Dream Team is the Christmas gift that keeps on giving.
With games coming thick and fast in December, it’s much more crucial at this time of year to get the most out of your fantasy football lineup.
Luckily for you, we’ve gift-wrapped seven gems from outside the Prem’s traditional ‘big six’ that you might want to consider for your team in the second-half of the season.
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Jamie Vardy (Leicester) – 137 points
Much like the 2015/16 season, Leicester have caused a monumental rift among the Premier League’s traditional ‘top six’ by storming into second-place — to become perhaps the only side that can efficiently challenge Liverpool for the title.
As you’d expect, Vardy has been a big part of that by expertly leading the line for the Foxes and notching 16 goals in the league; which is more than any other player.
Raul Jimenez (Wolves) – 114 points
Vardy might be the flavour of the campaign so far, but our favourite underdog from last season has been no slouch either.
Wolves endured a difficult start to 2019/20 — which many put down to their foray in the early stages of the Europa League — but in recent weeks they’ve been in red hot form with their defeat to Spurs at the weekend their first since October.
Jimenez has once again been a big part of their attacking might, notching six goals and five assists in the Prem to keep up his brilliant form.
Adama Traore (Wolves) – 103 points
Wolves’ excellent run hasn’t just been about Jimenez of course, with speed-king Traore shouldering some of the attacking responsibilities this season.
The winger has finally realised his potential with a string of excellent displays that have even seen him named as Europe’s fifth most in-form player according to our friends over at WhoScored.
Ricardo Pereira (Leicester) – 102 points
Forget Andrew Robertson, Lucas Digne and Matt Doherty; this season has been all about Leicester’s brilliant attacking left-back Pereira.
He’s by-far the best points-scoring defender on Dream Team this term — but the Portuguese is still only being picked by less than 20% of managers on the game.
Surely if he continues his brilliant form into the New Year, he’ll start making it into more teams?
Danny Ings (Southampton) – 93 points
It’s been a season of mostly lowlights for Southampton — including a 9-0 catastrophe at home to Leicester — but at least they’ve had Ings fit and firing all cylinders in their attack.
The striker has nine goals to his name so far, including a run of five goals in his last six appearances, making him one of Dream Team’s most surprising bargain stars.
James Maddison (Leicester) – 86 points
You can expect to see plenty of Madders on the back pages of national newspapers throughout the January transfer window, with Man United just one of the teams said to be eyeing the young midfielder very closely.
And with good reason, as the former Norwich star has been the engine of Leicester’s push up the Premier League table — aiding their fight with five goals and three assists.
Richarlison (Everton) – 86 points
It’s been a very poor season for Everton in comparison to their lofty ambitions, but at least they’re still getting the best out of Brazilian forward Richarlison.
A consistent source of fantasy football points, the youngster has been particularly popular in recent weeks after netting against Leicester, Liverpool and Chelsea in consecutive games.
But how well will he do under their next manager?