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Sun Dream Team Is Live – FFS League Sign Up

The Sun Dream Team became the latest Fantasy game to throw open it’s doors, having released alongside the Fantasy Premier League on Thursday.

Quite simply, Dream Team is the season-long game to play if you want to win some big money. This term they’ve gone and put up a cool £1 million prize fund, with £200,000 available to the overall winner. Overall, they are promising 100 winners a week, 500 a month and 7,000 across the season. That’s a lot of winners with a lot of cash fluttering about.

This season the game is free to play, although the generous cash prizes are only available to those who later sign up to the Club Dream Team – that will eventually set you back £2.99 a month or £7.99 for three months; both options will be available in October but, initially, you’ll be in the “Club” for free.

There are a whole string of benefits to eventually signing up, including more competitions, advanced statistics and the fact you’ll get to set up six teams, increasing your chances of claiming one of the many prizes.

Aside from the huge cash pot on offer, Dream Team is a very different beast to your average Fantasy offering. It can be a more casual, “hands off” game, with stronger emphasis placed on your initial starting XI – after this, Fantasy managers are pressed into action during four Transfer Windows, although, as you’ll see this has been expanded somewhat with this season’s rule changes.

The other key attraction is that domestic cups and European competitions are included. This can hold your interest when games like the Fantasy Premier League and Sky Sports take a break; suddenly the midweek Europa League and Capital One Cup have some meaning.

On top of this, Dream Team has a weekly game offering and this season introduces more competitions for those who join Club Dream Team – a weekly 32-team knockout cup and a mini-league knockout cup. You won’t be surprised to hear that both offer cash prizes. Dream Team have also brought back the popular Manager of the Month contests, with the top 100 managers all qualifying for prizes.

THE RULESET

Dream Team have been brave enough to implement some key rule changes this season – with assists finally making an appearance in the game.

Two points are awarded for each assist earned, although this is somewhat balanced out for midfielders who have lost the two points previously earned for keeping a clean sheet. For defenders and strikers, however, the assists are now extra points in the bank which is something to consider when selecting your squad.

Elsewhere, while Dream Team has retained the three points earned for a 7+ rating in any given match, they’ve done away with their controversial “reporter in the stands” approach and adopted an Opta driven algorithm solution, much like the FPL’s Bonus System, to award the ratings. This system is also being used to assign the Star Man awards which return five points.

Crucially, this change allows the game to be more dynamic and Club Dream Team members will now get live scores during match days with your full points tallies available on the final whistle. A big win.

The other major change is that we now have five Emergency Transfers at our disposal. Dream Team introduced two of these transfers last season, enabling trades between the Transfer Windows. We now have one Emergency Transfer in every period before each Window. These can be used to repair our lineups after injury or suspension, or used tactically.

The rest is as you were…

Each team must include 11 players with a budget of £50 million to spend. The teams can be laid out in one of two formations – a 4-4-2 or 4-3-3.

Players accumulate points from matches in the Capital One and FA Cups and also in Europe, with Champions League and Europa League matches contributing. Straight away, then, it’s clear that avoiding rotation and finding regular starters is your main consideration.

THE TRANSFER WINDOWS

Managing your team around the four Transfer Windows remains crucial, alongside the use of the Emergency Transfers. You can make up to three transfers per Transfer Window, with an Emergency Transfer between the windows – it’s a “use them or lose them” policy with both.

The first window arrives on September 1, so with only four league matches completed, you can make three changes to your squad. Subsequently, you may look to allow for this in your early strategy, selecting players with a strong opening three fixtures, knowing that you can apply three changes prior to Gameweek 5.

The following window arrives on November 10 – that’s prior to Gameweek 13. The third arrives on January 26, ahead of Gameweek 24, with the final opportunity to make transfers landing on our laps on March 22, just before Gameweek 32.

Planning your team changes, putting our season ticker to use and considering the dates of cup rounds, is therefore an important factor.

JOINING LEAGUES

You can set up mini-leagues when you sign up and, if you have a PIN code, you can join up with established mini-leagues. You can establish up to five mini-leagues and enter individual teams into up to 5 mini-leagues each.

THE FANTASY FOOTBALL SCOUT LEAGUE

With that in mind, we’ve set up an official Fantasy Football Scout League for the Dream Team game, which you can now join with the PIN 8060586.

