West Ham United Fantasy Premier League 2020/21 review!
In that case, the numbers certainly tell the story: West Ham United have had a simply superb 2020/21 Premier League season.
A Premier League club record (65), goal difference (+15), number of wins (19) and total away wins (nine) all contributed to an impressive sixth place – and with she qualifying for the UEFA Europa League – for David Moyes’ men.
And while the Claret and Blue Army have had a lot to cheer on in the real-life field over the past nine months, those loyal to the Irons in the virtual sphere are also likely to have prospered in terms of Fantasy Premier results. League.
Of course, the world is divided into two types of FPL players: those who devote themselves fervently to fine-tuning their teams, tweaking systems week after week to optimize a point value / production ratio … and those who have not verified their teams since Third week.
But those who have been loyal to their heroes since the very start of 2020/21 will have seen West Ham players rack up a spectacular total of 1,686 points on the pitch this season – a marked improvement over the cumulative total of 1,380 in 2019/20.
Among them, loyal to commonly accepted teams of the season, are some of the best players in the Fantasy Premier League. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at West Ham’s top five FPL players in 2020/21 …
5. Vladimir Coufal
2020/21 Points: 128 / Points 2019/20: N / A
Final cost: £ 4.8m / Initial cost: £ 4.5m
Teams selected by: 8.6%
Best game: 10 points vs Southampton (3-0V, 23 May): 1 assist, 1 clean sheet, 1 bonus point
A good deal in real life and a good deal in the Fantasy Premier League, Coufal was a model of consistency among Claret and Blue-clad players throughout his inaugural season in English football, having left Slavia Prague for East London in October.
Collecting a grand total of nine assists (the second-highest in 2020/21 FPL, leveled with Lucas Digne) and nine clean sheets in play mode – as well as a solid 12 bonus points over the season – the efforts de Coufal almost certainly have secured his place in millions of FPL managerial teams for next season.
4. Lukasz Fabianski
Points 2020/21: 133 / Points 2019/20: 83
Final cost: £ 5.0million / Initial cost: £ 5.0million
Teams selected by: 3.2%
Best game: 15 points vs Fulham (1-0V, November 7): 1 clean sheet, 1 penalty, 3 saves, 3 bonus points
West Ham United’s ‘Pole in Goal’ have had another excellent season between the posts, with Fabianski doubling his own personal tally of clean sheets from last season and – in the process – picking up 50 points more than in 2019/20.
Indeed, while injuries played a much smaller role in Fabianski’s campaign this time around, the Poland international still recorded 30 more saves than last season, including a penalty save in time. additional against Ademola Lookman of Fulham in November.
3. Jarrod Bowen
Points 2020/21: 141 / Points 2019/20: 44
Final cost: £ 5.8million / IInitial cost : £ 6.5million
Teams selected by: 2.5%
Best game: 15 points vs Wolves (4-0V, September 27): 2 goals scored, 1 clean sheet, 2 bonus points
In his first full season as an established Premier League player, light-footed winger Bowen has certainly shown what he is capable of, with his record-breaking performance this season – at least in terms of FPL points – arriving early against Wolverhampton Wanderers in a 4-0 demolition in September.
Nonetheless, the 24-year-old continued to rack up points and accolades throughout the campaign and proved particularly influential in important home wins against Aston Villa (2-1 in November, collecting 13 points) and Leicester City (3-2 in April, scoring 12 points).
2. Tomáš Souček
Points 2020/21: 147 / Points 2019/20: 41
Final cost: £ 5.2m / Initial cost: £ 5.0m
Teams selected by: 11.2%
Best game: 15 points vs Crystal Palace (3-2V, January 26): 2 goals scored, 3 bonus points
Another must-have midfielder for the thrifty FPL players among you, only six top players recorded more points per million (virtual) spent on recruiting them, with Souček’s 28.27 not far behind table top Stuart Dallas (31.09) of Leeds United.
Indeed, Souček led the way in this statistic as recently as January 16 (when his return stood at 14.5 points per million spent), and his good form made him the most bought player (with half a million transfers during Gameweek 19) during this period.
Fantasy Premier League ranks Souček as the division’s fifth most influential midfielder and eleventh most menacing – both aspects contributing to the No28 being named the Premier League Player of the Season.
1. Aaron Cresswell
Points 2020/21: 153 / Points 2019/20: 79
Final cost: £ 5.7million / Initial cost: £ 5.0million
Teams selected by: 18.2%
Best game: 15 points against Leicester City (3-0V, October 4): 2 assists, 1 clean sheet, 3 bonus points
Was this list going to be surpassed by anyone else?
Aaron Cresswell has been the points king of West Ham United’s Fantasy Premier League from the first weeks of the season, with FPL judges awarding him eleven assists this season – more than any other top defender.
The No3 have thrived as a left-back and left-center-back this season, being ranked the fourth most creative defenseman in the Fantasy Premier League, as well as the Hammers’ most-selected player.
His best performance – arguably his best campaign at Claret and Blue – came in the 3-0 victory at Leicester City on October 4, in which he coached Michail Antonio and Pablo Fornals with precise open playing passes – but he also excelled at racking up points through unerring precision stopped part deliveries.
Such was his influence on the matches, only two other defenders received more bonus points in the 2020/21 matches: Cresswell’s 21 was only surpassed by Luke Shaw (22) from Manchester United and Trent Alexander-Arnold ( 26) from Liverpool.
And when it comes to overall totals, Cresswell is the fourth-highest ranked defender in the Fantasy Premier League this season, behind only Dallas and Liverpool duo Andrew Robertson and Alexander-Arnold – the kind of company Cresswell has earned this season. .
While Jesse Lingard ‘s 106 points – thanks to nine goals, five assists and 15 big bonus points in just 16 games played – were not enough to place him in the Hammers’ top five throughout the season, the midfielder was definitely in the Fantasy Premier League. player form between early February and mid-May.
No other Premier League player has recorded more points per game (7.20) during this period, and no player has received more ‘transfers’ during the month of April – the award-winning fate of the Lingard player of the month.
Lingard ultimately finished second in that stat behind Harry Kane (on 6.9 points per game) but, to his credit, finished tied with Bruno Fernandes of Manchester United (6.6 points per game)…
Well… in second place, once you take down the anomaly of Manchester City reserve goalkeeper Scott Carson (on 7 points per game) – but these are the Fantasy Football stats for you!