THE international break rumbles on but Dream Team managers will already have their eyes on this weekend’s Premier League action.
Manchester City v Liverpool leads an engrossing Gameweek 13 in which eight clubs are set to pull double duty via the European competitions.
With club football having paused momentarily, some gaffers may need reminding of Dream Team’s most in-form players.
Foden and Jackson are among the most in-form players Dream Team has to offer[/caption]
Here’s the current top ten based on average points-per-game across each asset’s last three fixtures.
DREAM TEAM’S MOST IN-FORM PLAYERS:
- Erling Haaland (£7.7m) – 11 points-per-game (across last three outings)
- Nicolas Jackson (£3m) – 10.3
- Cole Palmer (£3m) – 9.7
- Phil Foden (£4.7m) – 9.3
- Bukayo Saka (£6.5m) – 9.3
- Vitaliy Mykolenko (£2.9m) – 9
- Raheem Sterling (£3.8m) – 9
- Simon Adingra (£2.8m) – 8.7
- Jermey Doku (£4.2m) – 8.7
- Bruno Fernandes (£5.7m) – 8.3
As is often the case, City’s prolific No9 leads the way having scored braces against Young Boys and Chelsea just prior to the international break.
In fact, Haaland has notched a mighty 78 points since the start of Gameweek 9 – a run that includes nine goals in six games.
Hot on the Norwegian’s heels is Chelsea’s 22-year-old forward who has rectified his early-season wastefulness of late.
Jackson missed a host of clear-cut chances in his first few appearances for the Blues but since then he followed up a hat-trick against Tottenham with a goal in the thrilling 4-4 draw with Pep Guardiola’s side.
Granted, the Senegal international benefited from the unique nature of the game against Spurs – the hosts went down to nine men and continued to hold an ultra high defensive line – but a return of 29 points across his last two outings is undeniable.
Whether he’ll be able to continue his improved form going forward remains to be seen as Mauricio Pochettino’s men face Newcastle, Brighton and Manchester United in the next two Gameweeks.Top of the tree[/caption]
Jackson’s team-mate completes the podium off the back of his clutch penalty against his former club.
Palmer’s spot-kicks have significantly increased his Dream Team viability and his general contributions to Chelsea’s upturn have not gone unnoticed.
The left-footed winger even earned a late call-up for England last week.
If the Chelsea pair could be considered surprise inclusions in this list then Foden and Saka should be seem as expected regulars.
Both are among an exclusive group of four midfielders with 100+ points to their name this season.
City’s homegrown hero earned the maximum available five bonus points amid the chaos at Stamford Bridge and has provided consistent returns for over a quarter of Dream Team bosses this term.
As for Arsenal’s No7, he continues to provide lorry-loads of points despite clearly being hampered by niggles.
Saka is the game’s top midfielder heading into Gameweek 13.
We’ve recently highlighted the prosperous form of Mykolenko, Sterling and Doku but Adingra’s efforts have flown under the radar until now.
Where Brighton are concerned, most eyes are on Kaoru Mitoma’s (£3.9m) returns but it’s the 21-year-old Ivorian who has cashed in against favourable opposition of late.
The Seagulls’ No24 scored one goal and assisted the other when Roberto De Zerbi’s side beat a beleaguered Ajax 2-0 in Amsterdam.
Adingra then followed that up with a goal at home to Sheffield United in Gameweek 12 – all that adds up to 23 points across his last two fixtures.
Lastly, a reminder that individual players are capable of flourishing amid dysfunctional teams.
Man United have been out of sorts throughout 2023/24 so far but Fernandes’ personal stats are encouraging.
Four goals and three assists may seem no more than respectable but the Portugal international leads the way among midfielders in terms of both shots on target and big chances created.
Dream Team managers should always factor form into the equation when deciding upon their transfers.
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