Another Premier League and fantasy football season has come to an end.
Man City won the title – breaking several records in the process – and Liverpool impressed with their impressive attacking-style, while the likes of Swansea, West Brom and Stoke were relegated.
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But in the world of Dream Team, Mohamed Salah topped the points charts with Harry Kane and Kevin De Bruyne not too far behind, but the less said about Kevin Wimmer’s haul of -13 points, the better.
So let’s look back at the best performing player from each club this season, shall we?
Arsenal – Alexandre Lacazette – 153 points
Perhaps we expected a little too much from Lacazette in his first season in England, because the Frenchman failed to reach the goal-scoring heights he enjoyed in Ligue 1.
Still, 14 goals in the league and a decent haul of Dream Team points means he was still a good pick on the game, especially in the last knocking’s when he managed 49 points in the final four game weeks.
Bournemouth – Josh King – 108 points
This guy was a Dream Team darling last season, spending the entire season at a bargain price while notching 16 goals for Bournemouth.
There was no such goal-scoring form this term, but he was still the best of the bunch in the Cherries squad.
Brighton – Pascal Gross – 112 points
Brighton exceeded all expectations this season by just staying in the Premier League.
And while the goals of Glenn Murray have been the consistent theme of their first campaign back in the big time, Gross has been undoubtedly the Seagull’s most outstanding player throughout the season and his consistent haul of Dream Team points reflects that.
Burnley – James Tarkowski – 118 points
Burnley’s brilliance was arguably the story of the season, while the Clarets breakout stars Tarkowski and goalkeeper Nick Pope have become surprise Dream Team stalwarts throughout.
In fact, they’ve been so impressive that there’s every chance they’ll be rubbing shoulders with the main-stays of Gareth Southgate’s England squad at this summer’s World Cup.
Now who’s eating worms?
Chelsea – Eden Hazard – 273 points
It’s been a season to forget for Chelsea, as the former title-holders end the season outside of the top four.
But it was still worth having Hazard in your Dream Team, who ended up as the sixth-best player on the game with a points haul that beat the likes of Raheem Sterling and Romelu Lukaku.
That’s not bad at all, is it?
Crystal Palace – Wilfried Zaha – 124 points
There’s no doubt we’ll hear this guy’s name linked with several big clubs over the summer, which we’re sure will delight Palace fans to no end.
But the transfer gossip is justified, with Zaha being the club’s standout player again this season and duly ending the term as their best fantasy football pick.
Everton – Theo Walcott – 113 points
While Walcott’s move from Arsenal to Everton has seen the England winger enjoy a bit more game-time, we reckon a good portion of his points scored came in the red shirt of Arsenal this season.
But to be fair, it’s not been a vintage season for the Toffees, with Walcott the only Evertonian ending the season on triple figures.
Huddersfield – Christopher Schindler – 106 points
Much like Brighton, we had our doubts about Huddersfield’s chances of staying up in their first season in the Premier League.
And while goalkeeper Jonas Lossl and midfielder Aaron Mooy were the early pace-setters, tough-tackling Schindler has been the only real consistent points-scoring presence in their team this season.
Leicester – Riyad Mahrez – 194 points
We hope you enjoyed him this season, Leicester fans.
Because there’s a good chance Mahrez will finally get his move to one of the Premier League’s big boys this summer.
The Algerian notched 12 goals and 10 assists in the league and was undoubtedly one of the best players outside of the top six.
Liverpool – Mohamed Salah – 412 points
What more can we say about this guy?
Salah started the season priced at £5m on Dream Team and was largely considered a gamble on the game after his previous spell at Chelsea.
But 32 goals and 10 assists in the Premier League, a place in the Champions League final and handful of individual accolades – including the Golden Boot – means the Egyptian King was by-far the best player to pick for your fantasy football team this season.
Keep an on Egypt at the World Cup this summer, we reckon.
Man City – Kevin De Bruyne – 284 points
In any other season, we’d be absolutely raving about De Bruyne.
But the sheer brilliance of Salah means the City playmaker will have to make do with the consolation prize of the Premier League title and the inaugural ‘Playmaker’ award.
Man United – Romelu Lukaku – 254 points
United forked out £75million for this guy over the summer – so how did he do?
16 Premier League goals is well short of his 25 for Everton last season, but he’s remained a Dream Team favourite throughout.
Despite Salah and Kane’s heroics, Lukaku was the most-picked player on the game with 45.6% of managers finishing the season with the Belgian in their line-up.
Newcastle – Ayoze Perez – 115 points
Jamaal Lascelles was an early-season Dream Team favourite, but the centre-back was pipped by his Spanish teammate thanks to his last-game heroics against Chelsea.
Perez bagged two goals and the Star Man bonus in the Magpies final game – a 3-0 win over the Blues – to reach a previously unexpected triple figures.
Southampton – Dusan Tadic – 91 points
Much like Perez, Tadic saved his best game week for the final rounds of the season.
As Southampton looked doomed to go down, Tadic pulled off a two-goal bonanza against Bournemouth in late April to more-or-less keep the Saints above the water, adding a good chunk to his final points total in the process.
Spurs – Harry Kane – 376 points
Second comes right after first, right Harry?
This season’s been all about Salah, so Kane has had to make do with coming behind the Liverpool star.
Second in the Premier League top goal-scorers chart and second on Dream Team, trailing him by 36 points.
Stoke – Xherdan Shaqiri – 101 points
No surprises here.
Stoke were the first team to be relegated from the Premier League this season, with Shaqiri pretty much the only player who turned up for the Potters all year.
The Switzerland international finished up with eight goals and will surely leave the club over the summer for pastures new.
Swansea – Alfie Mawson/Lukasz Fabianski – 90 points
No triple-points finishes in Swansea, which pretty much sums up their season.
Losing both Gylfi Sigurdsson and Fernando Llorente was huge for the Swans this season and ultimately sealed their fate, and we reckon a good few more players will be leaving this summer following their relegation.
Watford – Abdoulaye Doucoure – 98 points
Brazilian winger Richarlison was our personal favourite at the start of the season, but he soon dropped off and allowed the ever-consistent Doucoure to take his place as Watford’s best Dream Team points-scorer.
Both could be on the way in the summer.
West Brom – Jay Rodriguez – 118 points
There were times when it looked like Rodriguez might save West Brom from the inevitable, with the England striker netting seven times in the league – including winners against Man United and Liverpool in the FA Cup.
Special mention goes to Ahmed Hegazi, who notched 31 points in his opening two games for the Baggies to become a start of season sensation.
West Ham – Marko Arnautovic – 132 points
The saving grace from West Ham’s season is that Arnautovic wasn’t a flop.
Far from, in fact, with the Austrian gracing plenty of Dream Team line-up’s thanks to his knack of picking up the club’s Star Man bonus on the regular.