It’s over! It’s so strange to say, I still feel like I’m in the middle of a very exciting Premier League season. But it really is over. Manchester City won the Premier League with 98 points, only two less than last years’ record of 100 points. Liverpool finished second on one point behind the Citizens. The Reds will now prepare for the Champions League final on the first of June in Madrid. In this post we share you the 2018-2019 FPL dream-team.
2018-2019 FPL dream-team
Based on the players who’ve got the most points, the formation for this FPL dream-team will be 3-5-2.
Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker (Liv)
The Brazilian goalkeeper was bought by Liverpool for a record fee(until Chelsea set a new record with Kepa) and he showed during this season why Liverpool paid a huge amount of money for him. Becker won the golden glove by keeping 21 clean-sheets in this season. Together with a huge amount of saves, he scored 176 points, 7 points more than fellow Brazilian Ederson.
Defenders: Andrew Robertson, Virgil van Dijk and Trent Alexander-Arnold
The entire defence of this 2018-2019 dream-team is filled with Liverpool players. The team kept clean-sheets which was a combined effort between Becker and his defenders. Andrew Robertson is the highest scoring defender this season with 213 points. His 12 assists were very important in Liverpool’s title challenge. Virgil van Dijk, AKA Big Virg, is the most expensive defender and he showed why. Van Dijk really improved Liverpool’s defensive unit and participated in 8 goals(scored 4, assisted 4) this season. This brought his total FPL score on 208 points. The last one is Trent Alexander-Arnold. The young English right-back was very important for his team this season. He was a non stop threat for every opponent with his long rushes. TAA scored one goal and assisted 13, which gave him a total score of 185 points. Aymeric Laporte is the first substitute defender, who finished with 177 points.
Midfielders: Mohamed Salah, Eden Hazard, Raheem Sterling, Sadio Mane and Gylfi Sigurdsson
Another part of the team with a big chunk of Liverpool players. Mohamed Salah is for the second year in a row the player with the most points. He became shared Premier League top scorer together with Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and this paid of. Both Salah and Mane are part of this FPL team of the year. Salah scored 259 points, thanks to 22 goals and 12 assists. Mane scored a total of 231 points thanks to 22 goals and 2 assists. Chelsea star Eden Hazard is the second best FPL scoring midfielder this season with 238 goals. He scored 16 goals and assisted 15 in a tough season for the Blues.
Premier League champion Raheem Sterling is one of the revelations of this season, His 17 goals and 15 assists were crucial in Man City’s title run. This gave Sterling a total of 234 FPL points. The last midfielder in this dream-team is a bit of a surprise to me. Everton midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson scored 182 points, thanks to 13 goals and 6 assists. He’s the only player in this team that I’ve never had in my team this season. I never really noticed him, but Sigurdsson did a fantastic job for Everton this season. Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser finished just 1 point behind Sigurdsson with 181 points.
Attackers: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Sergio Aguero
I already mentioned Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as shared top scorer in the English Premier League. It’s no surprise this also means he’s the highest scoring attacker with 205 points. The Gabonese striker scored 22 goals and assisted 7. This gives him the top striker spot in the 2018-2019 FPL dream-team. Man City striker Sergio Aguero is his partner in crime. The Argentinian striker scored 22 goals and assisted 11, which gives him a total of 201 FPL points. One of the biggest surprises of this season is the first attacking substitute. Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Raul Jimenez, with 13 goals and 10 assists, has been a very good FPL asset this season. I bought him in week 5 for only 5.5m, which has been an absolute bargain.
It had been a very interesting season for me. I’ve been in a mini-league with colleague and there was a real competitiveness this season, which made it really exciting. I’ve learned a lot of things this season and I hope I can utilise on this next season.