Here’s my The Sun Dream Team for the 2021-22 season.
Matches from the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League and Europa League all count. I’m not sure about the new Europa Conference. Obviously it makes sense to select players from team that will be competing in European competition because they’ll play more matches and therefore potentially earn more points. Though of course with that does come come rotation and risk of injury.
My family and I (That’s ten of us, including my very young daughters whose teams I pick!) all select an XI and it really adds to the excitement and dynamic of the football (Soccer!) season.
As you can see, I’ve plucked for Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy between the sticks.
Joao Cancelo (Man City), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea) and Vladimir Coufal (West Ham) comprise my defence. These are all defenders who should contribute assists. Alexander-Arnold (Withdrew through injury) and Chilwell (Didn’t get on the pitch) will want to put frustrating Euro campaigns behind them!
In midfield are Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes (Don’t forget the value of penalty takers!), Riyad Mahrez from rivals Manchester City as well as another West Ham (They are in Europe!) player, in the form of Thomas Soucek.
Upfront, Tottenham’s Son Heung-Min is as exciting and reliable as any player in the Premier League. Like I say though, I’m not sure about the status of the Europa Conference. Hopefully Edinson Cavani (Man Utd) can have another fruitful campaign. Even if he won’t play every minute, goals in European competition should boost his contribution. Finally, alongside Son and Cavani is another experienced goal getter in Jamie Vardy. I did deliberate given his age and the goals drying up a little but Leicester City are in Europe, he takes penalties and I wanted to spread the love across all the teams that are participating in European competition.
How do you think I’ll get on? Do you have a team?
I’ll keep you updated as to my progress once the season is under way!
Disclaimer: Dream Team is free to play so not strictly a gambling product!