I started with Arsenal, mainly because they have a load of players to sell for half-decent cash, meaning I could build my own squad. They have some talent to build around (Bellerin, Leno, Torreira, Auba/Laca) and lots of promising youngsters.
In my first season, I signed;
Kieran Tierney (£23m)
Matthis De Ligt (£29m)
Lucas Paqueta (£16.5m)
Hirving Lozano (£18.5m)
Cristian Pavon (£11.5m - Delayed his arrival until 19/20 to develop further at Boca)
Pedrag Rajkovic (£3.9m [Jan 19] - Delayed his arrival until 19/20 to develop further)
Daniele Rugani (£38.5m [Jan 19] - Delayed his arrival until 19/20 to allow me time to sell some players before he arrived)
Granit Xhaka (£9.5m - I really don't like him as a player in real-life, far too lazy, so was always going to sell him. Could have got more for him had I played him regularly).
Laurent Koscielny (£28.5m - constantly injured and I could not turn down that sort of money for someone his age)
Mohamed Elneny (£9m - Don't rate him)
Shokradan Mustafi (£24.5m - Don't rate him, and he was unhappy)
Emiliano Martinez (£7.5m - Don't rate him)
Danny Welbeck (left at the end of his contract)
Petr Cech (retired)
Stephan Lichsteiner (retired)
Nacho Monreal (left at the end of his contract)
Sead Kolasinic (£25m - Don't rate him)
I played a 4-2-3-1 formation, with Lucas Torreira dominating in midfield. Both full-backs were ‘CWB’, and tried to play Lacazette out wide on the right. He did OK there, but ideally wanted someone better suited. I played positively, with a modified gegenpress/direct tika-taka.
I ended up winning the Premier League, a handful of points ahead of Man City. My home record was almost flawless, and managed to score quite a few goals on the road.
GK: Leno (SK)
RB: Bellerin (CWB), LB: Tierney (CWB), CB: Sokratis (CD) and De Ligt (BPD)
MC: Torreira (DLP - D) and Paqueta (BBM - S)
AML; Lozano (IF - S), AMC; Ozil (AP - S), AMR; Laca (W - S)
STR; Auba (AF - A)
I have started my second season, and made the following signings before the season started;
Jadon Sancho (£64m - Lozano wasn't great, and wanted to see how good Sancho can become. Also half an eye on Brexit!)
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (£94m - arguably the best BBM on the game)
Harry Maguire (£25m – Leicester were relegated, so snapped him up on the cheap)
Gedson Fernandes (£40m - Delayed until 20/21 to allow further time to develop, and to phase Ramsey out)
Henrikh Mhkitariyan – (£30m - Didn't really have a position for him, and not a huge fan in real-life. he's on huge wages and jumped at the chance to move him on)
Calum Chambers (£10m - Don't rate him)
Rob Holding (£7m - Don't rate him)
David Ospina (£10m - Don't rate him)
Takuma Asano (£6m - Don't rate him)
I have started off really well, keeping clean-sheets in 9/11 games so far in my second season. My preferred starting XI is;
RB: Bellerin, LB: Tierney, CB: Rugani and De Ligt
MC: Milinkovic-Savic and Paqueta/Torreira
AML; Sancho, AMC; Ozil, AMR; Pavon/Nelson
I rotate almost every game, to make sure I keep everyone happy. That is the toughest task I find. I am trying to focus more on home-grown talent moving forward, as it has always been something I like to build around. Once Si sort out the injury bug (it is a JOKE), it'll be a little easier.