Top 20 Dream Team Highest Scoring Players 2020/2021

With the game just being released, it’s a good time to look at the highest scoring players over the 2020/2021 campaign. I always find this a good place to start and they will help when it comes to picking a team for next season. As a result, I’ve highlighted the top 20 highest scoring players below.

1. Kane (Spurs) – 357 points
2. Fernandes (Man Utd) – 323 points
3. Salah (Liverpool) – 265 points
4. Rashford (Man Utd) – 257 points
5. Cancelo (Man City) – 242 points
6. Foden (Man City) – 229 points
7. Son (Spurs) – 225 points
8. Mane (Liverpool) – 224 points
9. De Bruyne (Man City) – 209 points
10. Chilwell (Chelsea) – 204 points
11. Calvert-Lewin (Everton) – 204 points
12. Mahrez (Man City) – 200 points
13. James (Chelsea) – 199 points
14. Pepe (Arsenal) – 191 points
15. Wan-Bissaka (Man Utd) – 186 points
16. Mount (Chelsea) – 184 points
17. Maguire (Man Utd) – 184 points
18. Gundogan (Man City) – 182 points
19. Dias (Man City) – 181 points
20. Sterling (Man City) – 180 points

For me the key takeaways from this are:

One player from outside the “top 7” clubs – a typical trend is that players within the top 20 are made up from players within the top 7 clubs. If we assume the top 7 are: Man City, Man Utd, Liverpool, Chelsea, Spurs, Leicester and Arsenal then we have only one player outside of these clubs on the list this year. There are absolutely no surprises in the top 20 other than maybe Calvert-Lewin. At the end of every season, as you’d expect, the highest scoring players typically come from the teams who performed the best over the season. This means it is usually a list dominated by the big clubs. My strategy will be to continue to pick players from the top teams based on this evidence – they tend to perform better and have more fixtures due to involvement in European competitions.

What positions return the most points? – traditionally strikers and midfielders picked up the most points over the course of the season. This hasn’t really changed much with only 6 defenders on the list and no goalkeepers. Kane and Fernandes were the only two players who scored over 300 points which suggests we should be picking players rather than worrying too much about what position they play in.

Kane finishes highest point scorer – no real surprise here despite Spurs not having the best season. This now makes him the most expensive player on the game for the upcoming season but are we brave enough to leave him out?

Players reputation doesn’t always transfer into points on the board – I find the stats interesting from a psychological point of view. Throughout the season there was a lot of talk about players like Kane and Salah being essential. However, someone like Rashford wasn’t too far behind Salah in terms of points on the board. It does make me wonder if any player is truly essential or if we mainly base our opinions on the perception we have of those players

14 thoughts on “Top 20 Dream Team Highest Scoring Players 2020/2021

  1. Some good observations there Paul, giving us plenty of food for thought heading into the new season. 👍🏻

    I’m going to take my full ten team allowance this season (if they do indeed persist with this) and allow myself to experiment a little with strategy. I don’t actually agree that one person should be allowed ten teams but this is how those at the top of the overall standings seem to approach the game. If you can’t beat them, join them!

    I think the injury to Alisson has skewed the Liverpool defender’s scores mind you, as you would normally expect to see VVD in that top 20 too. Liverpool really struggled to keep a CS during that time and I would have expected to see TAA and Robbo further up that list of 20 under normal circumstances.

    I don’t foresee me going “big at the back” with my ML teams this season, but I may have a couple of experimental teams with this strategy. Trent can bring in points from all areas and Maguire seems to be a Whoscored favourite who also seems to play EVERY game throughout the season. You also always have to consider Robbo and possibly VVD depending on price (he was way overpriced at the start of this season imo). That’s the defence for one of my “experimental” teams sorted then!

    I would imagine a lot of people would bring Sancho in if the move to United goes through. Could he be one of those exceptions who would hit the ground running in the PL?

    1. He could absolutely be an exception. I should have mentioned Bruno Fernandes really as he’s already proven to be an exception. I always do the 10 teams myself but end up getting bored with the other 9 when focusing on this one so much. I think it’s going to be difficult to get that initial team right this season – so many options.

      1. Throw into the mix that City, Wolves and United may not start their season at the same time as the rest too and it’s brain meltdown time….🤯😂

        1. That would be a nightmare to be fair. Although it could give us an early advantage over those who forget 😂

          1. That thought did cross my mind too….

            *strums fingers together in true Mr Burns style “excellent “. 😂

      2. I never do the 10 teams myself – last season I had 6 teams, three of which were abandoned quite quickly so really focussed on three teams which I entered in several mini leagues. So the most I will be 4 teams as it will help my concentration. I think the DTT mini league winner entered only one team.

    1. I thought the same when I saw that he started – pretty big statement in a game like that.

      1. Playing alongside the likes of Dilva, Sterling, KDB, Aguero etc can only serve him well in his development. I think this season is going to be the one where he lights the blue touch paper.

  2. Early injury news consideration:

    Jonny facing a lengthy spell on the side-lines apparently with a knee injury.

    Ruben Vinagre could be a nice early season cheapie? 👀

    1. Just realised Vinagre is classified as a midfielder within the game at present, so unless he’s reclassified as a defender for the new season, he’s not really an option….

  3. The player who surprises me most on that list is Maguire.Don’t like picking Utd defenders as i like them to concede.Might have to change my attitude.Has made a pleasant change watching the European games and not being bothered who scores or how many a team concedes

    1. I thought the same, never expected him to be the highest scoring defender. Having looked at the stats he played a load of games/minutes and picked up the most clean sheets of any player. I think it’s probably down to the Europa League and Man Utd’s run in the FA Cup.

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