With the 2017/2018 season around the corner, it’s a good time to review the best strikers for the next campaign. This is the area I save most of my budget for, as strikers tend to return the biggest point totals over the season. Below I’ve highlighted my top 7 strikers. I kept the list to only 7 as I personally wouldn’t consider using any striker outside of this list for the majority of the season. Last time around we saw huge points totals from strikers at the best clubs – there were no real shocks. I’d imagine this will be another trend that continues into next season, I’m a big believer in going for premium players who are most likely to score well.
Salah – Liverpool (8m)
Points last season: 412
Games played last season: 52
With 412 points from 52 games last season, for me Salah is a must have for the start of the season. I doubt he can recreate such good form for the duration of the season but he’s shown what he’s capable of. Should he get anywhere near this kind of form again he should be seen as an essential choice.
Kane – Spurs (8m)
Points last season: 376
Games played last season: 48
Undoubtable ability to score goals in the Premier League and I’d expect another big season from Kane. Could be essential, but may miss the first game of the season after an extended break from the World Cup.
Lukaku – Man Utd (6.5m)
Points last season: 254
Games played last season: 50
Lukaku wasn’t quite as prolific as I’d imagined he was going to be last season but he steadily racked up the points. He’s another player who is likely to miss the first game of the season after a long World Cup campaign.
Aubameyang – Arsenal (5.5m)
Points last season: 92
Games played last season: 14
92 points from 14 games last season speaks for itself. At 5.5m as well Aubameyang could be one of the best bargains on the game this year. The only thing that puts me off is a tough start for Arsenal as they face Man City and then Chelsea.
Sanchez – Man Utd (5m)
Points last season: 171
Games played last season: 40
Sanchez didn’t have the best season last year but still managed 171 points despite a lot of disruption around his future at Arsenal. He is although a proven point scorer as he finished the highest scoring player the season before last. If he can recapture that form he’s a bargain at 5m.
Aguero – Man City (6.5m)
Points last season: 277
Games played last season: 39
Another play who had a slightly disrupted season last time around with injuries and rotation with Jesus. As ever this didn’t stop the points from accumulating. He was once essential but question marks may be against his name as rotation is almost certain to come into play again this season.
Firmino – Liverpool (6m)
Points last season: 280
Games played last season: 54
Firmino has always been a striker who I felt didn’t score enough goals (from a Dream Team perspective). However last season he added 100 points to his total from the season before. With Salah now being classed as a striker, Firmino may take the back seat in terms of Dream Team selection.
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