On Monday night, Richarlison (£3.8m) became the 40th player to join the 100 Club™ this season.
Any individual who reaches a century of Dream Team points is worthy of consideration and the full breakdown correlates tightly with the most-popular players.
Firstly, let’s take a look at how the 100 Club™ members are divided in terms of which club they represent.
- Man City: 10
- Chelsea: 7
- Leicester: 4
- Man United: 4
- Aston Villa: 3
- Liverpool: 3
- Arsenal: 2
- Everton: 2
- Spurs: 2
- Leeds: 1
- West Ham: 1
- Wolves: 1
- Brighton, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Fulham, Newcastle, Sheffield United, Southampton, West Brom: 0
Man City’s dominance is strongly reflected but Chelsea’s lofty position may come as a surprise — after all, the Blues felt the need to change manager midway through the season.
No prizes for guessing Spurs’ two best players and Leeds’ sole representative while eight clubs are still waiting for their first player to reach triple figures in 2020/21.
Now let’s get specific…
Arsenal: Nicolas Pepe (£4.1m) 116, Bukayo Saka (£3.6m) 102
Aston Villa: Jack Grealish (£4.5m) 124, Ollie Watkins (£3.5m) 121, Emiliano Martinez (£3.6m) 111
Chelsea: Tammy Abraham (£3.5m) 130, Timo Werner (£3.7m) 122, Reece James (£4.4m) 121, Mason Mount (£3.1m) 117, Cesar Azpilicueta (£4.2m) 114, Kurt Zouma (£3.2m) 112, Ben Chilwell (£3.5m) 105
Everton: Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£4.6m) 175, Richarlison (£3.8m) 101
Leeds: Patrick Bamford (£3.8m) 137
Leicester: Harvey Barnes (£3.0m) 133, Jamie Vardy (£5.1m) 130, James Maddison (£4.1m) 129, James Justin (£3.8m) 128
Liverpool: Mohamed Salah (£6.1m) 202, Sadio Mane (£6.3m) 161, Roberto Firmino (£2.9m) 104
Man City: Joao Cancelo (£5.9m) 194, Raheem Sterling (£6.5m) 164, Phil Foden (£4.3m) 148, Ruben Dias (£4.5m) 147, John Stones (£5.0m) 143, Ilkay Gundogan (£4.1m) 136, Kevin De Bruyne (£5.8m) 132, Ederson (£4.4m) 116, Kyle Walker (£4.4m) 114, Oleksandr Zinchenko (£4.9m) 100
Man United: Bruno Fernandes (£5.4m) 236, Marcus Rashford (£5.2m) 211, Harry Maguire (£5.0m) 134, Aaron Wan-Bissaka (£3.6m) 120
Spurs: Harry Kane (£6.7m) 242, Son Heung-min (£4.8m) 178
West Ham: Tomas Soucek (£3.4m) 111
Wolves: Pedro Neto (£3.2m) 102
It’s telling that four of Chelsea’s centurions are defenders and the quartet doesn’t even include Thiago Silva (£4.2m), who will probably get in on the act in his first game back if he contributes to a clean sheet.
Incredibly, Riyad Mahrez (£3.7m) and Gabriel Jesus (£4.6m) are yet to join their legion of team-mates with 100+ points.
Pep Guardiola’s side could boast as many as 16 players with triple-figure points tallies by the end of the campaign.
Liverpool’s famous front three make the cut but the absence of Alisson (£3.2m), Trent Alexander-Arnold (£4.2m) and Andy Robertson (£3.7m) is indicative of the defending champions’ stuttering form.
Man United are the only club with two double centurions at this stage though Son will hope to join Kane in the next month.
Remember, Dream Team bosses, March’s transfers will be ready to use this Friday!