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Premier League football returns – and that means Fantasy Football Broker League is back!

We asked our in-house pundit “unbiased” Lee Taylor what to look out for in the long delayed climax to the season.

  • Premier League football returns at last
  • Live top-flight league football returning to the BBC
  • Sky will introduce “fan noise” to games on the TV (finally Old Trafford will have an atmosphere!).
  • And the long awaited return of the Stride Underwriting Fantasy Football Broker League

The headlines look good. However, with the return of Premier League football, it also means the return of VAR and smug Liverpool fans!

To make matters worse, it looks like Leeds are in a good position to get back in the Premier League next season…

It all kicks off on Wednesday 17 June and what better way to start than Arsenal v Man City. Surely its 3 points for City, but will Aubameyang be picking up more fantasy football points with his consistent goals?

With the a condensed finish to the season, it is going to be a photo finish for the European spots. Spurs have not been in the best form. But, with Kane and Son returning to the side, they are likely to be a different team when they entertain Man United. I am sure Wolves and Sheffield United will be watching, as they too fancy their chances of creeping up to Chelsea in 4th.

There is also a race for the Championship, with only 4 points separating Aston villa in 19th place to Brighton in 15th! Norwich look doomed – much to the disgust of our Broking Manager, Alan Plaiter.

The real talking point though, is the Stride Underwriting Broker League. James Morgan’s team Islanders has been rising through the ranks from late November to claim the current top spot. And the chasing pack is looking tight with 22 points separating Steve Miller’s Ferme Laporte in 2nd place to the current Champion, David Bramley-Harker, in the number 6 spot with his team Aaron Lamb Moussaka.

James Morgan from Specialty Risks Limited, receiving his Manager of the Month prizes for December from Account Manager Lee Taylor.

With the success of his team “Islanders” James was a comfortable winner of the December competition, as was Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp, so his prizes are Germany’s finest exports – a case of Becks and a bottle of Liebfraumilch, plus a bonus Stride Underwriting hangover kit!

It’s all to play for and with multiple games a week for some teams, it’s a great time for a re-shuffle of your squads.

The deadline to make changes is Wednesday 17 June at 5pm, so get onto https://fantasy.premierleague.com/ and get tinkering.

Hopefully, all the football coming over the next 6 weeks will keep our minds off the pandemic.

Stay safe, good luck to all our managers, and bring on the VAR controversy!