Mark Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

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  1. Butthead
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Could Steven Taylor get his spot back? He's gotta be better than Williamson.

    1. Cooper123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Wouldn't bet on it.

    2. 1892
      • 4 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Nah I think we will sign a decent cb soon

  2. Tadic is the new Eriksen
    • 7 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Butland, Myhill

    Azpilicueta, Aldeweireld, O'Shea, Holebas, Morgan

    Hazard, Özil, Milner, Chadli, Wanyama

    Rooney, Kane, Lukaku

    Feel free to tear itnapart 😀

    1. Cooper123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Can't really fault it, they're all legitimate picks. Like it.

    2. Jazz!
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Milner for Ritchie. Myhill for Boruc.

      1. Cooper123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Look at his name, he's not going to want to lose Milner!

        I would have thought Henderson is a better pick though. Can't see Milner having a particularly advanced role when he'll have Coutinho and Firminho plus strikers ahead of him.

        1. Tadic is the new Eriksen
          • 7 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          Cheers for the feedback guys!

          Milner has been nailed on in my team since day one, I think he's an excellent footballer and he's gonna surprise a lot of people this year in a sentral role

          Last year people said Fab would struggle to score points from a more withdrawn role - the cream always rises to the top

      2. Tadic is the new Eriksen
        • 7 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Not sure about this Ritchie bloke, I had never actually heard of him till a week ago, cksts 6 million, and plays for Bournemouth

        Think there's gonna be a lot of people looking to get rid after a few weeks

        1. GREENDREAMS11
          • 10 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          Ritchie is the new Milner dude

        2. Cooper123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          It seems really rare that an attacking prospect who was heavily faced pre-season from a promoted side actually delivers. At 5.5 I might have taken the risk.

          1. Cooper123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 years, 10 months ago

            *heavily fancied

  3. Licky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    What's the general consensus on Enner Valencia?

    1. Cooper123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Backup RB.

      1. Cooper123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Whoops, wrong Valencia. Carry on.

      2. Licky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Different Valencia.

        1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          You just know that great big Andy Carroll is gonna come back and upset the apple cart..he just will...

          1. Licky
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 years, 10 months ago

            That does worry me. :/ I still think Sakho is the best option, but I'd like to think there is some potential with Enner. Damn it Andy why couldn't you have signed for the Brom and be done with it. 🙁

            1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 years, 10 months ago

              He's gonna make a right old pain in the ar*e of himself for FPL...

          2. Mahesh_Kumar
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 years, 10 months ago

            Wow. Completely forgot about that horse! Him over Sakho if he is fit

  4. Flynny
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Ok......hows this looking?

    Ruddy. Butland
    azpi. Jenkinson ( west ham) vlaar (saints or eve)
    hazard. Hendo. Mata. Ramsey.
    kun. Benteke. Deeney.

    Bench...coates. targett. Wanyama.

    Good as it stands?

    1. Cooper123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Can't really put Vlaar in at this point. Going to have to wait and see.

      Targett is a waste of time.

      Otherwise good I reckon.

  5. AriseSirGiggsy
    • 9 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Why have Ritchie when Wilson is 0.5 less and plays up front?

    1. A Dog Has Its Day
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Ritchie is a set piece tacker

    2. GREENDREAMS11
      • 10 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      5 points against 4 for goals, he also had about 17 assists as well as 15 goals I think. also extra point for clean sheets etc

    3. GREENDREAMS11
      • 10 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      he looks pretty decent. you can catch his goals fom last season on youtube. worth a look imo

  6. AriseSirGiggsy
    • 9 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Why do people expect Kun to be fit to start the season?

    1. Cooper123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      He should be there or thereabouts, surely. He will have had at least a month playing no football.

      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Yep...and most of it playing none at all as he suns himself somewhere...

        1. Cooper123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          Realistically I doubt he is going to be sitting on a beach sipping Pina Coladas until the day before the Premier League kicks off.

          1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 7 Years
            4 years, 10 months ago

            No bit he'll be behind his other team mates...I expect he'll make the bench at best in GW1 and hopefully fit enough for GW2...

            1. Cooper123
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 years, 10 months ago

              Yes I think that sounds about right. Good enough for me.

