We’re taking a long summer break from fantasy football.
So naturally, it’s time to honour the winners and heroes of the Dream Team season.
We’ve already released the officially Dream Team XI of the season, but who were the best newcomers?
1 Alisson (209 points)
We were fully expecting one of Naby Keita, Jorginho or Fred to be this season’s top-ranked newcomer to the Premier League.
But none of them have made the cut – not even close – with Alisson’s eye-catching debut campaign earning him over 200 points for Dream Team and the top spot in our list.
The Liverpool goalie kept a remarkable 27 clean sheets in all competitions and even finished up with a Champions League winner’s medal.
Not a bad first year at all, huh?
2 Raul Jimenez (193 points)
It’s been quite a season for Wolves, who not only finished clear of the relegation places but achieved the much-coveted title of ‘best of the rest’ by finishing seventh in the Premier League table.
Ruben Neves, Joao Moutinho and Matt Doherty have all impressed, but we’ve got our eyes firmly set on Jimenez.
One of the real bargains of the fantasy football season, the Mexican striker netted 17 goals in all competitions – including four in their brilliant FA Cup run.
3 Lucas Digne (168 points)
Everton have been known for making some pretty bad decisions in the transfer market in recent seasons, but this guy has gone against the grain and been an absolute gem.
Impressive going forward as well as defensively, the left-back is seemingly the ideal replacement for the ageing Leighton Baines by chipping in with four goals and four assists in the Premier League.
Barcelona’s loss is the Toffees gain, I guess.
4 Felipe Anderson (156 points)
Easily one of the most technically gifted players in the Premier League this season, Anderson has been a spectacular signing for West Ham.
And after a slow start to the season, the Brazilian showed off his playmaking talent in the Hammers’ midfield by leading their goalscoring tally and finishing up as the player with the most nutmegs in the league.
5 Kepa Arrizabalaga (144 points)
It’s been a good year for transfer-record breaking shot-stoppers.
While Alisson and his Brazilian compatriot Ederson have taken much of the goalkeeping plaudits this season, Kepa has been quietly reliable for Chelsea since his £71 million move from Bilbao.
Just don’t mention that Carabao Cup final debacle.
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