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5 of the biggest falls from grace for last season’s Dream Team heroes

The sequel to Space Jam could easily feature any one of this lot…

While there are a few ever-presents in your squad in almost every Dream Team season (here’s looking at you, Kevin De Bruyne), the majority of the time it’s a cyclical game.

Your loyalties shift the moment those players stop providing the points and a host of Dream Team heroes from last season have been shadows of their former selves this campaign.


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1 Paul Pogba (£4m)

#Pogback

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#Pogback

Without wanting to sound like Graeme Souness, what exactly has happened to Pogba this season?!

Well, the simple answer is that injuries have plagued his season and meant that the Frenchman has featured just eight times for Man United.

When not on the treatment table, there’s no denying what Pogba can offer your Dream Team, you only have to look back at his points tally for last season in which he racked up 199 points.

Pogba won’t want to remember this season for much longer, especially when he realises he’s got just ten points for his efforts so far.

2 Ryan Fraser (£1.4m)

We don’t let this slip

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We don’t let this slip

Rewind 12 months and Fraser was being mentioned in the same breath as Eden Hazard… well, sort of.

The flying Scotsman was second only to Hazard in terms of assists in the 2018/19 campaign and seemed to have a host of clubs chasing his signature last summer.

A move to Arsenal broke down and since then, Fraser’s form has mirrored Bournemouth’s this season – pretty terrible.

Fraser has just 29 points to show for his efforts this campaign, a stark contrast to the total of 158 that he finished last season with.

3 Aymeric Laporte (£4.6m)

The summary of his season

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The summary of his season

Laporte is Man City’s equivalent to Virgil van Dijk, it’s as simple as that.

It’s no coincidence that Pep Guardiola’s side all of sudden forgot how to defend when the Frenchman was ruled out for basically the whole of this season through injury.

Laporte was second only to Van Dijk as the highest points-scoring defender on Dream Team last season and amassed an impressive 230 points in City’s charge to the title.

The Frenchman has just 32 points for his efforts this season, having appeared in only a handful on games.

4 Marcos Alonso (£3.2m)

There was a time when Alonso was everyone’s first pick for a defender

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There was a time when Alonso was everyone’s first pick for a defender

Alonso plugged the Leighton Baines-sized hole in our life when he burst onto the scenes and quickly became our new favourite left-back on Dream Team.

The Spaniard has been a points magnet from the moment he joined Chelsea, with that wing-back role not only helping him to get points for clean sheets, but assists and goals too.

Alonso’s antics saw him finish last season with a whopping 193 points from the back, making him one of the highest points-scoring defenders on Dream Team, but it’s been a different story this season.

Frank Lampard has rotated between the Spaniard and Emerson Palmieri, restricting Alonso’s game time drastically and meaning he’s managed 82 points this season – certainly not bad, but nothing close to his usual standards.

5 Gylfi Sigurdsson (£1.7m)

Good luck spelling his name right, ref

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Good luck spelling his name right, ref

Once an absolute banker for points on Dream Team, Sigurdsson has faded into obscurity this season.

The Everton man has seen his price drop to just £1.7m (spare a thought for Everton who signed this man for £45m) after a string of poor performances.

It’s hard to believe that this time last year, Sigurdsson had finished the season on 166 points and was a midfielder who gaffers had noted down to do a job for them the following season too.

A measly 34 points is all that the iceman has to show for his efforts this campaign.

While Sigurdsson’s form may have vanished, our memory of Kevin Phillips pronouncing his name will never fade.


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