            2. AriseSirGiggsy
              • 9 Years
              4 years, 10 months ago

              I think that's a tad optimistic

              1. Cooper123
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 9 Years
                4 years, 10 months ago

                Why?

              2. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 7 Years
                4 years, 10 months ago

                If it wasn't Chelsea in GW2 then I'd say bench/bench for the first two games...as it is Chelsea I'd say unused sub hopefully from Pells point of view and starts GW2...

                Well that's what I'd like to happen if I was Pell anyway.

      2. Licky
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        That sounds worrying too though. :/

      3. AriseSirGiggsy
        • 9 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        What about pre-season dude...

      4. Cooper123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Guys I meant no competitive football. Wasn't referring to training etc.

    2. Cooper123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      It's more the case that (a) it wouldn't be the end of the world if he came off the bench for the last 30 mins in the first week, and (b) when he's properly back in week 2 or 3 or whatever I don't want to have to tear my side apart to squeeze him in, when I can balance my squad however I like it before the season kicks off. I'm not a fan of planned transfers in these situations - there's ALWAYS something else that requires your attention.

      1. AriseSirGiggsy
        • 9 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        I agree but at 13.0 that is a luxury I can ill afford
        Especially considering city's pretty doggish opening fixtures

        1. Cooper123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          If anyone is truly fixture proof, he is.

          It's an inconvenient luxury for one, maybe two weeks. When he plays, he will score. As close to a certainty as there is in FPL. You're going to want him in GW2 or 3. There's always other transfers you have to make at the start, why give yourself a huge Kun-shaped headache?

          1. AriseSirGiggsy
            • 9 Years
            4 years, 10 months ago

            I'll consider him for my post transfer window wild card 🙂

            1. Cooper123
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              4 years, 10 months ago

              Maybe that's what it comes down to. I'll be saving my wildcard.

      2. AriseSirGiggsy
        • 9 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        I could make the same argument for Sanchez btw

        1. Cooper123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          I think he's a bit different because (a) Wenger has explicitly said he will make sure he has a full month off (I think?), (b) there are multiple other great Arsenal midfield options as well as top tier midfield options in general, and (c) he isn;t on the same level as Kun as an FPL prospect.

  7. Ozoned
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    How's this?

    Courtois (Elliot)
    Koscielny morgan cedric (o'shea baker)
    Hazard Cazorla hendo Yaya ( Wanyama)
    Rooney Kane deeney

    Thanks

  8. Evans
    • 7 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Pick one : Costa, hazard or Fabregas ?

    State reason

    1. Tadic is the new Eriksen
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Hazard

      He's the best captain choice

    2. AriseSirGiggsy
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Mins on the pitch, efforts on goal, set pieces, disciplinary record

      Hazard

    3. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Hazard looks the best long term pick .

  9. Licky
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    I think we need another Striker signing or two to freshen this place up.

  10. Old Bull
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    This is where I'm at now but it has to change.

    Mingolet Rudd

    Bassong Ivanovic Clyne Coates S.Taylor

    Hazard Carzola Ki Henderson Pugh

    Kane Costa (Bojan or Deeney?)

    2m to get Kun for Costa later

    Well, be brutal.

    1. Licky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Remove Bassong, Taylor, Pugh. I'm not sold on Ki or Kane personally. I'm warming to Clyne as an option.

      1. Cooper123
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        Think Ki is alright value for the price - not going to be a consistent scorer but will pop up every now and then which is all you can ask for 5.5 in midfield.

        Bassong is a dodgy pick but there's very little other choice for a 4.5 defender once you get past Sunderland and Leicester. I'd rather him than a Villa defender for example.

        1. Licky
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          Indeed, I suppose that's true. I do like the Mignolet pick though, wouldn't surprise me if he's the highest scorer this season. The rest seem really sound picks too.

        2. Old Bull
          • 6 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          The opening fixtures for Norwich look ok/ish which was my thinking there.
          Who would you prefer out of Bojan or Deeney?

          1. Cooper123
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            4 years, 10 months ago

            Probably Deeney but not excited by either of them.

            1. Old Bull
              • 6 Years
              4 years, 10 months ago

              Cheers fellas.

            2. Licky
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 7 Years
              4 years, 10 months ago

              I'd agree with that.

