The countdown to the Premier League’s return is well underway… which means it’s time to get surgical with your Dream Team.
The game has relaunched and is better than ever, but how can you be the king of your mini-league for the season ahead?
Let’s dive into the stats from last season’s game and have a look at the top 20 performers from last season.
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20 Sergio Aguero – 184 points
Man City’s main man and all time top scorer is the first name on this list of impressive players.
The Argentine missed large chunks of the season through injury, including 12 Premier League games, making his points tally all the more eye-catching.
His average of 5.8 points per game is only bettered by Harry Kane (6.5) on this list.
19 Willian – 185 points
Chelsea’s highest scorer from last season has traded the blue half of London for red this summer by joining Arsenal on a free transfer.
The curly-haired winger notched up most of his points post-lockdown, when he was one of the league’s form players.
18 Virgil van Dijk – 197 points
Liverpool’s number four was once again imperious last season and is the second highest central defender on this list.
The tough-tackling Dutchman has already been selected by over a third of Dream Team players for the upcoming season and should be considered by any manager worth their salt.
17 Son Heung-min – 201 points
Spurs’ winger went from strength to strength last season and will be one of Jose Mourinho’s key men if the north London side are going to sneak back into the Champions League places.
The South Korean is valued at £5m and is well worth a look in for your side with less than 7% of gaffers opting for the number seven at this stage of pre-season.
16 Adama Traore – 202 points
Wolves had the benefit of European football last season, something they will go without this time around.
Traore still runs Premier League defences ragged and at £4m is a great option.
15 Danny Ings – 203 points
The 2019/20 cult hero for all Dream Teamers is next on the list after a remarkable 22 goal campaign in the Premier League.
If Ings can repeat some of his heroics from last season then his £4m price tag is certainly eye-catching.
Only 6% of managers have selected him so far, could he be the secret weapon propelling you up your mini-league?
14 Jamie Vardy – 206 points
Vardy’s six year Premier League party really peaked last season with the number nine picking up the Goldon Boot after scoring 23 goals.
But can the veteran goalscorer once again lead Leicester to another impressive season at the ripe age of 33?
He has a knack of proving everyone wrong… so why not have the Englishman in your side?
13 Riyad Mahrez – 208 points
The first of a few Man City midfielders here is Mahrez, who enjoyed a brilliant season under Pep Guardiola with Leroy Sane spending the majority of the campaign on the sidelines through injury.
With any City player you run the risk of Guardiola’s rotation but you are also guaranteed some serious points.
12 Trent Alexander-Arnold – 210 points
Liverpool’s boy wonder just keeps getting better and better.
Has a right back ever had such an influence on a title-winning side?
With over 65% of managers selecting the Englishman already he is hardly a hidden gem, but can your Dream Team really survive without Trent?
11 Raul Jimenez – 218 points
Like Traore, Jimenez benefited from European football last season and, if he had scored the penalty against Sevilla, he would be into the top ten of this list.
The Mexican is surely set for another season of Premier League scoring and is a great option up top if you don’t want to fork out on the Kane’s of this world…
10 Harry Kane 220 points
Who said Kane wouldn’t score in a Mourinho side?
An injury plagued season didn’t stop Spurs’ forward from yet another remarkable run-out; he has the highest points per game ratio of anyone else on this list.
There are also no August games this season so Kane’s bogey month is already out the way!
9 Anthony Martial – 222 points
You know when Martial has had a good season as he’s (finally) been recalled to the French national side… a crowded market as a forward.
Man United’s striker will only improve with Bruno Fernandes playing behind him for a full season.
8 Marcus Rashford 226 points
Martial’s team-mate just pips him to eighth place, all those penalties must have helped, eh?
Under 10% of managers have picked Rashford, who is off penalty duties with Fernandes in town, but is well worth a look in for your side.
7 Gabriel Jesus – 228 points
To finish over 40 points ahead of any Chelsea player as a second striker shows just how prolific Man City and their players are.
Largely used in Cup competitions and even as a right-back against Real Madrid, Jesus’ versatility and natural finishing makes him a managers dream.
Will he dethrone Aguero as Pep’s number one this year?
6 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 230 points
Arsenal’s season was shaping up to be one to forget.
Aubameyang’s FA Cup final performance saved grace and with a new contract looking likely, is the Gabonese a must-have for your Dream Team?
Nearly 40% of managers (so far!) clearly think so.
5 Harry Maguire – 231 points
Maguire was the defender to have last season.
The United captain was the best on the game last season, largely because he played a massive 55 games.
Following a disrupted summer, can the England international repeat his remarkable run?
4 Sadio Mane – 244 points
The Mane/Salah debate didn’t become much clearer when looking at their points totals from last season.
Both players have been selected by 29% of managers for the season ahead… is next season the year when Mane beats his Liverpool team-mate?
3 Mo Salah – 251 points
The 2018/19 star player has to settle for third place this time round.
By Salah’s standards, this term was relatively low key, he really has set the bar that high for himself, hasn’t he?
At £6.5m, he doesn’t come cheap but you know he will get you points.
2 Kevin de Bruyne – 269 points
The Premier League Player of the Year will have to settle for silver here… thankfully not to Jordan Henderson, though.
The Belgian’s 16 goals and 22 assists propelled him to a new level last season and 60% of managers reckon he’s in for another blinder for the upcoming year.
1 Raheem Sterling – 279 points
Somewhat surprisingly, especially when you look at De Bruyne’s stats, Sterling takes the honour over his team-mate.
At £7.5m – the highest price for any player – he won’t come cheap but considering De Bruyne is only £0.5m less, Sterling’s ownership is far less with only 33% on managers with him in their side.
Time will tell if one of Mane, Salah, De Bruyne or an outsider can take Sterling off his perch this season!