End of season review

Overall Points: 2,324
Overall Rank: 1,096

With the FA Cup final over, this seems like a good time for a quick end of season review. The team finished just outside the top 1,000 on the overall leaderboard but I’m very happy with the result. It’s not easy to pick one team and document it throughout the season so I couldn’t have asked for a higher finish really. Aubameyang was a great more towards the end of the season and this really helped my final push. He picked up four goals in the two games that I had him.

This didn’t beat my previous personal best, as I finished around the 500 mark a few seasons ago but it’s still been a very enjoyable season. It’s been great to see the blog thriving once again with loads of helpful comments – these are invaluable to making the blog a success. Thanks to all the regular contributors in the comments and hopefully we will see some new names next season as well.

I also wanted to congratulate David who won the Dream Team Tips mini league with an impressive 2386 points. It’s been an incredibly competitive league this season and despite a decent season for myself I don’t think I ever made it into the top 5, so well done to David for being crowned the winner.

I plan to do plenty of analysis between now and the start of the new season. However, for the time being the main things I learnt this season were:

  • Don’t rush your transfers/have patience
  • Stick with players from the big clubs where possible 
  • Study upcoming fixtures
  • Remember to check line ups and use your transfers at the right time. Generally just keeping on top of this will give you a huge advantage over most people who forget/aren’t interested enough to keep on top of their teams

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35 thoughts on “End of season review

  1. Thank you guys for all the advice I got on here that I got from everyone I love this page more and more each year I love all the hard work that everyone puts in looking forward to next season already

    1. No problem at all Craig – glad you’ve found it useful. I really enjoy keeping it going, there’s a decent community spirit on here these days and it seems to have bought success for a lot of people.

  2. at my wife’s birthday party.
    talking to john who is a dream team addict like us all
    he signed up there and then that’s the power of DDT.

    1. That’s brilliant Don – thanks for the recommendation. The thought of you chatting to someone about this website at your wife’s birthday party makes it all worthwhile. It’s great to know that people like yourself enjoy the blog and that it comes up in conversation with other people. Makes it all worthwhile.

  3. Tidy. Thank you for all the stats. You had a strong finish Paul. Looking forward to getting more involved in discussions for 20/21. Fingers crossed the corona cause havoc again. Speak soon 👍🏻

    1. Thanks Mick – looking forward to next season as well. Always find the most exciting part is picking that starting line up so eagerly waiting for those starting prices.

  4. Yep, thanks DTT for keeping a great and useful website going as it grows from strength to strength. Like you say, a real good community spirit growing and it’s great to see so many stories of success this season, even amongst these strange times.

    Will look forward to the next season with relish and hopefully we can all enjoy telling our stories or success…………………or at least have somewhere to voice our tales of woe. 😉

    1. Cheers Paul and everyone else on here! Been a great sounding board throughout the season and helped me to retain my cash ML title this year! Have already renewed for the coming season and look forward to all your help (and me helping in return, if you can call it that!) for the new season!

      1. Thanks Brad – appreciate the support in signing back up. Look forward to hearing from you next season.

    2. Thanks Chris – really looking forward to next season now. Think picking that starting 11 is going to be more difficult than ever.

  5. Just sent a small donation in the direction of Frank at FFStuff as well for the VITAL tools he offers us Dream Team managers!

    For those who use his site, if you haven’t already, let’s show our appreciation to him if you possibly can with a donation. 👍🏻

    Top site Frank. I’ll look forward to reading your thoughts and analysis next season. 👌🏼

    1. It’s a good point Chris – I’ll certainly be sending a donation over. I’d encourage anyone who uses it to do the same – ultimately if we don’t it’s a resource that might get taken away from us.

  6. Just made a small contribution. Thanks again Paul and everyone for the great advice.Roll on next season.

  7. More stats dripping through from Premier League Statman:

    Most PL Goals + Assists Over The Last 2 Seasons

    🇪🇬 Mohamed Salah (59)
    🇬🇦 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (52)
    🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Jamie Vardy (50)
    🇦🇷 Sergio Aguero (48)
    🇸🇳 Sadio Mané (48)
    🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Raheem Sterling (48)

    No shocks amongst that lot.

    1. I think it’s going to be tricky to pick a front three next season. So many options. I worked out yesterday that we could have picked this team at the start of the season:

      N. Pope
      T. Alexander-Arnold
      H. Maguire
      V. Van Dijk
      S. Mane
      A. Traore
      K. De Bruyne
      R. Sterling
      G. Jesus
      A. Martial
      M. Salah

      And finished around 39th on the overall leaderboard. Mind blowing really to think about it.

  8. Premier League Goalkeepers With The Best Save Percentages 2019/2020

    🇫🇷 Hugo Lloris (79.41%) 👀
    🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Dean Henderson (74.62%) 👀
    🇩🇪 Bernd Leno (74.34%) 👀
    🇪🇸 David De Gea (72.73%)
    🇪🇸 Vicente Guaita (72.37%) 👀
    🇧🇷 Alisson (71.6%)
    🇧🇷 Ederson (70.83%)

    (Minimum 10 Appearances)

  9. Emi Martinez played 9 Premier League games this season

    🏟 9 Games
    🧤 34 Saves
    📊 79.07% Save Success

    This lad has been nothing short of phenomenal since his came in imo. Where has he been all these years…..Oozes class every time I’ve seen him.

    1. Interesting that this doesn’t necessarily transfer into Dream Team points though. No Pope, Patricio or Schmeichel on the list who made up the top 5 point scorers with Henderson and Ederson.

