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Dream Team’s Star Men of 2018/19 so far: Raheem Sterling

Did you happen to catch the game during the international break?

You know, the *big* fixture.

England dispatched Spain, in Spain to prove that anything really is possible in this world.

Which player was crucial to win the for Gareth Southgate’s side? Raheem Sterling, that’s who.

And the latest instalment in our series profiling Dream Team’s top performers of the season focuses on the England star.


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Like father and son

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Like father and son

Sterling terrorised defences throughout the 2017/18 season and we thought the lightning-quick winger had reached the pinnacle of his game.

However, it turns out the 23-year-old has taken it up another level this season and is once again proving to be a crucial player for Guardiola and Dream Team managers alike.

Sterling has racked up a hefty 55 fantasy football points – making him the joint-third highest point-scoring player in Dream Team.

He is well on his way to surpassing his score from 2017/18.

Goals, goals and goals

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Goals, goals and goals

Ever-present

The winger has featured in all but one of City’s 11 matches in all competitions so far this season.

He’s so often been the match-winner for Guardiola’s side and helped City climb to 1st place in the table.

Sterling boasts four goals and three assists in Dream Team as well as three Star Man awards. He’s a point-machine.

Consistency

His speed leaves defenders eating dust

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His speed leaves defenders eating dust
England youngster Jadon Sancho winds up Raheem Sterling after beating him at FIFA

The main question mark surrounding Sterling has always been his level of consistency.

Before Guardiola’s arrival at the Etihad, the winger had struggled to produce regular top-level performances.

Sterling would impress one week before dropping his intensity the next. His form was very much top-start.

However, under the guidance of his two-time Champions League winning manager, the 23-year-old has been moulded into the talent we all hoped he would become.

As well as improving he’s end product, Sterling has still maintained that unpredictable and sporadic nature that made him so exciting to watch.

Sterling on the rise

City played out a hard-fought 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield

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City played out a hard-fought 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield

The Premier League is shaping up to be much more of a contest this season and Man City are unlikely to have it all their own way.

Liverpool and Chelsea have emerged as serious title contenders to Guardiola’s side and Sterling will need to be at the top of his game to help guide his side to back-to-back top flight crowns.

At £6.1m, Sterling certainly doesn’t come cheap. In fact he’s more expensive than Ryan Fraser (£3.3m) and Paul Pogba (£5.4m) both of who have more points than him.

The investment however will almost certainly pay dividends in the long-run, with Sterling set to be heavily involved in all four competitions for much of this season.


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