Mark Ogden's Fantasy Picks for the Premier League weekend

Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring for Chelsea against Bournemouth. Photo credit should read IAN KINGTON/AFP/Getty Images

ESPN's brand new fantasy game kicks off this weekend when the Premier League returns to action after the international break.

To help you make your mind up about your eight-man team, we've enlisted the help of ESPN FC Senior Writer Mark Ogden to pick out a player from each of the tiers.

Check out our detailed breakdown of the scoring system to make sure you're picking your team with this in mind. Get your mates involved ahead of this weekend's round of games and play each other each week in a head-to-head match.

But don't worry if you don't get started this week. You can start whenever you want -- and that applies not only to our Premier League game but to the Champions League, La Liga and Liga MX too.

Every week, you'll submit a new team, or you can actually stick with the same eight but only if they are still in the same tiers. So make sure you're always checking and selecting the best team to beat your rival each week.

Let's take a look at who Mark has picked for this weekend. And, just as importantly, why.

This is what Mark had to say...

Tier 1 forward -- Romelu Lukaku: He misses as many as he scores, but the Manchester United forward tends to get himself on the scoresheet more often than not and he'll get points for all those shots too.

Tier 2 forward -- Callum Wilson: The Bournemouth forward has made a great start to the season. His pace and presence make him a goal threat and at home to Leicester more could follow.

Tier 1 midfielder -- Eden Hazard: Scores goals and creates them. Also likely to net from the penalty spot too and with a home game against struggling Cardiff he's my captain too.

Tier 2 midfielder -- Theo Walcott: Rebuilding his career at Everton and a source of assists and goals, and with Richarlison still suspended he could be their main man against West Ham.

Tier 3 midfielder -- Andre Schurrle: The Fulham midfielder has been key to the promoted club's impressive start to the season. Likely to score a goal, even if the Cottagers are away to Manchester City.

Tier 1 defender -- Marcos Alonso: The Chelsea full-back is the full package. He provides assists, goals and top quality delivery from set pieces.

Tier 2 defender -- DeAndre Yedlin: The Newcastle defender showed his ability to score in the recent defeat at Manchester City, but despite his team's limitations, Rafael Benitez will always ensure his players defend resolutely. Expect many blocks, tackles and interceptions against Arsenal.

Goalkeeper -- David De Gea: Last season's Golden Glove winner, so a good bet to keep clean sheets once Manchester United sort their defence out. Next stop: Watford and their 100 percent record.