The curtain’s 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 sharp decline of Alexis Sanchez to the embarrassingly bad return from Kevin Wimmer.
But which players were the ultimate losers of Dream Team this season?
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Sanchez was the darling of Dream Team last season, finishing up as the best player on the game with 340 points – thanks to a lovely haul of 31 goals and 13 assists in all competitions.
But he enjoyed no such success this season, finishing up with nearly half the amount this time around.
What went wrong, Alexis?
Well, he started the season injured, while there were quite a few rumours about him moving to Man City before the transfer window closed.
As a result, he was unsettled virtually all year before eventually moving to Man United in January.
But he’s only managed three goals at Old Trafford so far and will surely be keen to finish the season strongly in the upcoming FA Cup final.
But even so, we expected more from Sanchez.
Stoke’s 10-year stay in Premier League came to an end this season, which surely means quite a few of their players will seek a quick escape.
One of which will surely be Allen, who’s probably too good to play in the Championship.
However, like many of his teammates this season, the Welshman has been consistently below-par having once been considered a bit of a fantasy football red herring.
Dominic Calvert-Lewin scored more Dream Team points than Rooney this season.
That’s pretty mind-boggling, right?
Rooney’s romantic return to Everton last summer meant he played more football than he would’ve done if he’d stayed at United.
But the truth is, the once great striker is coming towards the end of his career and there’s nothing we can do about it.
It was a bad season all-round for West Brom – except maybe the last few weeks – and one to forget for Phillips.
Last season, the Scotland international was one of our favourite bargain gems, hitting well over 100 points on the game despite his more-than-affordable price.
No such luck this season, as the Baggies star fell in stock and form.
We might be picking on Everton players a bit here, but we have our reasons.
The Toffees’ transfer business last summer was pretty horrendous, as they snapped up a stack of players they didn’t really need to replace their talisman Romelu Lukaku.
Sigurdsson was a particularly dodgy buy, going from icon-status at Swansea to expensive flop within a season at Goodison Park.
We binned him out of our fantasy football line-up by Christmas.
Here’s another star from last season who failed to impress this time around.
King was one of Dream Team’s worst kept secrets last season, topping the Cherries scoring charts with 16 goals along with a decent points total.
No such joy this time around, as the striker netted just eight times and failed to get near his former points haul.
He was pretty pricey on the game this season too.
This time last season, Keane was considered the future of England’s back-line as he secured a big money move to Everton.
But 12 months on and he’s no where near Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad, while the less said about his season, the better.
We were pretty excited about the second-coming of Zlatan back in November, when the Swede featured in United’s matchday squad for the first time since rupturing knee ligaments.
After all, he’d been a pretty consistent points-scorer in the previous campaign – so we made him available on the game again at £5.0m.
The only problem was, he barely played.
He made a few appearances between November and January – scoring once in a cup match against Bristol City – before heading off to America for the bright lights of LA Galaxy.
We didn’t even get to say goodbye.
Ended the season at the very bottom of the pack with -13 points.
If you had him in your Dream Team, then you’re doing it wrong.
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That’s because the Dream Team World Cup game is coming ahead of this summer’s tournament.
The game officially launches on June 1 – but you can pre-register for the game now.
If you’re an existing Dream Team customer the World Cup game now appears in the app or you can enter here, but if you’re not follow these simple steps:
- Download the Dream Team app
- Create an account
- Click on the World Cup banner below in the app and follow the pre-registration instructions
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