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Whether it's just a friendly tie between the lads at work or more of a competitive game with a pot of money waiting for the winner at the end of the season, it's time for all football fanatics to start sculpting our fantasy teams ahead of the upcoming Premier League campaign.

If you're struggling for choice, after reading this you should have no worries about facing off against your pals as we offer the 11-man squad we would field for the 2015/16 season.

With a restrictive budget, you need to pick and choose your superstars wisely and spot a bargain when you see one.

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So who are the £12m marquee stars you should be considering and who are the £5.5m bargains that the analysts at fantasy.premierleague.com have underestimated?

Take a look at the best team GiveMeSport has come up with.

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Goalkeeper - Petr Cech (£6m)

What a staggering signing Petr Cech has been for Arsenal. Already, before the season has even begun to move, critics are starting to wonder whether this really is the year for the Gunners to push for the title.

The Czech Republican's goalkeeping credentials could prove to be that final cutting edge, putting a halt to the leakage of goals into the net.

Defender - Hector Bellerin (£5.9m)

Another Arsenal star now in their Spanish youngster Hector Bellerin, and why not?

Not only are we thinking of the defensive purposes of the Spaniard, but also on the attack. Going back to the 2014/15 campaign, the youngster netted a couple of times and offered a helping hand into the production of many goals.

This hidden gem could be the man to push you over the line with some extra points on board.

Defender - John Terry (£6.6m)

John Terry is worth every penny. Scoring a whole host of goals last season, paired with a mountain of clean sheets to his name, it is unquestionable to put him in your team.

Defender - Pablo Zabaleta (£6.3m)

We're not entirely sure about Pablo Zabaleta. He underperformed last season in contrast to how good he was in 2013/14, so this is a bit of a risk, but he has certainly proved himself capable in the past.

Midfielder - Yannick Bolasie (£6.2m)

Well hello there, Yannick Bolasie, priced at £6.2 million. Now that is what we call a steal. 

The imminent arrival of Yohan Cabaye to Crystal Palace means that Bolasie and Wilfried Zaha will be seeing plenty of the ball. Hopefully, the winger can emulate his form from last season to pile up the points.

Midfielder - Coutinho (£7.4m)

Coutinho is the dream attacking midfielder. A player who drives with enthusiasm and endeavour, but also has the ability to launch incredibly powerful shots at opponents.

Midfielder - Roberto Firmino (£7.1m)

We're sat on the fence on what to think of this young man. So clinical with Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga, will he live up to his name in the Premier League? 

Signing players with no English top flight experience can be risky business, but it sure paid off with former Liverpool star, Luis Suarez. There is nothing stopping that from happening.

Midfielder - Gerard Deulofeu (£5.6m)

Fans were filled with joy after hearing that Gerard Deulofeu was back at Everton after a year away from the Premier League.

His stint at Goodison Park in 2013/14 was extremely successful and I'm expecting big things from the Spaniard once again, especially goals galore.

Striker - Sergio Aguero (£9.2m)

Talking of goals galore, Sergio Aguero is the next player in the GMS fantasy team. At 26 goals in 2014/15, you would be stupid to miss out on him for this season.

Striker - Mame Biram Diouf (£7.6m)

Another player not too short of goals is Stoke City forward, Mame Biram Diouf, who netted eleven times last season.

Exceeding the ten goal mark in the top flight isn't something many strikers can say they have achieved, so putting him in your team could be a smart move.

Striker - Jamie Vardy (£7.0m)

Last but not least is Jamie Vardy, whose form through the latter stages of last season skyrocketed. Let's just hope he can transfer his goalscoring record into the 2015/16 season.

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