If John Lundstram is not in your fantasy football team already then that needs to be rectified.
Lundstram was the top scoring player in the Premier League’s official game after scoring twice for Sheffield United in a 3-0 win over Burnley.
The 25-year-old bagged 21 points for his efforts at Bramall Lane. That is the single highest scoring performance in fantasy football this season.
Not only that but Lundstram is the fifth highest scoring player overall with 68 points – tied with Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero. Jamie Vardy leads the way with 80. Sadio Mane (76), Kevin de Bruyne (74) and Tammy Abraham (73) are the only others ahead of him.
Why is John Lundstram doing so well in fantasy football?
Let’s not hide from the fact that, as brilliant as Lundstram has been this term, the main reason is because of a strange listing on the game.
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Despite clearly being a midfielder throughout his career, the Everton academy graduate is among the defenders in fantasy football.
That matters because defenders receive six points for a goal, whereas midfielders get five. Not only that, but they are rewarded four points for a clean sheet in comparison to a midfielder’s one.
As the Blades have the joint most clean sheets (five) and the best defence in the top flight in 2019/20, this has gifted Lundstram some decent points hauls.
Another big contributing factor that makes him a must pick is his price. Lundstram made just ten Championship appearances last season, starting only five.
He wasn’t expected to be anywhere near Chris Wilder’s starting XI. Which is why Lundstram started the campaign with a price of just 4.5 million – among the lowest in the entire game.
Yet despite this he has already started all 11 of United’s league matches. No defender has scored more points, kept more clean sheets, or scored more goals (three) than Lundstram.
There are already 38.5 per cent of teams with him included. Only four players have been selected more. For those who haven’t picked Lundstram yet, why not?