Jump directly to the content

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.

DREAM TEAM

Your Sun

A News UK Company
TOP
WHO'S WHO?

7 players that pleasantly surprised us on Dream Team this season

Do you remember a thing called the ‘Premier League’?

Well, it’s time to refresh your memory, as we’re taking a look back at some of this season’s most surprisingly effective players on Dream Team – including many of your old favourites.

Adama Traore – 184 points

Speed king

EPA
7
Speed king

Traore’s improvement this season has been extraordinary – from a speed merchant with no end-product to one of the real danger-men of the Premier League.

Having so consistently bossed it on the right-wing for Wolves throughout the campaign, the Spaniard racked up a Dream Team points total that puts him in seventh-place in our final standings – with only Sadio Mane, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling outscoring him from the midfield.

Gabriel Jesus – 189 points

Walk on water

Reuters
7
Walk on water

With football on hold at the moment, Jesus currently finds himself in our top four best players of the season – notably above teammates Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero.

Not bad at all, for an impact substitute!

The young Brazilian has certainly enjoyed an impressive few months, and seems to be getting plenty more game-time – including his recent run-out against Real Madrid in the Champions League.

But he’s still very much second-fiddle to Aguero, which perhaps makes his points tally all the more impressive.

Ricardo Pereira – 163 points

Wing-back favourite

Getty Images - Getty
7
Wing-back favourite

Attacking wing-backs are the bread and butter of a successful fantasy football team and Pereira fits the bill perfectly.

The Leicester defender has had a brilliant run-out this year and has been one of the many outstanding players in the Foxes line-up; with three goals and two assists to his name, as well as a WhoScored rating on 7.50.



Marcus Rashford – 186 points

Devilish

PA:Press Association
7
Devilish

Before picking up his injury back in January, Rashford was having a blinder of a campaign.

Man United’s forward scored 19 goals in all competitions and was often their standout player – sometimes single-handily carrying the side through some of their trickier moments over the winter period.

While the 22-year-old has been a first-team stalwart in the side over the last few years, he’s not really been considered a lethal goal-scorer or a Dream Team favourite – until this season.

Dean Henderson – 92 points

He’s a keeper

AFP or licensors
7
He’s a keeper

United actually three very good goalkeepers on their books at the moment – David de Gea, his understudy Sergio Romero, and Sheffield United loanee Henderson.

Hendo has been one of many impressive players at Bramall Lane this term and is currently the best goalkeeper on Dream Team in terms of points scored.

Yep, he’s even outscoring DDG and Romero, as well as Edison, Alisson and, perhaps most importantly, England rival Jordan Pickford.

Tammy Abraham – 153 points

Mister Chelsea

Getty Images - Getty
7
Mister Chelsea

The early months of the Premier League campaign was all about this boy.

With Chelsea’s options up-front somewhat limited, Frank Lampard had to make do with academy graduate and loan-journeyman Abraham in his side – and he quickly repaid his manager’s faith with seven goals in his first five Prem matches.

The goal-poacher was the top-flight’s top scorer at one stage and even had the most points on Dream Team – although an lucky run of injuries and poor form has seen him drop off a little since the New Year.

Jack Grealish – 131 points

Bright future

7
Bright future

Grealish really is on the cusp of greatness and, whatever happens with Villa this season, he’s surely closing in on a move to one of the Prem’s big boys.

Despite playing for one of the league’s relegation candidates, Grealish has racked up a points tally that’s greater than a host of star names, including Willian, James Maddison and Dele Alli.


READ MORE: