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The most unlikely Dream Team centurions this season

Sometimes you need to think outside the box with fantasy football.

The big boys can’t always deliver even though they prove their worth across the course of the season.

Yet sometimes players surprise you, so we’ve shortlisted five on Dream Team who we never expected to hit the 100-point mark.


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1 Oleksandr Zinchenko (122 points)

Alex Zinchenko seemed certain to exit, probably to Wolves, but has transformed his Man City fortunes

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Stellar

Man City will probably go big again on some new full backs this summer, but Zinchenko has thrown a bit of a spanner in the works.

Zinchenko is an attacking midfielder by trade but has filled in when needed in defence under Pep Guardiola.

And with Benjamin Mendy suffering badly from injury, the Ukrainian has more than stepped up with an incredible average of 5.1 points per game.

2 Jeff Schlupp (120 points)

An attacking asset

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An attacking asset

Who saw Schlupp becoming one of the best secret weapons in the league?

Roy Hodgson has used the left back further forward this season, meaning he soaks up both clean sheet and attacking points.

Schlupp has five goals and an assist in all competitions and has thrived in his advanced position.

3 Michael Keane (114 points)

Michael Keane headed England level before the onslaught followed

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Back in the England frame too

Keane has come on leaps and bounds after a truly dreadful debut season at Everton last time around.

In 2017/18 he managed to shed £0.4m off his starting price and scored just 75 points at an average of 2.1 a game.

This season has been a different story, averaging 3.6 points a match and nailing down a regular starting berth in Marco Silva’s team.

4 Andros Townsend (105 points)

Little Andros

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Little Andros

Townsend’s entire career has been riddled with inconsistencies, so his total this season is welcome encouragement.

As well as producing arguably the goal of the season at the Etihad in December, the former Spurs man is having his best domestic scoring season.

He is only eight points shy of Crystal Palace’s main man Wilfried Zaha.

5 Ashley Barnes (102 points)

Ashley Barnes dances for joy as his Burnley team-mates pile in to join in the celebrations after he equalised at Chelsea

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Barnes is having a great season

We bet you didn’t know Barnes represented Austria at youth level? Go on, we dare you to Wikipedia him.

Anyway Burnley have bizarrely been a decent attacking force this season, with Barnes and Chris Wood causing some damage in tandem.

Barnes’ goal at Stamford Bridge on Monday took his tally to the season to 12.