Premier League fantasy football is well underway as we enter Game Week 4 in Dream Team.
The start Everton have made to their campaign is a stark contrast to the lacklustre showing this time last year.
Under Ronald Koeman last season, the Toffees were failing to live up to expectations, but now look a side revitalised under Marco Silva.
Key to Everton’s success has been a few standout performers who are leading by example at Goodison.
Whilst their new £50million recruit Richarlison has been stealing the headlines, there is another, and perhaps an unlikely hero for the Toffees.
Theo Walcott is finally replicating the form that saw him become a fantasy football cult hero back in the day.
Walcott is a fantasy football hit once again[/caption]
The former Arsenal man made the move to Merseyside in January last season but failed to turn many heads in his first few months.
Having now adapted from life away from the Gunners, Walcott is looking like a player free from pressure.
The 29-year-old has emerged as a goal scoring threat for the Toffees and has already netted twice this season.
Richarlison’s red card will see Walcott become the main man[/caption]
Walcott has also chipped in with one assist this season, setting up a strike in the victory against his former club Southampton in Game Week 2.
The antics of the lightning-quick striker have seen him pick up a hefty 18 points already this season.
The Everton man is currently the fifth highest point-scoring striker in the game, just three short of Harry Kane (21).
On his day he’s virtually unplayable[/caption]
Walcott’s pricetag of just £3m makes him a relative steal on Dream Team.
Despite this, the Englishman has been selected by just 1.7% of managers so far.
The former Gunner has massively outperformed fantasy football hit Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has been snapped by 26% of managers yet boasts only three points this season.
Walcott > Auba[/caption]
Walcott is a player who will see his price increase on Dream Team.
The first batch of price changes this season will be released on Friday August 31. It’s time to act fast.
If you want to snap up Walcott for your team, it’s crucial that you get him in ASAP.
Dream Team Weekender: What you NEED to know
Weekender is really simple and best of all, it’s completely FREE to enter. Happy days.
The concept involves you picking SEVEN players from the Premier League’s Saturday and Sunday matches, with this changing on a weekly basis.
You even get a glimpse into the life of Pep Guardiola, as you’re not restrained by a transfer budget AND there’s no limit to the number of players you can pick from one club.
If your team get the most points from the weekend, then £5,000 is yours. It’s really that simple.
If you happen to be unsuccessful, then you’ve only got to wait till the following weekend to have another go at snapping up that prize money.
Have you signed up to play Dream Team Weekender?
- Pick 7 players – no limit to the number of players you can choose from one club
- No transfer budget – any player is available to pick
- Only Saturday and Sunday fixtures
- Sign up to play Dream Team Weekender now