million price tags.
When does the Fantasy Premier League 2022-23 start?
The game will open in July 2022, before the big Premier League season kicks off in August. The first matches will be played on August 6, giving managers enough time to choose the perfect team.