The curtain has closed on another Premier League season, but we’re not quite done and dusted with fantasy football just yet.
Because we’ve still got plenty to look back on, from the consistent brilliance of Mohamed Salah to the sign of things to come from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Dream Team World Cup
- Completely free to enter
- £50m budget and 20 transfers throughout the tournament
- £175k total prizepot (for UK players only)
- All the big names available
But which players have been the ultimate winners of Dream Team this season?
Mohamed Salah – 412 points
Not only has he been the Premier League’s Player of the Year and the Golden Boot winner, but he’s also been pretty decent on Dream Team this season too.
The Egyptian King has surpassed everyone else on the game with 412 points, while Liverpool still have that Champions League final against Real Madrid to play.
But his resounding success throughout the season means his price has skyrocketed, going from a very reasonable £5.0m at the start of the campaign to an eye-watering £11.8m.
Nicolas Otamendi – 222 points
For the second season running, Otamendi has been a surprise fantasy football favourite after ending the season with a tasty haul of 222 points.
Man City’s hard-man has been by-far the best points scoring defender throughout the campaign, aiding his side’s cause with five goals across all competitions and consistently pulling off 7+ matchday ratings – which has contributed to his high return in Dream Team points and Star Man awards.
Nick Pope – 106 points
We all love a bargain here at Dream Team.
And Burnley’s ever-consistent goalkeeper has been the best of the bunch, going from unheard of bench-man to fantasy football stalwart in the space of a few months.
Tom Heaton’s injury in September meant the Clarets had to rely on their back-up shot-stopper – and he’s more than risen to the cause, notching 106 points on the game and earning himself a place in Gateth Southgate’s England plans.
Romelu Lukaku – 254 points
We expected big things from Lukaku at the start of the season following his big-money move from Everton to Man United.
And while he’s failed to challenge for this season’s Golden Boot, he’s still been a big favourite on Dream Team.
In fact, he’s been the most-picked player on the game throughout the campaign, with 45.6% of managers selecting him.
He must be doing something right, eh?
Luka Milivojevic – 101 points
Did you know that less than 0.1% of you picked Milivojevic this season?
Which is surprising, considering the midfielder was a consistent points scorer in the final few months of the campaign and putting plenty into Palace’s brilliant rise up the table.
The Serbian scored nine goals from the beginning of December and was especially handy from the spot, netting more penalties than any other player in the league this season.
The ultimate wildcard option.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 92 points
This is the player you’ve definitely got to have in your Dream Team at the start of next season.
Having joined Arsenal at the end of January, Aubameyang made light work of the Premier League by netting 10 goals in 13 appearances and bringing home a snazzy 92 points in the process.
His presence even helped out the struggling Alexandre Lacazette, who managed eight goals in all competitions after the Gabonese star’s arrival.
Willian – 193 points
There’s not many positives to take from Chelsea’s season, with the former title-holders finishing up in fifth-place.
But perhaps one of the few highlights of their season has been the consistency of Willian.
Which is why we can’t understand why the Brazilian has been so criminally under-picked, with less-than 8% of managers selecting him in their Dream Team.
To give that some perspective, Marcus Rashford (10.6%), Alvaro Morata (10.8%) and Michael Keane are all above him.
Ahmed Hegazi – 116 points
We’re not joking.
Yes, West Brom finished the season bottom of the table, and yes, Hegazi didn’t even finish up as the Baggies best player on Dream Team (Jay Rodriguez pipped him by two points).
But we were pleasantly surprised by the Egyptian’s final total of 116 points, with special praise for the 31 points he notched in the opening two games at the start of season.
Philippe Coutinho – 168 points
Coutinho got his wish in January, moving from Liverpool to Barcelona for an eye-watering £142 million.
And while he’s gone, he’s not forgotten.
That’s because the statistics Coutinho racked up in his final few months in England overshadowed some of the biggest names in the division.
Averaging more points per game (8.4) than anyone else this season, Coutinho’s 168-point total was better than the likes of David De Gea, Alexandre Lacazette and Gabriel Jesus.
Not bad at all.