        3. Mahesh_Kumar
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 years, 10 months ago

          Ayew will steal points from Ki

  11. El Copo
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    A) Milner and Mane

    B) Ritchie and Sterling

    Thoughts? Can Ritchie really make the step up?

    1. Licky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      It remains to be seen about Ritchie but I quite like B.

    2. Cooper123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Would go for B from those.

    3. Tadic is the new Eriksen
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Milner and Siggy/Chadli

    4. 1569Tippins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      A out of those two but I think there are better combinations for the same price

  12. AriseSirGiggsy
    • 9 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    I rip it up and end up back somewhere similar again
    Have 1 8.5 shaped midfield spot tho

    schmeichel / Vorm
    Azpil Mertesacker Williams Mings Saylor
    Hazard Cazorla ..... Bolasie Sidwell
    Rooney Lukaku C.Wilson

    1.5ITB for Lukaku > Kane in GW2

    Options for missing mid:

    A) Mata
    B) Ramsey
    C) Yaya

    ?

    1. Cooper123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      In order: B, Ozil, A, C.

    2. 1569Tippins
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Mata

    3. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Saylor is too injury prone , Newcastle were poor at the back , if he drops in price there is no alternative and I am not sure if he is nailed on and A

  13. KROOSer
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    A bit surprised to not see Siggy in more teams. Decent fixtures after GW1, decent price... Also think that the Ayew signing gives Swansea some much needed scoring punch and Siggy could see his assists go up. Any reason why he's not getting the same hype from last season?

    1. Tadic is the new Eriksen
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Not sure, it's between him and Chadli for the 4th midfield spot in my team

    2. Cooper123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      A touch expensive at 7.5 for my tastes.

      1. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
        • 9 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        this seems to be the general consensus . He was a great pick at the start of last season and would have justified 7.5

    3. Mahesh_Kumar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Too expensive without Bony in front of him

  14. Butthead
    • 6 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Any 4.5 strikers who may play? Obviously bench fodder.

    1. Adderz
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Nope

    2. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      None that I know of

    3. Mahesh_Kumar
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Nada

  15. Cooper123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    I'm calling it a night. Happy tinkering to all

    1. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Night

  16. Chinchinnati
    • 8 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Thinking of an Uber start to the season, any thoughts or improvements?

    Myhill (Hamer)

    Huth Coates Ward Coloccini (Targett)

    Hazard Fabregas Theo Bolasie (Bentaleb)

    Kun (Costa if not fit) Roonpig Deeney

    0.0 ITB

    1. Old Bull
      • 6 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Like the Walcott pick. The defence is light. Don't feel Rooney is a safe FF pick any more after being let down too many times. Kun Costa thinking is my position too

    2. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      How much do you have in the bank ?

  17. Polka Wakey O'Dot
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    Whilst City and Aguero are a main topic for discussion...What is happening with Dzeko and Jovetic ?...

    1. 32chickens
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      going on permanent holidays to italy are a result of pelligrinis limited eyesight and the stupidness of citeh's buyers buying an unproven 19 year old

      1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        4 years, 10 months ago

        agreed.

    2. Licky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Looking likely to be moved on.

    3. Adam West - Team Serbia for…
      • 9 Years
      4 years, 10 months ago

      Dzeko is being linked with Roma .

  18. HenryPham13
    • 5 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    RMT please.

    Ruddy,Butand
    Ivanovic, Cedric, Bellerin, Morgan, Bassong
    Sanchez,Wanyama, Hazard, Henderson, Barry
    Kane, Rooney,Deeney

    0,5 left

    A) should I switch cedric for creswell
    B) switch bellerin for Coleman, Azpiliqueta, Koscielny and so on?
    C) swap bellerin for a 4,5 and get costa instead of kane?

  19. ThirtySix
    • 4 Years
    4 years, 10 months ago

    RMT please. This is my first time playing FF properly and this is what I have:

    Cech (Hamer)
    Clyne Azpi Williams Morgan (Baker)
    Walcott Fabregas Schneiderlin Bolasie (Wanyama)
    Deeney Kun Rooney

    I have 2 Million in the bank. Thinking about taking out Fabregas for Hazard (with some slight tinkering for that extra 0.5 Mil)