Let's start with the bad news. The 2019/20 Premier League is still over a month away. What's the good news you ask? Fantasy football is back up and running.
Well, this could be considered good news. If you are a Newcastle fan, perhaps not. It has been a hugely disappointing summer for the team so far, with Rafael Benitez exiting for China and Ayoze Perez being tempted to Leicester.
Still, Newcastle do have some good players remaining (just about). Let's remind you of them, as well as the not so good ones.
Martin Dubravka (£5.0) - Does have the odd error in him, or two in the space of nine days if you remember his howlers against Tottenham
Karl Darlow (£4.5) - Didn't start a league game last season and that'll probably stay the same this year. Dubravka's understudy, and he won't make up the gap in quality any time soon.
Freddie Woodman (£4.0) - The third choice goalkeeper, Woodman might even be sent out on loan to gain some experience. Made the England Under-21 squad over the summer, so is a promising player, but don't expect him to break into the starting lineup next year.
DeAndre Yedlin (£4.5) - The American full back is rapid. Unfortunately that doesn't get you fantasy points, but it won't stop every commentator mentioning it in games. One goal and two assists last season, but he picked up a groin problem at the end of the campaign that he is still recovering from.
Miguel Almiron (£6.0) - Arrived for a club record transfer fee back in January, and looks an exciting prospect. Still yet to score in the league, but expect him to push on and be one of the star players in the side this year.
Christian Atsu (£5.5) - Can look brilliant at times. Can also look awful, so not really the consistent player you're looking for. Just the solitary goal last season, something he must improve upon in the upcoming campaign.
Sean Longstaff (£5.0) - Came out of nowhere to shine brightly in midfield during the second half of last season. Currently injured, but should be back in time for the start of the season, and looks a real find. Manchester United
Jonjo Shelvey (£5.0) - Not fancied by Benitez last season, making just 16 Premier League
Ki Sung-yueng (£5.0) - Only played 18 times in the league last year, providing just one assist. Will likely be in and out of the team as Newcastle search for their best/least worst central midfield combination.
Isaac Hayden (£4.5) - Struggled to even make the squad in the first part of the 2018/19 campaign, but became a regular after Christmas. Scored one goal, thanks to a howler from Rui Patricio, but still does an underrated job in the middle of the park.
Joselu (£5.0) - Amazingly still at the club for now. Has done very little since joining, hardly even making the bench towards the end of last season, and will surely be moved on at some point this summer. Save your money.
Source : 90min