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Robert Snodgrass, remember him?
He was the forgotten man at West Ham and nothing more than a punchline but he’s become an unlikely Dream Team must-have this season.
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Snodgrass’ career with the Hammers looked dead and buried after he failed to settle at the club following a £10million move from Hull City in January 2017.
The 30-year-old spent last season on loan in the Championship with Aston Villa where he impressed and helped Steve Bruce’s side to the play-off final before just missing out on promotion.
Snodgrass returned to West Ham in the summer and a transfer away had looked inevitable before Manuel Pellegrini decided to keep him as part of his first-team plans.
After a relatively slow start to the season with his only Dream Team highlight a 22 points haul against Macclesfield Town in Game Week 6, Snodgrass has made up for lost time in recent Game Weeks.
The Scottish international has resurrected his career in east London and become an integral part of Pellegrini’s in-form West Ham side.
The versatile midfielder has racked up more points in the past three Game Weeks than any other player and is slowly making a surprise assent up the points-scoring charts with 72 points.
Snodgrass picked up 16 points in the bumper Game Week 14, before back-to-back returns of 13 points in both Game Week 15 and Game Week 16 have made him statistically the most in-form player on Dream Team.
His combined tally over the trio of Game Weeks amounts to 42 points, more than next best Mo Salah (40) and even Harry Kane (30), whose Champions League involvement meant they both had the advantage of playing twice in Game Week 15.
The midfielder’s eye for goal and ability to pick out a killer pass makes him a productive player to have pulling the strings in your Dream Team midfield.
Snodgrass racked up 14 assists with Villa last season, the joint-highest in the Championship and has already assisted 7 goals in all competitions this season.
The 30-year-old has also chipped in with four goals in all competitions and has the highest goal involvement of any player at West Ham – playing a part in 11 goals this season.
Snodgrass is a recent addition to Dream Team and as such has only been selected by less than 1% of managers – a percentage that will surely rise should he continue his current good form.
The West Ham man also comes with an enticing price tag of £2.7m and should seriously be considered by those on a tight budget who are looking for a hidden gem to make the difference.
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