The World Cup was a haze of goals, gaffes and glorious entertainment – but for fantasy football fans the Premier League is the pinnacle.
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We’ve taken a look back at the midfielders who scored the most points in last season’s fantasy football game.
The names on the list were all star players in the Premier League and will likely prove popular options again for Dream Team managers.
1 Mohamed Salah – 412 points
Salah surprised everyone with his barnstorming return to Premier League football in which he was named PFA Player of the Year.
The Egyptian was a revelation for Liverpool, scoring 32 and chipping in with 11 assists in 36 games for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The 26-year-old was not only the highest scoring midfielder with 412 points, but also the highest scoring player in last season’s fantasy football game.
Salah is yet to have his price confirmed for this season’s game, but he will likely cost around £8m, making him one of the most expensive propositions for Dream Team managers.
The Liverpool man has had his position changed from a midfielder to a striker for this season’s game.
2 Kevin De Bruyne – 284 points
De Bruyne quickly became everyone’s favourite player with his spellbinding performances last season.
The Belgium’s battle with Salah for the top personal accolade was one of the subplots of the season, with the competition bringing out the best in De Bruyne as he scored a mammoth 284 points.
The 27-year-old featured in 37 Premier League games for Pep Guardiola’s side, scoring eight and racking up 16 assists during the campaign.
The Belgium wizard is yet to be priced up for this season’s game, but he is likely to cost £6.5m – a relative steal considering his points tally last season.
Surely De Bruyne is a must for all Dream Team managers.
3 Eden Hazard – 281 points
Hazard will return to Premier League action off the back of an impressive World Cup campaign with Belgium.
The 27-year-old was one of the standout players for Chelsea last season in an otherwise underwhelming campaign for Antonio Conte’s side.
Hazard made 34 appearances for the Blues, scoring twelve and assisting four as he picked up 281 points.
The Belgium’s future at the club remains uncertain, with rumours of a big-money move to Real Madrid rife.
If Hazard is to stay with Chelsea, he is likely to be a hot-pick for many Dream Team managers this season.
The diminutive playmaker is yet to have his price confirmed for this season’s fantasy football game, but he is likely to cost £6m.
4 Raheem Sterling – 265 points
Sterling was a revelation last season.
The Man City winger cut out the inconsistency that had previously plagued him and he scored 18 times and registered 15 assists in 33 games for Pep Guardiola’s side.
The 23-year-old was one of the players of the season and racked up an impressive 265 points in last year’s fantasy football game.
He will likely miss the start of the season due to his late involvement in the World Cup, so that is a factor to consider when deciding whether or not to select him for your fantasy team.
Sterling is yet to have his price for this season’s game confirmed, but he is set to cost Dream Team managers £6m.
5 Sadio Mane – 244 points
While Salah was stealing most of the headlines at Anfield, Mane was also going about his business in devastating fashion.
The 26-year-old contributed an impressive ten goals and seven assists in 29 Premier League games for Liverpool.
The Senegalese winger posses lightning-quick speed which helped him to pick up an impressive 244 points during the season.
Mane is yet to have his price for this season’s fantasy football game confirmed, but it’s likely to cost Dream Team managers £6m to get the Liverpool man in their side.