Fantasy Football: The Professor shares his works with us

When it comes to selecting your Fantasy Football team for the season ahead there are few people worth listening to more than the Professor.

Our bearded genius has put together his starting XI for the campaign ahead with all the numbers and stats firmly in the forefront of his thinking.

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You can find all the T&Cs here, but first, here is who the man with the brains is siding with…

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He also gave us some insight into his genius selections…

“Tending goal is Swansea player of the year Lukasz Fabianski. Only two keepers kept more clean sheets last year and gets the nod between the sticks,” he said.

“Laurent Koscielny and John Terry are always a threat at set-pieces, registering eight goals between them last term and are joined by Southampton skipper Jose Fonte.

“David Silva’s stats speak for themselves. 12 goals and 12 assists last term along with 28 bonus points for his performances make the City man a must-pick. Fellow Spaniard Cesc Fabregas will also chip in with the assists and in the absence of Diego Costa could be deployed as a false nine.

“Joining him in midfield is Manchester United new boy Memphis Depay. He may well be a popular choice, but his 22 goals from midfield for PSV last year is difficult to ignore.

“Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has featured heavily for Arsenal in pre-season and having been selected by only six per cent of all fantasy teams could be an astute pick.

“Christian Benteke could be the striker Liverpool have been waiting for and the Belgian is sure to get better service than he did at Aston Villa. England and Spurs man Harry Kane can continue his upward spiral while Aleksandar Mitrović is worth taking a chance on after his 54 per cent goal scoring ratio at Anderlecht last year.”

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Ben Stones

Ladbrokes News’ equine expert, Ben likes nothing more than studying the form to pick out a winner or two for our readers. A Journalism and Media Studies graduate from the University of Winchester, Ben has previously written for a number of football and racing blogs and websites, as well as contributing to the sports pages of his home-town newspaper.