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3 popular Dream Team stars who never got going this season

Some exceeded expectations. Some have performed as expected. And some… some have had a nightmare.

There’s been plenty of success stories in Dream Team this season. We all know that players like Patrick Bamford (£3.8m), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£4m) and Phil Foden (£4.6m) have provided serious value for money.

But what about those at the other end of the spectrum?

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Christian Pulisic has a 7% ownership but has scored less points than N’Golo Kante this season

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Christian Pulisic has a 7% ownership but has scored less points than N’Golo Kante this season

The players who promised so much, cost so much and were owned by so many but simply couldn’t get going.

Here, we take a look at the THREE most popular Dream Team stars who failed to deliver for their gaffers.

Christian Pulisic – £2.7m – 7% ownership

The US international has struggled to say the least.

He’s ranked 219th out of all available players in the game and has racked up just 37 points all season – that’s an average of 1.2 points each outing.

Pulisic has been outperformed by Yves Bissouma (£1.2m), Callum Robinson (£1.3m) and Alex Iwobi (£1.4m), who are all at least £1m cheaper.

The 22-year-old didn’t have the best of starts to the campaign having struggled to overcome a couple of injuries.

He did finally become a first-team regular under Frank Lampard by Christmas, but any momentum was halted by the arrival of Thomas Tuchel.

Three goals, two assists and still owned by over 7% of managers…


Arsenal playmaker Willian has scored just 36 points this season

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Arsenal playmaker Willian has scored just 36 points this season

Willian – £2.1m – 6.9% ownership

Another popular Dream Team asset with nearly 7% ownership.

And another who’s simply failed to deliver with 36 points under his belt this term.

A few eyebrows were raised when he made the switch across London from Chelsea to Arsenal, but the doubters were momentarily proved wrong when he grabbed a 12-point haul against Fulham on the opening day of the season.

And that’s as good as it got.

The Brazilian has been in and out of favour under Mikel Arteta and scored only 24 points since that afternoon at Craven Cottage.

In fact, his Gunners colleague Pablo Mari (£3.1m) has accumulated more points despite playing 18 games less!


Trent Alexander-Arnold has only just broken the 100-point barrier

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Trent Alexander-Arnold has only just broken the 100-point barrier

Trent Alexander-Arnold – £4.4m – 28.1% ownership

Controversial.

The Liverpool full-back is the SIXTH highest owned player in Dream Team with a colossal 28.1% of managers showing faith in his ability.

However, he has only just broken the 100-point barrier.

The England star is the lowest points scorer out of the top 22 top-owned players and carries a hefty £4.4m price tag.

Trent has 104 points and that’s just one ahead of Tyron Mings (£2.8m), who is a whole £1.6m cheaper.


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