Good morning football fans,
The transfer window is in full flow as the season approaches. The EFL kicks off tonight with Huddersfield vs Burnley and over the weekend we'll have action from the Community Shield featuring Manchester City and Liverpool as well as the Women's European Championship Final between England's Lionesses and Germany. We'll update you with transfer news and updates as the day goes on. Have a great Friday!
Celtic chairman Ian Bankier will retire on the 1st January.
Following their Europa Conference League exit, Motherwell have announced manager Graham Alexander's exit. This news comes just two days before their season opener.
Chelsea Women will play their season opener at Stamford Bridge.
Who has got their tickets already? 👀
We asked a couple of FPL experts for their top tips this season...
1. Keep in mind that if you, for example, go with Harry Kane (11.5m) over Erling Haaland (11.5m) in GW1 and then want to swap over to the other - if they have both had a price raise then you will he priced out of the move. I.E. make sure you have players at good price points so you can easily trade using just one free transfer.
2. Go for safe "boring" picks. Avoid new signings, let them find their feet before you get them in your team.
3. Make sure you have two players on your bench who are likely to play. There will be a lot of rotation and injuries, be prepared for it!
1. Pick two premium players to have a solid squad balance.
2. Be open to more defensive formations than in previous years.
3. Avoid players from the promoted teams.
1. Get a well balanced XI rather than trying to fit in as many premiums as you can which can destroy the overall structure of your team.
2. Don't mend what's not broken, give a player at least four weeks before you transfer him out for underperformance.
3. Captaincy is the most important thing in FPL. Stick to premiums and pick fixtures over form in terms of captaincy. Take a punt on captaincy only twice or three times every 10 game weeks.
We take a look at some of the players who could make an impact in the second tier this season.
Barcelona are now reportedly edging closer to signing Manchester City's Bernardo Silva.
However, the club are insisting Frenkie de Jong must take a 50% pay cut in order to stay at the club and still owe the midfielder nearly £20m.
To the delight of Spurs fans, Antonio Conte says he'll be at Tottenham for 'many years to come'.
Marc Cucurella has handed in a transfer request at Brighton. This comes after reports of his move to Manchester City stalling.
Final decision on clubs side expected soon as there's still a big gap in valuations.
According to reports, Real Madrid are interested in Armando Broja, they have made contact with Chelsea regarding the forward.
It's set to be another competitive race for the Premier League...