Fantasy football is a fairly simple concept.
Goals win you more points than anything else, so picking the players most likely to stick the ball in the back of the net seems fairly logical.
So why is it that a man who barely averages more than one goal a season has been picked by hundreds of thousands of Dream Team managers so far?
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Yes, we’re talking about N’Golo Kante.
Kante might be the most important footballer on the planet, winning the Premier League with two different clubs and the World Cup in the last three years.
But this isn’t real life, this is just fantasy.
Your Dream Team doesn’t need to have the same balance as an actual football team because it’s sole purpose is to score points for fun.
Kante, then, isn’t your man to do that.
Last season he averaged just 2.5 points per game, less than the likes of Nick Pope and Harry Maguire.
He also bagged just one goal and two assists from his 47 appearances in all competitions, obviously prioritising the dirty defensive work that he’s become so good at instead.
We’ve been banging this drum about not picking defensive midfielders for a while – but 10% of Dream Team managers have still picked Kante so far this summer.
One word of advice: don’t.
At £3m there are far better options out there; the likes of Naby Keita and Pascal Gross spring to mind and are both at the same price.
Nothing personal N’Golo, you’re a loveable rogue, but you’re not going to make the difference in our mini-leagues come the end of the season.
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