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Fantasy football: The 5 best strikers from last season

The World Cup was a haze of goals, gaffes and glorious entertainment – but for fantasy football fans the Premier League is the pinnacle.

England fans have been on emotional rollercoaster this summer, so a return to the bread and butter will be a welcome comfort.

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We’ve taken a look back at the strikers who scored the most points in last season’s fantasy football game.

The names that feature are all expected to continue their points scoring antics and prove to be popular picks again for Dream Team managers.

1 Harry Kane – 376 points

The Spurs man was a points-machine last season

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The Spurs man was a points-machine last season

Kane, to nobody’s surprise, tops the list of the highest points scoring strikers in fantasy football last season.

The Spurs man racked up a mammoth 376 points in fantasy football after a brilliant season in which he contributed 30 goals and three assists for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

The 24-year-old was second only to Eden Hazard for the most star-man awards last season, picking up 13 from his 37 appearances.

Kane is yet to priced up for this season’s fantasy football game, but is likely to be the most expensive player at around £8m – a big investment for Dream Team managers.

Spurs’ talisman is expected to shine again as the north London side hope to christen their new state-of-the-art stadium with barnstorming performances this season.

2 Roberto Firmino – 280 points

The Brazilian has become the best false 9 in Europe

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The Brazilian has become the best false 9 in Europe

Firmino’s excellent season went somewhat under the radar because of the performances of Mohamed Salah.

Nevertheless, the Brazilian was arguably just as important to Liverpool, scoring 15 and chipping in with seven assists last season.

The 26-year-old was the glue that held Jurgen Klopp’s deadly attacking trident together, with four star man awards contributing to his impressive 280 points in fantasy football.

Firmino is yet to have his price for this season’s game confirmed, but he is likely to cost Dream Team managers around £6m – a relative steal considering what he will bring to your team.

3 Sergio Aguero – 277 points

The Argentine had another brilliant campaign for Pep Guardiola’s side

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The Argentine had another brilliant campaign for Pep Guardiola’s side

Aguero is often a player who goes under the radar, but his performances however can not be overlooked.

The 30-year-old scored 21 and assisted six in just 25 Premier League appearances, giving him one of the best goals-per-game ratios in the league.

The Argentine had an ongoing battle with Gabriel Jesus for the position as Man City’s first-choice striker.

Aguero impressed whenever he got the opportunity last season, scoring a hefty 277 points in fantasy football.

The striker is yet to be priced up for this season’s game, but is likely to cost around £6.5m – making him a must have for all Dream Team managers looking for goals.

4 Romelu Lukaku – 254 points

The big-money signing had a memorable first season at Old Trafford

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The big-money signing had a memorable first season at Old Trafford

Lukaku arrived at Man United with much expectation placed upon his shoulders.

The Belgium failed to disappoint, scoring 16 and chipping in with seven assists in 34 Premier League games for Jose Mourinho’s side.

The 25-year-old was an instant hit for Dream Team managers and vindicated the faith that was shown in him, ending the season on an impressive 254 points.

Lukaku hasn’t had his price for this season’s fantasy football game confirmed yet, but he is rumoured to cost £6m – enticing considering that he will be United’s first-choice striker again.

The Belgium is likely to be another popular choice as he hopes to build on his impressive first season at Old Trafford.

5 Heung-min Son – 192 points

Son complimented Kane perfectly last season

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Son complimented Kane perfectly last season

Heung-min Son is one of the Premier League’s most underrated talents.

The Spurs man had another terrific season in Pochettino’s side, scoring 12 goals and assisting six in 37 league games.

Son developed a strong partnership with Kane and the pair formed a deadly-looking front-line for Spurs – the former picking up 192 points.

The South Korean is yet to be priced up for this season’s fantasy football game, but we estimate him to set Dream Team managers back £5m.

Son would be a smart pick for those looking to recruit a cheap but reliably consistent goalscorer.

How does Premier League fantasy football work?

Every single season the Premier League gets more intriguing – and playing Dream Team really is the perfect way to enhance your experience of it.

You’ll be assigned a total budget of £50m for each side you pick and you’ll be able pick a maximum of 10 free teams.

The Game Weeks run from Friday to Thursday, effectively meaning the new Game Week starts after the last Europa League games are completed.

Unai Emery was appointed as Arsenal's new manager yesterday and immediately thrust into his first press conference

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Emery and Arsenal will tackle the Europa League this season

You get three transfers a month on the first Friday of every month so using them wisely is essential.

Every player on the game will be assigned a price at the start of the season which will then vary and fluctuate on a weekly basis dependent on their performances.

For example, last season we valued Mo Salah at £4m at the start of the season but the Egyptian King rocketed to over £11m by the end after his stunning goalscoring form.

Make sure to check out our website or app to see how our simplistic points system works.


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