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5 impressive Dream Team assets with surprisingly low ownerships

Dream Team success correlates strongly with ownership.

But not all the top performers are as popular as they perhaps should be.

Here we’ve identified five impressive assets who probably deserve to feature in more teams than they do currently.


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Laugh all you want…

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Laugh all you want…

1 Harry Maguire (£5.2m) 

Man United’s captain has played more minutes than any other footballer in Europe over the last two years.

Often a target of ridicule, his returns are undeniably healthy.

Joao Cancelo (£5.7m) is the only defender with more points to his name at this stage of the season.

Maguire has shot up the rankings recently thanks to a deluge of clean sheets, most notably against Man City.

Despite boasting a tally of 167 points, the ex-Leicester defender appears in just 9.4% of teams — Michael Keane (£2.6m) is more popular!

2 Patrick Bamford (£3.6m)

The goals may have dried up in recent weeks but Leeds’ No9 remains one of the standout individual performers of the Premier League campaign.

13 goals and five assists have resulted in 137 points, just two fewer than Jamie Vardy (£4.6m).

Marcelo Bielsa’s unique tactics ensure plenty of chances at both ends of the pitch — no player has had more shots inside the box than Bamford this season.

Despite this, his ownership stands at a modest 4.2%.

And that may decrease after he left the pitch in the first half against Chelsea with a knee problem.

Mr Reliable

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Mr Reliable

3. Cesar Azpilicueta (£4.8m)

The fact Chelsea forced Leeds into a 0-0 last weekend says everything you need to know about the Blues’ defence since Thomas Tuchel’s appointment.

Azpilicueta and co have conceded just two goals since the German took charge at Stamford Bridge.

Goals haven’t come easily but a change in formation has made them rock solid and their experience Spanish defender has reaped the rewards.

The 31-year-old is the seventh-best defender Dream Team has to offer at this stage with 135 points.

Expect his ownership of 5.7% to rise as Chelsea continue to keep their sheets extremely clean.

4 Ollie Watkins (£3.3m)

Similar to Bamford in that he has impressed after making the jump up from the Championship in the summer.

Eyebrows were raised when Aston Villa paid such a big fee for the 25-year-old in the summer but he’s justified his price tag.

Truthfully, he could have had more than ten league goals but he’s proven himself capable of contributing to the Villains’ exciting attack even when goals have eluded him.

He ticked over to 123 points last Friday when he affected a Newcastle own goal but only 2.1% of gaffers have benefited from his efforts.

14 clean sheets in the Premier League this season

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14 clean sheets in the Premier League this season

5 Emiliano Martinez (£3.7m)

Watkins has been a great addition at Villa Park but Martinez is arguably the signing the of the season.

The Argentine keeper spent years serving as an understudy at Arsenal but has proved he is worthy of a regular spot in a Premier League XI since moving to the midlands.

Alongside Ederson, he is the joint-best keeper at this stage with 119 points.

However, with an ownership of 6.6%, he is just the seventh-most popular player in his position.


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