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How to make a fantasy football team of ex-Leeds United stars, including Wood and Milner

James Milner of Liverpool runs during a pre-season friendly match between Bury and Liverpool at Gigg Lane on July 14, 2018 in Bury, England.

A host of ex-Leeds United players will be in the Premier League next season.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Brighton & Hove Albion at Elland Road on October 17, 2015 in Leeds, England.

It's that time of year again; pre-season games have started, the new season is just around the corner, and for many, it's time to start thinking about building a fantasy football team.

Whether it's the official Fantasy Premier League game, Sky Sports' edition, The Telegraph's game or even a draft-based game like Dugout or Togga, fantasy football-obsessed players will be spending the next three weeks attempting to pick a team.

Some will rule with the head, but others will rule with the heart – and some Leeds United supporters would be forgiven for picking a team they could only dream of right now.

Many former Whites players have left Elland Road for the Premier League in recent years, and with Leeds now at 14 years without Premier League football, fans may just use fantasy football to put a team of ex-Leeds players back together.

We decided to test that strategy out on the official Fantasy Premier League, and a full 14-man squad of former Leeds players is indeed possible – though how well it would fare is another matter.

The goalkeepers are fairly strong for Leeds; Leicester City's Kasper Schmeichel – who left Leeds for the King Power Stadium in 2011 – represents a very solid option throughout the season, whilst former Whites loanee Alex McCarthy impressed for Southampton at the end of last season.

In defence, fans can call up on two England internationals who came up through the Leeds ranks in Tottenham's Danny Rose and Manchester City's Fabian Delph, whilst former Leeds flops Sol Bamba and Lee Peltier are both set for Premier League campaigns with Cardiff City, with Sam Byram still available – just – for the bench.

James Milner of Liverpool runs during a pre-season friendly match between Bury and Liverpool at Gigg Lane on July 14, 2018 in Bury, England.

The midfield boasts Liverpool ace James Milner, Bournemouth's Lewis Cook, Burnley's Aaron Lennon and Fulham's Tom Cairney, all of whom came up through the ranks of the famed Leeds academy, whilst former Leeds loanee Andros Townsend gets a spot ahead of Chelsea's Ross Barkley.

In attack, Leeds fans would be somewhat limited here; Chris Wood is the best option available, with Burnley teammate and ex-Leeds loanee Sam Vokes, as well as Crystal Palace's Connor Wickham, the only viable options.

Charlie Taylor missed out in order to accommodate other Burnley players, and Leeds fans should certainly think about picking some of the recent Elland Road stars ahead of the likes of Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane in the hope that next season, current Leeds players will be available to choose.

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