  10. The final overall rank

    My DDT team finished with 2362 points with an overall position of 453 so delighted with the team to finish within the top 500. The team came second in DDT mini league – many congrats to the winner David – well played. 👏 A big improvement from last season when I finished 28th in this league.

    In other news, my highest team in the sun dream team game finished 80th position overall (previous high was 250th). The best bit was that the team only the top 100 ever and that was after the final whistle. It was always an aim of mine to finish in the top 💯. So over the moon. 😀Indeed I had a great fantasy football with my Telegraph Fantasy Football team finishing 46th (last season was 38th). I would say this is my best season in 5 years of playing fantasy football. Final Grade: A.

    The Last Word

    It’s been a long season. There has been highs and lows. It’s been a hell of a ride on a rollercoaster.

    Looking back my highlights of the season was:

    – In GW 4, a player in my team only scores 8 points but these points stick out for me and I enjoyed the moment the player scored. Bournemouth won a free kick outside the area vs Man City. My player Harry Wilson was to take it. My research showed that he is somewhat of a expert at set pieces. He then scored a free kick in the top right corner. One of the very best free kicks I ever seen (check it out on YouTube). A special moment in my season.
    – In GW 5, I transfer in Tammy Abraham. He brings in 27 points after scoring hat trick vs Wolves. The team rises 134k places from 225k to 121.
    – In GW 6, the following week saw Bernardo Silva also bring in 27 points after he scores a hat trick against Watford. The team rises 95k from 121m to 26k.
    – In GW 9, the very cheap differential Tomori brings in 17 points.
    – In GW 22, Maguire gets a total of 33 points after Man City (13 points) and Tranmere (20). The teams rises 14.5k from 33k to 14.5k.
    – In GW 23, Son scores 21 points over two games. A good acquisition after Kane’s injury at the start of the year as Son provides Spurs attacking threat and a good run of form sees him bring in 47 points over 6 games at average of 7.83 points per game.
    – GW41-46, great form since the restart sees the team get game week scores of 109,114,112,106,41 and 97.

    The lows of the season were:

    – A bad start. The team never really got going until September. My teams always start slowly. I would a great start one day.
    – In GW27, my team scores 0 points. A total disaster as Liverpool lose 3-0 vs Watford.
    – They might been lows: injuries, poor form, poor choices but can’t seem to remember them (which is probably a good thing).

    Thanks to DTT, Chris and other contributors.
    Have a great summer everyone. It’s not long till we start the ride again. Me off to doing some pre season preparation as got higher targets to achieve.

    1. Nice one RR, always like reading your thoughts throughout the season. Makes me think more about my strategy! Keep it up.

      1. Thanks Brad. I do like to think of the reader so I try to make my comments as informative and interesting as possible. Sometimes I do go on but then again I could write about fantasy football all day. I do tend to focus more on strategy than player selection. Like a manager, I select a tactic or style of play and then select the players into that.

    2. Fantastic season that mate! 👏

      Your attention to detail is unrivalled my friend. The Bielsa of Dream Team! Always a pleasure to read your thoughts RR and how you go about executing your strategies. 👍🏻

      1. Thanks Chris. I do like your approach to the game as well. I like that the fact that you are willing to think outside the box and I always find it interesting to read your comments. I learn a lot from you so thank you. Out of the people I know, your style of play is similar to mine.

        The key is my success is not to be a one trick pony (have one strategy but many others) be adaptable so sometimes be aggressive or defensive depending on the situation.

    3. Great stuff RR and congratulations on a fantastic season. Really useful comment as well. If you would be interested in sharing some of the tactics you applied to making this happen, especially the team that finished so high on the overall leaderboard then I’d be happy to publish a guest post.

      1. Thanks DTT. Unfortunately I won’t be able to write a review of my team. There is a quick turnaround to the next season and I have a ton of pre season prep and research to do. I have time only to do one fantasy football but that was on TFF as I made a lot of mistakes and wanted to review them and learn from them. I did want to write a review on my DTT mini league but felt it should be a winners account and the title ‘how I nearly won the DTT mini league’ didn’t have a nice ring to it. You could ask someone on the Facebook area of DTT about their team that finished in the top 10 overall.

    1. I have done quite a lot of reading on Leeds, a good team but a few concerns (more questions than answers).
      – Not sure who their number 1 goalkeeper is?
      – they play passing the ball from the back but unlikely to enjoy that freedom in the premier league?
      – their best defender doesn’t belong to them and gone back to Brighton and unsure whether he come back.
      – their best midfielder by a mile is 35yrs old so can he keep up with a higher quality of play?
      – their top scorer has a poor record in their premier league and went through a 10 game goal drought.

      Apart from that, Leeds look good and I will be interested in how they do next season.

  11. Great season under the circumstances, this is a great group. One thing I’ve learned is always hold back on transfers.
    Can’t wait for September

  12. DTT thanks as always for your help throughout the season

    Ive just paid for next season but haven’t received the login yet. Will it be sent out soon

    Muchas Gracias

    1. No problem Simon – the password will be circulated but I’ll ping it over to you now.

  13. Thank you DT! your information helped me stay top most the season before dropping to 2and on the final two games. Your tip of transferring aubameyang in helped me take the clutch win on the FA cup final by a 15 point margin! Not only did I get to see my team win the FA cup but I shall be receiving a nice payout from the mini league I won! Will defo be sending over a donation once my winnings are calculated and sent over 🙂 thanks again!

    1. Not a problem in the slightest – other than Jesus grabbing a hat trick in the Champions League, I’d say that Aubameyang was probably my best move of the season so glad it paid off for you as well. Glad it helped you get some success in your mini league.

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