If weÃ¢ÂÂre being honest, we all think we know better than even the Premier LeagueÃ¢ÂÂs finest managers. And now youÃ¢ÂÂve now got the chance to prove you can mix it with the best, thanks to the FourFourTwo Fantasy Football League.Simply put together your very own fantasy Premier League XI (although Mark Hughes may be concerned to learn youÃ¢ÂÂll only get ÃÂ£50 million to do it) and compete against your friends, the Great British public and even the despicable miscreants the lurk around FourFourTwo Towers in a battle for Fantasy Football glory.
Oh, and a trip to Barcelona or Madrid to see a top La Liga match next season.It costs just ÃÂ£6 to enter a team or ÃÂ£10 to enter two. You will also automatically be entered into the main Telegraph Fantasy Football game, where thereÃ¢ÂÂs ÃÂ£150,000 to be won Ã¢ÂÂ including a ÃÂ£50,000 first prize.And, as if things couldnÃ¢ÂÂt be easier Ã¢ÂÂ weÃ¢ÂÂre about to give you a hand in selecting your sideÃ¢ÂÂ¦Formation: 3-5-2
Switching to three at the back reduces the risk of lost points through goals conceded, and also gives you room for another goal and assist grabbing midfield player.Goalkeeper:Ben FosterManchester UnitedÃÂ£3m
This may raise a quizzical murmur at first, but think about it like this Ã¢ÂÂ Edwin van der Saar is likely to be out injured for at least two months, during which time Foster will take his place between the sticks for the champions.
Even without Van der Saar, United are unlikely to ship many goals. This could finally be FosterÃ¢ÂÂs chance to prove his worth, and weÃ¢ÂÂre not willing to bet against him dislodging the big Dutchman on a permanent basis, should he be able to show steady form over the coming weeks.
If not, you can always bring in somebody else Ã¢ÂÂ the beauty of this transfer window-less fantasy world weÃ¢ÂÂve created!Defender:Glen Johnson LiverpoolÃÂ£4m
Sure, so the defensive side of his game may sometimes leave a lot to be desired, but in LiverpoolÃ¢ÂÂs impermeable back-line, itÃ¢ÂÂs still unlikely heÃ¢ÂÂd wind up losing you too many points because of it.
Add his probable high number of assists into the mix and Johnson could become one of the highest FF point scoring defenders over the course of the season.Defender:Rio FerdinandManchester UnitedÃÂ£4.7m
There probably isnÃ¢ÂÂt too much explanation required here. Ferdinand will be a consistent starter in UnitedÃ¢ÂÂs back four this season, and as weÃ¢ÂÂve already established, this should mean a decent tally of points from clean sheets alone.
He may not have picked up as many FF points as defensive partner Nemanja Vidic last year, but that was largely down to the England manÃ¢ÂÂs injury struggles Ã¢ÂÂ and the Serb never looks far away from another booking.
Defender: Kieren GibbsArsenalÃÂ£2.6m
Because you donÃ¢ÂÂt have an Arabic oligarch to back your summer spending, youÃ¢ÂÂre going to have to look for at least one bargain Ã¢ÂÂ and we think weÃ¢ÂÂve found just the man.
Gibbs slotted effortlessly into ArsenalÃ¢ÂÂs back four last season in the absence of Gael Clichy. The FrenchmanÃ¢ÂÂs return to fitness looks like putting his regular place under major threat.
However his versatility means heÃ¢ÂÂs also likely to fill in on the left side of midfield, or even in the centre Ã¢ÂÂ meaning heÃ¢ÂÂll play regularly enough to earn you valuable FF points, but in a side that wonÃ¢ÂÂt concede enough goals to cause you too much concern.
Midfielder:Ã¢ÂÂ¨Ashley YoungÃ¢ÂÂ¨Aston VillaÃ¢ÂÂ¨ÃÂ£4.2m
The England winger will be looking to have a big season in order to cement his place in Fabio CapelloÃ¢ÂÂs World Cup squad, and with seven goals and seven assists last season making him one of the highest point scorers last season Ã¢ÂÂ heÃ¢ÂÂs likely to be right up among the top dogs again this season.Midfielder: Stephen IrelandÃ¢ÂÂ¨Manchester CityÃ¢ÂÂ¨ÃÂ£4.1m
The charismatic Irishman was the surprise hit of 2008/09 Ã¢ÂÂ scoring nine goals and laying on nine assists as City ambled along in mid table.Expectations at Eastlands will be even higher this term Ã¢ÂÂ so it may well be thereÃ¢ÂÂs scope for him to get even more points, if he can keep his head down and keep his place in the team - youÃ¢ÂÂll just have to hope thatÃ¢ÂÂs not too big an Ã¢ÂÂifÃ¢ÂÂ.
Much like Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, Cahill is a consistent goal threat from midfield. Unlike Lampard and Gerrard, heÃ¢ÂÂs not at such a Ã¢ÂÂfashionableÃ¢ÂÂ club, and is a little bit cheaper at ÃÂ£4.2 million.
Midfielder: Luka ModricTottenham HotspurÃÂ£3.8m
Modric took his time to stamp his authority on the Premier League last season, which explains his fairly meagre 109 points.
But he showed signs towards the end of the campaign that he could well be one of the most productive and creative players of the coming season, and given Spurs' ever improving array of strikers, expect his assists stats to soar.
Six goals and seven assists in 12 Premier League games last season should be enough to convince you that this chirpy little scamp will be a decent addition to your fantasy side.
If he can stay fit, continue that kind of form, and not be inexplicably dropped by Prof. Wenger as he was in the FA Cup semi final defeat to Chelsea Ã¢ÂÂ he could well be looking at around 20 goals and 20 assists in the coming campaign.
Those kind of figures could make him the new Cristiano Ronaldo, and a substantially less detestable one at that.Striker:Fernando TorresLiverpoolÃÂ£7m
The joint highest priced player in our game, TorresÃ¢ÂÂ 2008/09 was hampered by a series of hamstring injuries Ã¢ÂÂ but even that couldnÃ¢ÂÂt stop him scoring 15 goals and finishing in the top 10 point scoring strikers.
As guaranteed a goalscorer as youÃ¢ÂÂre likely to find in the Premier League this season Ã¢ÂÂ the Spaniard is nailed on to net your team at least 150 points, if he can put those injury worries behind him.
Striker: Nicolas AnelkaChelseaÃÂ£6.9m
Last seasonÃ¢ÂÂs Golden Boot winner and the highest FF point scoring striker of last season Ã¢ÂÂ Nicolas Anelka will surely trouble the top goalscorers charts again, should he continue to lead the line for Chelsea.
The only problem he may face is the possibility that new boss Carlo Ancelotti relegates him to the bench in favour of Didier Drogba Ã¢ÂÂ although with speculation circulating that heÃ¢ÂÂs about to sign a new deal at the Bridge, it appears likely heÃ¢ÂÂll be in favour.