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Fantasy Premier League Studs and Duds

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Fantasy Premier League managers have seen their fair share of studs and duds through gameweek 22. Some players just haven’t worked out quite like you would have thought, while some have exceeded expectations.


Alexis Sanchez – 163 points

Alexis Sanchez is one of the 2017 Fantasy Premier League studs. The Arsenal hitman has tallied 163 points, most of any player. What makes Sanchez so versatile and such a great points winner is his ability to score, set up goals and be the main striker if needed.

In fact, Sanchez has filled in well as Arsenal’s No. 9 for much of the season, and his points total reflects a player heavily relied upon by his teammates. Seven times this Fantasy Premier League season Sanchez has tallied double-digit points.

Diego Costa – 129 points

For much of the Premier League season Diego Costa led fantasy forwards in points. Due to injury and overuse, that has changed in recent weeks. Yet, the Spaniard is still one of the season’s best.

Although Costa only has three double-digit gameweeks, the forward has been the model of consistency for much of the Premier League season.

Gary Cahill – 117 points

Fantasy Premier League shouldn’t just be about the attackers, and Gary Cahill has proven that defenders can be extremely valuable. The stopper has 117 points through gameweek 22, and his consistent play has anchored the Premier League’s best defence.


Raheem Sterling – 94 points

After a quick start to the season that caused the media to proclaim Raheem Sterling had returned to his best, the mifielder quickly went the opposite direction. Sterling has only reached nine or more points four times this term.

In fact, the Manchester City man has tallied three or fewer points eight times in 2016-17. Fantasy Premier League managers have little faith in the wide man now, and it’s probably safe to say Pep Guardiola does too.

Paul Pogba – 83 points

When Paul Pogba returned to Manchester United for £89.3 million pounds in the summer of 2016, Fantasy Premier League managers couldn’t wait to draft him in. Unfortunately, for all their eagerness, Pogba hasn’t lived up to expectations.

The midfielder has taken on a lot more responsibility in the centre of the park, more than he ever did at Juventus. There, he had players like Claudio Marchisio, Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal to take the pressure off of him. Now at United, he has far less talent to help him.

That is one of the biggest reasons Pogba has tallied a mere 83 points in Fantasy Premier League this term. Only twice has he scored double-digit points.

David Silva – 63 points

If you want to talk about disappointments in Fantasy Premier League, you have got to talk about David Silva. Could his time at a top club in England be over? The stats do not lie. One goal and four assists this season hasn’t been a great return for the midfielder.

For much of the season Silva has hovered around the two and three points mark and has only twice scored seven or more points.


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