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season top performers
Liverpool’s Mo Salah (£7.0m) beat off stiff competition from Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son (£6.6m) to finish top point scorer in the 2021-22 Telegraph Fantasy Football season. Six of the Egyptian’s FA Cup-winning teammates made the top 20, highlighting the importance the historic competition plays in overall game strategy.
After Harry Kane (£7.0m) in 4th, you need to go all the way down to 17th to find the next highest scoring striker, Diogo Jota (£4.7m), reminding managers that forward-heavy formations don’t always reap fantasy rewards. Only four teams; Liverpool (seven), Man City (four), Tottenham (three), and Chelsea (three) had more than one player make the top 20.
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best value players
Using the points per £million value metric, five players appeared across both top 20 for overall points and value – Alisson Becker (£4.3m), Bukayo Saka (£3.7m), Joao Cancelo (£4.5m), Antonio Rüdiger (£ 3.8m), and Hugo Lloris (£4.2m).
Arsenal stopper Aaron Ramsdale (£2.8m) came out on top with 51.4 P/£m, however, the top 20 was largely dominated by defenders, taking up 11 of the spaces.
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The players benefiting from new scoring criteria
At the start of the 2021-22 season, two new point-scoring rules came into play; an additional point per two successful tackles for midfielders, and an additional point per two saves made by goalkeepers.
The former rule was implemented to open up the player pool, making combative midfielders more appealing. Christian Nørgaard (£3.2m) made the most successful tackles in the Premier League last season with 109, helping him achieve 137 points overall. One midfielder hotly tipped to benefit from the rule changes in the Fantasy Football Hub season preview article was Southampton’s Oriol Romeu (£2.8m), the ex-Chelsea midfielder made 78 successful tackles and only narrowly missed out on a top 20 for value position.
Unsurprisingly the goalkeepers who make the most saves tend to be from teams that keep fewer clean sheets. With less FA Cup rotation for goalkeepers this season, and No. 1s from teams filling top-half league positions appearing high on the points leaderboard, the saves bonus appears to have strengthened the argument to plump for one of those shot-stoppers.
Telegraph Fantasy Football Winner 2021/22:
Oxford provided this season’s Telegraph Fantasy Football winner, with Peter Marshall, a Fantasy Football Hub Premium Memberholding off the chasing pack on the final weekend and scooping £5,000 with a 10-point cushion.
The husband and father-of-two initially set up in a 5-4-1 formation with a cheap goalkeeper, premium defense and proven, consistent point returners in midfield. His patient approach saw him make steady progress throughout the season, coupled with a late surge to the summit as the teams around him ran out of transfers.
Three of his season-defining moves were getting on budget enabler Conor Gallagher (£2.7m) early in the season, bringing in Man City talisman Kevin De Bruyne (£6.8m) just before his 21-point haul against Wolves, and doubling up with Heung-Min Son (£6.6m) and Harry Kane (£7.0m) with two of his three remaining transfers.
Weekend football insights
Finally, here are some of the best up-to-date football insights for ahead of this weekend’s games.
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