For the start of the season, my team is:
|J A Riise||Liverpool||4.6m|
|A Cole||Man City||5.1m|
|R van Persie||Arsenal||5.6m|
Gardner’s already out with an injury, so that’s a good start. Otherwise there are a few players I’m not so sure about, including van Persie for Arsenal, Valente for Everton, and most of my midfield except Gerrard.
I think Liverpool are going to have a very good run this season, though, but it’s hard to pick a striker when they don’t really have a single clear choice. Especially now with the news of signing Dirk Kuyt.
Arsenal should be scoring goals but how consistent they are is yet to be seen – they seem to be having another season of upsets already with Cole and Campbell seemingly both upsetting things.
I don’t see Frank Lampard having as good a season as the previous two alongside Ballack; I think Ballack will take goals away, and we also saw in the World Cup how Lampard doesn’t seem to play so well sharing the up-front position. So this is my first season starting without Lampard in the team, which could be a risk.