Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes led the way  in the Fantasy Premier League scoring charts last season
Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes led the way in the Fantasy Premier League scoring charts last season

The new Premier League season is just around the corner and with it comes the return of fantasy football.

Brentford’s clash with Arsenal on August 13 marks the start of the new campaign and means millions of fans across the globe will be worried about their hand-picked line-ups once again.

But it is not just selecting 11 players that causes fantasy footballers lovers headaches — coming up with the best team name for the season is equally important.

What is fantasy football?

Fantasy football gives fans across the globe the chance to put their knowledge to the test and try to assemble the best side possible.

With most versions of the game, once you have set up a profile, you are handed a set budget and have to select a squad of 15 players to score points for you.

Each player in the Premier League is given a value based on how many points they are likely to score, with each team requiring a set number in each area of the pitch.

Players score points for goals, assists, clean sheets and man-of-the-match performances and you can set up leagues to compete against your friends.

On top of the regular points, there are many different boosts available throughout the season to try and maximise the number of points you score.

And with transfers allowed every week and the ever-changing values of players, it is a challenging way to get even more involved in your favourite sport. 

When does the fantasy season kick off?

Free-scoring Brentford striker Ivan Toney could be a steal as his side kick off the season against Arsenal
Free-scoring Brentford striker Ivan Toney could be a steal as his side kick off the season against Arsenal

The fantasy season kicks off at the same time as the Premier League campaign — when Brentford host Arsenal at 8pm on Friday, August 13. 

In most cases, you will have until 6.45pm that evening to pick your side for the opening gameweek.

Where do I go to set up my team?

There are many fantasy football offerings in the United Kingdom but the most popular is the Premier League’s official competition. 

You can get started on your Fantasy Premier League team right here as you choose your 15 players, design your kit and decide what your side will be called.

What does the overall winner get?

The 2020-21 Fantasy Premier League season saw ​​Michael Coone crowned the best in the world. 

His Teddy Bears Utd team won a grand total of 2,680 points — a record-breaking sum that saw him beat 8.2million players. 

Coone's prize was a seven-night break in the UK, including VIP hospitality at two 2021-22 Premier League matches, travel and accommodation, a Hublot connected watch, a copy of FIFA 21 and a games console, a Nike jacket and an FPL goodie bag. 

Premier League winner Kevin De Bruyne is a must pick for any successful fantasy side
Premier League winner Kevin De Bruyne is a must pick for any successful fantasy side

Top 100 Fantasy Premier League names

The classics

ABCDE FC

Occasionally United

Hardly Athletic

Victorious Secret

Game of Throw-Ins

Goals Aloud

Why So Serie A?

Goals 'R’ Us

Goal of Duty

Club Tropicana Drinks FC

Team-based names

Arse ‘n’ all

Whateverton

Man Titty 

Bantchester United 

If it ain’t Stoke, don’t fix it 

Blunderland

Not so Hotspur 

West Ham Sandwich

Woefulhampton 

Norfolk n’ Chance

Farcelona

Bilbao Baggins

Pathetico Madrid

Borussia Teeth

Paris im-your-man

Leeds by example

AC a little silhouetto of Milan

Liverfool FC

Twatford FC

Chelsea You Later

Manager team names

Top of the Klopps

Dyche Dyche Baby

Thomas The Frank Engine

Let’s Have a Potter About

Tuchel for School

Salt'N'Pepe Guardiola

For Farke Sake

The Moyes Are Back In Town

You are my Solskjaer

Make Mine a Lage

Team names based on Premier League players

Boom Xhakalaka

Fred Up Already

Netflix & Chilwell

Hakuna Juan Mata

Show me da Mane

My Raya Sunshine

Come Digne With Me

Baked Baines

Run of the Milner

Alfa Romeu

Back of the Neto

Call on Mee

Stranger Mings

You Kante Be Serious

Chicken Tikka Mo Salah

Eze Does It

Delph & Safety

Bellerin Than Out

The Vardy Boys

Klose But No Cigar

Drop it like Diop

Alisson Wonderland

No Kane, No Gain

Two and a Half Mendy

Earth, Wind & Maguire

Werner's Originals

Enter Shaqiri

Gayle Force Wins

Who Dummett?

Deeney In A Bottle

Willian Dollar Baby

Lallanas in Pyjamas

Krul Intentions

When Harry Met Alli

Haven't Jota Clue

Sterling Silva

Supercalifragilisticexpi-Alioski

The Moura The Merrier

Kepa Clean Sheet

Hanging By a Fred

Game, Lacazette and Match

Luke Kyle Walker

Obi Wan-Bissaka

Yes Ndidi

On your Ederson

No Place I’d Radebe

Snog, Mari, Avoid

Flying Without Mings

Dann But Not Out

Giroud Let the Dogs Out

All the Smallings

Team names based on ex-players and managers

Crouch Potato

Gangsta’s Allardyce

The Neville Wears Prada

50 Shades O’Shea

Keane learners

Eric Bantona

The Wenger Boys

Victory is Beckham-ing

On the Wayne Rooney

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