With the resounding echo of the 2022-23 Premier League season still ringing, fans are eager for the football action to recommence. A delightful precursor to the forthcoming season, the Premier League Summer Series provides a thrilling retreat for football enthusiasts. Six Premier League teams—Aston Villa, Brentford, Brighton, Chelsea, Fulham, and Newcastle United—will put their prowess on display, promising an action-packed spectacle for fantasy football managers.

Newcastle United were successful in signing Italian International Sandro Tonali from AC milan.
Newcastle United was successful in signing Italian International Sandro Tonali from AC Milan.

The unfolding story of the transfer window has stirred excitement among fans, already setting the stage for the summer series. Newcastle United has made a remarkable acquisition of Italian International Sandro Tonali from AC Milan. Chelsea has been bustling with noteworthy departures including N'golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, and Mason Mount. These significant transfers set the tone for the upcoming matches and present a fantastic opportunity for fantasy managers to strategize their dream teams. Here's a recap of the key transfers:

Incoming Transfers:

  1. Sandro Tonali (AC Milan to Newcastle United)
  2. Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig to Chelsea)
  3. Youri Tielemans (Free Transfer to Aston Villa)
  4. Joao Pedro (Watford to Brighton)
  5. Nathan Collins (Wolverhampton Wanderers to Brentford)

Outgoing Transfers:

  1. Alexis Mac Allister (Brighton to Liverpool)
  2. Chris Wood (Newcastle to Nottingham Forest)
  3. Kai Havertz (Chelsea to Arsenal)
  4. Kalidou Koulibaly (Chelsea to Al-Hilal)
  5. Edouard Mendy (Chelsea to Al-Ahli)

As we inch closer to the Premier League Summer Series, let's spotlight some key players that fantasy managers should watch out for in Gameweek 1:


Yoane Wissa
Yoane Wissa. Source: skysports.com
  1. Christopher Nkunku (Chelsea) - Nkunku's outstanding performances for RB Leipzig earned him a move to Chelsea. The French international's ability to both create and score goals fills a crucial gap in Chelsea's lineup, addressing their pressing need for attacking prowess last season.
  2. João Pedro (Brighton) - Having had an impressive season with Watford in the Championship, João Pedro has returned to the Premier League with Brighton. Roberto De Zerbi's success with players like Mitoma and Caicedo indicates his skill in nurturing raw talent, and João Pedro could be another beneficiary of his coaching prowess.

Fantasy tip: For 9.1 credits, Brentford's Yoane Wissa is a player that fantasy managers should closely monitor. With Ivan Toney absent, he is expected to shoulder the responsibility of scoring goals alongside Mbeumo, making him an exciting pick for fantasy teams looking to bolster their attacking options.


João Palhinha
João Palhinha. Source: thisisfutbol.com
  1. Sandro Tonali (Newcastle United) - Highly rated by Italian football followers, Tonali became Newcastle's prized acquisition, with a substantial investment akin to Manchester United's payment for Mason Mount. As a young and talented Italian midfielder, Tonali aspires to be a dominant force in Newcastle's midfield for the next decade, commencing with the summer series.
  2. James Milner (Brighton) - Despite being 37 years old, Milner remains a vital figure in the midfield. Brighton benefits greatly from his vast experience, which complements the team's youthful talent. With Milner on board, Brighton's midfield gains a valuable asset for the upcoming challenges.

Fantasy tip: For 11.5 credits, Fulham's João Palhinha is an expensive but reliable option in the midfield for any fantasy manager. The player, who was voted Fulham’s player of the season, will be looking to impress on the pitch while speculation about his future continues.


Ben Chilwell
Ben Chilwell. Source: premierleague.com
  1. Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa) - As one of the most experienced defenders in the summer series, Mings holds a crucial role in Aston Villa's success, as they aim to elevate their performance under the guidance of Unai Emery. Mings is determined to utilize his expertise to the fullest and contribute significantly to his team's performance.
  2. Dan Burn (Newcastle United) - After playing all 38 matches last season for Newcastle United, Burn is a crucial player for the team's success in their first Champions League season in over 20 years. As they enter this new realm, Burn aims to utilize the summer series as a platform to regain his top form from the previous season.

Fantasy tip: For 7.3 credits, Chelsea's Ben Chilwell would be a great choice for any fantasy managers who would like to strengthen their defense. He would be eager to have a more prominent role this season after missing a quarter of the previous one due to injury.


Jason Steele
Jason Steele. Source: skysports.com
  1. Mark Flekken (Brentford) - Flekken's arrival at Brentford could prove to be an excellent signing, especially as he is expected to take on the role of the first-choice goalkeeper, with David Raya potentially being sought after by bigger clubs. The Freiburg goalkeeper is determined to showcase his talent in the Premier League, making a strong impression during the summer series.
  2. Bernd Leno (Fulham) - As one of the most experienced goalkeepers in the league, Leno displayed an impressive performance for Fulham last season. The German goalkeeper gears up for the new season, starting with the summer series this week, with high expectations for him to elevate his game and excel even further.

Fantasy tip: For 5.5 credits, Brighton's Jason Steele could prove to be a good inclusion for any fantasy manager as Brighton looks to dominate teams in the summer series. Steele would be eager to showcase his show-stopping abilities as he fights for the starting spot with new signing Bart Verbruggan.

What Next?

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