The start of the 2021/22 Premier League season is just eight weeks away. For Brentford this will be our first season in the competition and first in the top flight. But for many fans around the world, it will be a first chance to select Bees players for their Fantasy Premier League team.
The world's most popular fantasy game saw more than 8m football fans playing in 2020/21. Attention is already turnining to the 2021/22 version and that means Brentford players will be on the radar. The Premier League website is already looking at some of the players that may be favourites of fantasy fans.
Brentford supporters know all about Ivan Toney. The striker scored 33 times last season, including a faultless 11 times from the penalty spot, 13 if you include Carabao Cup penalty shoot-outs. With The Bees being top scorers in the Sky Bet Championship two years in a row, Ivan is probably on the radar of those building squads.
The Scout, who writes on Fantasy Premier League on the Premier League website, picked out Ivan as one to watch. See that piece, which includes a suggestion that Sergi Canós and Bryan Mbeumo may also be good picks, can be seen here. Another piece, looking at Brentford's defensive options for the game, can be seen here. More on the 2021/22 Fantasy Premier League game will follow in due course.