The Premier League and fantasy football seasons are nearly upon us with just three weeks to go until the big day.
And after a summer of barely any football at all we’re frankly gagging for its return.
And we’re looking at this season’s top performing players per club on Dream Team points.
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Here we go:
Arsenal – Alexis Sanchez 340 points
It probably won’t surprise too many of you that the Gunners talisman is by-far and large their highest points scorer last season.
In fact, with 31 goals and 13 assists in all competitions last season, Sanchez became the first player to reach double figures for both goals and assists in the Premier League and finished the season as Dream Team’s top points scorer.
Bournemouth – Josh King 147 points
King was one of Dream Team’s worst kept secrets last season, after topping the Cherries scoring charts last season with 16 goals; that’s more than Eden Hazard, Jermain Defoe and Christian Benteke.
Burnley – Sam Vokes 140 points
Vokes just edged his teammate Michael Keane for Dream Team points last season, with a respectable tally of 13 goals in all competitions for Sean Dyche’s side.
Chelsea – Eden Hazard 249 points
It was a season of redemption for Hazard, who leads the way in terms of Dream Team points for Chelsea this season.
At times, the Belgium midfielder ran the show for the Blues as they sailed to the league title in Antonio Conte’s first season with the club.
Crystal Palace – Christian Benteke 180 points
The towering striker put his Liverpool woes behind him last season by leading the line for Palace, helping the Eagles battle against relegation with a return of 17 goals in all competitions.
Everton – Romelu Lukaku 247 points
Who else? Another high-flying Belgium, Lukaku battled Spurs’ Harry Kane all the way to the final day of the season for the Premier League Golden Boot award.
Hull – Harry Maguire 74 points
We can all agree that it was a pretty miserable season back in the Premier League for Hull, but defender Harry Maguire was one of the few shining-lights for the Tigers.
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Leicester – Jamie Vardy 153 points
Vardy’s season in the Premier League mirrored the run of his club, with a barren-spell finally coming to an end in December, while the sacking of manager Claudio Ranieri and the interim appointment of Craig Shakespeare ushering in a resurgence of sorts for club and player.
Liverpool – Philippe Coutinho 201 points
One of Dream Team’s most selected players, Coutinho was just ahead of his compatriot Roberto Firmino as Liverpool’s top points scorer last season.
Man City – Sergio Aguero 307 points
In many ways, it was a difficult season for Sergio Aguero. The Argentinian struggled to win over manager Pep Guardiola, but still managed to hit 33 goals in all competitions and lead the way for City in Dream Team points.
Man United – Zlatan Ibrahimovic 290 points
He came, he saw, he conquered. Zlatan silenced all the doubters by leading the line for United in his first season in England. With 28 goals in all competitions, the 35-year-old clearly still had the appetite for goals.
Middlesbrough – Alvaro Negredo 99 points
The less said about Boro’s season, the better. But Spanish forward Negredo did his best to give fans something to remember, with 10 goals in all competitions.
Southamtpon – Virgil van Dijk 152 points
Van Dijk finishes the season as the Saints highest points scorer, despite being out since January with an ankle injury. He’s dominated the back pages this summer so far with a host of clubs chasing the Dutchman.
Spurs – Harry Kane 305 points
It was a strong season for Spurs players in Dream Team, with four players reaching 200+ points. The pick of the bunch was the Premier League’s top goalscorer Harry Kane, whose 29 goals in the league last season pipped Lukaku’s tally.
Stoke – Peter Crouch 107 points
Surprise, surprise. Crouchy has shown us all he’s still got it by notching seven goals in the Premier League and leading the Stoke boys on Dream Team points.
Sunderland – Jermain Defoe 105 points
The Black Cats’ 10-year stay in the Premier League may have finally come to an end after a wretched campaign, but they still had plenty to shout about with Defoe up front.
Swansea – Gylfi Sigurdsson 163 points
The guy who’s pretty much run the show for the Swans all season, the Icelandic midfielder was ahead of striker Fernando Llorente in Dream Team points for Swansea last season. He’s one Paul Clement will be desperate to hold onto this summer.
Watford – Troy Deeney 102 points
It was a pretty mundane season for the Hornets, with Deeney more-or-less the side’s most consistent points scorer.
West Brom – Gareth McAuley 118 points
Here’s another Dream Team favourite. Goal scoring centre-back McAuley was essential to the Baggies’ season, notching six goals in the Premier League.
West Ham – Robert Snodgrass 119 points
A far cry from the Hammers top points scorer the season before (we won’t say his name out loud), Snoddy had a fine campaign by all accounts, albeit mostly for Hull before his January switch to London.
Which new players are on the game and how much will they cost?
Premier League clubs have been extremely busy getting deals done already this summer, with some of the fees agreed simply eye-watering.
While Romelu Lukaku’s mega move to Manchester United isn’t likely to be beaten financially, Alexandre Lacazette’s arrival at Arsenal might cause the biggest waves.
What will Lacazette offer on Dream Team?
Liverpool have splashed the cash on former Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah while Manchester City, as always, have loosened the purse strings again.
Every new signing will be added to the Dream Team game, with Lacazette priced at an intriguingly cheap £5m.
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