With just a week and a half to go until the curtain lifts on the 2012/13 season, we can reveal the most popular players picked so far by Phones 4u Fantasy Football managers.

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The game has now been up and running for over two weeks and based on the sign-ups so far, here are the eleven most popular players:

Fresh from his exploits for Great Britain this summer, Birmingham City's Jack Butland is the most picked goalkeeper, appearing in 16% of teams.

Across the back line, Butland's team-mate Curtis Davies (25%), James Chester of Hull City (19%), Mark Hudson at Cardiff City (16%) and Leicester's Paul Konchesky (13%) lead the way.

Cardiff's Peter Whittingham dominates the centre of the park, appearing in 38% of sides picked to date. Birmingham's Chris Burke (27%), Blackpool's Matt Phillips (21%) and Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace (18%) make up the rest of the midfield.

Fantasy Football players have backed Huddersfield Town's Jordan Rhodes (32%) and Ross McCormack of Leeds United (18%) to bag them the goals this season.

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Here are the top five most popular players in each position picked so far by Phones 4u Fantasy Football managers:

Goalkeepers

Jack Butland - 16%
Kasper Schmeichel - 12%
Paddy Kenny - 11%
Julian Speroni - 10%
Paul Robinson - 7%

Defenders

Curtis Davies - 25%
James Chester - 19%
Mark Hudson - 16%
Paul Konchesky - 13%
Jack Hobbs - 12%

MIdfielders

Peter Whittingham - 38%
Chris Burke - 27%
Matt Phillips - 21%
Wilfried Zaha - 18%
Tom Ince - 17%

Strikers

Jordan Rhodes - 32%
Ross McCormack - 18%
Marlon King - 12%
Charlie Austin - 10%
Kevin Doyle - 10%